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Re: George Grimshaw, Royal Rifle
Posted by Melissa Grimshaw on November 23, 2008, 2:10 am, in reply to "Re: George Grimshaw, Royal Rifle"
ROB I RECEIVED THIS MESSAGE AS A RESPONSE TO YOUR MSG TO ME..... SEEMS QUITE IMPORTANT AND I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'VE CONNECTED WITH THIS PERSON YET: |
I wanted to contact Rob Edlefsen whom I noticed replied and mentioned the Black Watch and a connection to Beloel.
Rob, I may be your cousin? Do you have a sister and was your father called Charles Edlefsen? My mother is Catherine who lives in Yourkshire, UK.
If this is correct, trhen many..many years ago I recall meeting you on a visit with your family to Yorkshire. I am an Ozzie nowadays. Drop me a line it would be great to connect.
Mellissa I do apologise for hi jacking your 'post' but I got rather excited thinking my cousin may be out there!
ps: I have a photo and a few words on a card posted from the trenchs in France from 'charlie to kitty' our grand parents..if this is all correct.
: Hello Melissa -
: I have no wartime stories of your
: grandfather as I am too young. However, My
: family and I were friends of your
: grandfather and grandmother from Beloeil
: Quebec back in the late 60's and early 70's.
: I knew (I guess your aunts) Debbie and
: Dorothy from Cedar Street School. I often
: talked to your grandfather when he would
: drop around for one reason or another and he
: and my father "Chic" (also a
: second world war vet), would "shoot the
: breeze". I was always raised with a
: deep respect for those who served this
: country in the war(s) and were left with
: various disabilities because of it. Of
: course as a young teenager I would ask my
: dad what had happened to George in the war
: but he would not go into any detail other
: than as a POW of the Japanese and their
: documented poor treatment of prisoners, his
: feet were injured/damaged in such a way as
: to cause him problems for the rest of his
: life. Forgive me if this is vague as I am
: trying to recount conversations from
: thirty-something years ago.
: He was alway a gentle soul and was always
: kind to me even as a typical teen in the
: seventies. I had a lot of respect for your
: grandfather George Grimshaw as a Canadian
: Vet and as a person. It is nice to see
: someone take the time to try to find out a
: bit about their grandparents. I too am
: looking for clues and stories of my
: grandparents. In particular my dad's father
: who served in the Black Watch in the first
: world war.
: I wish you all the best in you search and my
: good wishes to your family.
: Rob Edlefsen
: --Previous Message--
: I was just wondering if there was anyone out
: there who knew of, or has any information
: regarding my grandfather/had friendship with
: him. He was a Royal Rifleman and was
: captured and held as a POW until the end of
: the war. He was from Beloiel/Montreal,
: Quebec... Any information would be
: appreciated. Thanks.
- George Grimshaw, Royal Rifle - Melissa 9/20/2006, 8:10 pm
- Re: George Grimshaw, Royal Rifle - Vince Lopata 9/21/2006, 10:54 am
- Re: George Grimshaw, Royal Rifle - Melissa Grimshaw 9/20/2006, 9:52 pm
- Re: George Grimshaw, Royal Rifle - Phil Doddridge 3/27/2007, 9:15 am
- Re: George Grimshaw, Royal Rifle - Rob Edlefsen 6/19/2007, 12:18 pm
- Re: George Grimshaw, Royal Rifle - Melissa 9/26/2007, 12:44 pm
- Re: George Grimshaw, Royal Rifle - Melissa Grimshaw 9/26/2007, 1:48 pm
- Re: George Grimshaw, Royal Rifle - Vic Gibbs May 5, 2008, 8:03 pm
- Re: George Grimshaw, Royal Rifle - mark edlefsen smith October 6, 2008, 6:18 am
- Re: George Grimshaw, Royal Rifle - Melissa Grimshaw November 23, 2008, 2:10 am
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