Saturday, November 26, 2016

Sepia Saturday - George W Smith and WWII

Oh, how holidays, birthdays and surprises wreak havoc with blogging plans. I had hoped to get some additional scanning and research done for this post, which was meant to go up last Saturday for Week 3 of the War and Peace theme at Sepia Saturday, but that was not to be with one thing and another, and then for Week 4 I was then planning to share some peacetime photos of my grandfather in his local militia.

Instead, I offer a mostly pictorial post of photos that I scanned recently after rescuing them from a magnetic album. There are more, with captions, in one or two magnetic albums that my mum still has, but they'll have to wait until after the holidays, I think.

My maternal grandfather, George Washington Smith, served in both world wars. These photos are from World War II when he was Lt. Col. George W. Smith, commanding officer of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Engineers, serving in Europe. The first picture is his portrait, for reference.























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Anna Catherine Matthews, "Sepia Saturday - George W Smith and WWII", Tripping Over My Roots, posted November 26, 2016, ( http://trippingovermyroots.blogspot.com/2016/11/sepia-saturday-george-w-smith-and-wwii.html : accessed [access date]).

3 comments:

  1. You must be very proud to have a grandfather who served in two World Wars. Thank you for sharing your pictures.

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  2. Wonderful pictures showing different moods of the war.

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  3. Serving in both World Wars, each with wildly different stress and risk, would be quite an experience for any man. Your grandfather must of been proud of his service. I like the ordinary quality of the the military life shown. Almost safe, even peaceful.

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