Available online at findmypast.co.uk: British Army Pensioners -- Kilmainham, Ireland, 1783-1822.
Library and Archives Canada has a handy List of Abbreviations Used in Military Service Files.
Last Remembrance Day I posted a brief remembrance of Emmett Patrick Sloan and Donald Michael Sloan. I've since come across a couple of brief but interesting newspaper notices relating to the two brothers. These I discovered through a search of the Google news archive (which is no longer easy to use and now seems like … Continue reading ‘Ottawa Flier Missing’ (Donald Michael Sloan)
Available online at Library and Archives Canada: Veterans Death Cards: First World War. Here is the card for Charles Alexander Sullivan, son of James Edward Sullivan and Anna ("Annie") Moran: And here is the card for Patrick Alfred Finner, son of Benjamin Finner and Mary Galligan: The collection does not include those who died overseas … Continue reading Veterans Death Cards: First World War
A Canadian recruiting poster from World War One: "Your flag" is of course the British Union Jack, because Canada did not yet have its own flag (and was not yet an independent nation). But wait! Eh bien! Well, that's no Union Jack. Here we have the French Tricolour, with an appeal to French Canadians to … Continue reading “This is your flag”: Canadian WWI Recruiting Posters
My second-favourite BBC Horrible Histories video ever has to do with the contribution of the colonies to the British war effort during World War I. 'Where can I find the British regiment?' 'Zat way, my chum.' And: 'Alley [Allez] in, Collect your bumf [toilet paper], your fleabag [sleeping bag], and your daisies [boots] from the … Continue reading ‘Here to fight les Germans’: Pre-Remembrance Day Post
From Let Them Be Kids -- St. John Catholic Elementary School, an account of the dedication of a new playground to "two local fallen Canadian Forces heroes and one local Veteran." All three came from Perth (Lanark Co., Ontario); all three served in World War II. The two fallen soldiers are Flying Officer William Kyle … Continue reading Playground at St. John’s (Perth, Ontario) dedicated to three local WWII soldiers
One of my favourite genealogy blogs is John Reid's Anglo-Celtic Connections. I don't know how he does it, but he always has the latest scoop on the LAC (everything from hirings and firings to new collections to updates of existing collections, and so on). Yesterday at Anglo-Celtic Connections, I read the following notice from the LAC: Ottawa, July 14, 2011 … Continue reading Denis Killeen at Québec, 1819 (RG 8, C Series, LAC)