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Re: <<In Remembrance - Canadian Blood >>
« Reply #18 on: Monday 11 November 13 18:08 GMT (UK) »
Remembrance Day 2013... feel free to share your family's wartime memories or photos to the thread at any time.... J.J.
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« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 12 November 13 17:33 GMT (UK) »
While this isn't my family, it's something I'd like to share...

I work at St Michael's Theological College in Cardiff (Wales) and I'm doing some research on behalf of the College in time for the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1 next year. on reading through the Llandaff diocesan magazine for the years covering the Great War, I see the then Bishop of Landaff had asked for details of the sons of clergy who were involved.
Revd John Jenkins was the vicar of Llantwit Fadre and five of his sons were caught up in the war; two sons had obviously emigrated to Canada and  fought with the Canadians.
Morgan Jones Jenkins  was a private in No3 Company, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. He died on 28 Aug 1918 and is commemorated at Vimy. David John Carpenhurst Jenkins was a sergeant in the 5th Canadian Batt. Light Horse.  He died on 9 April 1916 at Ypres.

While I think that the 3 other sons survived the war, one was wounded at Gallipoli.

I've planted a cross at the War Memorial in Llandaff for them

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Russell, Stonehouse, Agar; Yorkshire/Durham
Brown, Fair; Durham,  
Little, Cumberland
Morris, Woolley, Owens; Montgomeryshire.

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Re: <<In Remembrance - Canadian Blood >Military Padres/Chaplains
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 12 November 13 17:59 GMT (UK) »
What a wonderful gesture to honour them, RuthieB
I imagine you have seen this publication "Roll of the sons and daughters of the Anglican Church clergy throughout the world and of the naval and military chaplains of the same who gave their lives in the Great War, 1914-1918. by Richard Ussher"
http://archive.org/stream/rollofsonsdaught00usshrich#page/16/mode/2up
My Mum's cousin is listed...I believe he was the only child who survived childbirth and childhood illnesses...KIA 1917

Have you seen this site? http://www.anglican.ca/amo/history/
During the First World War, 524 clergymen served in the Canadian Chaplain Service. Of this number 447 served overseas....

Excerpt:"At first, the chaplains were misunderstood. They were used to look after canteens and entertainment. Eventually these duties were handed over to auxiliary forces such as the YMCA and the chaplains moved forward into the trenches. Years of suffering and sorrow stripped away every personal disguise and every religious trapping. Denominational barriers faded as the chaplains called upon every spiritual resource they could muster to meet the challenges of suffering and death."

http://presbyterianrecord.ca/2013/11/01/remembering-the-padres/
http://www.cchahistory.ca/journal/CCHA2003/Pelletier.htm
http://www.cchahistory.ca/journal/CCHA1995/Crerar.pdf
http://www.cchahistory.ca/journal/CCHA1939-40/O%27Gorman.pdf

Known ww2 War dead from the Canadian Chaplain Service
http://www.canadaatwar.ca/memorial/world-war-ii/regiment/1/Canadian%20Chaplain%20Service/
Rev. John Weir Foote  Dieppe August 19th, 1942 Canadian Chaplain Services
The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry received the Victoria Cross

http://www.cefresearch.ca/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8219&view=previous

also: Some British Army Chaplains killed in ww1
http://www.theygavetheirtoday.com/army-chaplains-ww1.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_chaplain
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Re: <<In Remembrance - Canadian Blood >>
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 12 November 13 19:25 GMT (UK) »
 Hadn't seen either so I'm extremely pleased to see these resources  :D
Very many thanks

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Jones, Mantle; Radnorshire
Russell, Stonehouse, Agar; Yorkshire/Durham
Brown, Fair; Durham,  
Little, Cumberland
Morris, Woolley, Owens; Montgomeryshire.

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Re: <<In Remembrance - Canadian Blood >>
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 11 November 14 23:30 GMT (UK) »
Was away most of the day...so sorry that I am late....but renewing to remember those who served, tributes may be added by anyone who wishes to, of course...

  Here is a link to the resource thread for WW1 & WW2 etc. on the Canada Resource board http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=326105.0

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