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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Searching in Canada for Englishman

Bill & Helen wrote:
QUESTION: Looking for information on a place called Fort Good Hope in the NW Terrortories. I had a great uncle John Ernest Brown who said he lived there on his marriage cert to my Grans sister when they wed in England in about 1946. He had been in the Canadian Exp Force and also in the Veterans Guard.

MY ANSWER: Helen - You didn't give us an idea of John's date of birth so it's difficult to check for you but there is a John Ernest Brown on the online Canadian Expeditionary Force database. See the front of his Attestation Papers. He was born 16 Jan 1881 in Twickenham London Eng. to Thomas Rhoads Brown

He says he was a naval seaman (other info there too) and is not married. The date of his enlistment is 1 May 1915. The back of his Attestation papers can also be seen.

Also see the Canadian Military Heritage Project for help with Canadian Military records and to order his full records if this is your ancestor.

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