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Postby rikm1 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:29 pm

Hi,

Wondering if anyone can help point me in the right direction. I'm trying to find a photo of Edward Donnelly reg no. 57164 who died in ww1. He lived in Canada and was born on. Glasgow

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembran ... ail/511126


I know a lot of photos were printed in newspapers and hoping to find one of Edward.


Kind regards

Richard
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Re: Canadian newspapers

Postby DianaCanada » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:49 pm

Is your Edward the son of John, of Milton, Ontario?
If so, the Milton historical society might be able help you. Their website:
http://www.miltonhistoricalsociety.ca/a ... of-milton/
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Re: Canadian newspapers

Postby rikm1 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:45 pm

Hi Diana,

No sorry, he was son of John and isabella from Glasgow.
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Re: Canadian newspapers

Postby DianaCanada » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:27 pm

rikm1 wrote:Hi Diana,

No sorry, he was son of John and isabella from Glasgow.


According to his Canadian Expeditionary Force Attestation (found on Ancestry) Edward, with the same soldier number you mentioned, was born in Glasgow 21 Nov 1896 and his next of kin is listed as John, of Milton West, Ontario. In 1918 Milton would have quite rural but now part of the large suburban area of Toronto.
I think this must be the same man as the number matches.
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Re: Canadian newspapers

Postby DianaCanada » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:40 am

Found a John and Isabella Donnelly living in Welland, Ontario in 1921, both b. Scotland. Several daughters. One daughter Isabella's marriage in 1923 gives her mother's maiden name as Wilkie, and her own birthplace as Glasgow. She was Catholic as was Edward on his Attestation.
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Re: Canadian newspapers

Postby ianbee » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:27 am

His full digitized service file is here
http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op= ... B2592-S005
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Re: Canadian newspapers

Postby rikm1 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:43 am

Sorry, yes. His parents and siblings moved to Canada. Wellend is correct, thanks.
Found quite a few records for them all including his service and burial details but would be good to find a picture of him.
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Re: Canadian newspapers

Postby rikm1 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:55 am

Sorry diane, you were right. :-)
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Re: Canadian newspapers

Postby phsvm » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:47 pm

I'm trying to find photos of a number of WW1 soliders who I am researching.

I've found tracing the family - grand children/great nieces/nephews etc has been quite productive. Maybe try that route - although I may be harder if you're having to search for descendants now based in Canada.
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Re: Canadian newspapers

Postby DianaCanada » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:09 pm

I would contact the local newspaper, the Welland Tribune is online.
Canadians actively observe November 11 and many small communities keep quite an archive on veterans.
Strangely, Edward gives his father's residence as Milton when he enlisted but other records seem to indicate the family didn't arrive in Canada until 1920.
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