James E. Russell of Scarborough, Ont., sent us this photo of his maternal grandfather, Clifford Kemsley, on his return from the First World War to his family home in Toronto’s west end, possibly in 1917. Included in the photo are (from left) Clifford’s wife Jessie, sons Roy and Raymond, and seated on his knee, daughter J. Edna (James’s mother). Clifford re-enlisted in the Second World War, but was relegated to an assignment in Canada. Roy served with the Royal Canadian Air Force.
We thank James E. Russell for sharing these photos and encourage others to share their photos of wartime or peacetime service. To submit a photograph (no photocopies), please mail to Find-Share-Discuss, c/o Legion Magazine, 86 Aird Place, Kanata ON K2L 0A1 or by e-mail (large file JPEG) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: photo prints will not be returned. Please include your daytime phone number and address along with a description of the photo, its date, the location and the identity of the people (first names and last) and where they are in the photo. Have questions? Call 613-591-0116.