World War One - Thunder Bay Centennial


Timeline & Local Obituaries (December 1917) / Soldiers' Letters




Timeline Link

Timeline & Local Obituaries

   People & Stories Link  

People & Stories

Life in Thunder Bay Link

Life in Thunder Bay

Military Link


Project Partners Link

Project Partners

     Industry & Technology Link

Industry & Technology


From 2014-2018 the World War One - Thunder Bay Centennial Project will commemorate this time in history (1914-1918) through stories, displays, exhibits, and more. Current partners include: Thunder Bay Public Library, City of Thunder Bay Archives, Thunder Bay Museum, Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, Thunder Bay Military Museum, Northwestern Ontario Aviation Heritage Centre, and Lakehead University's Department of History. 

This project is a work in progress and some pages of the site will have more content than others, with new material added on a regular basis. Community involvement in this project is always welcomed in order to add valuable personal context to the collections and resources. The project can be contacted via email at tbpl%23ca|ww1project. You can also visit the Gateway to Northwestern Ontario History database to search or share your stories.

Additional Resources

Archives Association of Ontario
Children & Youth Resources @ Thunder Bay Public Library
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
First World War - Canadian Encyclopedia
First World War Resources & Further Reading
Gravemarker Gallery - Thunder Bay District Cemeteries
Kenora Great War Project
Letters Bookshop: Centenary Salute
Library and Archives Canada
Lives of the First World War
The Memory Project - Dominion Institute
National Wall of Remembrance Association
Ontario Historical Society
Operation War Diary
Thunder Bay Branch - OGS
The World Remembers
World Wars Aboriginal Veterans Portal