VIDEO: ‘Simcoe County Remembers’ Local War Vets With Virtual Database
New Virtual Memorial
The Simcoe County Archives has been busy in the lead up to this Remembrance Day and the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice to end World War I.
In honour of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, the County of Simcoe Archives have launched a new online memorial
More information here: https://goo.gl/zHggL1
Posted by Barrie 360 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018
It’s put together an honour roll to recognize the men and women from Simcoe County who gave their lives during the war.
More than a thousand local residents died while serving or due to injuries suffered in combat.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“This is a tremendously important undertaking and truly documents the significant sacrifices of our men, women and families during WWI,” said Deputy Warden Terry Dowdall.[/perfectpullquote]
“Simcoe County has a deep military history and the Archives continues to play an important role in preserving our past so it can be illuminated for future generations.”
To establish the Simcoe County Remembers database, Archives staff conducted extensive research of public memorials, published local histories, and official military records.
Databases found on the websites of Library and Archives Canada, Veterans Affairs Canada (Books of Remembrance) and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission were also searched to find the names of the County’s war dead. Given the scope of this research, the County encourages residents to contact us about any known missing names and/or documentation errors at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-726-9331.
Criteria used to develop the list includes:
- Was the individual born in Simcoe County?
- Did the individual reside in Simcoe County at the time of enlistment?
- Did the individual’s official next-of-kin reside in Simcoe County?
- Is the individual’s name on one of the public war memorials located in Simcoe County?
- Did the individual die while in military service prior to November 11, 1918, or soon after the Armistice of causes directly connected to his or her war service?
Simcoe County Remembers can be accessed here.
banner image: Camp Borden