May 24, 2013

My Military Ancestors

Since this is Memorial Day Weekend in the USA I thought we should write about the soldiers in our family. Do you have any military personnel you want to thank for the sacrifices they make? Here are mine:

My son is a Sergeant the Canadian Military, and has been to Afghanistan several times. I worry about him but I'm proud of him too.

My father was a Lieutenant in the Canadian Military during World War II and served overseas. My Uncle Clare also joined the Canadian Army.

Word War I saw my maternal and paternal grandmother's brothers joining the Canadian Expeditionary Force, the Australian Army and the English Military.

The War of 1812 saw my 3rd great-grandfather's brother Stephen Peer join the Canadian Militia and die at the Battle of Chippewa in 1814.

My Loyalist ancestors, Isaac Van Valkenburg aka Vollick and Jacob Larroway fought in Butler's Rangers during the American Revolution

Lest We Forget - My Military Ancestors

These are a few of the military heroes in my family. Honouring them and all others who have fought and died for freedom. 

My dad WW2
My uncle WW2
My uncle WW2
Great Grandpa's brother, WW1
Uncle Syd WW1
My dad & uncle WW2
My grand-uncle pre WW1
Uncle Clare WW2

Uncle Ern, Stanley Barracks
My grandfather in The Buffs


Grandma's brother Philip Peer WW1
Grandma's brother George Peer WW1


Step Grandfather
Daddy Sam WW2
Dad & Mom
  

4 comments:

Wayne Morgan said...

A very impressive array of military men - all in one family!

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Very nice tribute to your military men. We owe them all more than we can ever say.

Larry said...

Here's my tribute to my military ancestors;
http://twothompsongenealogies.com/military/military.html

Larry

Mariann Regan said...

You have a good number of military ancestors. I have only about half as many, but as they say, every person counts. My father served in WWII as an Army Major in England and France, and his father was chief clerk to the Commandant of the Charleston, SC. Navy Yard. I have a great deal of respect for these two men in my family. On the other side, two of my uncles served -- one in WWI and the other in WWII. And my cousin served in Korea. Wait, maybe I have more military relatives than I realized at first.