One of the friends of the museum WO (Ret) Bruce Walter CD, sent us a great photo of the HQ Lewis Gun section of the 3rd Canadian Battalion, Toronto Regiment taken on January 1st, 1919 “on the Rhine, Germany”. The photo includes his wife’s grandfather – James Herbert Smith.
Bruce recently wrote to us with an update and a request:
"It's been almost a year since I sent those pictures and I've even met a descendant of one of the guys who served with Leanne's grandfather! The guy on the far left of the 2nd row is Frank Adderley (mis-spelled on the back). He sits beside Leanne's grandfather, Herb Smith (2nd from left in the 2nd row). Maureen Adderley is the granddaughter of Frank and we met her (finally) this past Remembrance Day. I'd like to initiate a search to find present day descendants of these men. I'll be using the information from the back of the picture and also information taken from their Attestation papers. From there I hope to "reach out" to localities and newspapers. I was wondering if you could initiate an item on the QOR web page in case there are any descendants still contact with the QOR (or possibly still serving)!"
So we’re doing just that. Below is the information from the back of the photograph about the soldiers.
If you have any information that you think might be able to help Bruce, you can contact him directly via email by clicking here.
|138005||BESSO||J.W.||30 Murial or 30 ½ Hebet Ave||Toronto|
|1096162||CHURNSIDE||F.||464 Euclid Ave||Toronto|
|757560||ISHERWOOD||S.||34 Primrose Ave||Hamilton|
|800109||BRIGGS||J.||Box 17||Holland Landing|
|202004||WINDLE||F.W.||2 Fermenaugh Ave||Toronto|
|201523||ADDERLEY||F.d.S.||19 Lyall Ave||Toronto|
|785103||SMITH||J.H.||443 Wilson St||Hamilton|
|A4197||SHARLAND||T.S.||2185 Gerrard St. E.||Toronto|
|139211||WIGGINS||W.R.||1032 Ossington Ave||Toronto|
|784781||LEWIS||C.||172 East 23rd St||Mt Hamilton|
|238196||HOUCHEN||E.V.||c/o W.J.H. Miller RR2 No. 8||St Thomas|