Local History Snapshot: World War One soldiers

This week’s Local History Snapshot is a photo of a group of soldiers at the train station from World War 1. The photo is from the L.R. Wilson Heritage Research Archives.

On August 8, 1918, the Battle of Amiens began, the start of an Allied Offensive which would go on to exhaust the resources of the enemy in the First World War. One of the Canadian soldiers who took part was Bert Dunlop of Port Colborne, fourth soldier from the left in this photo. Dunlop received the Military Medal for bravery for his actions that day and was promoted to sergeant, as the Canadians pushed forward 8 miles into the German lines, one of the most successful advances of the war.

Sunday Nov. 11/2018, is Remembrance Day, this year is the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Port Colborne’s services are being held at H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park beginning at 10:45 a.m.

 


 

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