Of his and Great-Grandmother, Nellie's, children, Elsie (Women's Army Corps - WWI), Charlie (my grand-father - Canadian Army both WWI and WWII), and Art (Royal Navy WWI, Canadian Army WWII) served as did some of the sons-in-law.
Grandpa Charlie joined the Canadian Army in 1915 (age 16) and served in France.
During WWII, Grandpa, Uncles Allen, Charlie and Jim, my Dad Milton and my mother Grace served as did Uncle Les Connery.
Dad later joined the R.C.A.F. as a reservist and was Commanding Officer of the Fairview Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron for several years.
Son Sean was a member of RCAC Sabre Squadron throughout junior and senior high school and taught at the Penhold Music Camp for several years (met Julie there). He also taught at the Naval Cadet camp in Esquimalt when they lived on Vancouver Island. While an Air Cadet, he earned his Gold Duke of Edinburgh medal.
|Sean (second from left) speaking with Prince Edward at the reception after receiving his Gold Duke.|