Canadian Forestry Corps
Canadian Forestry Corps in WWII
Information supplied by Robert Briggs with contributions by JFLH

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Canadian Forestry Corps War Brides

War Brides

Black and white images flicker and dance across the screen
I stare intently at the TV set, leaning forward for a clearer view.

I scan the faces silently moving there, rows of young women, most wearing hats or headscarves.
Some are clutching babies and some have toddlers clinging anxiously to their coats.

They line the rails of a great ship, smiling and waving to those waiting below on the dock.
Images from a time long ago, or not so long perhaps.

These are the ones they called the “war brides”. My mum was one, ‘are you there mum?’
My breath catches, I move even closer to the screen.

Could it possibly be that I might actually see her caught on that old film? I was there too, a little blonde two year-old. What if I see myself, would I know?

What a strange feeling, my past comes rushing at me.
Tears spring unbidden from my eyes, my mum, my poor, long dead mum.

She was but one of a legion of brave young women who wed Canadian soldiers during the war.
They left their homes and their loved ones to join a stranger in an even stranger land.

My inward gaze returns to the screen, I sit back on my heels.
They are talking to some elderly women now; their lined faces alight with the young girl within as they recount their stories.

I lean slowly forward and turn the TV set off, staring at the blank screen.
‘My mum would be like them, had she lived’, I thought.

But she only survived a few years after her great adventure.
That time, she left me behind; gone on a journey we couldn’t share.

Maxine Adam
Daughter of War Bride Helen Smeaton and Private Albert Watt Fox, No.6 Coy, Canadian Forestry Corps

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War Brides Lament
Courtesy of Over Seas Club of Nova Scotia

Leaving Home
A wonderful story of a Scottish War Bride , Jeannie Sim McBean of Liff, County of Angus, Scotland
Written by her two daughters Moira Burris-Cherrett & Sheena Burris-McIver

Coming to Canada By Jeannie Burris
Courtesy of Moira Cherrett (Burris)

From: Moira Cherrett
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 7:01 PM
To: Bob Briggs
Cc: Sheena McIver
Subject: Re: CFC War Brides
It looks great Bob. Thank you so much. I feel an overpowering sense of pride when I look at this knowing that she was "my mother".

CFC Soldiers Getting Married - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage - War Diaries

Many members of the Canadian Forestry Corps soon developed warm friendships with the local population and many men (both English and French- speaking) married Scottish women before they returned to Canada.
The war benefitted greatly and Scottish women found CFC men attractive marriage prospects. As early as 30 April 1941 it was noted that a CFC man had married in Inverness and another in Pitlochry. No. 2 Company arrived at Ballogie
No. 2 Camp on the first of March 1941. Just over two years late ``16 marriages had been put through from (its) orderly room. During No. 3 Company`s thirty months in Scotland 22 marriages took place.`` No. 11 Company at Carrbridge noted that ``there is one marriage per month of our Canadian lads to a Scottish girl.
The frequency of weddings increased as departure dates for individual companies approached. Before the departure of one of the companies from Vancouver 21 CFC marriages were recorded in Inverness, and that the ship on which they returned also brought over one hundred wives with many others unable to travel because of limited space.
A Highland Canadian Wives Club was formed in Inverness on 10 Apr 1945, with Lady Laura Lovat as honorary president. With about 70 members it met about twice a month to hear taks about Canada, housekeeping, lectures, advice on repatriation, etc. A few CFC members became so attached to Scotland that they chose to stay.
The Sawdust Fusiliers by William C Wonders

Repatriation of War Bride from Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage War Diaries

CFC War Brides to Canada from Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage War Diaries

ScotlandsPeople - Marriage Records available for CFC soldiers who married in Scotland

The Lethbridge Herald Thursday November 29, 1945

Water to Wash Babies' Diapers Stumps Army
OTTAWA, Nov. 29. -(CP)-The Canadian army's quartermaster general is faced with many problems during the course of a busy period of repatriation planning but the matter of finding water to wash diapers almost had him stumped. Maj.-Gen. Hugh Young said that when he suggested the use of the transport Lady Rodney for the repatriation of war brides and children, someone raised the point that the West Indies cruise ship had only a limited water supply. "And how are the brides going to wash diapers?" Gen. Young was asked. His staff studied the problem and finally hit upon the idea of supplying the ship with paper diapers. So when the Rodney goes into this service she will be completely equipped with paper diapers which can be tossed overboard after use.

Facebook: Canadian War Brides

To view the ships that brought the War Brides go to Canadian War Brides

Le Havre-FR-76-paquebot Île de France-09 Ile de france - Wikipedia
By éditions E.L.D. à Paris & C.M. Le Havre. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
British troops arrive in the Middle East having been transported by the liner QUEEN ELIZABETH, 22 July 1942. E14706 RMS Queen Elizabeth - Wikipedia
By Chetwyn (Sgt), No 1 Army Film & Photographic Unit [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
RMS Queen Mary 20Jun1945 NewYork RMS Queen Mary - Wikipedia
SS Aquitania RMS Aquitania - Wikipedia
By Detroit Publishing Co. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Letitia 4233321 RMS Letita - Wikipedia
By Canadian government employee [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
RMS Mauretania RMS Mauretania - Wikipedia
By Sandy Hook (eigene Arbeit (scan)) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Mauretania took the first dedicated sailing of English war brides and their children
being patriated to Canada to join their husbands, landing at Pier 21 at Halifax in February 1946

Ottawa Citizen – Feb 13, 1946
War Brides Receive Warm Welcome When Special Arrives in Capital

The St. Maurice Valley Chronicle - Aug 15, 1946
‘Queen Mary’, ‘Letitia’ Boost Total to Over Thirty War Brides For City

Aird, George Pte H56385 No.17 Coy CFC & Miss Doline Agnes Stewart
From: Nicky Cullen
To: Robert J Briggs
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2011 4:32 PM
Subject: Re: re George M Aird
Hi Bob- good news
I have found some information on George and Agnes Aird's family.
George McCrae Aird married Agnes Steward 1944 in Rosehall, Sutherland. Agnes was born 1925.
They had three children :- Margaret, Heather and Donald. - all raised in Rosehall & Lairg- Sutherland.

Aitkens, Ronald A. Pte H62999 No. 24 Coy CFC married Miss Susan H. Walker - 3 Jun 1944 – at Pitlochry East Church – daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Walker of Baledmund Gardens, Pitlochry. Groomsman was Major D.E. Graham, CFC Commanding Officer No. 24 Coy CFC
Marriage Newspaper Clipping Courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Allen, Alfred Alexander Pte M61736 married Florence Annie Johnston of 673 High Road, Seven Kings, Ilford. She was born 15 August 1907 in Laindon, Essex , England. Alfred is on the marriage certificate his profession was listed as Private Canadian Forestry Corps (engineer). Following her marriage to Alfred Alexander Allen in 1945 they went to Calgary, Alberta, Canada She sailed on 5 April 1946, is listed as Private Florence A Allen. From Southampton to Canada on the Aquitania. She is travelling to her mother in law- Mrs J A Allen 2140 Broadview Road, Calgary Alberta.

The Derbyshire Times Fri Aug 27, 1943
Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine


War Diaries No.15 Coy 16 Aug 1943 - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage
Allen, Robert Kenneth Capt No. 15 Coy married Miss Jean MacApline Tate 21 Aug 1943
Best man – Williams, Charles Archie Lt Col - HQ No. 3 District CFC
Ushers – Currie, Harry Riccard Capt & Hubbard, Alleyne Russell Lt – No. 15 Coy CFC

Alto, William Wilfred Pte H62769 No. 20 Coy CFC married Miss Jean Grant Ross of Corner Cottage, Nethy Bridge, Inverness-shire on 10 Aug 1943
Marriage from Service Records of Alto, William Wilfred Pte H62769 Library and Archives Canada Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Marriage Records Anderson, Frank L/Cpl D110254 No. 2 Coy CFC married Miss Charlotte Kelly 6 Oct 1941

Archie, Lawrence Sgt E36072 No 3 Coy married 11 Jun 1942 Miss Maggie Ann Scott Rubislaw House, Rubislaw Park Road, Aberdeen, Scotland
Marriage from Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage No 3 Coy War Diaries & Newspaper Clippings courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Armstrong, Bernard Joseph Pte H56386 No. 7 Coy CFC married Mary (Molly) Helen Stewart on Nov. 10, 1941 in Smithton-Culloden Invernesshire, Scotland

Photos Courtesy of Chris Armstrong - grandson

My grandmother had 12 children 3 born during the war, my father being the youngest. I know my grandmother served in the (English Military) Scottish military as a cook and that she met my grandfather at a dance. I know she was born and raised in Inverness, Scotland. They were married in Inverness Nov. 10, 1941. The story I always heard was that after the war my grandfather came home alone and it took a year for her and the three children to get to Canada. (She took a ship R.M.S. Aquitania to Halifax then a train to Fort Francis) I have no info whatsoever about her service in the military other than she was a cook. Her name before she got married was Mary Stewart but everyone called her Molly.
Attached are the only two photos I have of them during their time in the military.
Chris

Audet, Georges J. Cpl E36032 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Frances Barron 11 Sep 1943
Marriage - from Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

Backlund, Eric Pte L50028 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Jean Eleanor Walker 20 Jun 1942 of 6 Arbeadie Terrace, Banchory – at Banchory, East Church several O.R.’s (Other Ranks) attended the wedding.
Marriage - Newspaper Clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar & Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage - No 3 Coy CFC War Diaries & Shanidar Funeral Services for Jean Eleanor Backlund

Bannister, Willis, Pte F85673 No. 13 Coy CFC married Violet Torode
The Courier And Advertiser Mon Aug 28, 1944 Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Barrett, James Norman Pte H53400 No 5 Coy married Miss Rita Connelly of 14 Russell Street - 21 Jun 1944 at SS. Peter and Paul’s, Byron Street
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Barstead, Clifford E. LCpl H62600 No. 16 Coy CFC married Miss Ada Bently Beedie of 13 Claremont Street, Aberdeen – 31 Oct 1942 at Holburn West Church
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Barter, Charles Arthur Pte E38177 No. 16 Coy CFC married Miss Helen Thompson of 58 Great Northern Road, Aberdeen 5 Sep 1942 at High Hilton Church, Aberdeen
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Battie, John Alessi Pte K98677 No.6 Coy CFC Miss Margaret Dick Jarvie 1941 in Scotland
Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle - Nov 30, 1983 by Christy Lapi

Beamish, Richard Wilbert Pte K72784 General Workshop CFC married Mrs. Katie Mylet of 90 Randolph St., Buckhaven, Fifeshire, Scotland on 5 Oct 1943
Marriage - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage - Service Records - Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Benoit, Raymond Densiel Pte D110223 No. 2 Coy CFC married 20 Jun 1942 Miss Cathie Graham 20 Jun 1942 at Forresterhill
L/Cpl. Beniot was married to a W.A.A.F. in Aberdeen and Pte. Statton W.E. was the best man. Several of the boys were given the day off to attend the wedding.
Marriage - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage No 2 Coy CFC War Diaries & Lynn Asghar

Berard, Joseph Eugene Omar Pte C34115 No. 8 Coy CFC married Miss Georgina Polson Hall a former matron of Woodcot Hospital, Stonehaven in Jan 1942. The best man was Pte Ernest Banford CFC Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Berry, Owen Ralph Pte K73051 No. 4 Coy CFC married Miss Margaret Mabel Stewart of Little Tulloch, Dinnett, Aberdeenshire - 2 Sep 1943 – By H. Capt Vincent CFC Padre - Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Black, George Arthur Pte F87571 No. 13 Coy CFC married Miss Jessie ‘Janet’ Black at Brechin, Scotland in 1945

Blackie, James Gordon Lt No. 9 Coy CFC married Miss Lesley Davidson Horne of 184 Bankhead Road, Buckleburn, Aberdeenshire on 15 Jan 1944 at Church of Scotland, Buckleburn by Capt Vincent CFC Padre - Marriage Courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Blanchard, Anthony Joseph Private G3582 No.23 Coy CFC married Miss Catherine Mary Bertie on 15 Sep 1943 - best man is Private H. Richards No. 27 Coy CFC
Marriage certificate courtesy of Susan Rawle – granddaughter

Bliss, George Louis Pte H56294 No. 17 Coy married Miss Ruth Bryce
Ruth was born August 23rd, 1919 in Coatdyke, Scotland and was the youngest daughter of Thomas and Mary Bryce. Ruth served in the Women's Land Army, then as a young war bride, immigrated to Mine Centre, Ontario, with her husband George. They later moved to Fort Frances, Ontario, where she became an active member of the War Brides.

