Military

It is here where we will have the links to the major web sites of the Canadian Laughton’s who served in the Great War of 1914-1921 and the Second World War of 1939-1947. Those dates are the legal dates of the wars as set by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC).

Added in November 2019 are the men of my mothers Kennedy side of the family. There was earlier coverage of this within the section on my Maternal Grandfather noted above (Josiah Alexander Chancellor Kennedy). Captain J. A. C. Kennedy survived the war, serving out the last period of March-November 1918 as a Prisoner of War. He was captured on 21 March 1918, the opening day of “Operation Michael”, the great German Spring Offensive. On the same day, Josiah’s brother Second Lieutenant James Kennedy was killed in action. The third brother Rifleman William Kennedy had previously been killed in action on 7 June 1917.