Category Archives: Toronto

Can you help ID this man’s unit?

I have recently been asked to identify the unit that this Canadian sergeant served with and I am wondering if any of our visitors can help. It seems that he is wearing a Boer War issue forage cap and the … Continue reading

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Cecil Annis of Malvern Collegiate Institute Remembered

Toronto Regiment soldier heads list of 25 on memorial to the fallen The names are listed in lead letters that are slowly falling away from the granite background. They belong to the 25 men of Toronto’s Malvern Collegiate Institute killed … Continue reading

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Grief’s geography: Interactive map of Toronto’s First World War dead

Grief’s geography: Interactive map of Toronto’s First World War dead (Global News). Simply incredible work to put this together. Excel file of the data – it highlights home area/city / neighborhood – where the soldier is buried and who his … Continue reading

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Memorial to men of Malvern Collegiate Institute

Malvern monument’s restoration will be celebrated with a rededication ceremony By David Fuller Originally published in the Beach Metro News Nov. 2 2011 A very special 89-year-old will celebrate his arrival in the Beach this Friday – and he’s been … Continue reading

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England has Declared War! 1914 Recruiting in Toronto

Recruiting in Toronto 1914 ” ENGLAND HAS DECLARED WAR !” The news went from mouth to mouth, from desk to desk ; clerical duties were forgotten. At first the news seemed to stun) us all. Then the reaction came, and … Continue reading

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