This blog has touched on the role that British Home Children had in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, and specifically the 18th Battalion. It is estimated that up to 10 percent of all Canadians can trace an ancestral connection with a British Home Child.
One of the pleasures of hosting a Facebook Page for the 18th Battalion is one gets to “meet” virtually people with a wide range of interests and passions.
One such person is Sharon Munro and she wants to help those that may have a connection to a British Home Child:
I am a member of the Facebook Group “British Home Children Advocacy & Research Association“.
We are working on a Registry of listing all of the British Home Children that was shipped to Canada from 1869 to 1949. These children were orphans, waifs and strays.
As a volunteer for this group, I research the British Home Children that gave their lives in World War 1. We have located over 1,100 of these men. Each of these Soldiers have their own page to honor their lives.
If you discover that your Soldier was a Home child, please feel free to contact me if I can assist you in any way.
I encourage you to contact Sharon on Facebook at the “British Home Children Advocacy & Research Association” for help. This community on Facebook is extremely active and incredibly helpful in regards to any inquiry regarding British Home Children.
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