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Monthly Archives: November 2013
Many of the small towns of rural Ontario had seen many of their young men go off to war and never return. In 1914 the population of such rural areas would have been small- 1200 residents or less. Just a mere … Continue reading
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was from Guelph Ontario Canada. As a medical officer, he witnessed first hand the horrific scenes of carnage and death along the gun line in Flanders Belgium in World War I. John McCrae was no stranger … Continue reading
At 8:45 am on July 1 1916, the Newfoundland Regiment and the First Battalion of Essex received orders to move forward on to the Beaumont- Hamel Battlefield. An event that would go down in history as the first day of … Continue reading
This small limestone cottage (pictured below) was the residence of the McCrae family from 1870 to 1873. It is the birth place of Lt. Col. John McCrae the doctor and soldier of the first World War who wrote the famous … Continue reading
Above header photo from 7 Real Time digital wallpaper. 7rt.org. Across the the nation yesterday, Canadians paused for two minutes in silence on the eleventh hour to reflect on the sacrifices so many had done in all the wars that … Continue reading
Appropriately carved in stone, John McCrae’s famous poem has become part of a remembrance memorial on the grounds of his home (The McCrae House) in Guelph Ontario Canada.
Located adjacent to the Legislative Building in Regina Saskatchewan, is one of few statues to honour Canadian women who served in WW1 and other wars.
Canadian women’s contribution overseas was primarily that of nursing the sick and wounded during times of conflict. Thought to be enlisted mostly from religious orders, they were called “nursing sisters”. “However, the term ‘sister’ was borrowed from British practice and while … Continue reading