Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life

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Re: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life

Post by Phil » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:09 pm

Photos of Alonzo James Brackett provided by his Niece, Ruth. Though the later photo is not clear, the resemblance to the soldier in question is certainly there.
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Re: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life

Post by Phil » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:18 pm

Here's the two photos side-by-side, add this to all the other evidence pointing to Alonzo and I'm more than convinced that it is him.

Edit: Added a second comparison photo.
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Re: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life

Post by Phil » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:42 am

Additional photos of Alonzo from later in his life. Again provided by his Niece Ruth, with thanks to his Grand Nephew Don.
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Re: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life

Post by Phil » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:03 pm

I've heard back from the R.C.M.P.. They were kind enough to look in their archives for a photo of Alonzo, which unfortunately the did not find, and also correct some of our research notes.
- As per the photo archives, we were unable to locate a photo of Cst. Alonzo James BRACKETT #9678.
- The information that Cst BRACKETT served in the RCMP after WW2 is incorrect.
- He joined the RCMP on 1920-11-27 at Ottawa ON. He was dismissed from the Force on 1925-08-31 at Dawson, YT.
Thanks to Coralee at the R.C.M.P.
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Re: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life

Post by Phil » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:21 am

An original copy of the photo, along with notes written on the back and news clippings, provided by Ernie Curtis' family.

*I've removed a home address from the back of the photo
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