Friday, November 12, 2010

Sergeant James Wilson

Jim Wilson 4 web  Owen Wilson

I grew up just down the country road from Mr. Wilson.  Not until this past Remembrance Day have I seen these images and been able to see the man in uniform.  This images to the left taken in England in 1943 is the one that I can really see the man I knew.  A happy, humble farmer with a squinting smile that always came out during the 4th Line Picnics.  Sergeant James Wilson was a member of the Elgin Regiment and was awarded several medals for his service including: The Battle Of Britain Star, The France and Germany Star, The Defence Medal, The Canadian Volunteer Services Award, and the War Medal from 1939-1945.  Jim’s wife Wilhelmine was in attendance yesterday at the services, watching as her Great Grandson Owen read a poem he wrote for Remembrance Day 2010, 67 years after this picture was taken.


 Jim Wilson 5 webJames Wilson 2Jim Wilson 1 Jim Wilson 3 Web    Jim Wilson Elgin Regiment Sergeant

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