Lieutenant Colonel Henry Judah Trihey in the First World War


Lieutenant Colonel Henry Judah Trihey was better known as ‘Flip’ by his friends.  He was an Irish Canadian who grew up in the Westmount area of Montreal, Quebec as one of at least nine children to Charlotte Byrne and Thomas Trihey.  To us, he’s known as one of the Montreal Shamrocks who played the position of Forward with our own James Henry ‘Jim’ McKenna for the Stanley Cup win in 1899 and 1900.
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He went on to marry cousin Marie Elizabeth Mullin in 1908, daughter of our own Alice O’Neill and Patrick Mullin.  Together the pair had five children.  More recently we’ve been given glimpses into more of Henry’s life and times.  Specifically, into his Military Career in the First World War.  Originally we were aware of 3 of these posters, but just today discovered 3 more via Pinterest.

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The design for each poster is unique, and such a strong indication of how important these recruits were to the Canadian War effort.  Original sources for the posters are listed below with the exception of the final image that was uploaded by a Pinterest user and can be viewed via our link above.




Always one for making things pretty, Jenn is our resident artist. Métis, British Home Child Descendant, family historian and genealogist, she is always looking into some new branch of research and encourages historical preservation and education.

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