In honour of Remembrance Day, I thought I would post some pictures of my Dad and his siblings who served during World War II.
My Dad, Thomas Hogue was in the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force). He was a welder by trade, and spent time at the No. 1 Technical Training School in St. Thomas, Ontario. His rank was CPL (Corporal) and he served from November 1, 1940 until October 22, 1945.
His sister Louisa also served in the RCAF, having enlisted in July of 1942.
His brother, Albert, was the only one who saw overseas action.
Dad had at least four cousins who also served in World War II. They were Edward Hogue and George Hogue, Gabriel Girardin and Isidore Girardin.
Dad had at least two cousins, Michel Dumas and Ulderic Gaudry, and two uncles, Telesphore Girardin and Florent Girardin, who served in World War I.
We have ancestors who were in the War of 1812, but that’s a post for another day.