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Old 11-24-2009, 01:07 PM
 
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The 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum is attempting to put a face to all those members of the regiment that were KIA or DOW during World War 11.

There are several Americans on the 48th Highlanders of Canada WW II honor roll, including:

Arthur Solman KIA Dec 29 1943 from Canton New York
Richard Callaway KIA May 22 1944 from Madison Indiana
John Hooper KIA Aug 26 1944 from Detroit Michigan
Robert Remnant KIA oct 18 1944 from Detroit Michigan

We are trying to find pictures of them for our Archives.

If any of your family members served in this unit and did not return home from the war the museum would be thankful in getting a photo of him for their archives.

Here is a link to a Memorial video on YouTube.

The video's title is "48th Highlanders of Canada Memorial for Remembrance Day"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic9a2UjYABk



48th Highlanders Museum
73 Simcoe St.
Toronto, ON
Canada
M5J 1W9
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:56 AM
 
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Nice Video. Hope you find the families you are looking for.
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:08 PM
 
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Finding photos is proving difficult. Finding relatives 65 years after someone was KIA is hard. Once I have a name and town of next-of-kin I phone everyone one with the same last name hoping to find a family member. There are 350 Canadian 48th Highlanders KIA on my list and I have tried finding 25 families so far. I have been able to get 12 pictures. Some families do not have pictures of their, uncle, brother or even their father. How sad.

My quest continues.
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:36 PM
 
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I found an Arthur Stanley Watkins Solman born in Wales 1913, immigrated to USA 1915. Watkins is his mother's maiden name.

There's a Border Crossing Database with a record of him crossing the border from US into Canada at Niagra Falls, but I don't have the upgrade account needed to read the date. But it puts him in New York. There's also a Canada death record for this same person - upgrade needed, but the part I can read gives the date as 1943 and location as "military."

The 1930 census lists him in Homestead, Pennsylvania with his parents George H. and Annie, and a brother Richard H. Solman born 1911. Unfortunately Richard died in 1993.

I found a 1982 address for Richard:

Richard H Solman Sr
4707 Little St
Homestead, Pennsylvania 15120-0101
461-6574

Which tells us there's a Richard Jr.
um... next door

Richard H Solman Jr
4704 Little St
Homestead, PA 15120-2926
(412) 462-4467
Household: Anita S Solman

Richard H. Solman III and wife Bonnie are also listed at that address, with a different phone number
4704 Little St
Homestead, PA 15120-2926
(412) 462-0310
Age:45-49Household: Bonnie R Solman

And a work address:
Richard H Solman Jr
846 Forest Ave
Homestead, PA 15120-1115
(412) 462-9520
Job: Homestead Automotive Supply, Owner



SOLMAN, RICHARD H (Age 68)

Associated names:

SOLMAN, RICHARD

HOMESTEAD, PA
WEST HOMESTEAD, PA
MUNHALL, PA

Possible Relatives:

SOLMAN, RICHARD H (Age 68)
MCFEELY, BONNIE R (Age 43)
SOLMAN, ELNORA (Age 95)
SOLMAN, KELLY SUE (Age 40)
SOLMAN, MARGARET ANITA (Age 68)
SOLMAN, ANITA (Age 68)
SOLMAN, III RH

Found an obit for Richard Sr.'s wife, no mention of Arthur but more family members.
Quote:

Elnora Solman
Munhall
Elnora (Robson) Solman, 91, of Munhall, died peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Richard H. Solman Sr. Loving mother of Richard (Anita) Solman Jr., of Munhall, Lynne (Donald) Elborne, of Jefferson Hills, and Sharon (David) Smith, of Munhall. Loving aunt of Ronald (Marty) Solman. Cherished grandmother of Richard, Kelly, Heather, Holly, Shanyn and Brandan. Cherished grandmother of five great-grandchildren. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Thursday at Anne Ashley United Methodist Church, Munhall. Memorial donations may be made to the church, 334 22nd Ave., Munhall, PA 15120.

I'll look for the others when I get more time, unless another searcher beats me to it. It would help to have birthdates, if you have them.
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:16 PM
 
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HI,

Thanks for your hard work. I will be trying to get in touch with the family tonight.

Here is some additional information on the others.

Robert Thomas Remnant

B: July 7 1917

Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Ann R. from Detroit
Brother of Edward, Leo, Floyd, Stanley and Mary

________________________________________

Richard Cook Callaway
age 25
Son of Eugene and Sadie C. of Madison, Indiana

____________________________________

John Jacob Hooper

Son of Mrs. P Hooper from Detroit
Wife of Sheila Hooper from Wallasey, Cheshire

________________________________________

Once again, I thank you......
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:26 PM
 
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Well, thank you for what you're doing to honor these men.

Searching Richard Remnant -

Found Floyd Remnant died in Dallas, Texas in 1975. Searched probate and found the executor of his estate was Shirley R. Sloat. That turned out to be Shirley Remnant Sloat, probably his daughter. Found a birth record for Laurel Ann Sloat born to Shirley Remnant and James Gregory Sloat on Jan 20, 1954. Laurel married William Allen Martin.

SLOAT, SHIRLEY REMNANT (Age 76)
DALLAS, TX

Associated names:

SLOAT, SHIRLEY A
Possible Relatives:

SLOAT, JAMES G (Age 77)
SLOAT, NAOMI S

SLOAT, JASON G
SLOAT, JAS G

Shirley R Sloat
9563 Crestedge Dr
Dallas, TX 75238-5002
(214) 349-4718

If that number doesn't work out, we can search for Laurel and the others.
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:06 PM
 
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Hi

Thanks again.

The family you found may not be the right family. Your second line states you searched for Richard Remnant. My guys name was Robert. Not sure who Richard is. A brother maybe? Was Floyd a brother?
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Old 12-03-2009, 03:25 PM
 
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No, I searched Robert - just goofed in the posting. I found the 1920 census with the whole family listed and went from there. I found death records for both Leo and Floyd, but since Texas has more available public records than Michigan, I went with Floyd. I can post the census and his SS death record which shows his birthdate and that he obtained his SS number in Michigan, if you need some proof.
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:54 PM
 
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Hi hcgCali,

I made contact with the Sloat (Remnant) family and I may be able to get a photo of Robert. I will let you know how it turns out.

Thanks
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:01 PM
 
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That's good news.

I finally found Richard Callaway's parents (Eugene and Sadie) in the census. They misspelled it "Calloway." There is another son - Jack, b. 1917 - so I'll try to find his family/descendents.

The SS Death Index shows he died in Lebanon, Ohio. B. 23 Feb 1917- D. 27 Apr 2004.

I found an old address that seems to be him. It's possible he lived in Cincinnati and died in a hospital in Lebanon. The two are not far from each other.

Jack C Callaway b. Feb 1917
10908 Conestoga CT
Cincinnati, Ohio

peoplesearch records using that name and birthdate show relatives Margaret E Callaway (81) and Sharon K Callaway (50) and show he lived in:

MAINEVILLE, OH
CINCINNATI, OH
SHARONVILLE, OH

phone search for Margaret:

Margaret E Callaway
8500 Island Pines Pl, Apt 1
Maineville, OH 45039-8601
(513) 774-7744
Age:65+
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