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WWI

These collections contains any material relating to Canada from 1914 to 1918 from either the home front or the battlefront. External links in collection descriptions are either to online attestation papers at Library and Archives Canada or casualty and burial information at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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Alexander Windram was born at Eyemouth, Berwickshire, Scotland in February 1881.  Prior to the war he emigrated to Canada, and settled in Fraser Mills, British Columbia. Windram enlisted with the 131st Battalion in New Westminster, British Columbia in February, 1916.  He served overseas with the 7th Battalion and was killed at Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917.   Windram also had two brothers, William and John, who also served in the CEF and who were both killed in 1917.  The collection currently consists of seven postcards from Alexander Windram and one photograph.  Materials used with the kind permission of The City of Coquitam Archives.

Sydney Amyas Winterbottom was born in Calgary, Alberta in June, 1896. He was a student at the time of his enlistment in Vernon, British Columbia in July, 1915. Winterbottom served overseas with the 29th Battalion until his death on November 6, 1917. The collection consists of more than sixty letters written by Winterbottom, as well as several photographs.

James Jackson Woods was born in Elimville, Ontario in June, 1890. Woods enlisted with the 161st Huron Battalion in Exeter, Ontario on April 11, 1916 and served overseas until the end of the war. The collection consists of eight letters and one photograph of Woods.

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Latest Readings from World War One collections

James Moore

Reads a 09/21/1916 Letter by Drader, Eugene Robert from World War One collections. View full Letter

RH Thomson

Reads a 07/06/1917 Letter by Mayse, Amos William (Will) from World War One collections. View full Letter

RH Thomson

Reads a 07/05/1917 Letter by Mayse, Amos William (Will) from World War One collections. View full Letter