36 Tag Results for Saskatchewan

James W. Whillans

The person offering the drink—and likely, a few prayers—is Captain James W. Whillans, chaplain of the 8th Canadian Battalion, Winnipeg Rifles.

Frank, Fred, and Albert Deacon

Of the six brothers, three joined the war effort while the other three William, Thomas and George stayed home and looked after the family farms.

Francis (Frank) Cuthbert Malcolm Cumming

A father of five, Francis Cuthbert Malcolm Cumming realized he wouldn’t make money from his crop, now demolished from a storm. So, he enlisted.

Leslie Hale

“Money is so scarce here, as I only get twenty cents per day. The rest of our money is kept for us until we get back.”

Jon Einarsson

Jon Einarsson’s body was never recovered. His name, with thousands of others, is inscribed on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, Belgium.

William John "Jack" Gray

“I will not escape...nor will I attempt to commit any action during this time to the prejudice of the German Empire.”

Viking Battalion

It was unusual for the Icelandic soldiers to be commissioned — only 3 percent of those who enlisted were named officers.

James Aitchison

The grimness of his own situation led him to fear that 1916 would be the ruin of not just himself, but his entire family.

Welbourn Brothers

Frank joined the 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles only to be captured by Germans and taken as a prisoner of war.

Alan J. Hanchard

When he joined the 53rd Battalion at age seventeen, he had no idea the war would last for four years and be such a deadly conflict.

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