Town of New Toronto: Soldiers of The First World War (website mentioned by Colleen O’Marra)
Colleen O’Marra writes:
There’s a fascinating site called Town of New Toronto:Soldiers of The
First World War.So many young men from 6th to 9th Street signed
up.Young men who worked as gardeners at the old Lakeshore Psychiatric
Hospital, tailors, apprentices, mill workers…all killed overseas.
There is also a site for the men of Mimico complete with biographies
and actual house addresses of these brave boys. Library Archives of
Canada has the Canadian Expeditionary Forces database for all
soldiers.(600,000 names) I was able to find the enlistment papers of
my grandfather and five great-uncles easily, even their medical
records.I’m setting out to find the men of Long Branch who enlisted if
I can in this centennial of World War One. We must remember these
soldiers. ( C. O’Marra)
Here’s the link:
Town of New Toronto: Soldiers of the First World War
Great initiative! It would certainly bring close to home how much their selfless service helped us today if we knew their biographies.
Good to read your comment, Daniele. I’m really pleased I heard about this website, thanks to a message from Coleen O’Marra. There is so much value in such biographies.