Sgt. Annie Mary Gillies in Belgium in 1945 in the uniform of the Canadian Women's Army Corps.
Mrs. Hokonson's original boots issued in 1945 when she arrived in Aldershot, England.
Annie Mary Gillies (right) and her friend Aileen King dressed in Dutch costume for a photo in Volendam, Holland. 1945.
In 1945, the Vancouver Sun published this photo of (left to right) Sgt. Mary Gillies, Staff Sgt. Aileen King and Staff Sgt. Jean Sutherland, all from Vancouver and serving in Holland.
Annie Mary Gillies' service book that contains the details of her military career. Mrs. Hokonson enlisted at Vancouver on August 7, 1942 and worked as a waitress before she joined the CWAC.
"I thought to myself after spending twenty-one days on that water, I don't want it to be bombed before I get off this ship, so it was quite a relief to get on a train."