Thursday, 25 April 2019

Recognition for WW1 Researchers

Diana Beaupré and Adrian Watkinson of Canterbury, Kent were undaunted by the challenge of finding, photographing and producing profiles for the 3,902 First World War Canadian service men and women commemorated in graves and memorials in 872 locations throughout Great Britain.

Over the past 10 years, the couple has travelled the country to identify, photograph and record these lost or forgotten tombstones and memorials. Their meticulous research has inscribed those names onto previously incomplete pages of Canadian military history.

Today at a ceremony at Rideau Hall they will be recognized by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, with the Meritorious Service Decoration (Civil Division).

Read the press release and visit the project website Far From Home.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's wonderful John. I am glad that couple are being recognized for all their work. Cheers, BT