I have taken up Patricia Greber's 11-day challenge of posting about one of my military ancestors every day until November 11th.
Day 1 of the 11-day Military Challenge
JOHN SEALE Sr
John Seale arrived in Canada from Ireland in 1832 and was stationed at Kingston, Ontario.
I haven't found out much about his military career yet, just that he was our first military ancestor in Canada.
He brought with him an ancestral heirloom... a piece of the banner that was carried into battle by our ancestor at the Boyne in 1690.
John was a carpenter by trade. I am ever on the hunt for their dining room chairs he made, with our family crest carved in the backs.
John is my 2x great grandfather.