M y father's Aunt Nan was born in Lanark, Ontario to Jacob and Magdaline Jones. Annie's contribution in the First World War is outlined in the news item below which appeared in the Lanark or Kingston newspaper.
T here may have been a little confusion whether she was with the Canadian Expeditionary Force or the American Expeditionary Force. She eventually moved to America after the war.
ur boys have done nobly in the past war and we are proud of them, but we are also proud of the work of our Canadian women too, and they are very many. Another instance has been brought to our notice when Miss Annie E. Jones, formerly of this village, but now with the American Expeditionary Force, France, has been cited for bravery under fire. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jones, formerly of Lanark received the following:
I n the bombardment mentioned above, her diary mentions Nan taking an order from a doctor, and when she turned back around to get a clarification, his head had been shot off by cannon fire. She also mentions in her diary, the many soldiers they would have admitted to the hospital after several gas attacks.
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