02 January 2012

Toronto school memorials

The following notice was provided via Gwyneth Pearce.

The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society has added almost 3,600 more names to For King and Country, its on-line database of war memorials in Toronto schools. Launched on Remembrance Day 2010, this database includes transcriptions and photographs of school memorials, as well as information about the history of the schools themselves and links to other useful school and community websites. Some of the memorials name only those who died in war, but most include all who enlisted.

The For King and Country database – which can be searched by surname, forename, school or keywords at www.torontofamilyhistory.org/kingandcountry/ – now contains more than 26,000 names from 70 elementary and secondary schools and will continue to grow. The latest additions to the database are: Agincourt Continuation School, Deer Park Public School, Earl Grey School, Midland Avenue School, Morse Street School, Park School, Parkdale Public School, Regal Road School, William Burgess School, and Withrow Avenue School.

For more information about this project and how to contribute, contact: Martha Jackson at kingandcountry@torontofamilyhistory.org.

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