Canadian soldiers - in training, on leave or in the hospital - fell in love. By war’s end, an estimated 15,000 Canadian war brides and children lived in the United Kingdom. Many of these families later came to Canada to build new lives.
Pallbearers carry the casket of fallen soldier Colonel Geoff Parker from the CC-177 Globemaster aircraft to the awaiting hearse. Colonel Parker was killed during an explosion caused by a suicide bomber, who attacked a NATO convoy in Kabul.
Photo: Corporal Brandon O’Connell, Department of National Defence, TN2009-0773-04
This telegram reports the death of Captain Thomas Whitmore of the Canadian Army Medical Corps. The date of death was inaccurate, as Whitmore was actually killed on 8 August 1918, the first day of the Battle of Amiens.
Photo: George Metcalf Archival Collection Canadian War Museum 20020024-008-1
This woman is likely the mother of Private Marin Cochet, who served with the 5th Battalion and died on 2 January 1919, age 28. The medal on the left is unidentified; the one on the right is a Memorial Cross, also known as a Silver Cross.
Photo: George Metcalf Archival Collection Canadian War Museum 20030362-007