Remembrance Day 2018

November 11th 2018

For all who fell, and for all who served

Remembering my grandfather, Major Crawford Mack Hercus, who served with the Canadian Forces in northern Europe in World War One

Remembering my father, Captain Crawford MacGregor Hercus, who served with the Canadian Forces in northern Europe in World War Two

Remembering my mother, Jacqueline Forgan-Potts Hercus, who served with the Resistance Movement in northern Europe in World War Two

They survived, but so many of their colleagues didn’t.

Now my relatives are gone, too.

May they and all who served with them

rest in peace, and may we always be grateful

for their bravery, devotion to duty and

determination to protect us from evil.

Sz xx

 

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  1. Trudy Van Buskirk says:

    My grandfather Albert Wilding and his brother Sydney both served in WWI. My grandfather married Elsie Drury of England before he and she moved back together to Canada.
    My brother John found some papers of Mom’s (letters Sydney had written to his mother and father, photos of him and my grandfather, his paybook, etc, scanned them and has posted them on fb today.
    Remembering them and others today and every day.
    Here is a link https://www.facebook.com/john.v.buskirk/posts/10157356197143274

    • That’s lovely, Trudy – thank you so much for sharing. Interesting that your grandmother was a “war bride” after WW1 – my mother was a “war bride” after WW2 (she came from Belgium.)

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