The story begins with the name on a list of members in the Vancouver based artillery unit. From there it weaves its way through the battlefields of World War I, wounding in an explosion and convalescing in the Canadian army medical system. There is the romance with the girl left behind, marriage, a family and employment with the Government of Canada. As a member of the family wrote, “John & Winnie met while working at Spencer's Department store in Vancouver BC in their early teens. They married in Vancouver in 1917. They owned a home in Vancouver which they traded with John's brother Michael's ranch in the Okanagan's near Vernon, BC. John found he didn't know much about ranching and they moved back to Vancouver and he took courses at the University of British Columbia. There he was approached and received training as an immigration officer and he and his family moved to England. He later became the Ambassador to Scotland and the family enjoyed their life in the United Kingdom. They even moved to Kansas City, Missouri, USA for a brief time until called back to England.” Well done, Gunner John Garvey Perdue, a life well lived.