11 November 2014

A Way to Remember

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 who got to come back and have a family and live out a long, productive and rewarding life. Two of my grandfather's brothers were killed, one in Belgium and one in France.