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  • On Anniversary Of Courcelette
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 17 Sep 1917     Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Church service to honour those fallen in the Battle of Courcelette ; Trinity Methodist Church
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 17 Sep 1917   Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Church service to honour those fallen in the Battle of Courcelette ; Trinity Methodist Church
  • Pte. W. Read Was On Three Fronts
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 10 Jul 1917     Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Pte. William Read ; Returning soldiers ; Returned soldiers ; Returns to Port Arthur ; Seven months in trenches with 46th Battalion ; Fought three fronts, Vimy Ridge, Ypres, Somme ; Mentions meeting other Port Arthur soldiers ; Canadian Expeditionary Force ...
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 10 Jul 1917   Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Pte. William Read ; Returning soldiers ; Returned soldiers ; Returns to Port Arthur ; Seven months in trenches with 46th ...
  • Want Forestry Men For The Big Move
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 5 May 1917     Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Forestry Battalion ; Recruitment in Port Arthur, Fort William ; Major S.A. Huntington
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 5 May 1917   Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Forestry Battalion ; Recruitment in Port Arthur, Fort William ; Major S.A. Huntington
  • For Anniversary Of Courcelette
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 24 Aug 1917     Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Great War Veterans' Association ; To open club room on anniversary of Battle of Courcelette
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 24 Aug 1917   Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Great War Veterans' Association ; To open club room on anniversary of Battle of Courcelette
  • Canada's Baptism Of Fire In The Struggle At St. Julien
    Newspaper  Fort William Daily Times Journal, 21 Apr 1917     Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Battle of St. Julien ; April, 1915 ; Description of Battle ; 8th Battalion ; Eighth Battalion ; Captain L.S. Dear ; Captain Lionel S. Dear (photograph) ; Many local soldiers attached to the 8th Battalion ; Little Black Devils ; ...
    Newspaper  Fort William Daily Times Journal, 21 Apr 1917   Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Battle of St. Julien ; April, 1915 ; Description of Battle ; 8th Battalion ; Eighth Battalion ; Captain L.S. Dear ...
  • Few Came Back Unscathed From St. Julien Fight
    Newspaper  Fort William Daily Times Journal, 21 Apr 1917     Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Battle of St. Julien ; April, 1915 ; Description of Battle ; 8th Battalion ; Eighth Battalion ; Brigadier General Lipsett (photograph) ; Many local soldiers attached to the 8th Battalion ; Little Black Devils ; Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) ; ...
    Newspaper  Fort William Daily Times Journal, 21 Apr 1917   Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Battle of St. Julien ; April, 1915 ; Description of Battle ; 8th Battalion ; Eighth Battalion ; Brigadier General Lipsett ...
  • Former Port Arthur Man Has Seen Many Air Raids
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 20 Oct 1917     Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Former Port Arthur News Chronicle employee writes to newspaper (name unknown) ; Describes aerial warfare
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 20 Oct 1917   Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Former Port Arthur News Chronicle employee writes to newspaper (name unknown) ; Describes aerial warfare
  • Canadian Escaped The Big Explosion
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 15 Oct 1917     Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Warrant Officer S. Sinnott ; Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve ; Arrives in Port Arthur ; To supervise installation of wireless on boats in Port Arthur ; Was in Russia ; Was at Archangel when ammunition depot exploded ; Was only ...
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 15 Oct 1917   Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Warrant Officer S. Sinnott ; Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve ; Arrives in Port Arthur ; To supervise installation of wireless ...
  • Only Fifty Left Of The Old 52nd
    Newspaper  Fort William Daily Times Journal, 20 May 1918     Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; 52nd Battalion ; 52nd New Ontario Battalion ; Lieut. A.W Grant ; Port Arthur resident ; Returns to Port Arthur ; Returning soldiers ; Returned soldiers ; States that only 50 of the original 52nd still with battalion ; Canadian Expeditionary ...
    Newspaper  Fort William Daily Times Journal, 20 May 1918   Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; 52nd Battalion ; 52nd New Ontario Battalion ; Lieut. A.W Grant ; Port Arthur resident ; Returns to Port Arthur ; ...
  • Graphic Story Of Fighting At Lens
    Newspaper  Fort William Daily Times Journal, 22 Sep 1917     Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Pte. Louis Linklater ; Fort William resident ; Writes to sister in Fort William ; Originally enlisted with 94th Battalion ; 94th Overseas New Ontario Battalion ; Describes fighting ; Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)
    Newspaper  Fort William Daily Times Journal, 22 Sep 1917   Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Pte. Louis Linklater ; Fort William resident ; Writes to sister in Fort William ; Originally enlisted with 94th Battalion ; ...