Bond, Ernest Pte E36136 No 3 Coy CFC to Miss Annie Bella Ammand of Dumpries, Scotland 22 Sep 1942
Marriage - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Booth, James Pte H56323 HQ No 1 Dist CFC married Miss Jeannie Shearer at Thurso, Caithness 14 Mar 1942
Marriage Record from Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage HQ No 1 Dist CFC War Diary 14 Mar 1942

Boque, Harold Henry Pte E36048 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Jane McGraw Nicol of Edinburgh 3 Dec 1943
Marriage from Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage No 3 Coy CFC War Diaries - Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Borden, Edward Allen Pte married Agnes Paterson Livie who was a clerkess with the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS). They were married on June 16 1943 at North Merchiston Church in Edinburgh Scotland

Boulter, Wilbur Gordon Pte H53342 No 5 Coy married Miss Elizabeth Fraser 17 Sep 1943 – Inverness, Scotland

Boyce, Anthony Bertram LCpl D110136 No 2 Coy CFC married Miss Margaret Helen Angus of 40 Broomhill Road, Aberdeen on 5 Jun 1943 at St. Mary’s Cathedral
Marriage - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage CFC No 2 Coy War Diaries & Newspaper Clippings Courtesy Lynn Asghar

Boyce, John Peter Pte B20098 married Miss Katherine Margery MacDiarmid 10 Aug 1942
Best man - Pte Gerald Alan Morrison CFC - The Evening Telegraph Tues Aug 11, 1942 Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Breau, Wilbert Pte G48098 No. 10 Coy CFC married Miss Marion Munro in Inverness, Aug 1944
Marriage from Aug 3, 1944 Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage No 10 Coy CFC War Diaries - courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine


Brenton, Pte Henry married Dorothy France Henry of St. Ann’s, Willoughby St., Muthill, Perthshire, Scotland

30 May 1944 - given permission to marry Dorothy France Henry c/o of Mrs. Miller, St. Ann's, Willoughby St., Muthill, Perthshire, Scotland She was born 6 Jan 1919, 49 Victoria Rd. Terry, Aberdeen, Scotland. Religion - Church of England with consent of his parents.

Brigham, Milford ‘Mitt’ Henry Pte H94457 married Miss Marie Louise Magonette

Brown, David Joseph Pte D110282 No 2 Coy CFC married Miss Jane Watson Bowman on Jan 1942 in Glasgow, Cambuslang District
Marriage from Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage No 2 Coy CFC War Diaries

Brown, John George Cpl No.5 Coy CFC married Mary Ferguson Reid in October 1943
She was born in Perth Scotland, Nov 8th 1918. Mary travelled to Fort William (now Thunder Bay) in 1945. Leaving Liverpool and arriving approx June 18th 1945 on the Troopship Queen Elizabeth. However it carried both War brides and soldiers back to Canada. John returned to Fort William (now Thunder Bay) in 1946 where he died on Feb 4, 1985.

Photo and info courtesy of Michelle Brown – grand daughter

Brown, William (Bill) Pte H62583 No. 16 Coy CFC & Miss Nancy Will of Peterculter, Scotland

William & Nancy's Wedding Information

Photo's courtesy of Shayna Brown

Brown, William Henry H53421 married Williamina (Mina) Thompson MacDonald of 98 Logie St. Dundee on 11 Sep 1943
Marriage Courtesy of Lynn Asghar & Jean-Francois Chicoine

Brunet, Roland Paul LCpl B20744 No. 10 Coy CFC married Miss Isabella Sheach in Inverness, 1944
Marriage from 7 July 1944 No 10 CFC War Diaries - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage - courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Brunsch, Herbert Alfred Pte L50223 married Miss May Dorward Adams 21 Jun 1943
Evening Telegraph Mon June 21, 1943 Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Budge, Alexander Ritchie Private H53446 No. 5 Coy CFC married Miss Isobel Janet Mowat Taylor of Urrard, Killieerankie on 17 Jun 1942. Pte. E.L., Jarvis was groomsman. Marriage Newspaper clipping Courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Burke, Joseph W. Pte H67045 No. 16 Coy CFC married Miss Elsie Sherriffs
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Burris, Laurie Bernard Pte F77403 No. 13 Coy CFC married Miss Jeannie Sim McBean WRNS of 27 Kirk St., Lochee, Dundee - 26 Jun 1945. Best man Private L.A. Lacoste CFC
Marriage
Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Photos courtesy of Sheena McIvor (Burris) daughter

Cable, Fred Private B20742 No. 12 Coy CFC married Miss Jean Murray of Nethy Bridge, located about sixty kilometres southeast of Inverness, Scotland. She lived with her parents in the small community until 1943.

Cadieux, Adelard Joseph Private D110185 No 2 Coy CFC married Miss Mary Thomson in 1943 in Newington District
Marriage from No 2 Coy CFC War Diaries - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

Campbell, Arthur David Pte C63369 No. 4 Coy CFC married Miss Dora Burwood of 98 Polwarth Road, Aberdeen in 1944
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Cardinal, Lucien Edmond (Joe) Private E38248 No. 5 Coy CFC married Miss Kathleen McGregor Sutherland of Ballintoul, Blair Atholl - 5 Jun 1943 – by Capt Berlis CFC Chaplain Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Carr, Arthur Thomas CSM K52733 No. 22 Coy CFC married Miss Lillian Monica Howie In Crathie Parish Church, on 17 June 1942
Marriage from No 22 Coy War Diaries - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage - courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Carr, Whitney T. Pte B20765 married Miss Jeannie Clark

Cassidy, J.B., LCpl C34134 No. 16 Coy CFC married Miss Lily Steele
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Cayer, Lionel Sam Pte D110249 No. 2 Coy CFC married Miss Stella Gladys Elrick on 28 Sep 1942 in Aberdeen Southern District. Sgt Tim Foreman was the bestman.
Marriage from No. 2 Coy CFC War Diary

Charland, Antonio Pte C70285 No. 3 Coy married Miss Alice Anne Milton of Ferretfold, Torphins, Aberdeenshire on 6 Mar 1943 at Torphins North Church
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar & Service Records - Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Cisco, William Pte K99003 No. 7 Coy CFC married Miss Azona Walton - 2 Aug 1941
Marriage - from War Diaries No 7 Coy - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

Clapp, Lloyd Douglas (Jack) Pte H62677 No. 5 Coy CFC married Miss Catherine Anderson Cunningham of 127 Lamont Drive, St. Andrews on 12 Sep 1942
Marriage - Information & photo courtesy of JFLH

Close John Pte M61902 No. 3 Coy CFC married 18 Jul 1942 to Miss Elizabeth Donaldson of Torrance, Kinross, Kinross – shire, Scotland Pte R.M., Beamish K72784 attended the ceremony.
Marriage from Services Records of Pte John Close from Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Clouthier, Oliver Lt. No.1 Coy CFC married Jean Armstrong

Coates, Norman Roy Pte L50150 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Elizabeth Meikle of Airyhall Cottage, Craigton Road - 19 Aug 1944
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Cogswell Frederick William A/SSgt G17024 HQ No. 2 District CFC married Miss Margaret Philomona Hynes an Irish nurse from Scariff, County Clare in Jul 1944
Marriage from HQ No 2 Dist CFC War Diaries - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage Courtesy Jean Francois Chicoine

Coles, Larry Pte No.18 Coy CFC & Marjorie (Babs) MacKenzie

Collins, Joseph R. Pte H62773 No 24 Coy CFC married Miss Barbara Travies of 10 Kinnard St. Dundee 24 Feb 1945 at Tattray St. Baptist Church, Dundee
Marriage Newspaper Clipping Courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Collishaw, John Herbert Pte K99628 married Minnie Morris 29 Aug 1942 at Liverpool, England

Photo courtesy Ray Collishaw – son

Comeau, Larry Sgt H62798 No. 21 Coy CFC married Miss Isabella Anne Tulloch of Urray, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland, at Moray West Church of Scotland on 2 Jan 1943 Marriage - Courtesy of Andrew Tulloch

Connell, Samuel James Cpl H53389 No 5 Coy CFC married Miss Catherine D Scrimgeour WAAF, of Aldclune, Killiecrankie - 11 Jan 1943 - by Captain R.J., Berlis CFC Chaplain – Groomsman was Private Irwin CFC - Marriage Newspaper clippings courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine & Lynn Asghar

Connolly, James Warburton Pte H53467 No. 5 Coy CFC married Miss Annie in Perth, Scotland
from Chronicle Journal

Cook, Arnett Edward Pte married Margaret Cook

Corbiere, Bernard Sgt E34905 No. 16 Coy married Miss Georgina Buchan of 40 Bonnymuir Place, Aberdeen 7 Apr 1942 at St. Mary’s Cathedral
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Coulas, Gus A.E. CQMS C34200 No. 10 Coy CFC married name unknown 17 Apr 1944 in Inverness - best man was Sgt Harry Douglass
Marriage from No.10 Coy CFC War Diary - 15 and 18 Apr 1944 - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

Cushing, Earl Thompson Lt No. 10 Coy CFC married Miss Catherine Hughson Forsythe 21 Feb 1942 Shervies Lighthouse, Shetland Islands
Marriage Record Courtesy of Service Records - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

From: jessica daly kelly
To: Robert J Briggs

Daly, Joseph Edward Pte L50053 No. 17 Coy CFC married Miss Jessie Ann Ross
My grandfather's name was Joseph Edward Daly. He was a private who enlisted Oct 6 1940 and was discharged September 25,1945. I'm not sure of the Coy but his service number was L50053. My grandmother Jessie Ann Ross was from Lairg but their first daughter was born in Dingwall in 1944 after their 1942 wedding in Edinburgh
I am looking for any information about Jessie Ann Ross Daly. She was from Lairg, Scotland. She married Joseph Daly in August of 1942 in Edinburgh, Scotland. She came to Canada in 1947 with her daughter Violet.



David, Antonio (Tony) Staff Sgt C63196 married Jean Ann MacDonnell
As told by Marie David
Ann remembers Jean and Tony met at Kingillie House in Nairn. Perhaps a social club. Ann provided a photo of Jean and Tony which is their engagement photo, but she is unaware of the year. In a letter dated June 7, 1942, Tony wrote his sister, Yesterday they gave ma a special pass so I went to town and saw some nice people but the nicest was my girlfriend. She sure is a honey; wouldn’t mind to marry her in the least which may happen yet.” In his service papers, it is recorded that Tony was granted permission to marry on October 1, 1942, with the date of marriage “on or after December 6, 1942”.
Jean and Tony were married on December 19, 1942, at Inverness. On the marriage certificate, Tony is shown as Antonio David, Machinist/Sergeant, Canadian Forestry Corps. His usual residence is “now engaged in war service”. His parents are Alexander David, farmer, and Philomene David (maiden name), Stameth).
Jean is listed as Jean Ann Macdonell, Land Girl, Spinster. Her usual residence is 4 Caledonian Street, Nairn, Scotland. Her parents are George MacDonell, pit prop worker, deceased, and Elizabeth MacDonell, previously Munro (maiden surname, Menzies).
The witnesses to the marriage were F. O’Connor, Alymer, Quebec (also likely with the CFC, as the wedding photo shows him in a uniform similar to Tony’s uniform), and Eva Clark of Caledonian Street, Nairn.
Tony returned to Canada in 1945, at the end of the war. Jean and Ann left Nairn to live in Canada in 1947. They left the Port of Southampton and sailed on the ship Aquitania on June 24, 1947. They arrived at the Port of Halifax where Tony met them. Jean’s passage would have been paid by the Department of National Defence, as Jean was a “war bride” (having married a Canadian military person during the war).

