Farewell to Pte. Jack.

MURDOCK, JOHN / JACK, Regimental number: 6708 Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6500 – 20 Date of Birth 26/10/1874 Born in Stirling, Scotland. : Son of J. and Margret Murdoch; husband of Fannie Murdoch, of 15, Emma St., Chatham, Ontario, brother of William 6707. Prior to the war John (known as Jack to his […]

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L/Sgt. “Rocky” Anderson

ANDERSON, ROBERT, L-Sgt. A3044, ‘Rocky’ Born 17/01/19 in Keithly, Yorkshire, England. Son of Robert and Rebecca Anderson. Robert a member of the CEF had married and thought of staying in the UK. In 1920 now with ten month old Robert the family immigrated to Canada, eventually settling in Chatham, ON. at 12 Harvey St. Robert […]

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The Gallant Lieut. Crawford

CRAWFORD, RICHARD GILPIN. Rank: LT Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2124 – 22 Date of Birth 13/01/0000. Born in Tilbury, Kent, ON. the only son of Mr. & Mrs.W. C. Crawford a merchant of that city. “Dick’ attended Tilbury Separate School, then Upper Canada College in Toronto until 1911 and finally Royal Military College […]

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Victor George Pyne, “Adopted Son of Ridgetown”

Victor George Pyne – 6727 1st Bn. C.E.F. 25 November 1893 – 9 July, 1916 The early summer of 1914 had been one of the better ones in years; southwestern Ontario was enjoying the respite from a bitter winter. The crops were planted once again and summer activities were being enjoyed with little attention being […]

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The Ivison Family in the Great Wars

The Ivison Brothers in WWII The Ivison family beginning with the father of the three Sergeants’ in the photo above was the first to go to war in 1914 with the 1st Battalion Canadian Expeditionalry Force (C.E.F.) Joseph Ivison Sr. was born in Carlisle, England on the 31st of March, 1882 and had served seven […]

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The Death of A/S Clifford Albert McPherson

McPHERSON, CLIFFORD ALBERT. Service No: V/19396. Rank: Able Seaman, Service: Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve, Unit Text: H.M.C.S. St. Croix. Age: 23, LAS – Date of Death: 20/09/1943, HMCS St. Croix, sunk. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead, Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 10. Memorial: HALIFAX MEMORIAL. Found in “The Tilbury Story 1887 -1987”. Index of Overseas Deaths. […]

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Major Ivan Harold MARTIN DSC. MID.

MARTIN, IVAN HAROLD. Son of Harold C. and L. Pearl Martin; husband of Annette Joyce Martin, of Toronto, Ontario. Enlists in Chatham as a Lieutenant in the Kent Regt, listing Chatham as his place of birth and was living in London, ON. Rank: Major , Regiment: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise’s), R.C.I.C. […]

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Percy Edward Taylor

Percy immigrated to Canada from England as a stowaway on a cattle boat. He would have died if the crew had not brought him food. He was one of 13 children and was born in Richmond, Surrey, England. He served in WW I as part of the 186th CEF, enlisting in St. Thomas. After WW […]

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Captain John “Jack” Robson Hanley

Kent Regiment Born August 5, 1917 June 29, 1940 promoted from A/Cpl. to Sergeant Inf. (MG). August 4, 1940 Promosted to 2nd Lieutenant. March 7, 1941 promoted to Lieutenant Inf. (R) Joined 60th R.E.C.C.S. and was sent overseas to England. Transferred to the Irish Regiment and was shipped to Italy in 1944 near the “River […]

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