Francis Joseph O'Keefe was born in August, 1892 in Okanagan, British Columbia. O'Keefe enlisted with the 172nd Battalion in Kamloops, British Columbia in February, 1916, but died on March 21, 1916 of pneumonia while training in Kamloops. He was buried at the O'Keefe Ranch cemetery, on the family ranch in Vernon, British Columbia. The collection currently consists of one postcard and one photograph.
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.
Thomas Leo O'Keefe was born in Okanagan, British Columbia in January, 1889. At the time of his enlistment in Victoria, British Columbia in February, 1915 he was a law student. O'Keefe served overseas with the 7th Canadian Cavalry as an ambulance driver until he was discharged in the spring of 1918 on compassionate grounds. The collection currently consists of his discharge certificate and two photographs.
Ingvald Olsen was born in Hoyholm, Helgeland, Norway in March 1889. Prior to the war he emigrated to Canada and became a naturalized citizen. Olsen was recruited in Vancouver,
British Columbia in November, 1917, served overseas with the 29th Battalion and was wounded in June, 1918. He returned to Canada at the end of the war. The collection currently consists of one letter (in Norwegian with a translation) written to his brother shortly after the Armistice.
Lance Corporal John C. Oxborough was born in India in 1889, moved to England in the mid-1890s, and then emigrated to Canada sometime after 1901. Both John and his brother William enlisted in January, 1915 in Calgary and later served with the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles (British Columbia Regiment). John was killed October 31, 1917. The collection consists of two letters, one postcard, and several photographs.