Monthly Archive: October, 2016

WWI draftee, Almer L. Fockler

We still have a few more years of centenary anniversaries related to the First World War and it reminded me that in late 2004, during my genealogy research, I came across family members… Continue reading

My Great Uncle William – Part 2: Zombie was he…

In reviewing my Great Uncle Bill’s Second World War military personnel file, I’m struck by the number of leaves he took and how many times he was transferred and posted to different places.  … Continue reading

My Uncle the “zombie”, Part 1.5

Nearly two years ago, I wrote a piece on my Great Uncle William – I was trying to understand the Canadian WW2 term “zombie” and to understand if he met the definition and… Continue reading