Remembrance Days in Montreal

Remembrance Day Parade in Montreal

As a WWI veteran himself, Jim Waddell regularly commemorated the contribution of those who took part in World War I, marching with pride in Remembrance Day parades.

His children seldom attended the Remembrance Day Ceremony with their father in Montreal, instead staying in Ste.-Rose with their Mother.

Bell Telephone of Canada World War I Veterans

November 11, 1931: At the Cenotaph, Dominion Square, Montreal, Canada. 

Left to Right: Jim MacDonald, Eddy Grant, Ed Baty, Bill Leggette, Jim Waddell, Gilbert George, Bill Franklin, F.H. Neale and Henry Legrove.

These WWI veterans were all employed at Bell Telephone.

Marching on Remembrance Days

JV Waddell's family believes the photo below was taken in Montreal during World War II with the 6th Hussars. Were they also known as "No. 47 (Cav.) Res. Coy. Veterans Guard of Canadian Army."?  James Verner Waddell received a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the above-mentioned Veterans Guard.

Below, JV Waddell is in the middle of the first group of three.

Below:  Another shot of reservists apparently the same day - thought to be during World War II.

Remembrance Day Memories

Remembrance Day is a time to honour the sacrifices made by all soldiers and their families from all backgrounds in the name of peace and freedom from oppression.

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J.V. Waddell

Born Govanhill, Glasgow Schooldays in Govanhill, Glasgow
WW1: Imperial Army Soldier End of WW1: Namur, Belgium
New Arrival in MontrealMarried Life
WWI Veterans Bell Telephone
Vimy PilgrimageFamily Life
WWII Reserve SoldierSchool Board Work
PAPSB PresidentCSTA President
Post-WWII YearsRetirement

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