The First World War left few Canadians untouched. About 8% of the country’s population served during the war. Of those, about 10% died and almost a quarter were wounded. Citizens at home worked to support those fighting overseas.
1929 Armistice Day ceremonies. The Cenotaph was erected in 1924. Stuart Thomson, photographer. Reference code AM1535-: CVA 99-2010
Many organizations, societies and companies raised money to help the troops. Continue reading
. . . the preparation . . .
29th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force training at Hastings Park, 1914. Stuart Thomson photo. Reference code AM1535-: CVA 99-155
Recruiting Station at Victory Square, 1941. Photographer unknown. Reference code AM54-S4-: Mil P265