Davison, Bruce Donald Pte K99085 No.7 Coy married Miss Margaret Rachel Cameron
of 57 High St. Ardersier, Invernes – Shire, Scotland
Was granted permission to marry 7 Jul 1942
Married 15 Jul 1942
His daughter Ann was born in June 1943 after Bruce had left for Sicily.
Service Records - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

Decarlo, Francis John Pte H62521 No. 16 Coy CFC married Miss Lily May Jones of 35 Spa Street, Aberdeen 6 Mar 1943 at the Manse, 117 Great Southern Road
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asgha

Delongchamp, Michael Roland Pte B17036 No. 14 Coy CFC married Miss Ann Anderson
The Evening Telegraph Mon Jan 17, 1944 Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Deneau, Raymond Pte K41336 married Jeanette Ross Grant

In Bonar Bridge on 14th August 1944 Jeanette Ross Grant married Raymond Deneau, Private CFC
On 20th Dec 1945 her sister, Kathleen Ross Grant married Edwin Hietanen, an I.C. driver, CFC.
When their father died, the whole family went to Canada

Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

Depencier, Stewart Wesley Pte H53501 No. 5 Coy CFC married Miss Jessie Mary MacIntosh of Kingussie, Insh 20 Jan 1942
Marriage from No 5 Coy CFC War Diaries Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage - courtesy of Robert J. Briggs

Desrosiers, Albert Adalore Pte H56334 No. 13 Coy CFC married Miss Davina Coleman
Marriage- Newspaper clippings courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Devereaux, Pte Scott Hugh & Mary Macinnes
Pte Scott (Scotty) Hugh Devereaux married May Macinnes. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1923. At 17, May joined the RWAF and while serving in Northern Scotland met her husband Scott. She emigrated to Canada as a war bride in January 1944.

Dewitt, James Norton Pte G49657 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Helen McLeod of 60 Marquis Road, Aberdeen - 3 Sep 1942 – at St Mary’s Chapel
Marriage - Newspaper clippings courtesy of Lynn Asghar & from No 3 Coy CFC War Diaries - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage - 2 Sep 1943 - Pte. Dewitt, J., G45697 has been granted permission to marry on or after this date. 3 Sep 1942 – Pte. DeWitt J., was married today at Aberdeen - Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Dewitt, Luke Curtis DeWitt Pte G45602 No.5 Coy CFC married Johan Hillis
Source: Canadian War Brides

Dey, Leslie Private D110221 No 2 Coy CFC married Miss Annabella Black of 4 Burnett Road, Banchory 17 Jul 1943
Newspaper clippings Courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Dinelle, Arthur William Pte C70290 No 3 Coy CFC to To Miss Jan Voight 11 Dec 1941
Marriage from Services Records of Pte Arthur William Dinelle from Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage
Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Dobbie, William Paul Cpl K99005 No. 7 Coy CFC married Miss Edith Hilda Dyson, 6 Jul 1943
Marriage from No.7 Coy CFC War Diaries - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

Dominique Donald Arthur Joseph Private D110248 No 2 Coy CFC married Miss Mary Fraser of Dubbleford, Torphins on 18 May 1943 in Birse District by Rev Father C., Laboussiere CFC Chaplain
Marriage from No. 2 Coy CFC War Diaries - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage & Newspaper Clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Dore, Joseph Emile Pte C70210 No 3 Coy CFC married Miss Annie McDonald Beattie on 12 Aug 1943 at Aberdeen, Scotland
Marriage - Services Records from Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Dorie, Arthur William Pte C63423 No. 4 Coy CFC married Miss Margaret MacKenzie of 70 Clement Street on 23 Jun 1944 at St. Peter’s R.C. Church
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Dougherty, Charles Thomas Pte No. 1 Coy CFC
My father was with the No.1 Forestry Corp. stationed just outside Inverness and married my mother in Scotland (she was from Inverness). My father's name was Charles (Charlie) Dougherty & a good friend of his was also in the Forestry Corp & his name is Stan Flynn. I was in Scotland 5 years ago & my cousin took us to the old army base which is now just a farmer's field. Courtesy - Marlene Brancato - daughter

Drake, Budd Cyril LCpl G45555 HQ No 2 Dist CFC married Miss Lizzie (Betty) MacKay Johnston of 12 Jackson Terrace, Aberdeen on 12 Feb 1944 at East Street St. Clements Church - Marriage Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Dubois, Gerard LCpl D113097 married Miss Margaret Morrison On the register of Marriages 1941, my father truck driver married Margaret Morrison nursemaid at Tain county of Ross and Cromastry (23e day of december 1941. Witness : A.B. Langballe Lamington, Lieutenant, Patt Kildary et S.D. Gosman Lieutenant Kildary.
Info courtesy of Maymie Dubois - daughter

Dunphy, R. Pte F93704 No.26 Coy CFC married Miss Jessie MacKay
Pte Dunphy, R. gave notice to the orderly room that he wanted to get permission to marry. The bride to be is Miss Jessie MacKay from Dornoch commonly known as ‘Big Jessie at the Bar” - Marriage 18 Mar 1943 No 26 Coy CFC War Diaries Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

Dutchuk, Nicholas Pte L50152 No 3 Coy CFC married Miss Mary Ann Stephen of Torquhandallochy, Ballogie on 19 Jun 1943 at St. Machar’s Church, Aboyne
Service Records of Dutchuk, Nicholas Pte L50152 – granted permission to marry Miss Mary Ann Stephen on or after 3 Jun 1943.
Married with permission to Miss Mary Ann Stephen – 19 Jun 1943
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar & Service Records from Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine


Dwyer, Michael Joseph Pte H53339 No 5 Coy CFC married Miss Margaret Baird Bulloch 2 Sept 1941
War Diaries Sept 1941 - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Hi Bob
Attached is a copy of the wedding photo of Pte. Michael Joseph Dwyer Reg # H53339 CFC and Margaret Baird Bulloch, September 2, 1941. Taken outside of Kilsyth Auld Parish Kirk in Kilsyth, Scotland. I have scanned this from a framed and glassed picture and it appears to have worked! Let me know if you can use it.
Cheers Graham

Bob
That's an incredible job. Great work. I don't have but do have access, to pix of my Dad in uniform. About 6 months ago I forwarded all the family photos to a nephew since my wife and I have no children. I will ask him to go through them, scan them, forward them to me and then I will forward to you. Yes, my mother was a war bride coming to Canada on the Queen Mary (still wearing her battleship greys). Departing Southampton May 24/45 and arriving Halifax 4 and 1/2 days later. Escorted by train from Halifax to Ottawa to North Bay, ON where she and my brother were met by my Dad. From North Bay they settled in Cobalt, ON where I was raised. The story goes that my Mom had been working in London in a domestic capacity when the German Air Force started to bomb the city. All non-residents were asked by the local officials to relocate out of London. My mother was fortunate enough to find work at a local hotel in Pitlochery (not far from Blair Atholl). It seems there was a local dance being held on a Saturday night and my Mom and her sister decided to go. My Dad was an MP at the dance and the rest is history. Also I recently came across a piece of handwritten correspondence from another soldier to my Dad. It is dated April 5/41 and sent from Reg.#53405, Spr. Robertson R., No.1 Tunnelling Coy. P.C.E., Base Post Office, England
Graham

Photo and story courtesy of son Graham Dwyer

Eckenswiller, Harold Joseph Pte B20221 married Rose Findlay
From: shannon_eckenswiller
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2015 8:23 AM
To: rj.gonefishing@shaw.ca
Subject: Information on WW2
Hi there
You see grandpa never talked about the war. All we know for certain is he married while stationed in Scotland. He married my grandmother Rose Findlay while there. And Harold's father Joseph was transporting food during WW2 and knew Rose's father in Scotland who supplied the food. After marriage is when Harold and Rose found out their fathers knew one another well.


Edwards, Henry George CSM married Rhoda Neish Duncan in Ardersier 9th Feb 1944 of Nairn

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The members of the CFC endeared themselves to the local people and quite a few of them married local girls. A very special family friend, Rhoda Duncan married a Canadian (Bob) Edwards. My mother and I were invited to their wedding and amongst the musicians playing at the reception, which was held at the Delnies camp, was an accordion player. As a ‘wee lad’ who had just spent a year and four months in hospital, I was so impressed with the instrument and the musician, thanks to his generosity, he let me take the accordion home for six weeks.
MAURICE HORSBURGH ARDERSIER - SCOTLAND From Music to Missiles

Etmanski, Ambrose Sylvester Sgt C29824 RCAMC Att to No. 4 Coy CFC married Miss Muriel Irene McDonald, 14 Apr 1942 in Aberdeen, Scotland

Everett, William Alfred Godfrey Sgt K99640 No. 2 Coy CFC married 18 Nov 1942 Miss Doris McNicol in Dirleston District The wedding took place just outside Edinburgh and the best man was Sergeant Cecil Ross of the R.C.A.M.C. attached to this company - Marriage from No 2 Coy War Diaries - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

Ferguson, Frank James Pte H62909 10 Oct 1965 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Ferguson, Frank James No. 22 Coy CFC married Miss Margaret Quarell in 1943

Ferguson, James W ‘Fergie’ Pte H94443 married Miss Nessie 29 May 1943. In 1946 he returned to the Lakehead with his bride and 2 young daughters

Fisher, Rupert Seldon Sgt F77182 No. 13 Coy CFC married Miss Mary Thomson Riddell of 46 St. David St., Brechin on 15 Jun 1944 at Cawdor Church, Manse, Inverness. After the war, they settled in Middle Stewiacke. Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Flynn, John Stanley Pte No.1 Coy CFC Married Christina Ross
Re: Looking for members of the Canadian Forestry Corp WW2
marlenebrancato Posted: 30 Aug 2010 6:27AM Classification: Query
My father's very good friend, Stanley Flynn, who was also in the Forestry Corp. is still alive but suffers from A.D. and cannot remember much of the past. However, his wife is in excellent health & has a remarkably good member and as she is from Scotland knew a lot of the members. She did tell me that No. 1 company was in Cawdor & went to Spinningdale just before they went overseas.

Courtesy - Marlene Brancato - friend

Foster, Eugene Pte G45727 No. 4 Coy CFC married Miss Jean Laing of Aboyne, Scotland in 1942
Daily Gleaner | Seniors
Fredericton, NB
Article published: May 16, 2006
Optimism has kept her going strong
Jean Foster, 80, arrived from Scotland as a war bride 60 years ago and has loved her life in Canada
By LAVERNE STEWART Canadian War Brides

Fox, Albert 'Bert' Watt Pte No.6 Coy CFC married Miss Helen Smeaton 1943 in Edinburgh, Scotland

I am the daughter of a WW11 ‘War Bride’. My Scottish mother, Helen Smeaton, met my father, Albert Watt Fox who was a Canadian soldier with the Canadian Forestry Corps., at “The Palais De Danse” in Edinburgh during one of his leaves.

