Sisters by Birth, Sisters in Service: Winnifred & Claire MacLeod

“This is a story about some members of the family of my paternal grandmother and their involvement in The Great War …
Both women enlisted with the Canadian Army Medical Corps as Nursing Sisters, during 1915. The stories of Claire and Winnifred...

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Personal Stories of the Great War: Lt-Col William Cowan

Personal Stories of WW1 from John Cowan

My Grandfather, William Cowan, was an entrepreneur/businessman who played an active role in preparing Canada’s army at the beginning of the Great War … Plans had been made with Britain that if war was...

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Memories of George Cowan Fleming, WW1

WW1 Memories from Al Fleming for Remembrance Day My father, George Fleming volunteered to serve in the 48th Highlanders of Canada, a Toronto Regiment that still exists today.  During the war, he was a scout ( or reconnaissance person).  As such he never carried...
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WW1 story of Pte. Beaton McGillivray

Laurie Kimmel’s Story of a Soldier: Pte. Beaton McGillivray

My Great Uncle, William ‘Beaton’ McGillivray was born and raised near Nashville in Vaughan Township.  He was eldest of four, brother to my Grandfather Gordon and Great Aunts Margaret and Jenny....

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