As promised in an earlier post, here is the photograph of my great grandfather William John Nicholls, who served with the 48th Highlanders.
My mother found two postcards that he wrote from Engelskirchen, Germany to his mother and father and soon-to-be wife and later this photo.
My mother remembers that he attended her wedding, coming from British Columbia to Matheson ON (site of a historic fire mentioned earlier on this blog) for the ceremony.
He raised seven children, sometimes alone after two wives died (one in childbirth as she was delivering twins).
If anyone would like to share stories of their ancestors and some of the hardships they endured, please do.
Would also love to hear from any of my family members who would like to share more stories of great-grandpa Nicholls.
And thanks to a blog reader who contributed this 48th Highlanders crest.