The Palais had seen better days. It used to be quite grand apparently. It had a sprung dance floor and a balcony running around the large floor where you could watch the dancers. Before the war people used to arrive in carriages, and fur and jewel bedecked women swanned in on the arms of handsome tuxedo clad men, or so I am told. The wars changed all that and in the 1940’s it was a hang out for the ‘sojers’ to meet Scottish lassies. I just remember it as a place to go “dancin’” and meet boys in the 1960’s. It had a bad reputation by then and I was not supposed to go but did anyway. Sadly it closed down and became, like many others, a Bingo Hall. I don’t know even if it is still there.

My dad was not a dancer, being a big Saskatchewan farm boy, but he wanted to meet girls so made himself go. On this occasion he looked ‘across a crowded room’ and spotted my mum and her lovely, auburn hair and was instantly smitten. He plucked up courage to go over and ask her to dance. He remembers the song that they danced to was Bing Crosby singing “Where the Blue of the night meets the gold of the day, someone waits for me”. He tells me that after they met, they were inseparable and every leave he got was spent in Edinburgh with my mum. You have to realize that this was war time and a different generation, the blackout was on, no lights allowed anywhere, no sign posts, food and clothing rationing and people being shipped out at a moment’s notice.

They were married in 1943 in my mum’s house by the local minister. Being war time, it was very difficult to find nice things and my mum was married in a short, pale pink rayon dress and she could only find a pair of heavy shoes to wear with it. Of course Dad was in his uniform. It was even difficult to find enough ingredients for a wedding cake with the severe rationing that was in place at the time. I was born in 1944 in Edinburgh while dad was away and he actually didn’t get to see me until I was 1 year old

The war ended in 1945 and dad was sent back to Canada to be demobbed. He bought a veterans house in Vancouver and sent for my mum and I to join him in 1946. We sailed from South Hampton on the Queen Mary which was almost brand new but still fitted out for war service. My mum thought it was very grand and sent a post card of the ship to her mother, my granny, saying they were having ‘a swell time’ with plenty to eat and cheap cigarettes or ‘fags’ as she called them!

Imagine a ship full of hundreds of women and children all leaving their homes for new lives with husbands they hardly knew to live in a huge, strange land. How brave they all were, I don’t think we’ll see the like again. We landed at Pier 21 in Halifax and then my mum had to face a four day train journey across Canada with a two year old! The train was packed with other war brides and children who were dropped off as they crossed the continent, some in the middle of nowhere in the prairies. My mother was lucky she was going to Vancouver and a comfortable home.

We were only reunited with my father a short time when it was discovered that my mum had contracted TB. She was hospitalized and my Scottish granny came out in 1947 to look after me and keep house while she was in hospital. My mum was in hospital for 5 years during which time I was not allowed to visit her, only see her through a window several floors up. She died in 1952 age 32 never having seen any more of Canada other than what she had during her train trip. I was 8 years old and had only had my mum for 3 years. My granny wanted to return to Scotland and wouldn’t leave without me so my dad let me go and we left for Scotland later that year.

I am now again living in Vancouver having immigrated with my own daughter in 1981 and I have nothing but admiration for all those brave war brides who have helped make Canada the wonderful country that it is. I only wish my mum could have been here with me to see it all.
For the rest of the story.... A Wee Cuppa Tea?

Franchi, Joseph John Pte H53363 No 5 Coy CFC married Miss Martha M. MacQue of Rieauchan, Pitlochry on 10 Nov 1943 at Pitlochry East Church. Groomsman was Pte T. Lesley Huntingdon CFC - Marriage Newspaper clippings courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Frozel, Bernard L. Pte G52194 CFC married Miss Josephine Stewart Cameron of Balnadrum Terrace, Pitlochry on 28 Jun 1944 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Pitlochry. Groomsman was Pte. John Wremey CFC Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Furlotte, Norman James Pte H53460 No. 5 Coy married Miss Jessie Alice MacLeod of Achiltibuie

Gabrie, John Pte H53442 No. 5 Coy CFC married Miss Euphemia M. MacKintosh 10 Apr 1943
Groomsman - Private J.D. Chupa CFC

Duncan Andrew Michano married Freda Thomas K. MacKintosh in 1945 in Moulin District (Freda is the sister of Euphemia M. MacKintosh married to Pte. John Gabrie in 1943 in Moulin District). Marriage Newspaper clippings courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine & Lynn Asghar

Joseph (Wilmer) and Doreen Gagnon's wedding day 18 November 1942. LCpl.Gagnon's best man George Gamble, also a member of the Canadian Forestry Corps, No. 19 stands to the right. The other individuals are friends and family of Doreen Gagnon

Photograph of Joseph and Doreen Gagnon on their wedding day. They married in Stockton-on-Tees, England on November 18th 1942. Joseph Gagnon was the first Canadian to get married in that town.

Photo's Courtesy of The Story of Joseph Wilmer Gagnon - The Memory Project Historica Canada

Gauthier, Tony A. Pte H83794 married Miss Maude Leith of Nairn
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Georgson, Andrew Christian Pte M61877 No 19 Coy married Miss Mary Nicol Stein 1 Aug 1942
The Courier And Advertiser Wed Aug 5, 1942 Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Gilgan, Thomas David Pte M61881 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Gladys McKessar of Home Farm, Ballogie, by Aboyne, Aberdeenshire on 3 Jul 1942
Marriage - from Service Records Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Gill, Alfred Leroy Pte F85557 No. 13 Coy CFC married Miss Jean Auchterlonie of Brechin on 1943
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Girey, William Leslie Sgt C29953 RCAMC att to No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Margaret Orrock Blair Scott on 16 Apr 1942 at Kincardine O’Neill Parish Church by Hon Capt A.C. Vincent Chaplain CFC. Groomsman was Sgt Leslie Scholfield No. 3 Coy CFC
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar & No. 3 Coy CFC War Diaries - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Gourlay, Keith Darwin Sgt K99189 No. 7 Coy CFC married Miss Wilhelmine Margaret MacReady - 2 Aug 1943
Marriage from War Diaries No 7 Coy Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

Greenwood, John Gladwell Sgt K99014 No. 7 Coy CFC married Miss Mary Isabella Fairweather 7 Jul 1941
Marriage - from War Diaries No 7 Coy Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

Haglund, Harold Frederick Private LCpl H56288 No. 17 Coy CFC married Mrs. Catherine Ann Mackenzie Cameron – divorced
Marriage - Courtesy of Alistair Kennedy

Hall, John Hubert Pte K98499 No 30 Coy CFC married Miss Mary Colvin of 15 Kingsmill Road, Inverness, Scotland on 3 Jun 1944
Marriage No 30 Coy War Diaries Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

Hamilton, William I. SQMS C30512 HQ No 2 Dist CFC married Miss Anne Burnett of Huntly Cottages, Aboyne on 14 Dec 1944 at St. Machaar Manse, Aboyne
Marriage - Newspaper Clippings courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Hammerstead, Eric William Sgt H53471 No 5 Coy CFC married Miss Winnie Munro on 31 Dec 1941 at Pitlochry Baptist Church. Groomsman was CQMS Jack Bell
Marriage Newspaper clippings courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine & Lynn Asghar

Hanscombe, Eugene Earl Pte G45631 No.4 Coy CFC married Miss Betty Wright of Belwade Terrace, Aboyne on 24 Nov 1942 at Aboyne
Marriage - Newspaper clippings courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Harling, Lloyd Gilbert LCpl and Jean Bacon W.A.A.F

Harling, Lloyd Gilbert LCpl. No 19 Coy Canadian Forestry Corps and his bride, former Air Craft Woman Jean Bacon, W.A.A.F., were married July 17 in St. Mary's Church, Swanley, Kent England. The bridgegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Harling, 27 Balsam Street, Port Arthur. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Bacon and the late F. Bacon of Swanley, Kent. The groomsman was Pte Walter Baruard, No. 19 Coy, Canadian Forestry Corps.

Port Arthur News Chronicle Oct 5, 1943 p5

Harris, Orville Earl Pte K70428 No. 22 Coy CFC married Miss Elma McLeish
The Courier And Advertiser Wed Feb 21, 1945 Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Harrison, Bertram Pte E36042 No 3 Coy CFC married Miss Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Wemyss Tough of Walnut House, Banchovy, Kinacardineshire on 29 Jul 1944 at Banchovy. Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar & Service Records Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Haskin, John Elgin Pte C34219 No. 22 Coy CFC married Miss Mona Gray
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Hastings, William D. Pte H94383 No. 24 Coy CFC No. 24 Coy married Miss Doreen Smith 16 Oct 1943
Marriage - Marriage Certificate and photo's courtesy of daughter Bea (Hastings) Dechert & Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Photo courtesy of Bea (Hastings) Dechert

Hawkins, Francis Pele Pte CFC married Miss Zena Alexina Tocher of 11 Correction Wynd on 12 Apr 1943 at West St. Andrew’s Church, Abedeen
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar


War Diaries No. 15 Coy 10 Nov 1941
Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage
Hayes, Joseph Lawrence Pte No. 15 Coy CFC married Miss Flora M. Anderson from Beauly 29 Oct 1941

Headrick, Robert Private L50085 HQ No. 4 District CFC married Miss Helen M., Wade of Tomltdh and High Street, Kingussie on 6 May 1943 at Royal Hotel, Kingussie. Best man was Cpl Melvin W. Horne a cousin of bridegroom by a CFC Chaplain Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Henderson, Ken CQMS No.1 Coy CFC married Chris Mann

Henry, Robert L. Pte G17344 No. 15 Coy CFC married Miss Rachel Stewart Miller of Inveresk and Musselburgh on 1942
Marriage from No 15 Coy CFC War Diaries Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage - courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Hetherton, Gordon David LCpl K99649 married Miss Nora Una Ryan 18 Nov 1941 in Hampstead, London, England

From: Maria Hetherton
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2021 1:26 PM
To: Bob Briggs
Nora was from Ireland, and had only been in England a few years.
My mother was working in London, but not for the war effort. She was also helping to care for younger siblings as her mother had recently died.
Feel free to use the pictures if you like

Hey, Benjamin Kenneth Cpl H53301No 5 Coy married Miss Catherine (last name unnown) 24 Nov 1941


No 5 Coy CFC War Diary 25 Nov 1941
Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage
Photo courtesy of Iain Dmitrienko

Hibbard, Alexander Pte D110214 No. 2 Coy CFC married Miss Gladys Mary F., Thomson of 5 Hillhead Terrace, Aberdeen on 5 Jun 1943 at Rutherford Church, Northern District - Marriage from No.2 Coy CFC War Diaries Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage - Newspaper clippings courtesy Lynn Asghar

Hicks, E.C. Pte F85637 No. 13 Coy CFC married Miss Jane Pyott WRNS on 3 Feb 1945
The Courier And Advertiser Tues Feb 6, 1945 Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Hidlebaugh, Arthur Rae Private L50199 No. 20 Coy CFC married Miss Alexina (Nene) Wood
They were married March 17, 1945 and my mum and my eldest sister, Shirley, left for Canada in May 1946.
From: Kale Hidlebaugh
Sent: August-26-12 6:33 PM
To: rj.gonefishing@shaw.ca
Subject: Info

Hietanen, Edvin (Eddie) Allan Pte H94656 married Kathleen Ross Grant
In Bonar Bridge on 14th August 1944 Jeanette Ross Grant married Raymond Deneau, Private CFC
On 20th Dec 1945 her sister, Kathleen Ross Grant married Edwin Hietanen, an I.C. driver, CFC.
When their father died, the whole family went to Canada

Hill, Robert Arthur Lenwood Pte L50102 No. 17 Coy CFC married Miss Margaret Wallet Reid on 26 Dec 1944

Hill, Robert Newcombe Pte F35118 No. 13 Coy CFC married Miss Elizabeth Fraser Dargie of Burnside Kirkbuddo on 6 Jan 1944 at Easter Gagie, Kingennie
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Hoare, Jack Oliver R. CQMS K99761 No. 10 Coy CFC married Miss Amy Margaret Gollan a district nurse from Drumnadrochit
Marriage from No. 10 Coy CFC War Diary 5 Mar 1944 Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

Holmes, Sidney John Pte L50030 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Jessie McKenzie of Blinkdoonie, Garmouth, Inverness, Morayshire on 8 Jun 1945
Marriage - from the Service Records of Holmes, Sidney John Pte L50030 Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Hotton, Herman Pte E38137 No. 2 Coy CFC married Miss Betty Reid on 23 Jun 1942 in Banchory Ternan District
Marriage from No.2 Coy CFC War Diaries Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

Hudson, Henry Alec Lt married Miss Jane Robertson 29 Aug 1941. Captain Douglas Maburn Aird of No. 3 Coy CFC was the best man
Marriage Newspaper clippings courtesy of Lynn Asghar & British Newspaper Archive Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Hughes, James Robert Lt No. 20 Coy CFC married Miss Annie McLennan Wilson of Kelvin House, Ferry Road, Beauly, Inverness, Scotland on 3 Jan 1942
Marriage from Service Records of Hughes, James Robert Lt Library and Archives Canada

Inglis, James L. Cpl, who has been overseas two years, arrived in Haliburton Saturday night. While overseas he was married and his wife will follow very soon.

