11 November 2017

Lest We Forget

Do you know someone who enlisted in World War I in Canada?

•• Search the WWI CEF database ••

Do you know a Canadian killed while serving his country?

•• Search the Commonwealth War Graves database ••

My wife's grandfather, a member of the Canadian Cyclist Battalion, (pictured, in the kilt) was wounded by German shelling and carried around shrapnel from WWI for the rest of his life.

And he was one of the lucky ones... two of my grandfather's older brothers (with four young children between them) were killed in Belgium and France, respectively.


Anonymous said...

old white guy says..............my Dad enlisted early but never left Canada. Illness prevented his deployment. He never ever called himself a veteran.

Neo Conservative said...

father-in-law just graduated canadian military flight school when germany tossed in the towel... was being streamed into bomber command.

we still have his telegram exchange with u.s. air force trying to enlist down south to "fight the jap".

turns out the americans had it covered.