My husband's grandfather, Percy Taylor

Historians often say that Canada was born at Vimy Ridge. It was there, on the cold, sleeting morning of April 9, 1917, that four divisions of Canadian troops charged the German positions, fighting, and winning, their first major victory as a united Canadian army, forging, in the blood and the mud, a true sense of Canadian identity. - by Paula Simons

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Murdock McPherson MacKinnon

Murdock McPherson MacKinnon was born in Guysborough, Ontario on June 4, 1894. He had been a member of the 19th Alberta Dragoons for 3 years when he signed up for the Overseas Expeditionary Forces on Feb. 3,1915 in Edmonton. - Marilyne Lambert

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My great grand uncle Ernest Muttart

On Nov. 11, 1915, the 24 year old signed up in Charlottetown with the 105th Overseas Battalion C.E.F. He was already a member of the 82nd Reserves. Ernest was single at the time but was married with a daughter on the way by the time he deployed. Unfortunately he would not return. - Marilyne Lambert

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My grandfather, Neil Lauchy Herd

In 1906 he traveled on the Harvest train with his older brother Alex to Edmonton where he was able to find work building roads and bridges. He signed up for the Overseas Expeditionary Forces on Feb. 15, 1915, 4 days after his 25th birthday. - Marilyne Lambert

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My Uncle, Pte Daniel Gienow

My Uncle, Pte Daniel Gienow was born in Killaloe, Ontario in 1895. When he was 16 years old he moved with his family to a homestead near Balgonie, Saskatchewan where he worked with his father and brothers on a dairy farm. - Ralph Gienow

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