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100 years ago: Jacob Bernhart died

On this day in 1918 Jacob Bernhart died of nephritis, a kidney disorder, at No. 4 Casualty Clearing Station in Belgium, where he had been admitted on the previous day. 17 more words




The silence is two-fold, here. First and foremost, there is the silence of the dead, who in their deceased state, no longer have a voice of their own. 55 more words

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100 years ago: Vernon Leroy Stoddart died

On this day in 1918, Vernon Leroy Stoddart died in Belleville General Hospital of a gunshot wound. Stoddart was born in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia on October 16th, 1893, the son of Lemuel Stoddart and Lillian (née Hunt). 802 more words


George Pillcher Hill: The Disappearing Husband

George Pillcher Hill, 1869-1943

Hairdresser of Bletchley and Southend and the husband of my third great aunt.  

A common peril for genealogists is falling down a rabbit hole.  1,261 more words


100 years ago: Ross Ambrose Harrison died

On this day in 1917, Ross Ambrose Harrison was killed at Camp Taliaferro in Texas, while training with 78 Canadian Training Squadron, part of the 42nd Wing of the Royal Flying Corps which had moved from Deseronto to Texas for the winter. 76 more words


100 years ago: Wilfred Cecil Alcock died

Wilfred Cecil Alcock was a cadet with the 42nd Wing of the Royal Flying Corps when he was killed at Camp Taliaferro, the winter training quarters for the Deseronto pilot trainees.   272 more words


100 years ago: James Powers died

Aviator Killed
Fell From Train
James Powers, From Deseronto Camp Killed in Michigan

CHELSEA, Mich., Nov. 17. – The body of James Powers, of Deseronto, Ont., a member of the Royal Flying Corps, was found on the railroad tracks near here.

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