11 November 2013

Wreath Honouring British Home Children to Be Laid at National War Memorial

The British Home Children and their descendants who joined the services will be remembered with a wreath to be laid at Canada's National War Memorial on Monday, November 11, 2013. This wreath honours the British Home Children and their descendants who enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force as well as their descendants who chose to join the Canadian Military Services since that time. The wreath will be laid by a representative of the Ontario East British Home Child Family, Gloria Tubman.
Some British Home Children first placed in the Ottawa - St Lawrence Valley areas before enlisting in the CEF include: Claude J.P. Nunney # 410935 recipient of the Victoria Cross, William John Dominey # 1042925 died at Passchendale, Francis Foreman # 41020 injured in France in 1915 returned to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1919, Herbert Bretherton #639688 spent time in France with Canadian Labour Pool returned to Shawville, Quebec, Charles Reaper # 814924 survived Vimy Ridge died in 2003 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

1 comment:

Ken McKinlay said...

After the public had access to the National War Memorial I was able to take a picture of the wreath. The photo can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/kmckinlay/10807586453/