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WWI Memory Wall

Share your mementos and stories of the First World War. What family memories, trips, letters, or personal items do you have from the Great War? For example, items like recipes, buttons, medals, clothing, uniforms, or a family photo of a relative who served in the war.

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The WWI Memory Wall was initially developed for the 2018 Armistice event and consists of memories submitted by the general public.

The Mons Bugle

Written by: Captain Rick Dumas When the First World War broke out in August 1914, the 101st Regiment (Edmonton Fusiliers)…

My maternal grandfather, William V. McCafferty

My maternal grandfather, William V. McCafferty, served over-seas in England and France during WW1 as a Sapper with the Canadian…

My Grandfather, Charles Everett Fraser

by Bruce Fraser My Grandfather, Charles Everett Fraser from Alma, NS, was 16 years old when he and a couple…

My grandfather, with 228th Northern Fusiliers Battalion, CEF (Canadian Expeditionary Force)

by Beth Elhard “Many historians and writers consider the Canadian victory at Vimy a defining moment for Canada, when the…

Pte. Eric and Pte. Cecil Telfer

by Peigi Rockwell My great-grandmother, Ann Telfer, had two sons, Pte. Eric and Pte. Cecil Telfer, who were lost to…

My great great uncle is Colonel Charles Yardley Weaver

by Colin Bennett My great great uncle is Colonel Charles Yardley Weaver. He was one of four brothers who immigrated…

My husband’s grandfather, Percy Taylor

by Paula Simons Historians often say that Canada was born at Vimy Ridge. It was there, on the cold, sleeting…

Both my Grandfathers fought at Vimy Ridge

by Regan Pinkoski Lionel Chartrand joined the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force. On his attestation paper, it says Lionel is 18…

Murdock McPherson MacKinnon

by Marilyne Lambert Murdock McPherson MacKinnon was born in Guysborough, Nova Scotia on June 4, 1894. He had been a…

My great grand uncle Ernest Muttart

by Marilyne Lambert Ernest Muttart was born at Fifteen Point, close to Summerside in P.E.I. on Nov. 16, 1891. He…

My great grand uncle Jesse Earl Muttart

by Marilyne Lambert My great grand uncle Jesse Earl Muttart was born on Jan. 23, 1885 in Fifteen Point, close…

My great grand uncles, George, James and Stewart Clark

by Marilyne Lambert My great grand uncles, George, James and Stewart Clark all volunteered for the Overseas Expeditionary Forces in…

My great-grandfather, Charles Herbert Dougan

by Shella Scheller My great-grandfather, Charles Herbert Dougan was just 19 years old when he enlisted in May of 1916,…

My grandfather, Neil Lauchy Herd

by Marilyne Lambert My grandfather, Neil Lauchy Herd, was born in Cleveland, Ohio on Feb. 11, 1890. Unfortunately his mother…

My great uncle Private Herbert Neville Bennetto

by Patricia Bennetto My great uncle Private Herbert Neville Bennetto, born Feb 16, 1899 in Cornwall, England. Served as a…

My grand father, Alfred Acton

by Roy Eigner My grand father Alfred Acton joined the army and enlisted in the 63rd Battalion and trained here…

My Uncle, Pte Daniel Gienow

by Ralph Gienow My Uncle, Pte Daniel Gienow was born in Killaloe, Ontario in 1895. When he was 16 years…

Leonard Minskip, teamster

by Helen Minskip Leonard Minskip was a teamster who took part during this battle, he collected the dying and wounded,…

My Great-Uncle Wellington Coolen

by Carolyn Patton My Great Uncle fought at Vimy in WW1. He was Private Wellington Coolen, born in Halifax, Nova…

Vimy Ridge Memorial & Silver Skate Festival

by Capt R.R.J. (Rick) Dumas, MMM, CD, ADCAdjutant, The Loyal Edmonton Regiment (4 PPCLI) During the evening of 9 February…

Great Grandfather John ‘Jack’ Wheeler

We had many family members fight in WWI including my great-grandfather (John R. -Jack- Wheeler). Jack came to Canada from…

Howard Steggall

During the Third Battle of Ypres, my first cousin, twice removed was killed. Howard would have been 22 on December…

My Great Great Uncle Tom Fox

Tom was born in Swindon, England on 30th January 1886, the 7th child of James and Annie Fox. Along with…

