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Ancestry 101 / Gibson / George Gibson

George Gibson was born on September 10, 1879, in Great Doddington, Wellingborough, Northampton to parents John and Emma Gibson (nee Thompson). As mentioned in my post on Teresa, he (they) were married in August 17, 1908 and made their way quickly to Canada. This is a photo of the couple in 1914: While his son […]

Bert Lee / WWII RCAF pilot instructor

Bert enlisted in the RCAF on March 10, 1942, and was honourably ┬ádischarged (transferred to reserve) on February 28, 1945 (so his term was almost exactly 3 years). I have no record of what he did for the first 5 months, but wikipedia suggests that there was a 26 or 28 week basic training program, […]