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Call to the Colours Tracing Your Canadian Military Ancestors

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ISBN-10: 1554888646

ISBN-13: 9781554888641

Edition: 2011

Authors: Kenneth Cox, Kenneth Cox

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Beginning in Canada's earliest days, our ancestors were required to perform some form of military service, often as militia. The discovery that an ancestor served during one of the major conflicts in our history is exciting. When you find a family name on a Loyalist muster roll, a Canada General Service Medal with an ancestor's name engraved on it, a set of First World War attestation papers, or a box of Second World War medals, you realise that one of your ancestors faced challenging events beyond the scope of ordinary living. There are ways to trace their journeys and thus flesh out a more complete story of the history of your family. A Call to the Colours provides the archival, library,…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Natural Heritage/Natural History, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/18/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Kenneth Cox is grandson of planthunter, writer and nurseryman Euan Cox and son of Peter Cox VMH. These three were and are considered the world's leading experts on rhododendrons. Himself a nurseryman, Kenneth is managing director of the family firm Glendoick Gardens Ltd near Perth and author of numerous books, including The Encyclopedia of Rhododendron Hybrids (with Peter A. Cox), A Plantsman's Guide to Rhododendrons, Cox's Guide to Choosing Rhododendrons (with Peter Cox), The Encyclopedia of Rhododendron Species (with Peter Cox), Rhododendrons: a Hamlyn Care Manual and Rhododendrons and Azaleas.

Preface: How to Make the Best Use of This Guide
The War of 1812: Were My Ancestors Involved?
The Rebellions of 1837-38: 1 Think My Ancestors Were Rebels!
1866 to 1898: My Ancestors May Have Defended Canada or Served in the Sudan
The Boer War: I Think My Ancestors Served in South Africa
The Great War: I Believe My Ancestors Fought with the CEF
The Second World War: I Need Help Finding My Family's Records
Women in the Military: Great-Grandma Has a Set of Medals! I Didn't Know She Served
Discovering Your Canadian Air Force Ancestors
War on the Water: My Ancestors May Have Served with the Navy
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