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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Alfred David Goes To War (updated Dec.5)

Posted here is Alfred David's Attestation Paper. (scroll down).

When World War I broke out in 1914, Canadian men who signed up to fight in France filled out an attestation paper.

Don Cochrane found it during some research he was doing online about his own family.

I've ordered a copy of Davey's military record from Veterans Affairs and will post it here where I get it. In past experience, that will take several weeks if not months.

Also posted below is Davey's 1919 military service discharge certificate and his 1962 obituary notice in the Winnipeg Free Press. Both say he was a prisoner of war. 

Attestation Paper
David served with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in France and Belgium. It appears he was captured by the Germans after serving about three months on the Western Front and was a POW for almost the entire duration of the war. The war ended in 1918. 

Also posted below is a front page photo of Davey in the Winnipeg Free Press during his last summer at camp in 1961.

Attestation Paper page 2

Alfred David's obituary notice (fifth one down on the left)

Alfred David's last summer at camp

Davey in the his kitchen

Discharge certificate


Camp cook Alfred David
 In the meantime, if you haven't seen it, here are some photos and video of Davey I posted earlier: Davey.

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