Tuesday, November 11, 2008


In honour of my ancestors and family members who served. Here are a few.

Modern portrait of Thomas Freeman, Loyalist, Jessup's Rangers.
He and his father John scouted for Gen. Burgoyne during the Battles of Saratoga, 1777. He was thirteen years old.

Alfred Jaques ('Yie') Truax (1897-1964), encamped at Niagara (standing in back?).
Served as army medic in WWI; later became a medical doctor.

William Frederick Holding (1897-1970)
With his parents and brother at home in the Bronx. Served in the U.S. Navy, WWI.

William Frederick Holding, Canadian Army Reserves, WWII

Gladys (Truax) Holding (1893-1976)
With her sisters picking fruit in the Niagara Peninsula as part of the Farm Service Corps ("The Farmerettes"), WWI

Alfred Warwick (1890 - 11 Aug 1918), with brother James who survived the War. Another brother, William, did not.


  1. My Grandfather served in WWI but I don't think any of us have any photos of him in uniform. He never wanted to talk about the war.

    Ann D