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What is interesting on this site, is that you can add details from the soldier's attestation papers
----- Original Message -----
From: "Malcolm at ACDB-Canada" <malcolm@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2005 9:00 AM
Subject: [WW1] The Canadian Great War Project - A challenge
| Archive CD Books Canada Inc. is pleased to help to spread the following
| message. Please note that the Great War Project is completely
| non-commercial. We are only passing on this message because one of the
| project's founders is a friend and has loaned us some of his books on
| the Great War. The message is:
| Have you ever walked by an old War Memorial and wondered what the story
| was behind the names? Or possibly you have taken the time to
| investigate the faded names on the stone or bronze plaques but have
| been unable to share them with others. The beginning of the Great War
| was just over 90 years ago, and Canadian soldiers first saw action in
| early 1915. We would like to challenge people to take the time to
| research their local War Memorial and record what they find at the
| Canadian Great War Project.
| The Canadian Great War Project [http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com]
| endeavours to commemorate all those who served in the First World War,
| those who died and those who survived.
| With the availability of the attestation papers from World War 1
| on-line, courtesy of Library and Archives Canada
| we can tie in the details from them with the names of those on the
| Memorials. Already, the Canadian Great War Project has put up several
| Memorials illustrating what can be done
| What we're after is a photo of the Memorial plus close-ups of the
| plaques showing the names of those recorded on it. Then we invite you
| to add the details of what you have found to the existing collection of
| men and women
| already on the site. While the site is dedicated primarily to the
| memory of the First World War, we do not want to neglect those who may
| have died in later (or earlier) wars, so ask you to include them as
| We look forward to you taking up the challenge!
| The Great War Project.
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