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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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Albert Henry Fereday served with the 1st Battalion Prince of Wales Own Civil Service Rifles. He was killed August 22, 1918, at the age of 18. He has no known grave and is commemorated by name on Panel 10 on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Haucourt, France. The memorial stands in the grounds of Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery and bears the names of over 9,000 men who have no known grave. This collection consists of more than one hundred letters sent by Pte. Albert Henry Fereday. The letters have been transcribed by, and are used with the kind permission of, Anthony Fereday, the nephew of Albert Fereday. These materials are part of the non-Canadian section of this project

Joseph Roy Ferguson was born in Innisfil, Ontario in July, 1884. Ferguson enlisted in Toronto, Ontario in October, 1915 with the 4th Overseas University Battalion. The collection consists of one extended letter written on the S.S. Lapland during his voyage to England, and two photographs.

Arthur Lewis Fernyhough was born in Fenton, Stoke on Trent, England in September, 1890. Prior to the war he emigrated to Canada, where he worked as a butcher. Fernyhough enlisted in Winnipeg, Manitoba in December, 1915 with the 144th Battalion. The collection currently consists of photographs, postcards, his paybook, the Returned Soldiers' Handbook, the 144th Winnipeg Rifles Song Book, and other miscellaneous items.

Walter Fick was born on the Isle of Man in April, 1884. Sometime prior to the war he emigrated to Canada and worked in Toronto, Ontario as a conductor on the Toronto Street Railway. Fick enlisted in Toronto on May 1, 1916. He served with the 21st Battalion (Eastern Ontario Regiment). Fick died in hospital in England in 1918. The collection consists of one letter to his wife Mona, several Red Cross letters, two telegrams, and three photographs.

Reginald Walwin Fisher was born in Alliston, Ontario in March, 1895.  Prior to the war he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan where he went to school and then later worked in the city assessor's office.  Fisher enlisted in February, 1916 in Regina with the 195th Battalion and then later was transferred to the 52nd Battalion when overseas.  He was killed October 26, 1917.  The collection currently consists of a clipping announcing his death in a Regina newspaper.

Walter Earnest Peter Flett was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1887. Flett played with the Toronto Argonauts in the 1907 season and was the league leading scorer with 29 points. During the war Flett served in the RNAS with the No.3 Naval Wing. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the Cross de Guerre in 1917. The collection consists of more than twenty letters from 1916 through to 1917.

Harry Henry Foote was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1892 and enlisted in September, 1914. The collection consists of one letter written enroute to England in October, 1914 and one photograph taken at Valcartier, Quebec in 1914.

Kenneth Walter Foster was born in London, England in 1897 and emigrated to Canada sometime prior to World War One. He enlisted in Vernon, British Columbia in July, 1915 and served overseas until the end of the war. The collection consists of four photographs and one extended memoir written sometime after the war detailing his service. Foster died in Victoria, British Columbia in 1947.

William Fradley was born in Bristol, England in July, 1891.  He enlisted in Toronto in July, 1915 with the 35th Battalion and sailed to England in October, 1915.  Fradley was transferred to the 23rd Reserve Battalion and then later to the 3rd Battalion, in which he was serving at the time of his death on September 23, 1916.  The collection currently consists of a photograph of Fradley and a copy of his will.

John William Fraser was born in Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec in April, 1896. Fraser enlisted in Montreal in September, 1915 and served overseas first with the 73rd Battalion and then later with the 85th Battalion. The collection consists of one letter written to his father from Fraser's commanding officer about his son as a soldier.

Harry Vincent Fuller was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in January, 1894.  His family later moved to Calgary where he enlisted in May, 1916 with the 137th Battalion.  Fulller served overseas in France until his return at the end of the war in 1919.  The collection currently consists of several photographs and a portion of a notebook he kept in 1917.

Robert John Galloway was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in March 1898. He later moved to Cabri, Saskatchewan and enlisted in Swift Current, Saskatchewan in April, 1916. Galloway served with the 102nd Bn until his death at Vimy Ridge, April 9, 1917.

Earnest George Gardner was born in Nova Scotia, Canada in 1894 and enlisted at Liverpool, Nova Scotia on March 1, 1916. The collection consists of one letter written in 1917.

John Gardner was born in Belfast, Ireland in October, 1890. He emigrated to Ottawa, Ontario, where he enlisted in November, 1915 with the 77th Overseas Battalion. Gardner served overseas with D Coy., 47th Battalion, and was killed January 3, 1917. The collection consists of two postcards and a newspaper article regarding his death.

Frederik Batts Garlick was born in Oxford, England in July, 1883.  Prior to the war he emigrated to Canada and enlisted in June, 1916 in Peterborough, Ontario.  He went overseas and was with the 93rd Battalion until he was injured during training and sent back to Canada in 1917.  The collection currently consists of three letters and three clippings.

Wesley Garrod was born in Ispswich, England in November, 1891, and sometime prior to the war he emigrated to Brownlee, Saskatchewan. Garrod enlisted in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in January, 1916. He served overseas as a corporal with the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion and was awarded the Military Medal for bravery. Garrod was killed in September, 1918. The collection consists of one letter from Garrod to his brother.

Robert Andrew Garvie was born in Owen Sound, Ontario in November 1887.  Prior to the war the family moved west, and Garvie was recruited at The Pas, Manitoba in October, 1917.  He served overseas with the 9th Battalion Canadian Engineeers, was wounded in September, 1918 and returned to Canada in 1919.  The collection currently consist of an undated memoir and two photographs.

Clarence Reginald Gass was born in Bayfield, Nova Scotia in April, 1894. He enlisted in Halifax in November, 1915 and served overseas until the end of the war. The collection consists of more than forty letters, as well as photographs, telegrams and miscellaneous items related to the 85th Canadian Infantry Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) with whom he served.

William Vincent Gauthier was born in North Rustico, Prince Edward Island in October, 1897 and enlisted in Charlottetown in 1915. Gauthier served oveseas Enland, France, and Belgium until his return to Canada at the end of the war. The collection consists of a memoir written by Gauthier sometime after the war.

James Reid Gillies was born in Dundee, Scotland in October, 1895 and emigrated to Canada in 1906 .  He enlisted in May, 1917 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and served overseas with the C.A.S.C.  The collection currently consists of two photographs, a Christmas card, and his discharge certificate.  See also the collection of John Gillies his brother.

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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