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James Michael McGlade was born at Perth (Lanark Co., Ontario) on 17 September 1905, the son of Patrick McGlade and Elizabeth Cahill. When he enlisted with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry on 20 July 1940, he gave his occupation as "Diamond Driller." My mother was too young to remember this, but a couple of her … Continue reading James Michael McGlade: Inventory of Personal Effects
If you're researching an ancestor who served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the First World War, two posts by Ken McKinlay (Family Tree Knots) are well worth consulting: "Resources for 'A Soldier of the Great War: A Research Case Study'" and "They Served Canada But I Want to Know More." Via Canada's Anglo-Celtic … Continue reading Researching a Canadian Soldier of World War I
William Henry Killeen (1857-1904) was a son of Denis Benjamin Killeen and Ellen O'Brien, and a grandson of Denis Killeen and Mary Ahearn. In November 1885, he married Lucy Armstrong (1863-1956), a daughter of James Armstrong and Bridget Kelly, and a granddaughter of Joseph Armstrong and Catherine Smith. Lucy Armstrong was the first cousin of … Continue reading William Killeen and Lucy Armstrong
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How tall was my 3x-great-grandfather Denis Killeen (1786-1850)? According to his record of service, he was 5 foot 8 when he enlisted in the 97th Regiment of Foot at the age of 18, in 1804; and six years later, at the age of 24, he was 5 foot 10: This from a newly added database … Continue reading How tall was Denis Killeen?
"Do you claim exemption from draft (specify grounds)?" "Yes Claim Murder" Berkeley, California, 1965? Nope. East Grand Forks, Minnesota, 1917. WWI draft registration card for Ernest Michael Sullivan, son of Michael Joseph Sullivan and Helen Elizabeth Moran: Apparently Ernest Michael Sullivan did see service overseas during World War I, so I guess his claim for … Continue reading A Claim for Exemption from the Draft
Note: I discovered the following via John Reid's Anglo-Celtic Connections. I already have a copy of this record in black and white, having purchased a photocopy from The National Archives (UK) (document cited here, in "Description of Denis Killeen"). But online and scanned in colour is really taking things to another level. Wow. Now available … Continue reading Denis Killeen’s Kilmainham Pensioner Discharge Record