OUR CANADIANS WWI - THE TRENCHES - THE DISEASES / ILLNESSES

Canada sent a total of 418,606 men overseas and in comparison hospitalizations numbered 539,690. Battle casualties numbered 144,606 with hospitalizations for various diseases numbering 395,084 and this number included more than one hospitalization for a soldier. This was a period prior to there being any effective antibiotics. Minor illnesses of today were rampant in World War I and are mostly eliminated today. A soldier could be way from his unit for weeks or months in WWI.

THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN

THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN

While the war in Europe was being fought, the American President Franklin Roosevelt was well aware of the training taking place in Canada and it led him to remark that Canada "was the aerodrome of democracy".

During the war years of 1939-45 Canada for the most part was many thousands of miles from the European battlegrounds. 

Jacob Smith - regarding corporal Wm. Hart

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Hello,

I have recently come across your website, and it is fantastic!  Thanks to everyone for your hard work.  My Great-Great-Great Grandfather, Corporal William Hart (1878-1918) was killed in World War I, and I have some information and images if you are interested.

William was a very blue collar, working class guy.  He and his family immigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1908, and settled in Egmondville.  He worked as a labourer in a brickyard.  

Corporal William Hart

Hoogland remembers James Jamieson

Hoogland

I hope you are all well.
As you probably remember, the Dutch people commemorate the fallen of the Second World War on Monday 4 May during National Remembrance Day (Dodenherdenking).
The village of Hoogland that you visited last year, was liberated 75 years ago by the Canadian forces in April 1945.
Today, we unveiled a plaquard mentioning Pte. James Jamieson and four other Canadian soldiers who died in Hoogland, in the eve of the war.

MALLOCH, William John Ogilvie

DIVISIONAL UNIT:     Canadian Army Medical Corps                                                                                    RESIDENCE:             Toronto - Ontario                                                                                                                      BORN:                        Clinton - Goderich Township - County of Huron - Ontario                                            CEMETERY:              Toronto Mount Pleasant Cemetery - Toronto - Ontario                                                                                                         

RICHARDSON, James Maltman

DIVISIONAL UNIT:     1st Canadian Infantry Division                                                                                                                                              2nd Infantry Brigade                                                                                                                                                              8th Battalion - 90th Rifles (Royal Winnipeg Rifles)                                                                                                              Canadian Infantry Corps                                         

ISLE, Theodore Henry

DIVISIONAL UNIT:  2nd Canadian Engineers Reinforcement Depot,  Canadian Corps    
RESIDENCE:      Grand Bend - Ontario 
WIFE:           Mrs. Pearl Ilse - Dashwood - Ontaro
PARENTS:        Mr. Frederick and Elizabeth Ilse - Dashwood - Ontario
Personal:       Height was 5'  3", weight was 129 poubds. He had a fair complexion, blue eyes and light brown hair. Theodore earned his living as a plumber and was of the Lutheran faith.                                                                         

HOLMES, Emerson Stanley

DIVISIONAL UNIT:     3rd Canadian Infantry Division                                                                                                                                         8th Infantry Brigade                                                                                                                                                           4th Canadian Mounted Rifles                                                                                                                                           Canadian Infantry Corps                                             

HENDERSON, Grant Stuart

NAME:                        HENDERSON          Grant Stuart                                                                                                      DIVISIONAL UNIT:     2nd Canadian Infantry Division                                                                                                                                             4th Infantry Brigade                                                                                                                                                               21st Battalion - Eastern Ontario