Thanks to Joan Owen and Bruce Boothby for preserving these memories and for sharing them.
I’d like to meet and flesh in some details. In the meantime, we’ll start with these photos and my initial observations.
The soldier on the left has his arm in a sling. Perhaps wounded in the war and relegated to training. The man beside him has a head bandage. Canadian troops had a reputation in the war and were often sent into tough battles. I suspect their upbringing had much to do with their toughness.
This is a postcard with no writing. I assume John is in the picture, perhaps on the right.
Another postcard with no writing.
Perhaps John, maybe Ernie Crowe a friend from the area.