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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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James Simeon Bicknell was born in Birmingham, England in August, 1888. Bicknell emigrated to Canada sometime before the war, residing in Calgary. He enlisted in December, 1914 in Calgary, Alberta and served overseas with the 50th Battalion. The collection currently consist of his paybook, a notebook, and his discharge certificate.

George Morton Bird was from Port Alberni, British Columbia. He enlisted in 1915 and went overseas in the spring of 1916 with the 62nd Battalion. Bird was killed in France on May 6, 1917 at the age of 26. The collection consists of more than fifty letters written by Bird.

Herbert Percy Blake was born in Victoria, British Columbia in January, 1886. He enlisted at Vernon, British Columbia on October 5, 1915 and served overseas in France. He was killed in action February 27, 1917. The collection consists of two letters written in 1917.

John Nuttall Bland was born in Lancashire, England in April, 1880. Sometime before World War One he emigrated to St. Catharines, Ontario where he enlisted in May, 1916. The collection consists of one photograph of Bland taken in 1916.

Herbert D'Alton Bolster was born in Lancaster, Ontario and later moved to Saskatchewan where he worked as a teacher and later as a railway mail clerk. He enlisted in September, 1914, served overseas until he was discharged in 1918, and then returned to Moose Jaw in 1919. The collection consists of one letter and one photograph.

Earl Bolton was born in Ingersoll, Ontario in 1889 and then later moved to Detroit, Michigan where he was employed as a grinder. He returned to Canada and enlisted in London, Ontario in February, 1918. Bolton saw service in France beginning in August, 1918. He was wounded and died October 9, 1918. The collection currently consists of three letters.

Iden Bonds was born in Yorkshire, England in December, 1882 and moved to Norwood, Ontario prior to the war.  Bonds enlisted in January, 1916 in Peterborough, Ontario and served overseas with the 93rd Battalion CEF until his return to Canada at the end of the war.  The collection currently consists of twelve letters.

Percy Lytton Bonsall was born in Poltimon, Quebec in May, 1891.  Bonsall enlisted in Montreal, Quebec in April 1916 with the Canadian Railway Construction Corps.  He rose to the rank of Major before being demobilized and returning to Canada at the end of the war.  The collection currently consists of three letters.

Thomas Lytton Bonsall was born in Brantford, Ontario in 1871.  He attested with the 238th Battalion in July, 1916 and served overseas with that Battalion until he was demobilized and returned to Canada in 1919.  The collection currently consists of three letters.

Joseph Richard Boucher was born in Kent County, New Brunswick, in December, 1885. Boucher enlisted in March, 1915 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He served overseas and was wounded twice before returning to Canada in 1919. The collection currently consists of a family record and a diary of his service.

Harold Sidney Bowler was born in Hazlemere, England in July, 1885.  Prior to the war he was living in Vancouver, British Columbia but attested in Le Treport, France in May, 1915.  Bowler served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps in France until he was invalided back to Canada in late 1917 due to illness.  The collection currently consists of his paybook, postcards, and a large collection of photographs.

Frederick Boyt was born in Poole, England in December, 1893. He enlisted in Toronto, Ontario on July 26, 1915. His brother William was born in Poole, England in February, 1896. William enlisted on the same day as his brother. The collection currently consists of four photographs and one postcard.

Maurice Wilfred Bracewell was born in Yorkshire, England in March, 1895. Bracewell moved to Vancouver, British Columbia prior to the war, where he enlisted in December, 1915. Bracewell fought at Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele, where he was wounded. He died in Vancouver in 1973. The collection consists of an undated memoir of his participation at Vimy Ridge.

Edward Bracey was born in London, England in July, 1883 and sometime before the war emigrated to Montreal, Quebec. Bracey enlisted in Montreal in July, 1915 and served overseas as a Lance Corporal with the 73rd Highlanders. Bracey was killed November 2, 1916. The collection consists of two postcards.

Melville Alexander Bradshaw was born in Toronto, Ontario in August, 1898. While still a student, Bradshaw enlisted in November, 1916 in Toronto, Ontario with the 67th O.S. Depot Battery, C.F.A. The collection currently consists of two photographs, and his diary from 1918.

Thomas Edward Brady was born in Lindsay, Ontario in November, 1896. He enlisted in Kingston, Ontario in November, 1914 and served overseas with the Canadian Forestry Corps. Brady died in October, 1918. The collection consists of several photographs of Brady and some postcards.

Raymond Harlan Brewster was born in Boston in 1893 and later moved to Victoria, British Columbia. At the time of his enlistment in May, 1917 his father, Harlan Brewster, was the Premier of the province. Brewster served overseas and was killed November 1, 1918. The collection consist of three letters and four photographs.

Jeannette "Nettie" Drysdale Bridges was born in August 1889 in Saint John, New Brunswick.  Drysdale served as a V.A.D. in England during 1918 and into 1919.  The collection currently consists of more than thirty letters and an extensive photograph album.

George Albert Charles Broome was born in London, England in 1897 and emigrated to Melfort, Saskatchewan sometime prior to the war. Broome enlisted in March, 1915. He went to England in the fall of 1915 and then to France early in 1916, where he was wounded. He returned to active duty and was wounded at Vimy Ridge, April 9, 1917. Broome was paralyzed and invalided back to England, where he died in a military hospital November 7, 1917, at the age of 20. The collection consists of 27 letters both from and to George Broome, three photographs, and miscellaneous related materials such as telegrams, his personal effect certificate, and his CEF death certificate. The materials cover the period from 1915 to 1921.

William Lester Broome was born in Renfrew County, Ontario in June, 1897. He was farmer in Saskatchewan before he enlisted in Winnipeg, Manitoba in April, 1917. The collection consists of ten letters, some postcards, and one photograph of Broome.

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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