Friday, March 10, 2017

March meeting in Durham - Learn about Soldiers of the Soil

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Durham
 100 years ago Canada was at war on the European front. Next month, Canadians will remember the contribution of Canadian soldiers at the Battle of Vimy Ridge. 

 The photo taken 5 October 1916 shows the Flesherton Greys WW1, 36 of them leaving for overseas with all their family members in the background. photo courtesy Brad Buckle

George Auer in his new book, Soldiers of the Soil: Grey County Goes to War, 1914 - 1918, provides a readable account of what was happening at home and abroad during those years with archival photographs and maps. Also included is a complete list of the war memorials and cenotaphs in Grey County, the war medals which were presented to Grey County soldiers, and the most complete Grey County Great War Honour Roll ever published, with the names of over 4,000 soldiers. 

Location: Knox United Church: Address: 236 Garafraxa Street North, Durham 

All are welcome 

photo below by Janet Iles

Priceville Cenotaph, Priceville, Ontario

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