Author Archives: Sandy Kemsley

May 10, 2013

Today would be Frank’s 121st birthday, a fitting date for the end of his journal and this blog. After he returned home to Picton, he married Cynthia in September 1920, worked as an auto mechanic, had three sons, and died … Continue reading

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1919 Begins

The armistice was signed seven weeks before, but my grandfather’s war is still not over as of the beginning of 1919 — in fact, since the signing of the armistice in November, he moved from behind the front lines in … Continue reading

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Map of Frank Kemsley’s Locations

I’ve been keeping a map of Frank’s travels based on the locations mentioned in his journal, and finally got around to sharing it on this page (available from the “Map” menu item at the top of the page). Click through … Continue reading

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Ready to ship out

Heading for war. The war to end all wars.

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Lest We Forget

Frank Kemsley was my grandfather. He was born in 1893 and died in 1967, living all of his life in Picton, Ontario, with the exception of World War I when he served abroad, mostly in France. In October 2010, when … Continue reading

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