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  • Carol Lylyk
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      What is interesting on this site, is that you can add details from the soldier's attestation papers
      and pictures.
      Carol Lylyk
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      From: "Malcolm at ACDB-Canada" <malcolm@...>
      To: <GREATWAR-L@...>
      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
      | http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/02010602_e.html
      | 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
      | http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/Memorials/memorialMain.asp
      |
      | 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
      | well.
      |
      | We look forward to you taking up the challenge!
      |
      | The Great War Project.
      |
      | PLEASE SEND ALL REPLIES TO THIS MESSAGE TO
      | infoMemorial@...
      | NOT TO THE RETURN ADDRESS ON THIS POSTING, OR TO THE LIST.
      |
      |
      | Archive CD Books Canada Inc.
      | Attn: Malcolm Moody - President
      | P.O. Box 11,
      | Manotick, Ontario, K4M 1A2, Canada.
      | phone: (613) 692-2667
      | e-mail: malcolm@...
      | Canadian web site: http://www.archivecdbooks.ca
      |
      |
      |


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