“Uncover the extraordinary and unexpected details of your family member’s life.”
Some examples of our work:
Flying Officer Richard John Watts Askwith was a pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force who was shot down and killed on his first operational mission over Holland on 28 April 1942.
Private John Mash, Canadian Expeditionary Force, The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada & 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles, was killed in action in the Battle of Flers-Courcelette Sept 15th, 1916
Sapper John Popham Fotheringham served as a driver with the 9th Canadian Artillery Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery in France and Belgium from June 1917 to January 1919.
Lieutenant John Beveridge Fotheringham was a Canadian infantry officer, seconded to the Royal Flying Corps, who was shot down and killed south of Ypres, Belgium, along with his pilot, British 2nd Lieutenant John Victor Ariel Gleed, on 7 July 1917.
The aim of My Grandfather’s War to provide the descendants of Canada’s military heroes with detailed information about the service of their relatives. I’m also able to offer general genealogical research services.
On more than one occasion, I have met someone who will say “my father parachuted into Germany” or “my grandfather was killed in World War 1”. When I ask what unit they served with or where they are buried, the answer would usually be “I have no idea. He didn’t talk much about it. I wish that I knew more.”
My objective is to tell the stories of your family member’s life.
My specialty is telling the stories of your family member’s military history through images and narrative Learn More