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John Brough, Canada

On the back of this Photo is written,Phil's Grand Uncle John Brough, Canada. I have no details on this photo, no date on the back,would it have been the 1st.World war and what Uniform is this? Added by Phil Brough.
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Picture added on 05 April 2011 at 16:58
The uniform looks very like a photo I have of my Grandfather James William Peace (Stronsay parents) who was in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in WW1.
The cap and lapel badges are I think maple leaves.
Ian Cameron
Added by Ian Cameron on 05 April 2011
John Bruce Brough, born in Kirkwall on 15th September 1883, volunteered for the Canadian Expeditionary Force from his job as a grocery clerk in Vancouver on 29th January 1916. John, like James, survived the Great War and is shown in the photo in his Canadian infantry uniform.
Added by Brian Budge on 05 April 2011
Thanks Ian and Brian for this fantastic Information. Shows the power of the Image Library for people to get in touch. Amazing! Added by Phil Brough
Added by Phil Brough. on 07 April 2011
Phil, if you go to www.collectionscanada.gc.ca and follow the link "Military and Peacekeeping", then "Soldiers of the First World War", you can search for (and find) a copy of John Brough's Attestation Papers when he joined the CEF. I know about the site because my Kirkwall-born grandfather, George Moodie (June 20, 1890) also served with the CEF. Interestingly, your John Brough and my grandfather both list Bridge Street Lane as the address of their next-of-kin. |Hope you find this link interesting!

Added by Laura Wilson on 10 April 2011
I'm sorry for missing your comment Laura, I was looking for other information through the photos on the Image Library and have just come on your comment, I have found it very interesting, many thanks to you Laura. Added by Phil Brough.
Added by Phil Brough. on 28 October 2011
Hi Phil,

I have found out quite a bit about Pte. John Bruce Brough. He lost his eye in the war and returned to Vancouver on disability. Feel free to contact me.



[Hi Morgan - sorry to tell you that Phil died a few years ago, but I've posted your comment in case other members of the family are interested - Steven]
Added by Morgan Brewster on 17 February 2016
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