Irvine, Clarence Thomas Pte C30616 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Elsie Wishart of 28 Bright St Aberdeen on 23 Sep 1942
Marriage - from the Service Records of Irvine, Clarence Thomas Pte C30616 Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Irwin, John Davidson (Jack/Red) Pte No. 5 Coy CFC
Obituary: Chronicle Journal

Jarvis, Edward William Pte H55318 HQ No 4 Dist CFC married Miss Jean Bissett
Marriage - Source HQ No 4 District War Diaries

Johnson, Martin Cpl H53457 No 5 Coy CFC married Miss Christina Grant of Garryside, Blair Atholl on 17 May 1941 by Capt R.J. Berlis CFC Chaplain. Groomsman was Sgt Loken CFC. Guests were Capt Boswell CFC and Lt Styffe CFC
Marriage Newspaper Clippings courtesy of Lynn Asghar & Library and Archives Canada Military Heritage War Diaries 3 May 1943 courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Port Arthur News Chronicle 23 Aug 1946
Jackson, Harry R. Pte No. 16 Coy married Eileen Dingwall

Karlstedt, Karl Arthur Sgt H53331 No. 5 Coy CFC married Miss Mabel Jarvis of Station View, Pitlochry on 20 Jan 1942 in Moulin Church. Groomsman was Lt. Loken CFC Marriage Newspaper clipping courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine & No. 5 Coy CFC War Diaries - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

Kasier, Karl Pte No.19 Coy CFC & and Violet McDougall
Source: Forestry Memories

Kelly, Joseph Patrick Private No. 2 Coy CFC married Miss Alexandrina Johnston in 1942 in Birse District.
Marriage from No. 2 Coy CFC War Diary

Kelly, Maurice Kelly Pte E36134 No 3 Coy CFC To Miss Henrietta Duncan of Fernehow, Dinnet, Aberdeen, Scotland 31 July 1943
Marriage from Services Records of Pte Maurice Kelly from Library and Archives Canada
Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Kennedy, Colin Lachlan Major HQ No 5 Dist CFC married Miss Myrtle Campbell
Marriage from HQ No 5 Dist CFC War Diary

Klaudt, Bernard (Barney) Pte K70292 No.30 Coy married Miss Florence Mary Tideswell
Permission to Marry Service Records courtesy of Danny Bouchard

Knox, Thomas Robert Pte M61757 No 3 Coy CFC to Miss Margaret Mary McGarey of Inchmarle Banchory, Aberdeen, Scotland 4 Sep 1943
Marriage from No. 3 Coy CFC War Diaries 8 Jun 1943 & Services Records of Pte Thomas Robert Knox from Library and Archives Canada
Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Kovacs Francis Pte M61878 No. 18 Coy CFC married Miss Mable U. Hill in Birmingham Jun 1943
Marriage courtesy of daughter Mrs. Denisuk

Kowbuz, Michael ‘Mike’ Pte married Ina Reid in Scotland March 26, 1942. They returned to Port Arthur after the war and he worked with United Grain Growers for 25 years until his retirement.

Lankofski, Georges Pte E36166 No. 3 Coy married Miss Pauline Constance Elsie Fituex of 21 Rue de Fays, St. Hubert, Ardennes, Belgium on 21 Dec 1945
Marriage from Services Records of Pte Georges Lankofski from Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

LaPlace, Richard Pte M61765 No. 19 Coy CFC married Miss Irene Hopper of Yiewsley on May 1943 at St. Mathews Church, Yiewsley. Bestman was brother Pte. C.P. LaPlaca RCAMC and brother Gnr. L LaPlaca was in attendance
Marriage - Newspaper clippings courtesy of Lynn Asghar - Photo & info courtesy Don Laplaca - nephew

Laplante, Edgar Pte E39479 No. 16 Coy CFC married Miss Solange Fivez daughter of Adrien Fivez and Armandine Morieux a native of Bressoux, Belgium on March 29, 1946

Larocque, Emile H. Pte H62652 No. 4 Coy CFC married Miss Aileen Moir of Upper Ruthven, Dinnet on Jan 1944 at St. Machar’s Church, Aboyne
Marriage - Newspaper clippings courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Larocque, J.O. Pte C70293 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Doris Gilanders
Marriage Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Larocque, Omer A. Pte H62523 No. 16 Coy CFC married Miss Doris Gilanders
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Lau – Jensen, Theodore QMS H52659 HQ No 5 Dist CFC married Miss Jessie MacKeddick Michie of Elgin on 9 Oct 1943
Marriage from HQ No 5 Dist CFC War Diaries - courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine


LaViolette, Zoel Pte & Mairi Rattray
Photo courtesy of Denise LaViolette - daughter

Private Zoël LaViolette was born on September 22nd, 1912, in Nash Creek, New Brunswick. He married Mairi Rattray (born July 27th, 1904) from Eskadale, Inverness-Shire Scotland in June 1944 in Eskadale.

Lawrence, Victor Pte H94416 No. 25 Coy CFC married Miss Helen Wood of 8 Froghall Avenue, Aberdeen on 17 Feb 1945
Marriage - Newspaper clippings courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Lebel, George William Pte C70073 married Margaret MacPherson

Leblanc, Leo Pte E36127 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Mary Gladys Pirie Slater of 44 Upperkirkgate, Aberdeen on 23 Mar 1945
Marriage - Services Records for Leblanc, Leo Pte E36127 Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Leclair, George Pte D110292 No. 2 Coy CFC married Miss Norah Stewart of 47 Rosebank, Aberdeen on 4 June 1943 at the Royal Hotel, Aberdeen
Marriage - from No 2 Coy CFC War Diaries & Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Leclerc, Alphonse Pte E28448 No 3 Coy CFC married Miss Christine Galloway MacDonald Grant of 6 Columba Rd., Inverness, Scotland on 4 Nov 1945
Marriage - Services Records for Leclerc, Alphonse Pte E28448 Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Legros, John Private C70065 No. 2 Coy CFC married Miss Mary Edwards on 4 June 1943 at Ballogie in Birse District
Marriage info courtesy Lynn Asghar & Darcy Legros & No 2 Coy War Diaries CFC courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Lehto, Robert Pte K76305 No. 22 Coy CFC married Miss Annie Petrie on 20 Mar 1943 at Chapel of Towie, Glenkindle
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Lepine, K.G. Pte C34117 No 16 Coy CFC married Miss Janet Forbes
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Lesperance, Ernest ACpl E36106 No 3 Coy CFC To Miss Violet Elizabeth Cruikshank of Caledonia Hotel, Aberdeen, Scotland 22 Jul 1943
Marriage from Services Records of ACpl Ernest Lesperance E36106 from Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Litt, Robert Anderson Pte K41066 No. 22 Coy CFC married Miss Daisy May Collins of 84 Girdleleness Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Apr 1944 She was born 7 Apr 1923 Marriage from No 1 CSFS War Diaries - Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Locking, John Albert Sgt H53486 married Jean Love
She graduated in 1938 from the dental college at the University of Glasgow and began practicing in Pitlochry, Scotland with Dr. "Babs" McDonald until the end of World War II. On September 17, 1944 Jean married a young Canadian Soldier, Sgt. John Albert Locking who had been sent to her for dental treatment. After the war she followed him to Canada as a war bride in 1946, coming to Port Arthur, Ontario

Lonergan, Patrick Pte L50077 No. 20 Coy CFC married Miss Jean Macdonald of 3 Railway Terrace, Kincraig on 12 Aug 1943 at Church of Scotland, Kincraig. Best man was Private James Wallace CFC. Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy Lynn Asghar & Service Records of Lonergan, Patrick Pte L50077 Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Long, Earl Pte G53279 No. 25 Coy CFC married Miss Elizabeth Stewart of 8 Carselea Rd., Invergowrie on Apr 1943 at East Church Manse, Invergowrie
Married Courtesy of Lynn Asghar & Jean-Francois Chicoine

Lortitch, Antonio Louis Joseph Pte D26411 No 3 Coy CFC to Miss Bella Crighton MacDonald of Potarch Sawmills by Banchory, Scotland 10 Jul 1943
Marriage from Services Records of Pte Ernest Lesperance from Library and Archives Canada
Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Loupert, Arthur Charles Pte D110188 No. 2 Coy CFC married Miss Isabella Leask Thomson on 5 Jun 1943 in Peterculter West District
Marriage from No 2 Coy War Diaries

Lowery, Cyril Pte D110240 No. 2 Coy CFC married Miss Eliza Jane Cruden on 10 Apr 1943 in Aberdeen Southern District.
A large number of men from this Company attended the ceremony
Marriage from No 2 Coy War Diaries

McDougall, Mark, Rene LCpl K54044 No. 25 Coy No. 7 CFD CFC married Miss Catherine Helen McGregor of Braeview, Braemar 4 Nov 1945 at St. Andrew’s R.C. Church Braemar, Aberdeenshire - Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar & from Service Records - Courtesy Jean-Francois Chicoine

MacFarlane, James Ferrier Staff Capt married Aimée Elspeth

Name: James Ferrier Macfarlane
Father's name: C Macfarlane
Spouse's Name: Aimée Elspeth Scrymgeour-wedderburn
Marriage Date: 21 Apr 1945
Marriage Place: Perth,

MacMahon, John Norman Pte F96340 No. 25 Coy CFC married Miss Margaret Krone Morrison of Mount Pleasant, 1A Canal Street, Aberdeen on 19 Jun 1943 at Unitarian Church, Aberdeen. Pte. James 0’Donnell CFC was the groomsman Marriage - Newspaper clippings courtesy of Lynn Asghar

MacRae, John Philip Sgt F85603 No. 13 Coy CFC married Miss Mary McIvor on 17 Mar 1943 at Brechin Cathedral. Bestman was Pte Eddie Rose CFC
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Maillet, Gerard Prte E36102 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Barbara T. Sherriffs of Skene Square, Aberdeen, Scotland on 11 Aug 1943
Marriage from Service Records of Maillet, Gerard Pte E36102 Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Marcoux, Leo Pte married a girl from Perth, Scotland

From: Duncan Michano
Sent: December-29-12 6:59 PM
To: 'Robert J Briggs'
Subject: RE: Canadian Forestry Corps-Blair Atholl
H53352 Pte. Marcoux, Leo. Leo Marcoux eventually married a girl from Perth ( I believe). On return to Canada they settled down in Heron Bay about 3 miles from us. They used to have a little house not far from Lecours store near the CPR railway tracks. They had one daughter, Frances, who is about 2 yrs older than me so she must have been born in Scotland also. Mom used to take us visiting quite often. Mrs. Marcoux ( we never knew her first name ) had a very strong Scottish accent, unlike mom.

