War casualties from one Canadian neighbourhood

Discussion in 'Canadian' started by Chris C, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian layabout

    This article and map shows the homes of men who enlisted and died in WW2, in one neighhourhood in Ottawa (the Glebe) and nearby area.

    It affects me personally because this is my home neighbourhood - where I grew up, and where my parents still live. One of the RCAF pilots lived in the same house as my parents, or next door.

    Death Came Knocking – The Price WWII Demanded From One City Neighborhood
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    canuck Closed Account

  3. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    Seroster, a worthy add on to the original thread. I grew up in Ottawa. One walks the area called the Glebe. You do get a sense of that generation who signed on at such an early age to allow us to live in freedom.
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  4. JohnS

    JohnS Senior Member

    Thanks for posting!
  5. Shane Greer

    Shane Greer We're Doomed

    Im sure there was a map like this for Scotland in relation to WW1 casualties. Very sobering.
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  6. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    Similar research has been done for Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg, covering 3 separate wars and individual campaigns:

    Mapping Canada’s war dead, house by house

    Grief’s geography: Mapping 6,160 Torontonians killed in three wars

    Sobering indeed. WW1 casualties on a single street in Toronto:

    In total, 10 soldiers who died in WW1 listed a house on Shannon Street as the address for their next-of-kin. Shannon serves as a microcosm of the impact soldiers’ deaths had on their families and the city they inhabited.

    5 Shannon: William Edmund Fry died of unknown causes on Feb. 10, 1920, at the age of 22.

    46 Shannon: James Ross Shephard was killed in action following a trench raid near Lens, France. His body was never identified; his name is on the Vimy Memorial in France.

    54 Shannon: John Reid was in the 10th Battalion of the Canadian Engineers regiment. He died at the age of 28 of unknown causes and is buried at Prospect Cemetery in Toronto.

    59 Shannon: Elmer Wadham was a soldier in the Canadian Mounted Rifles regiment. He died on June 2, 1916, eight days shy of his 19th birthday.

    60 Shannon: David Johnstone worked as a stonemason before enlisting in the army. He died in Belgium on April 12, 1916, at the age of 31, after being shot in the abdomen.

    62 Shannon: Emerson Crosby listed as missing and presumed dead after fighting at St. Julien in the Second Battle of Ypres in Belgium. He was 23 years old.

    76 Shannon: George Herbert Brown went missing and was presumed dead on April 24, 1915, at the age of 24. His name is on the Ypres Memorial in Belgium.
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