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This gallery features, in no particular order, 98 individuals who signed their Attestation Papers for service overseas between 1914 and 1918. Their addresses at the time of enrolment coincide with the address of their next-of-kin. The large majority of these individuals did not return, being either missing or killed in action. Some came back bearing physical or psychological scars of war and did not survive. Others were injured or fell ill even before they reached the theatre. Forced to confront the loss of the dear ones, families and communities became a network for support and commemoration. Individually or collectively, Londoners mourned and, in the process, a large quantity of rolls of honour, commemorative plaques, cenotaphs, official or non-official decorations, certificates and pins was produced.
A grave stone with a cross and maple leaf.
A badge in the shape of a maple leaf with a crown, number 33 and Canada.
Portrait of a soldier with a moustache.
Photograph of a military cemetery with headstones in 2 rows surrounded by flowers. A large cross and the back of a munument are shown in the background.
Photograph of a soldier standing and holding a whip behind with both his hands.
A circular brass plaque with the image of a women holding laurel leaves and a lion in front of her.
A form filled in in handwriting. It is ARMY FORM W. 3212 and shows medical results. Signatures at the bottom.
A rectangular stone grave with ornaments at the top and the word GOLBY.
A silver Greek cross suspended to a purple ribbon through a small ring. A laurel wreath under the arms of the cross. A cypher is at the intersection of the cross' arms. A crown at the end of the top arm, 3 maple leaves at the end of the other arms.
Portrait of a soldier wearing a peak hat.
Portrait of a soldier.
Photograph of a page in a book showing the portrait of a soldier. There are writings on top and at the bottom, the edges have ornaments, a vine and maple leaves.
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