  • Ypres Salient - It Is Gone But Never Will Be Forgotten
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 6 Sep 1917     Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Lieut. B.C. Churchill ; Port Arthur resident ; Writes home ; Describes war ; No unit given ; Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 6 Sep 1917   Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Lieut. B.C. Churchill ; Port Arthur resident ; Writes home ; Describes war ; No unit given ; Canadian Expeditionary Force ...
  • Port Arthur Boys In Battle Of Vimy Ridge
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 19 May 1917     Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Pte. Roy Curtis ; Writes to sister in Port Arthur ; Pte. Lloyd Seaman ; Writes to mother in Port Arthur ; Description of the Battle of Vimy Ridge ; Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 19 May 1917   Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Pte. Roy Curtis ; Writes to sister in Port Arthur ; Pte. Lloyd Seaman ; Writes to mother in Port Arthur ...
  • Ft. William Boy Smashes German Plane At Front
    Newspaper  Fort William Daily Times Journal, 10 Jul 1917     Great war ; World War I ; WWI ; Stanley Rutledge ; Fort William resident ; Writes letter home ; States that brother Wilfred Rutledge is now machine gun operator in the air service ; Given leave for shooting down enemy fighter plane ; Aviation Service ; Photo of Wilfred ...
    Newspaper  Fort William Daily Times Journal, 10 Jul 1917   Great war ; World War I ; WWI ; Stanley Rutledge ; Fort William resident ; Writes letter home ; States that brother Wilfred Rutledge is now machine gun operator ...
  • Port Arthur Boys Tell Of Battle Of Vimy Ridge
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 11 May 1917     Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Lance Corp. J. Sawaskey ; Writes to Port Arthur ; No unit given * Could be Lance Corp. John Sawaskey from Port Arthur Sgt. James Cattanach ; Writes to Port Arthur ; No unit given Pte. George Singleton ; Fort William ...
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 11 May 1917   Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Lance Corp. J. Sawaskey ; Writes to Port Arthur ; No unit given * Could be Lance Corp. John Sawaskey from ...
  • Made Lieut. Col. After The Battle Of Vimy Ridge
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 7 May 1917     Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Major Milton Francis ; Fort William resident ; Originally attached to 44th Battalion ; Attached to a British Columbia battalion ; Was in Battle of Vimy Ridge ; Photo
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 7 May 1917   Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Major Milton Francis ; Fort William resident ; Originally attached to 44th Battalion ; Attached to a British Columbia battalion ; ...
  • Cannon Taken At Vimy Ridge For This City
    Newspaper  Fort William Daily Times Journal, 26 May 1917     Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Col. Milton Francis ; Sending German cannon captured at Vimy Ridge to Fort William ; Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)
    Newspaper  Fort William Daily Times Journal, 26 May 1917   Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Col. Milton Francis ; Sending German cannon captured at Vimy Ridge to Fort William ; Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)
  • Canadian Soldiers Waited Long for Destruction Of Hill Sixty
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 8 Jun 1917     Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; J.P. Ferguson ; Writes to Port Arthur ; 8th Battalion ; Describes Battle for Hill Sixty ; Battle of Vimy Ridge ; Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) * could John P. Ferguson
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 8 Jun 1917   Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; J.P. Ferguson ; Writes to Port Arthur ; 8th Battalion ; Describes Battle for Hill Sixty ; Battle of Vimy Ridge ...
  • Lieut. Lester Cain On Battlefields
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 9 Jun 1917     Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Lieut. Lester Cain ; Writes letter to George Porter of McNulty's Store ; Describes fighting ; Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 9 Jun 1917   Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Lieut. Lester Cain ; Writes letter to George Porter of McNulty's Store ; Describes fighting ; Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)
  • Many Local Men Were Lost At Ypres One Year Ago Today
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 6 Jun 1917     Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Commemorating the Third Battle of Ypres ; 28th Battalion ; Loss of approximately 250 soldiers from the Lakehead ; Major Clarence Milne (KIA) ; Captain A.L. McGovern (KIA) ; Lieut. Kingsley Jarvis (POW) ; Corp. Croft (wounded) ; Pte. O'Brien (KIA) ...
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 6 Jun 1917   Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Commemorating the Third Battle of Ypres ; 28th Battalion ; Loss of approximately 250 soldiers from the Lakehead ; Major Clarence ...
  • Says Fritz Didn't Mean To Hit Him
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 11 Aug 1917     Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Pte. David French ; Fort William resident ; 28th Battalion ; Writes letter home to wife ; Describes fighting ; Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 11 Aug 1917   Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Pte. David French ; Fort William resident ; 28th Battalion ; Writes letter home to wife ; Describes fighting ; Canadian ...
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World War One Thunder Bay Centennial Project


This group brings together all of the photos, newspaper records, documents, and related material pertaining to the First World War and as commemorated through the World War One Thunder Bay Centennial Project.