My father was T.P. Dennis, (Thomas Patrick). Everyone called him Tommy.
These men of the 12th Field, they were really something. Domestic story: While putting siding on our home (that Tommy and my Mom Hazel built with their hands), I watched him fall from two stories up and hit a sawhorse on his way to the deck, flipping over and landing on his side-only to watch him get to his feet, give his head a shake, and get back up on the ladder to keep going. He could outwork all three of his son’s, myself included!
My father was assigned to A-Troop, 12th Field.
The quarry “friendly fire” incident is something he spoke of. He had run from the cover of a military vehicle when he was carried into a tunnel/shelter from a bomb blast.
Thank you for your time and this website and the information contained in it.
Christopher Dennis, son of Gunner T.P. Dennis, 43rd Battery, 12th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, World War Two.
From John Tost ( son of 12th Field Regiment Gunners ) :
” My Dad was Duncan Tost who served with the 12th Field RCA. Dad passed away when I was 12, I have vivid and fond memories of watching him march in one of the reunions held in Guelph just a few years before he died. He is in the photo “12th Field, they were really something…” of four men standing by a shed, Dad is 3rd from the right with his hands in his pockets. Dad seldom talked of the war, however, I know he served with pride. “