Friday, November 11, 2011

Remembrance Day - In Grateful Remembrance

Yesterday's Owen Sound Sun Times had a special section with photographs of area men and women who served our country that were submitted by their family. Eight bear the name Iles. All are my relatives. My grandfather and his two brothers, Harold and Emmanuel are shown.  Harold Edward Iles never returned. He was killed August 8, 1918.

My father, Harold "Bob", and four of us brothers served: Wilfred, Emmanuel Kenneth "Manny", Clifford and William "Bill".  Here is a photograph of the boys in uniform with their parents. 

Lil Iles nee Dudley, William George Iles
Wilf, Manny, Bob and Cliff. Insert: Bill


© 2011 Janet Iles Print

5 comments:

  1. Janet, thank you so much for the hard work and dedication over the last four years in putting together your memorial book for the soldiers of Knox who gave the supreme sacrifice during the first World War. It is something I will cherish for the rest of my life...especially the history of Knox. Carol-Ann Barrett

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  2. Great pic Janet - very proud - Andrew

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  3. Carol-Ann
    Thank you for your kind words. It was a labour of love to do the research. I felt it was so important that each one was remembered in print and with photos when available. With the upcoming amalgamation, it was also important to include some church history.

    Thanks Andrew.

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  4. Janet, would you have a copy of the article you could share with those of us out West?

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  5. Rhonda - I can email you a scan of the photos as I can convert this for you. For other Iles articles you can check the labels for Iles family.

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