March 1915

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Name Obituary
(FWDTJ)
Obituary
(PADN)
Attestation Papers Burial Records
Farquhar, Francis Douglas (Lieut. Col.) Record Link
McCombe, Stanley (Pte) March 26 1915 Record Link Record Link

The above index contains published death notices from the Fort William Daily Times Journal (FWDTJ) and the Port Arthur Daily News (PADN), along with links to available attestation papers (through Library and Archives Canada) and Burial Records (through the Commonwealth War Graves Commission) for local individuals who were killed during or as a result of the First World War. The index is updated monthly to coincide with the centennial of these events and commemorate the sacrifice of those individuals and their families. If you know of someone who should be included here, please contact us at tbpl%23ca|ww1project.

52nd Battalion
The question of if a new battalion would be raised at the Lakehead was still open at the start of March.
The 52nd Battalion would be mobilized in Port Arthur on 20 March, 1915. A response is here given to
the efforts of the two Councils in February 1915 to encourage the raising of the battalion:

March 1: Port Arthur:

 Port Arthur City Council Minutes

Port Arthur City Council Minutes

52nd Battalion New Recruits
Casualty List Spies

 

During the same meeting, another letter was read, dealing again with the issue of streetcar tickets given to the troops.

March 18: Fort William:

Fort William City Council Minutes 

Here, the Fort William council is concerned about the role of the City’s industrial sector in support of the
war effort. Contracts for weapons, ammunition, and other materials were assigned by Government to
existing factories with the capacity to take those projects on. This motion authorized several Aldermen to travel to Ottawa to promote Fort William’s industrial capacity to those who made the decisions.

A contract for manufacturing shells would be awarded to the Copp Stove Factory in Fort William in 1915.

 

Soldiers' Letters

The Fort William Daily Times Journal and the Port Arthur Daily News respectfully solicited letters from soldiers at the front - or extracts therefrom - during the First World War. Any reader who had a letter from a relative or friend with the British, French or Russian forces was invited to submit said letter for publication to the community.

World War One Thunder Bay Centennial Landing Page Link 

 

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