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WWI

These collections contains any material relating to Canada from 1914 to 1918 from either the home front or the battlefront. External links in collection descriptions are either to online attestation papers at Library and Archives Canada or casualty and burial information at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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Charles John Bunbury was born in Burhampore, East Indies in November, 1871. At the time of his enlistment in July, 1916 with the 143rd O/S Batt. he was the Chief of Police in Kamloops, British Columbia. The collection currrently consists of an undated book of poems entitled "Disarmament and Other Poems" likely written during the war and published after his death.

Wilfred Entwisle Bury was born in England in 1881 and moved to the Vermillion, Alberta area in 1909.  Bury enlisted in Vermillion in January, 1915 and served overseas with the 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles (Saskatchewan Regiment) until his death on November 15, 1917.  See also the Ernest Mosley Taylor, also from Vermillion, to whom he was related by marriage.  The collection currently consists of six letters. 

John (Jack) Butterworth was born in Manchester, England in August, 1894 and emigrated to Canada prior to the war.  He worked as a farmer in Ingersoll, Ontario, where he enlisted in February, 1916.  Butterworth served overseas with the 5th Battalion CEF until he was demobilized and returned to Canada in 1919.  The collection currently consists of a small diary and two photographs.

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Latest Readings from World War One collections

James Moore

Reads a 09/21/1916 Letter by Drader, Eugene Robert from World War One collections. View full Letter

RH Thomson

Reads a 07/06/1917 Letter by Mayse, Amos William (Will) from World War One collections. View full Letter

RH Thomson

Reads a 07/05/1917 Letter by Mayse, Amos William (Will) from World War One collections. View full Letter