Walter John Lake

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I am trying to locate what happened to my Great-Grandfather Walter John Lake.  He was born in Jersey, Channel Islands around 1877 and married Aimee Queripel in Guernsey Channel Islands and had four children.  He went to Canada in 1914 and volunteered with the Canadian Forces, being discharged on medical reasons, returning to Guernsey, but by 1918 there is no trace of him in the Channel Islands.  We know that there was land bought in Alberta at the time he was in Canada, but the trail has grown cold.  Any help greatly appreciated.  I have contacted many of my family dispersed around the globe through genealogy sites.
in Genealogy Help by anonymous G2G Crew (310 points)
This is  not relevant, but curiously coincidental.  I have a Grt-grt-uncle named John Walter Lake b.1863 in Iowa, married Jennie Sunderland in 1890 and moved to Holden, Alberta in time for the 1911 Canadian census.  As far as I know he did not serve in the military.  He and Jennie had two daughters.  I was able to find their burials in Holden and have since inherited a few photos of his family.  File this under "not a match" and we may be able to compare notes of our respective further discoveries in the future.  Happy hunting.

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He did not buy the land,he was given it, as a result of joining Canadian

army.The family member told me his name was actually John Walter

Lake ,but went by Walter.His Canadian Attestation papers,date birth Aug 20 1877.He was a Stone Mason,He was previously in the Yorkshire Light

Infantry,and served in South Africa.There is a "Tree on Ancestry.com that

has Story of Aimee Lake and Walter.Quite interesting.Will explain a lot to you
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (913k points)
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I saw a picture of Amiee and walter Lake and 3 children.Often in old records

i wonder what they looked like.And how they lived.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (913k points)
I got curious why no one discussed my great-grandparents there wasn't any pictures laying around no one talked about them just kind of makes you wonder sometimes
Hello my name is Lynda Lake Campbell I live in Hamilton Ontario Canada I believe Walter John Lake is my great grandfather  WukdredChristopher Lake is my grand father  I am one of the granddaughters my father is Arthur Joseph Lake one of the 12 of Wilford Christophers a set of twins died but I didn't buy the 13th one you can contact me if you like on Facebook Lynda Lake Campbell
Hi Lynda

I do have a Wilfred Christopher Lake 1889-1979 who married Mary Frances Phillips 1890-1967. He was the son of David Arthur Lake who was Walter John Lake's brother. I don't have the full family history of Wilfred apart from him having 13 children. If you could help fill in the gaps I would be most grateful.

Alison
My dad is one of the 13 children I don't know much myself like you there weren't any photos of they were never munitioned I know that the last of my uncles passed away not long ago Bill Lake he lived in buffalo with his wife Sophie

Lynda
I have a photo of my grandparent my dads  parents a family reunion we had before my grandmother passed away 67 there' were 117 showed up

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