Following is my transcription of the form or the Attestation Papers of Pte. J. P. Albert Emery, Canadian Expeditionary Forces, WWI. ATTESTATION PAPERS OF J.P. ALBERT EMERY FRONT Stamp in upper left corner: TriplicateStamp in upper right corner: Triplicate G.G.E.G. militia unit (handwritten under heading) No. 144880 Folio. 26 CANADIAN OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE 77TH, OVERSEAS […]
Being the child of a military member has one huge drawback – we didn’t have any control over where we lived, when or for how long. As a result, contact with family members was infrequent at best and I do regret not getting to know our relatives better. My grandparents on my father’s side were […]
Transcription – War Diary of the 73rd Canadian Infantry Battalion for the Vimy Ridge Disaster of March 1-3, 1917.
The following is my full transcription of photocopies of the handwritten pages of the war diary of the 73rd Canadian Infantry Battalion for the Vimy Ridge Disaster of March 1-3, 1917, during which my great uncle Joseph Philias Albert Emery went missing in action. 1917 Vol. VIII, Page I March 1st Battalion in the lines […]
The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought largely by Canadian troops consisting of all four divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) from April 9 to 12, 1917, with the objective of gaining control of the German held high ground, ensuring that the southern flank of the forces could advance without the threat of German […]
In my father’s French Canadian, ‘Turmaine’ branch of the family, we have two known soldiers who died in WWI. The first was my grand uncle, Pte. Joseph Philias Albert Emery, and the second was another grand uncle, Pte. Joseph Turmaine – and here are their WWI war stories. PTE. JOSEPH PHILIAS ALBERT EMERY, the son of Albert Emery and […]
We must fight for our veterans. Remembrance Day is fast approaching and this is one very important day I always recognize with a post on this blog. My family’s history is well-entrenched in military service. My father was in the military for 30 years. My father-in-law was in the military for over 30 years. My […]