After the Great War, Canada was never the same. More than 600,000 of a population of barely eight million served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Of those, 60,000 were killed and another 154,000 wounded.Do you know someone who enlisted in World War I?
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Do you know a Canadian killed while serving his country?
Search Commonwealth War Graves database
My wife's grandfather (in the kilt) was wounded by German shelling and carried around shrapnel from WWI the rest of his life.
And he was one of the lucky ones... who got to come back and have a family and live out a long, productive life.
It's important to remember... "Freedom isn't Free."