Category: Military

IT’S ALL THERE IN BLACK & WHITE Sorry, still doesn’t mean it’s true

Digging into the family tree often leads to more questions than answers. This time I found the answer. Long before Library and Archives Canada started adding their WWI soldier files online I was systematically ordering the records of family members. (On a side note these records are a treasure and the fact that they are…

Court-Martialed in WWI

Day 9 of the 11-day Military Challenge One of my relatives Karl Louis Harrop was court-martialed during WWI. After looking at his service file I also ordered the records of his court-martial from LAC. The new papers had a few hard-to-read statements and no much. What happened to Karl? Karl Louis Harrop was born in…

Souvenirs of War

Day 6 of the 11-day Military Challenge My grandfather John M. Dever was a Signaller during WWI and he came home to Montreal with a few souvenirs from his time in overseas. Drawing – I have often wondered about the artist and the subject but I have not had any success finding information about either.…