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The Immigration Story of Alice Louise Scott-Edwards (English War Bride)

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English
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CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Accession Number: 
S2012.2380.1

Story Text: 

My grandfather Wilfrid James Edwards served as a Private in the Canadian Army which took him to England and while there he met and married my grandmother Alice Louise Scott. They married February 24th 1919 in District Camberwell, England. Together the newlyweds returned to Canada, to the Edwards family farm near Lockwood, Saskatchewan. Grandmother had grown up in London, England and to leave her family in England and travel to the "wilderness of the prairie" I believe tremendously brave and adventure-some of her.

Wilf and Lal (her nickname) remained married and devoted to one another until his death in 1977. Grandmother was a wonderful woman.