For almost one hundred years, a story has circulated in our family about how my grandfather was saved from certain death during the Great War by his younger brother. But several family members have expressed skepticism about whether it really happened. This is their story. Visit my blog Wartime Wednesdays at www.elinorflorence.com/blog.
Vital's Separate School, this building now houses the Fred Light Museum in Battleford, Saskatchewan. It contains plenty of wartime memorabilia including a uniform donated by fighter ace James Francis Edwards, member of the Order of Canada.
My great-grandparents lived in this house in Battleford, Saskatchewan, and then my grandparents Charlie and Vera Light. They raised five children here including my mother June Light, born in 1924. The house is still standing, although now surrounded by other homes.
This World War One issue shaving mirror is no more than a piece of stainless steel in a leather case. It belonged to my grandfather Charles Light who served with Lord Strathcona's Horse in France.
This needlework of the Lord Strathcona's Horse regimental crest was done by my grandfather Charles Light of Battleford, Saskatchewan, as he lay in an English hospital recovering from the serious wounds he received in battle on April 1, 1918.