April 3, 2012 – A low point in the war.

Early April would have been a sad, lonely time for Grampy. John Begg left for Canada to take command of the tank training centre at Camp Border. Based on the journals, it can be said that John my Grampy’s closest friend and ally in the Regiment. It must have hurt my grandfather deeply to send John off back to Canada. Grampy was a caring and an emotional man, who, as they say, wore his heart on his sleeve. Good or bad, you knew what he was thinking and feeling. In his usual understated way all he wrote about John leaving was : “I feel completely lost today, but must keep going.” That’s it. That’s all he had to say about John’s departure.


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About Rob Alexander

I am a writer, photographer and historian and the author of The History of Canmore, published by Summerthought Publishing of Banff, AB.

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