My Great Granduncle John ‘Jack’ Jamison

John was born in 1877 in Parkgate, Doagh, Belfast. He had older sisters Elizabeth, Jane ‘Jean’, and Hess, an older…

My grandfather Merkury (Mike) Checkel

My grandfather Merkury (Mike) Checkel was a Russian immigrant and homesteader in Alberta. He enlisted on September 19, 1914 and…

History of Joseph Komich, WW1

I have a document that shows the history of my father’s family back to something like the early 1500’s. I’m…

My grandfather Robert Trimble

My grandfather Robert Trimble enlisted in the war in 1916 and fought at Viny Ridge. He was shot in the…

My Grandfather Private Ronald Edwin Smith

My Grandfather Private Ronald Edwin Smith 446585 Served in the 31 st Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force. He lived in Ramsbury…

My father Harvey Alfred McLean

My father Harvey Alfred McLean served in WW1 with the 49th Loyal Edmonton Regiment. He was injured, suffered from shrapnel…

My Great Uncle Pte Alexander Porter

My Great Uncle Pte Alexander Porter 1st Canadian mounted rifles KIA June 2nd 1916 in the Battle for Mont Sorrel…

Private George Godfrey 466108 CEF 5th Battalion Loyal Edmonton Regiment

Private George Godfrey 466108 CEF 5th Battalion Loyal Edmonton Regiment. George was my great grandad, he emigrated to Canada living…

My grandfather, George Hartley Riddiough

My grandfather, George Hartley Riddiough, lived in Winnipeg after moving to Canada from England. He fought in WW1 and was…

My own personal journey to remembrance

As a Canadian artist, The Journey to Remembrance, was inspired by these many journeys; my own, my family, my community,…

My Great Uncle Thomas Allinson

My Great Uncle Thomas Allinson left Beaver Hill Lake to enlist in Edmonton Jan 10 1916. He was married to…

My Great Aunt Emily Allinson

My Great Aunt Emily Allinson was married to Private John George Nixon of the Black Watch. He was wounded in…

My Great Uncle Robert Allinson

My Great Uncle Robert Allinson, was a younger brother of Thomas and Walter still in England. Most of his records…

My Great Uncle Walter Allinson

My Great Uncle Walter Allinson, the younger brother of Thomas, also left the fields and came into Edmonton to join…

Gord Steinke shares family connection to the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Global News video My grandpa, Thomas H. Ford, was born near Stockport, England in 1894. The family moved to the…

Brothers – Joseph Alec Bounds & Frederick Harold Bounds

Both brothers emigrated from Wales to Canada at the turn of the 20th century and were working as carpenters in…

Lt Louis Taylor, 102 Sqn RFC

I remember my grandfather Lt Louis Taylor, 102 Sqn RFC. Born in Leicester, England, both he and his brother Thomas…

My Great Grandfather Kenny

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years…

My second great uncle James Cameron

WW1 – My second great uncle James Cameron served with Gordon Highlanders certificate from war site on ancestry. Died of…

My great-grandad, N. Galipeau

My great-grandad, N. Galipeau, known to us as “Pop” served in W.W.I. Taking part with his comrades in the trenches…

Emil Steinbring

Emil Steinbring came with his family to Canada in 1928. He was a Staff Sergeant (Podpraporelik) in the Russian Imperial…

David Inglis Reid – Royal Scots

My great, great uncle David enlisted in 1914 and served with the Royal Scots. He was killed in battle August…

My great-great-uncle, John Johanson

CANADIAN ENLISTMENT PIN WW1 My great-great-uncle, John Johanson, enlisted with the CEF in approximately 1916 in Alberta. This CEF enlistment…

My Grandfather, William R. Lord

My Grandfather, William R. Lord, enlisted in Vancouver on June 15/15. Assigned to PPCLI (Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry) on…

My grandfather Peter (Bumpy) Watt

My grandfather Peter Watt known to us as Bumpy, was in, or very shortly before, the train station in London,…

My Grandfather P.W. Duvall

My grandfather P.W. Duvall served in WWI. Attached are pictures of his helmet where a bullet entered and exited the…

John James “Jack” Willoughby

John James “Jack” Willoughby, son of John James and Mary Willoughby, of Kitscoty, Alberta. died March 30, 1918, Listed MIA,…

Our grandfather, Hulbert “Orville” Hoover Palmer

Our grandfather, Hulbert “Orville” Hoover Palmer (Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba August 31st, 1895 – Died in Edmonton, Alberta October 23rd,…

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