Martell, H. Louie LCpl C31246 married Miss Maude Marie Hughes - ATS, Fort George, Inverness - Shire - 10 May 1943

Mathieson, David Connon Pte M61749 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Violet Margaret Henderson of The Gardens, Ballogie, (Birse) Abderdeenshire, Scotland on 30 Sep 1942 Marriage - Newspaper clipping & Service Records of Mathieson, Dave Connon Pte M61749 Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Mazerall, John Enoch Sgt G4146 RCASC att to No. 25 Coy CFC married Leading Wren Mary Jane Clark W.R.N.S. of 42 Salisbury Terrace, Aberdeen on 13 Dec 1943. Groomsman was Capt Pearce CFC Marriage - Newspaper clipping Courtesy of Lynn Asghar

McArthur, Dan Pte E36182 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Elsie Alexander of 13 Allan St., Aberdeen, Scotland on 20 Feb 1943
Marriage from Service Records of McArthur, Dan Pte E36182 Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

McArthur, Lewis Joseph Sgt E36183 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Christian Lamb of 62 Broomhill Road, Aberdeen on 20 Dec 1941 at St. Mary’s Chapel. East Church of St. Nicholas Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar & Service Records of McArthur, Lewis Joseph Sgt E36183 Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

McDonald, Donald John Pte H53340 No. 5 Coy CFC married Miss Nellie Borthwick 26 Dec 1942
The Courier And Advertiser Sat Dec 26, 1942 Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

McFarland, Claude Pte H56223 No. 17 Coy CFC married Miss Ethel "Penny" McFarland
Fort Frances Times Online Wed Mar 26, 2003 & Fort Frances Times Online Wed Mar 15, 2006

McGee, Augustus Pte F95301 No. 19 Coy CFC married Miss Elizabeth MacKenzie of Inverness
Certificate of Proclamation of Banns - Courtesy of Jaime Belisle

Photo courtesy of Jaime Belisle - grandson

McInnes, J.A. Pte B98508 married Margaret Nicholson

McMath, Joseph Pte D21512 married Isobel Fraser
Re Sandra Shanks In Ardersier on 5th July 1943 Isobel Fraser married Joseph McMath No. 10 Coy CFC. In 1947 they had a daughter, Tanya Woffington McMath. Apparently, Joseph was killed and Isobel went to Canada to visit his folks who wanted to see the child. I am told she stayed in Canada and married Joseph's brother.

McMillan, Peter George Pte H56399 No.17 Coy CFC married Miss Margaret (Meta) Helen MacKenzie
Meta was born in Craigmonie Culrain Kincardine, Scotland to William and Margaret MacKenzie on Jan. 31, 1922.
Meta married Peter George McMillan on March 16, 1944 in Scotland. Meta then came to Canada on Feb. 23, 1946 on a hospital ship called the “Letitia.” It was an 11-day crossing to Halifax, N.S., where she continued by train to Winnipeg, Man. to meet Peter.
They settled on a farm in Black Hawk, Ont. on March 10, 1946. They moved to Emo in 1952 and then to Atikokan on June 14, 1954

McRae, George Pte E36119 No. 18 Coy CFC married Miss Elizabeth May Sutherland of Burnside Cottage, Resaurie, Culloden, Invernesshire, Scotland on 3 Apr 1945 at Culloden - Marriage from Service Records of McRae, George Pte E36119 Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Meikle, George Allen Private E36060 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Eileen Marian Rae of 24 Canning St. Belfast, Northern Ireland on 7 Nov 1942
Marriage from Service Records of Meikle, George Allen Pte E36060 Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Meikle, Stanley Ernest ASgt E36061 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Eileen Collins on 1 Aug 1944 at Banchovy, Scotland
Marriage from Service Records of Meikle, Stanley Ernest ASgt E36061 Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Meservier, Armand Rene Pte H53443 No. 5 Coy CFC married Miss Catherine Scrimgeour of Strathgarry on Jan 1943 at the Garry Guest House, Killiecrankie. Groomsman was his brother in law Pte. Clarence Chauvin CFC Marriage - Newspaper clippings courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Michano, Duncan A. Pte No. 24 Coy CFC married Miss Freda MacIntosh
From: Duncan Michano
Sent: December-27-12 8:11 PM
To: rj.gonefishing@shaw.ca
Subject: Canadian Forestry Corps-Blair Atholl
Hi. My name is Duncan Michano. My dad was with the CFC stationed in Blair Atholl.
My mom was a war bride. Lived in Pithlochry. I was born there.
Appreciate your help.
Thx

From: Duncan Michano
Sent: December-27-12 8:52 PM
To: 'Robert J Briggs'
Subject: RE: Canadian Forestry Corps-Blair Atholl
Yes Duncan A Michano was my dad
There were a lot of young men from N Ont in the CFC. Mom talked about meeting many of them when they would come to Pitlochry with dad.
Dad returned in 1945. We came over on the SS Mauritania in the winter of 1946 ( Pier 21 in Halifax ). Mom often talked about her “trip’ over here as a 16 yr old “ War Bride” along with the hundreds of other War Brides.
Thx a lot. I really appreciate all the work you’ve done.
Will put something together for you.
Regards, Duncan Michano

Michon, Eugene Frances Sonny Pte H62557 No 16 Coy CFC To (Elsie) Elspeth Robertson Deans - 29 Nov 1941
Marriage Info courtesy of Frank Michon

Miller, Frederick Arthur Pte H53477 No 5 Coy, CFC married Miss Christina Brown Peters at Blair Atholl on 1942
Permission for Marriage from No. 5 Coy CFC War Diaries - 20 Jun 1942 - courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Milton, Clifford Neil Harris Pte B20149 married Miss Jessie Clacher MacGregor 28 Sep 1942
Groomsman - LCpl Laurens Allan Flig The Evening Telegraph Mon Sept 28, 1942 Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Moggey, H.W. Sgt H94394 married Helen Main in Ardersier, Inverness-Shire

Montroy, Lewis William Cpl C37525 No. 26 Coy married Miss Marion Forbes of Orchard House, Beauly on 14 Sep 1944 at St. Mary’s Church, Beauly. Pte. Jack MacSween CFC was groomsman. - Marriage Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Moran, Francis Joseph Pte C30707 No. 3 Coy married Miss Elizabeth Thorpe of Rose Cottage, Auchattie, Banchory, Kincardineshire, Scotland on 27 Dec 1943
Marriage from Service Records of Moran, Francis Joseph Pte C30707 Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Morin, Henri Joseph Private C30713 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Anne Connor of 21 Seaton Ave, Aberdeen, Scotland on 31 Dec 1942
Marriage from Service Records of Morin, Henri Joseph Pte C30713 Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Morris, Louis Harold Pte B17249 No. 8 Coy CFC married Miss Catherine May Fraser Clark of Cawdor Village on 20 Sep 1941 at Cawdor Old Parish Church Manse, best man was CSM Charles Edward Fillingham - Marriage from Service Records of Morris, Louis Harold Pte B17249 Library and Archives Canada

Morrissey, Joseph Richard Pte No.10 Coy CFC of Powell River married Margaret Munro of Torachilty, Contin, Ross, Cromarty, Scotland on 12 July 1944

Mortensen, Valdemore Christopher ACpl K98675 No. 6 Coy CFC married Miss Florence May Wood of Manchester, England 2 Aug 1941
Marriage Record - HQ No 1 Dist War Diary 2 Aug 1941

Mulholland, Edward George Pte L50179 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Margaret (Daisy) Green Gibb of Eredene, Aboyne, Aberdeen, Scotland on 23 Dec 1941 at Birse Lodge Hotel. Aboyne - Marriage Newspaper Clipping & No 3 Coy CFC War Diaries & Service Records of Mulholland, Edward George Pte L50179 Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Mullin, Leo Edward Pte D113172 No. 9 Coy CFC married Miss Jane Wilson MacKie Sinclair of Tain, Ross-Shire, Scotland on 24 Sept 1943
Marriage from Service Records of Pte Leo Edward Mullin D113172 Library and Archives Canada

Murray, Gordon Lyman P te F77364 No. 13 Coy CFC married Miss Jessie Forsythe Spence of Brechin, Scotland on 4 Jul 1942
From: Colin Murray
Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:51 AM
To: Bob Briggs
Subject: Re: 13 Company Canadian Forestry Corp
One other update you could add, if you wish, under the war brides section: Murray, Gordon Lyman Pte F77364 married Jessie Forsythe Spence of Brechin, Scotland Attached is the only wedding photo I have with Dad and Mom in the center. I don't know who the best man and bridesmaid are. I don't really have any other information for a story. The wedding date was July 4, 1942.

Nastiuk, Demtro ‘Dan’ Pte H62892 No. 24 Coy CFC married Miss Margaret ‘Bunty’ Patricia Barnett of 1 Castlehill on 18 Aug 1944 at 1 Castlehill, Aberdeen
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Niman, Alvin A., Sgt C70079 married Miss Janet S Robertson
Married overseas, Sgt Alvin Niman, second son of Mrs. Niman and the late Frederick Niman, of 438 Lisgar Street, Ottawa, and the former Miss Janet S. Robertson, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. David Robertson, Balnadrum Terrace, Pitlochy, who were married recently at York House, Perth,Scotland. Sgt. Niman has been overseas with the Canadian Forestry Corps for three years.The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. Alexander Ross, of Pitlochry East Church. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Catherine Robertson, while the best man was Sgt. Major Clifton Lusk of Billings Bridge, Ont., also of the Forestry Corps

Norton, Walter Edward Pte H56332 No. 17 Coy CFC married Miss Isabelle ‘Ella’ Bateson
Isabelle was born Aug. 15, 1920 in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1942, she married her husband, Walter Norton Sr., who was stationed in Scotland with the 17th Forestry Corps.
She was very proud of her family’s wartime service. Her husband, Walter, served in Scotland and later in Europe while her brother, Wee James, served in the Royal Air Force and her brother-in-law, Bill Bateson (Peggy), served in the Royal Navy.
She was especially proud of her brother, John, and his wife, Madeleine. He escaped from several German P.O.W. camps and was hidden by Madeleine’s family who were in the French underground.
She received a commendation from the Allied Forces.
Mom came to Canada in 1946 as a war bride, settling in Fort Frances. She and her husband, Walter, and other forward-thinking people started the Fort Frances Community Credit Union (Northern Lights), where she became manager for roughly 25 years, retiring in the mid-1970s.

