Lecture Series Presented by the Great War Centenary Association (Brantford, Ontario)

News has been posted at the Great War Centenary Association’s web site outlining the 2017 lecture series being held in Brantford, Ontario in 2017. The lectures cover a range of topics covering the Canadian experience in the First World War. Lectures are held at 7:30 PM at Laurier Brantford, RCW, Room 202 at 150 Dalhousie…

The Penny

War offers its participants a million varied ways to become ill, injured, wounded or die. For Company Sergeant Major Walter William Herd, reg. no. 53527 an injury he sustained was most unusual and almost grimly comical C.S.M. Herd[i] enlisted in the C.E.F. with the 18th Battalion on October 26, 1914, and as can be attested…

The Bryant/Drouillard Wedding Mystery

Doing research, I stumbled on this article[i]: Apparently whirlwind romances happen just before a soldier leaves for the battlefield. “The London Advertiser” has a piece dated November 12, 1914 on a wedding in London, Ontario of Private Sydney Wetherell Bryant to Elizabeth Drouillard. Both were from Windsor. ‘About 1000 people went to the barracks this morning…