Saturday, July 3, 2010

Initial List of Bala Soldiers

Members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group (CEFSG) are collecting the names of men and women who attested to the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF).

There is only one name on the Cenotaph (attested and died in service):

The individual blog page for Private Jackson is now located here:

Others that have been identified to date by members are (attested and survived the war):
  • Barnes, John William #657034
  • Jackson, Stewart #657616 (brother of Alfred Jackson)
  • Jackson, Wilfrid Douglas #3395 (brother of Alfred Jackson)

This list will be updated as more information becomes available.

Canada Day Project 2010

To commemorate Canada Day 2010 in Bala, Ontario CANADA a blog has been created to allow all those interested to learn more about the soldiers of Bala who served and lost their lives in the Great War (1914 - 1919). This site will contain the list of all soldiers who have been identified as attesting from the Town of Bala and the one WW1 soldier who is listed on the Bala Cenotaph.

From the links on this blog, you will be able to access the Attestation Papers of the soldiers, as well as the Memorial Certificates published by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. As we progress, we will link the soldiers names to the Canadian Virtual War Memorial, the Canadian Great War Project, and finally to the units in which they served as detailed on the CEF Matrix.

If you have additional information on any of the soldiers on the list, we would be pleased to add the details to each soldiers profiles.

For additional details on the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the Great War, please visit the CEF Matrix Web or the counterpart CEF Matrix Blog. Here you will find details on the structure of the CEF during the Great War and the Army Corps and Troops that made up the CEF ranks. In addition, the Matrix provides you with a number of Matrix Utilities to support your continued research.