O'Connor, Raymond Oswell Eugene Pte married Agnes Jane last name unknown
Agnes was born in Newhills Scotland and was raised and received her education as a psychiatric nurse. She met and married Raymond O'Connor during the World War II in 1945, she and her daughter Patricia emigrated to Canada to reunite with her husband

Oliver, William Earl P te M44888 No. 25 Coy CFC married Miss Mary Wilson of Fife Cottage, Braemar on Sept 1943 at Braemar East Church. Captain Vincent chaplain to CFC officiated. Groomsman was P te L. Hart CFC Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar
War Bride Story by Mary Oliver - Originally sourced from Pier 21 Website which now is a dead link
From: Alex Oliver
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 6:52 PM
To: rj.gonefishing@shaw.ca
Subject: Emailing: Earl and Mary Oliver.jpg,
Hello Bob
Private William Earl Oliver marries Mary Wilson of Braemar on Saturday, September 25,1943 at 3:30 PM at East Church, Braemar. The reception was at Bruachdryne House, Braemar. Chaplain Captain Vincent officiated.
Thanks, Alex Oliver

Olson, Clarence Olaf Pte H53497 married Helen Christie in Perth, Scotland

O'Neill, Harry Pte married Eva May Mathews April 15, 1943. A year later they came to the Lakehead

O'Quinn, Thomas R. Pte D113223 No. 16 Coy CFC married Miss Helen Elizabeth Reid of 12 Raeburn Place, Aberdeen on 3 Jul 1942 at St. Mary’s Cathedral
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtey of Lynn Asghar

Pallot, Joseph Edward Pte D110184 No. 2 Coy CFC married Miss Margaret Fraser Rose on 12 Sep 1942 in Aboyne District. Cpl George Stewart acted as best man. Quite a few of the lads from the company were invited to the reception at the Birse Lodge afterwards.
Marriage from No. 2 Coy CFC War Diaries

Pankiwich, John Pte CFC married Miss Mary Jane Gammack of Letter Cottages, Lynne of Skene, Dunecht on 23 Jan 1943 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Aberdeen
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Paxson, Joseph Pte H53444 & Margaret Sinclair Pollock
Source: Chronicle Journal

Payne, Lloyd W. Pte B111397 No. 16 Coy CFC married Miss Anna Belle Irvine
Marriage - courtesy of Nicole

Pedersen, Pte & Betty Viola Holt
Courtesy of The Betty Pederson Story - The Memory Project Historica Canada

Pellerin, Isidore Joseph Pte B130101 No. 22 Coy CFC married Miss Catherine Graham Brock of 23 A Ann St., Aberdeen, Scotland on 11 Nov 1944.
The best man is Ostroski, Joseph Frank Pte C34689 No. 22 Coy CFC & The bridesmaid is Catherine’s sister - courtesy of Brenda K. grand daughter
Info from Service Records of Pellerin, Isidore Joseph Pte B130101 Library and Archives Canada

Pemberton, Charles Watson (Watt) married Joan Easton

From: Marie Pemberton
Sent: September-25-12 11:18 AM
To: rj.gonefishing@shaw.ca
Subject: FW: Joan Easton and Charles Watson Pemberton's wedding photo taken in Scotland
Hi, This is a wedding photo for Joan Easton and her husband Charles Watson Pemberton. They were married in Scotland during world war 11. I also have a photo of the bride and groom and their maid of honour and best man. The sister of the bride Betty Easton was the maid of honour and one of his fellow soldiers stood up as best man for the groom. My husband's father Charles Watson Pemberton worked as a cook during the war. He met his wife in Scotland at a dance that she attended with her sister Betty Easton. When Joan and Charles Watson(Watt) Pemberton were married this same sister Betty was Maid of Honour. I still have to look for the group photo of the four of them as I had a virus in my computer and my external drive with many photos was lost. They are of course in boxes, and albums.

Hi, My husband's father was Charles W. Pemberton who married in Scotland where his two oldest sons were born. His mother came to Nova Scotia as a war bride with her two sons one of which was my husband Victor Pemberton. They settled in Nova Scotia where the other five children were born. Do you have this group photo ? If you would like it I will send it to you. Marie

Perkins, Kempton Keith Pte G48062 No. 15 Coy married Miss Elizabeth McCart Connell of Kiltarlity in 1943
Marriage from No. 15 Coy CFC War Diaries - 14 Apr 1943 - courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Perley, Kenneth Marsten Sgt G45640 No. 27 Coy No. 7 Canadian Forestry District CFC married Miss ‘Lena’ Williamina (last name unknown) 1944
Marriage - Courtesy of Lynn Asghar


War Diary No 5 Coy 2 Mar 1944
Pte Emile Clarence Pilon No.5 Coy was married to Iris Annie Bowers
Source: Pte Emile Clarence Pilon 1908-1945 Canadian Forestry Corps

Pitt, G.H. LCpl No. 5 Coy CFC married Miss Georgie MacLennan of Cairntoul, Kingussie Apr 1944 at St. Andrew’s Church, Kingussie. Piper Maurice L. Macdonald was best man - Marriage Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Portelance, Donat Pte H53461 No 5 Coy married Miss Janet Seaton Robertson 23 Oct 1942
The Courier And Advertiser Sat Oct 24, 1942 Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Post, Leonard Kenneth Pte B20513 No. 12 Coy CFC married Miss Mary Fraser of Gamaline Terrace, Kingussie on Mar 1945 at the Old High Church Manse, Inverness. Cpl Gordon Pirie was groomsman - Marriage Newspaper clipping Courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Press, Hector Joseph Pte C63027 No 1 Coy married Miss Hughina Ross of Nairn, Nairnshire, Scotland 15 Aug 1942
Marriage from his Service Records

Purvis Frank Maxwell LCpl F85529 HQ No 2 Dist CFC married Miss Evelyn Mary Archibald of Aberdeen Southern District on 14 May 1944
Marriage from Service Records of Purvis Frank Maxwell LCpl F85529 Library and Archives Canada & HQ No 2 Dist CFC War Diary 17 May 1944
Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Radstaak, Johnny R., Cpl M60043 HQ No. 2 District CFC married Miss Jean Fowler of Roadside Cottage, Birse, Aboyne on 23 Dec 1943 at Birse Church of Scotland by Captain Vincent CFC Chaplain. Sgt John Fitzpatrick CFC was best man
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar - HQ No 2 Dist CFC War Diaries courtesy Jean-Francois Chicoine

Rae, William Hastie Lt. No. 7 Coy CFC married Miss Elsie Fraser Grant 30 Dec 1942
Marriage from War Diaries No 7 Coy

Rainey, William Pte Private D110153 No. 2 Coy CFCmarried Miss Beatrice Eggington in Sheffield, England between Jul-Sept 1942
Marriage - info courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Randle, Roy Elwood Private H62598 No. 16 Coy married Miss Isabella Annie Harper of 3 Balnault Cottages, Crathie on 20 Dec 1942 at Dee Valley, Banchory by Rev. John Lamb, Cathie Chaplain to the King - Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Reed, Daniel No.16 Coy CFC & Eunice Browns - 1st wedding anniversary, 1945.
Photo Courtesy of Claude Kusznier & Dana Reed grandchildren

From: Dana Reed
Sent: November-12-12 9:50 PM
To: rj.gonefishing@shaw.ca
Subject: CFC company 16
Hi Bob,
I was looking at your website, having been speaking with my mum, who mentioned your email with my cousin, Claude Kusznier. I have a few more names you can add to 16 company as I was talking with my grandmother and she remembers some of them. She married Daniel Reed in Aberdeen, but her aunt was in Banchory, so she knew quite a few of the soldiers.
Quite a few of them married. Omer Laroque's wife, whom you have mentioned, her maiden name was Doris Delanders. Harry Jackson married Eileen or Aileen Dingwell, Sunny Michon married Elsie Deans.

Rivard, Marcel Pte E36187 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Elizabeth Hardy of Petarch Sawmill, Banchory, at Aboyne, Scotland 0n 12 Sep 1944
Marriage from Service Records of Rivard, Marcel Pte E36187 Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Rockwell, Irvin Lt. No. 16 Coy CFC married Miss Mary Ann Hutcheson (Fl/Sgt WAAF) on 1 Aug 1945 in the Caledonian Hotel, Aberdeen
Marriage - Newspaper clippings courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Roderick, Morrie Cecil Pte No. 24 Coy CFC married Miss Mary Crawford Sutherland of Mill of Cosh, Girnoc, Ballater on 29 Apr 1944 at St. Nathalan’s R.C. Church by Father J.A. Monnet Chaplain CFC - Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Rogers, Emerson E. Pte F91481 No. 13 Coy CFC married Miss Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Wemyss of 10 King Street, St. Andrews on 23 Oct 1943
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Ross, Martin James Pte F8564 No. 13 Coy CFC married Miss Mary Anderson Drummond of Nether Turin, Forfar on 3 Jan 1944 at the Manse, Aberlemne
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Roy, Rene Pte E36185 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Jessie Cruikshank of Skene Place, Aberdeen, Scotland at Aberdeen on 30 Jul 1942
Marriage from No 3 Coy CFC War Diaries & Service Records of Pte Rene Roy E36185 from Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Safruik, William Pte married Miss Elizabeth Ann Moodie of Green Park Hotel, Pitlochry on 14 Feb 1944. Pte. W. Black was groomsman
Marriage - Newspaper clippings courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Saunders, Bud Pte G48238 No. 13 Coy CFC to Miss Barbara Scully 7 Feb 1944 15 Crinan Street, Alexander Park, Glasgow
from Service records Courtesy of Danny Bouchard

Sauve, Benjamin Joseph Sgt D113156 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Edith Noble of 1 Castle Terrace, Aberdeen on 16 Jan 1943
Marriage from No 3 Coy CFC War Diaries & Service Records of Sauve, Benjamin Joseph Sgt D113156 from Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean Francois Chicoine

Schindler, Emil Michel LCpl K99024 No.7 Coy married Flora Dean

May 5, 1944

Scott, Alvin Milton P te G48200 No. 15 Coy CFC married Miss Annie M., Gradley Dec 1943
Marriage - Info courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Photo courtesy of Carrie Robichaud

Scott, Douglas Haig LCpl G48038 married Miss Jane Simpson Robinson
Marriage - Info courtesy of Lynn Asghar

From: Dawna Scott
Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2019 5:10 PM
To: rj.gonefishing@shaw.ca
Subject: Scott Family
Hi Bob,
I was able to locate a couple of pictures and have attached them for you. The other picture is my Father in Law - Douglas Scott and his wife Jane Simpson Robinson. If I can locate any more pics or information I will send it your way.
Take care Dawna Scott

Scott, William Stickney Cpl G48039 No. 15 Coy CFC married Miss Emma A. Gradley Jun 1945
Marriage - Info courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Simpson, Andrew Leslie Pte C63391 No. 4 Coy CFC married Miss Bella Cobb of The Oake, Knockando, Morayshire on 29 Apr 1944 at Ferryhill, North Church, Aberdeen Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Sinfield, Frank Pte C63121 No 1 Coy married Miss Helen Anderson 21 May 1942
Press And Journal Sat May 23, 1942 Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Slonski, Harry Pte H45555 During his tour of service he married Hazel Violet Young in Aberdeen, Scotland on February 19, 1943

Slojkowski, Walter Leon ACpl K99182 No. 7 Coy CFC married Miss Georgia Campbell – 22 Jul 1941
Marriage - from War Diaries No 7 Coy

Smith, James Lyman Pte D110216 No. 2 Coy CFC married Miss Christina Eveline Simpson of 26 Bedford Avenue on 19 Dec 1942 in Aberdeen Eastern District. L/Cpl Herbie McCann was the bestman and the wedding was attended by Cpl Norman Arthurs, Pte Evan Fox and Lt Andy Fleming
Marriage from No. 2 Coy CFC War Diaries & Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Smyth, Chester Pte E29153 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Mary Thompson of Edgewood Villa, Raemore Road, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 0n 1 Jan 1943
Marriage - from No 3 Coy CFC War Diaries & Service Records of Smyth, Chester Pte E29153 Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Sobey, Norman William Pte H53493 No. 4 Coy CFC married Miss Eveline Isabella Anderson, of Knocks Cottage, Ballater on 24 Mar 1942
Marriage from No 4 Coy CFC War Diaries courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Soutar, Herbert Neil Pte B20085 No.11 Coy married Miss Lillian Henderson Lourie
Source: War Diaries No. 6 Coy

Squarek, Peter Pte married Miss Peggy from the Inverness area
Crowsnest Pass Historical Society Squarek Family

Stang, Gustave Pte No. 22 Coy CFC b. 21 Sep 1905, married Ann Walker b. 30 May 1921, Glasgow, Scotland

