These are the stories of Kenora participants in the First World War.
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Sapper John Alvin Conn was one of five brothers who served in the First World War. He enlisted in March 1917 and served in France with the Canadian Engineers, returning to Canada in March 1919. John was the son of Robert Conn and Mary Ellen Curle of Vernon, British Columbia. Robert and Mary were both… Read More »
Andrew Morrison Kilgour was born on 9 November 1900 in Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland. At the time of his birth Govan was going through a rapid expansion period, from a population of 9 000 in 1864 to 95 000 in 1907. In 1912 Govan became a part of Glasgow. Andrew’s father John Kilgour, a tailor, was… Read More »
Charles Henry Quinton was born November 9, 1897 in Glasgow, Scotland. His parents were Robert Quinton and Ellen Ada Theedam who married in Stepney St. Thomas, an Anglican Parish in London, England. This parish was bombed in the 2nd World War, 1940, and later demolished. Their children, listed in order of birth, were Ellen E.,… Read More »
Aaron Thomas Scribner was born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1888. Aaron Thomas married Adeline Beatrice Carr in 1903 in Minnesota. In 1911 they lived in Gemmel, Minnesota. They moved to Keewatin, Ontario in 1914. They had four children Mary, William, and Henry Thomas (1914-1915) and Dora Beatrice (1924-25). He enlisted with the 94th Battalion in… Read More »
Trooper Lyman John Link (aka Lyman John Nickle) enlisted in July 1916, at age 15, and served in Canada for a year and a half. He was discharged for medical reasons in December 1917. Lyman was born on 12 February 1901 in Ottawa, Ontario. He was the only son of John James Nickle and his… Read More »
Joseph Philippe Alexandre Fugere was born on 12 March 1887 in Maria, Quebec, a community on the southeast coast of the Gaspé Peninsula about 70 kilometres from the New Brunswick border. His father Boniface Fugere was a farmer and had married Philippe’s mother Elizabeth Glawser on 12 January 1886 in nearby Carlton. Boniface’s first wife… Read More »
Paul Brault Kelpin was born on 22 March 1894 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA. His father Charles Patrick Kelpin was from Ste Anne de Stukely, Quebec while his mother Marie Louise Brault was from Woonsocket, Rhode Island. The couple married on 12 June 1893 in Lowell where Charles was working as a furniture dealer. A second… Read More »
William Haldane was born on 4 October 1896 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was the second son of William Haldane Sr and Catherine (Kate) Lightfoot who had married on 27 July 1892 in Winnipeg. The couple gave birth to John in 1893 and another son, Clifford in 1898. Sadly, William Sr died in April of 1900,… Read More »
Cecil Charles Galloway was born on 27 August 1889 in Arthur, Wellington, Ontario. His parents were Cyrus and Janet Scott (Small) Galloway who had married on 14 December 1881 in Arthur. Cecil had four brothers, Cyrus Leslie, Hubert Scott, William Osgoode, and Norman Lloyd, and a younger sister, Janet (Jennie) Florence. For both the 1881 and… Read More »
George Kippling was born on 8 July 1887 in the District of Rainy River. His parents were Edward and Margaret (Linklater) Kippling, both having roots in the Red River Settlement. By the 1881 Canada census the couple was living in Eastern Extension of the Manitoba Extension of Manitoba, later to be part of Ontario. Listed… Read More »