The Secret Lives of Sgt. John Wilson

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  • John and Polly get Married

    John and Polly get Married
    Jack marries his love Polly Hutchison.
  • George born

    George born
    George born and Helen born on October 13, 1912.
  • Jack and Alex steal money

    Jack and Alex steal money
    Alex, Jacks brother stole 500 pounds, Jack then tried to help him and save the family's business took money out of the greenhouse and stole from his brother in law. Their reputation lay in ruins giving him the reason to leave for Canada.
  • Titanic sinking

    Titanic sinking
    Titanic, (RMS) Titanic, British luxury passenger liner that sank on April 14–15, 1912, during its maiden voyage, route to New York City from Southampton, England, killing about 1,500 passengers and ship personnel. One of the most famous tragedies in modern history,
  • John leaves for Canada

    John leaves for Canada
    John leaves for Canada as a way to escape his old life that is in ruins in Scotland, hoping to find something better here and then start a new life with his family.
  • John arrives in Canada to Saskatoon

    John arrives in Canada to Saskatoon
    Here John found work on the University Bridge, then as a gardener in Saskatoons new parks, then moved to Prince Albert in hopes to grow tomatoes when that didn't work he planned to join the war.
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    World War 1

    WW1 lasted four years. It is also one of the deadliest conflicts in history, with an estimated 9 million combatant deaths and 13 million civilian deaths as a direct result of the war, while resulting genocides.
  • The Royal North West Mounted Police

    The Royal North West Mounted Police
    John joins in Prince Albert
  • Blaine Lake

    Blaine Lake
    John arrives in Blaine Lake as the new RNWMP, here he meets a new family who also moved when he did, The Pattersons.
  • John stops writing to Polly

    John stops writing to Polly
    John slowly stops writing to his wife and children. He joins the RNWMP and is sent to Blaine Lake where he meets Jessie Patterson and forgets about Polly.
  • John meets Jessie

    John meets Jessie
    John meets Jessie a 16 year old girl when invited to her parents house for supper.
  • The lies about Polly start

    The lies about Polly start
    John Patterson confronts Wilson about seeing Jessie and hearing rumors that he has a wife. Wilson tells him that his wife died in the old country after he left and they did not have any children.
  • Diagnosed with TB

    Diagnosed with TB
    John is diagnosed with Tuberculosis in 1917, he was discharged and was then taken care of by the Pattersons.
  • He asks Jessie to marry him

    He asks Jessie to marry him
    During the winter from 1917-1918 while Jessie took care of John he asked to marry her and to owe his life to her for her kindness and saving his life. He then tells her that his wife was not dead, but he was divorcing her because she was a woman without morals and tricked him into marrying her.
  • Halifax Explosion

    Halifax Explosion
    The Halifax Explosion was a disaster that occurred in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on the morning of 6 December 1917. SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship laden with high explosives, collided with the Norwegian vessel SS Imo in the Narrows, a strait connecting the upper Halifax Harbour to Bedford Basin.
  • Polly plans to come to Canada and look for Jack

    Polly plans to come to Canada and look for Jack
    Polly has heard nothing from Jack and is starting to get worried about him and only plans to go to find out what has happened to him. She has waited six and a half years.
  • Polly arrives in Canada

    Polly arrives in Canada
    As Polly gets off the Mauretania, she boards the Canadian Pacific Railway which takes her across Canada to the Saskatchewan prairies.
  • Polly phones John to meet him for the first time in 6 years

    Polly phones John to meet him for the first time in 6 years
    Polly phones the RNWMP to locate John from the train station. She was given the Prince Albert detachment, and reached him there. Polly very excited to hear from her husband in 6 years, John not so much. "Take the train to Saskatoon tomorrow and I'll meet you there midafternoon sometime." Aye, I will. Where should I meet you?" "Just stay at the station."
  • They reunite

    They reunite
    At the station Polly and Jack reunite, Jack less excited then Polly. From there they drove to Regina. A boarding house run by Mrs.Wismer. They would stay there for five and half months.
  • Polly is pregnant with a boy

    Polly is pregnant with a boy
    "Within days of her arrival she was pregnant."
  • Polly finds Jacks letters

    Polly finds Jacks letters
    Jack left a letter from Polly in the pocket of his tunic. Polly found it and it revealed a relationship he has been keeping from her and that they were planning to get married.
  • John kills Polly

    John kills Polly
    After the confrontation to John about the affair, he felt he had no choice but to kill the mother of his children and the unborn child inside her. He had convinced her that he broke things off with Jessie and that they were going to move to Saskatoon. On that drive there he killed her in cold blood with his RNWMP rifle and barring her under a culvert and burning the car with the evidence inside.
  • John burns the car

    John burns the car
    John burnt the car after killing Polly to destroy any evidence inside. But suspicions have caught on by fellow neighbors with the lies Jack had told about the car.
  • Jack and Jessie marry

    Jack and Jessie marry
    A day after the murder Jack rushes to Jessie and they quickly marry so he can feel he has done the right thing and got his bride. They married at the Knox church.