Steele, Gordon George Pte
& Ann Steele


Photo's from the
Pte Gordon George Steele
Collection

Pte Gordon Steele
with wife Ann,
daughter Jacklyn,
son George

Hi Robert:
Below are the notes from Mrs Steele.
QUOTE:
Notes from Ann Steele. (Gordon Steele's wife.)
Prior to WW2 our family lived in Kinloch Rannoch.
We were teens when WW2 began and unable to fully understand the horrors of war. I recall the rationing mostly.
About 1940, a Forestry Corps Company deployed close to our village and they proceeded to cut down all the larger trees on local properties. One day a group of us were playing street baseball, when Gordon and Les Browse were walking by and asked if they could join us. We agreed and that was the day I met Gordon Steele.
We were married in December 1941. Gordon's best man was George DePencier and my briesmaid was his wife Marg DePencier. Our wedding date was also my sister's birthday. In 1942 our daughter Jacklyn was born and in 1943 our son George was born.
After the war, Gordon returned to Canada in September 1945 travelling on the Ile de France. In late May 1946, Jacklyn and George and I proceeded to Canada on the Queen Mary. We arrived in Halifax about 27 May and took the train from Halifax to Montreal and then to North Bay where we arrived on 30 May in a snowstorm. This was a shock because when we left Scotland it was sunny and warm.
Needless to say this trip was nerve wracking and remarkable. A new family, new country, new home and new way of life.
Gordon had prepared for our arrival. he had a house ready for us and the members of his large family welcomed us.
In 1951 Ann's parents and her younger sister arrived in North Bay from Scotland to start a new life also.
The large Steele family, my parents and sister; and Gordon's friends from North Bay who I had met in Scotland, all contributed to making our move to Canada a wonderful experience.
UNQUOTE

Steele, William Pte K73712 No. 22 Coy CFC married Miss Charlotte Forbes of 23 Ferrier Cresc. Woodside, Aberdeen on 1 Apr 1943
Marriage from Service Records of Steele, William Pte K73712 Library and Archives Canada Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Steeves, Lorne Percy Pte G53486 No. 25 Coy CFC married Miss Violet Alice Beaton of 21 Howburn Place, Aberdeen on 21 Apr 1945 at St. James Church, Aberdeen
Marriage - Newspaper clippings courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Stevens, George Norman Pte H53350 of the orderly room staff No. 5 Coy married name unknown in London 8 Dec 1942
Marriage No. 5 Coy CFC War Diary 8 Dec 1942

Stevens, Thomas L/Cpl H56254 No. 14 of No 7 CFD CFC married Miss Agnes Robertson of 19 Union Place, Dundee, Angus-Shire, Scotland after 4 Aug 1945 - Marriage Information - Courtesy of Andy Stevens

Stewart, George Russell Cpl D110108 No. 2 Coy CFC married Miss Alexandra Gray Walker on 18 May 1942 in Aberdeen Eastern District.
Ten of the boys got the day off to attend the ceremony - Marriage from No. 2 Coy CFC War Diaries

Stinson, Eamen Samuel Pte E30627 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Constance Lillian Payne of Camberwell S.E. London, England on 29 Aug 1942
Marriage - from Service Records of Stinson, Eamen Samuel Pte E30627 Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Stuart, J.M. Pte M60019 No. 16 Coy CFC married Miss Nancy Johnston
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Sutley, Horace Arthur Pte M4181 No. 2 Coy CFC married Miss Mary McBain Johnston in 1942 Aberdeen Southern District.
Pte Horace Sutley who came to us from the RCA, was married in Aberdeen and some of the boys got the day off to attend the ceremony. Pte Kelly was the best man.
Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Swant, Robert (Bob) Earl Pte No.23 Coy married Shirley Anderson

Syrjanen, Helge Aanselmi Pte married Margaret Knox
Port Arthur News Chronicle 18 July 1946

Syvret, Chester Pte E36132 No. 3 Coy married W191050 L/Cpl Helen Nisbet Inglis of Denholme, Roxbrughshire on 3 Jan 1944
Marriage from Service Records of Syvret, Chester Pte E36132 No. 3 Coy Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Thibeault, Gerard Pte E38212 No. 2 Coy CFC married Miss Isabella King in 1943 in Birse District
8 Mar 1943 – Pte Thibeault who is marrying a W.A.A.F. towards the end of Apr had his wife in the camp showing her the mill and bush operations
Marriage from No.2 Coy CFC War Diaries

Thomas, George McAlpine Capt HQ No 1 CFG married Miss Dorothy C Seaton 26 Mar 1945
Groomsman - Major David Ernest Graham CFC HQ The Courier And Advertiser Mon Mar 26, 1945 Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Thompson, Stanley Henry Pte L50005 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Elizabeth Violet Morrison of 12 Bewade Terrace, Aboyne, Aberseenshire, Scotland on 8 Jan 1944 at Birse Lodge Hotel, Aboyne by Capt. A.C. Vincent Chaplain CFC - Marriage - Newspaper clippings courtesy of Lynn Asghar & from Service Records of Thompson, Stanley Henry Pte L50005 No.3 Coy Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Tough, William Taylor Pte H99315 No.15 Coy married Sarah
Bill was born in Lumsden, District of Aberdeen, Scotland. He moved to Canada with his family in 1920 at the age of 2, settling in Stratton, Ontario. During WWII he served in Europe for the Canadian Forestry Corps. and upon discharge he moved to Fort William with his new bride.
Sally was born on March 21, 1924 in Inverness, Scotland. She moved to Canada with her eldest son, Bill in 1946 and settled in Fort William in the same year

Toy, Kenneth Alfred SM D109267 CFC HQ married Miss Annie Holmes of Inverness on 28 Feb 1945
Marriage from HQ CFC War Diaries 28 Feb 1945 - courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Tranquilla, James Thomas Pte No.25 CFC married Augustine Alice (Lily) Rondeau
Source: Canadian War Brides
Daily Gleaner | Greater Fredericton
As published on page A4 on March 6, 2006
After 60 years, war bride still loves her home country
By MARK TAYLOR

Tweedy, Arthur Ralph Pte H53309 No 5 Coy, CFC married Miss Ellen C. Manners

Upton, Harold Tyner Pte H195632 married Catherine Coffield on 22 Jun 1945 in Inverness Scotland, daughter of Robert II Coffield and Mary Anne McRae
Catherine was born on May 22nd, 1926, raised and educated in Inverness, Scotland. Catherine met and married her husband Harold in 1945 and came to Dorion, Ontario in 1946. They lived in Dorion until 1947 then moved to Thunder Bay where they resided permanently. During World War II Mom worked in the N.A.F.F.I. as a clerk and later was employed in a military hospital.

Vaillant, Edgar E. Pte H94471 & Connie
Source - Chronicle Journal

Van Buskirk, William Earle Pte K72726 No. 18 Coy CFC married Miss Elizabeth Forrest Grant
Source – soldiers service records - Form M.F.M. 16D Library Archives of Canada
Also No. 18 Coy CFC War Diaries Part II Orders # 14 dated 12 Feb 1943
Application for Permission to Marry – 22 Dec 1942 granted not before 7 Mar 1943
Van Buskirk, William Earle Private K72726 No. 18 Coy CFC – married - Miss Elizabeth Forrest Grant – 28 Apr 1943 - dob 20 Aug 1920 - Inverness, Scotland.
Father - Anderson Peter Grant - 5 Bellfield Park, Inverness, Scotland

Van Nort, James Robert Pte B17044 No. 16 Coy CFC married Miss Margaret Niven Booth of Central Fire Station, Aberdeen on Oct 1942 at Trinity Congregational Church. Sgt Peter Ryan was groomsman Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Voyer, Raymond Joseph Pte E36188 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Edith Covell Will of 6 King St., Aberdeen, Scotland on 14 Nov 1942
Marriage from Service Records of Voyer, Raymond Joseph Pte E36188 Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Wagstaff, Douglas Elmo Pte F85591 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Barbara Ouida Hallett of 45 Ellesmere Road, Blackpool, South Shore, Lancashire on 1 Jan 1943 at Methodist Church, Waterloo Road, Blackpool
Marriage from No. 3 Coy CFC War Diaries & Service Records of Wagstaff, Douglas Elmo Pte F85591 Library and Archives Canada Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Waks, Ernest Donovan Sgt CFC married Miss Janet Elizabeth McPhail MacPherson, Women’s Auxiliary Air Force on Apr 1943 at Old Church of Rannoch. Groomsman was Pte. Currie Robinson Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Wark, Howard Edgar Pte F85649 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Violet Faugh of 25 Baker St. Aberdeen, Scotland on 4 Jan 1945
Marriage from Service Records of Wark, Howard Edgar Pte F85649 Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Watkinson, Thomas Pte K41338 No. 30 Coy married Miss Catherine Edith Campbell

As told by Thomas Watkinson Jr. son
When on leave, dad and his friends went to Edinburgh. He met mom in either October or November 1942 in Edinburgh. On one date they went to "Gone with the Wind" and also strolled near the 4th Bridge that the Germans tried to bomb. They watched a battle over the bridge with the Germans diving bombing and the Allies defending in either late '42 or in '43. Mom and dad were engaged on Feb. 21, 1943 and they were married on August 21, 1943. Mother was a WRNS for a short time. She trained in Pembroke, England. Mother received a 'compassionate discharge suitable for re-engagement' on Dec. 31, 1944 as she was pregnant with Frederick who was born in Dingwall, Scotland on June 20, 1944.

Watt, Donald Pte M61787 No. 3 Coy married Miss Gladys Mary Cumming of 9 Thomson Terrace, Stonehaven, Scotland at the Parish Church, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire on 6 Aug 1945 Marriage from Service Records of Watt, Donald Pte M61787 Library and Archives Canada - Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Whelan, Alvin Pte C63142 married – name unknown

White, John William Franklin Sgt No.5 Coy CFC married Miss Elsie George
of Rose Cottage, Nethy Bridge, Inverness-Shire, Scotland 5 April 1944

Photos & record courtesy of Wanda White, niece

Whybrow, Gordon Thomas Cpl E36097 No. 3 Coy CFC married Miss Annie ‘Nancy’ Forbes Main of Marywell Cottage, Ballogie, Aboyne on 17 Nov 1942 at Birse Parish Church - Marriage Newspaper clippings courtesy of Lynn Asghar, No 3 CFC War Diaries & Service Records of Whybrow, Gordon Thomas Cpl E36097 Library and Archives Canada Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Whynot, E.E. Pte F78106 No. 13 Coy CFC married Miss Agnes Mitchell
The Courier And Advertiser Thurs Jan 20, 1944 Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Williamson, Albert Arthur Alexander LCpl H94472 married Mary (Maisie)

Williamson, Walter James Capt No. 22 Coy CFC married Miss Betty Whelan of Rustington, England
Library and Archives Canada Military Heritage No 22 Coy War Diaries

Wiltshire, William Ernest John Pte C34184 No. 22 Coy CFC married Miss Ella Fenton
The Courier And Advertiser Sat Apr 22, 1944 Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Wright, Bert Pte H53436 No.5 Coy married Levina MacNaughton 25 Mar 1944 at Invergowrie
The Evening Telegraph Mon Mar 27, 1944 Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Wright, George V., Staff Sgt C70012 HQ No. 4 District CFC married Miss Edith L. Anderson of The Square, Moulin on Nov 1944 at Moulin Church, Pitlochry. Groomsman was Staff Sgt Seymour CFC - Marriage - Newspaper clipping courtesy of Lynn Asghar

Yates, George Arthur Sgt K99079 No. 6 Coy CFC married Miss Janet Walker Scott 15 Mar 1945
Marriage from No 6 Coy CFC War Diaries

Hetherton, Gordon David LCpl K99649 married Miss Nora Una Ryan 18 Nov 1941 in Hampstead, London, England

From: Maria Hetherton
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2021 1:26 PM
To: Bob Briggs
Nora was from Ireland, and had only been in England a few years.
My mother was working in London, but not for the war effort. She was also helping to care for younger siblings as her mother had recently died.
Feel free to use the pictures if you like

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