“If it so happens that I am allowed to die for my country…”: The Unusual Will of Private R.H. Burgess D.C.M.

A will is a macabre document. It is a recognition by the object of the will, the living person (the testator) who is making the will out, that they will cease to exist. The will exists and enforces the conditions of the testator after they have died and invokes certain conditions at the distribution of … Continue reading “If it so happens that I am allowed to die for my country…”: The Unusual Will of Private R.H. Burgess D.C.M.

The Broadbent Family from Mitchell Bay, Ontario

Note: this post has been corrected to reflect update information brought to my attention. All the men below where brothers and William David was incorrectly identified as their father. Their father was Abraham Broadbent and Mary Jane Broadbent nee Bump. The Broadbent family from Mitchell Bay, Ontario sent 4 family members to war. All of … Continue reading The Broadbent Family from Mitchell Bay, Ontario

Update

This blog has been working to add soldiers to the Soldiers's Pages from the research and transcription of the war diaries and from other sources. Currently I have 7 soldiers with initial research started and 23 soldiers, mostly officers, that have been listed and have no research done. One of the challenges of doing this … Continue reading Update