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British Columbia World War One

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Here are the profiles for some of the people from British Columbia who served in The Great War.

This is a project of the British Columbia Team.

Progress abbreviations:

  • BAC-LAC: Library and Archives Canada, Personnel Records of the First World War source added
  • Bur: Burial info (Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) and/or FindAGrave) source added
  • Sticker: Killed in Action or Great War sticker added.
  • Cat: Categories added

Suggested sources for this project:

See also:

Sticker examples:

{{Roll of Honor | category = Killed in Action, Canada, World War I | image = Roll_of_Honor_Template-15.jpg | rank = Private | description = Killed in Action at France, 8 April 1917, serving with 7th Battalion Canadian Infantry | war = World War I}}
{{The Great War |branch=Canadian Expeditionary Force |startdate= Mar 12 1915 |units= 16th Battalion |enddate= 4 Sep 1916 |rank=Pvt |image=Flags-22.png}}

Areas of further research:

The Wreck of HMCS Galiano October 1918
Name Birth date and place Progess Death date and place
Arthur Taylor 16 Nov 1892/Vancouver BAC-LAC, Sticker, Cat, Bur 22 Sep 1916/France
Robert Frederick Edwin Buscombe 3 Dec 1890/Vancouver Sticker, Cat, Bur 21 Jun 1915/England or France
Robert Oscar Cyril Ward 5 May 1881/Victoria British Army Record, Sticker, Cat, Bur 20 Nov 1917/Metz-en-Couture, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Murray MacKay Winchester 3 Feb 1898/Victoria BAC-LAC, Sticker, Cat, Bur 9 Apr 1917/Vimy Ridge, France
Thomas Alexander Connolly 23 Mar 1896/Surrey BAC-LAC, Sticker, Cat 11 Apr 1917/Neuville-Saint-Vaast, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
John Russell Snow 31 Mar 1900/Vancouver BAC-LAC, Sticker, Cat 5 Feb 1918/Vancouver
George Leonard Trapp 1 Jul 1894/New Westminster Sticker, Cat, Bur 13 Nov 1917/Poperinge, West Flanders, Belgium
Hugh Thomas Stoddart 2 Feb 1898/New Westminster BAC-LAC, Sticker, Cat, Bur 7 Feb 1917/France
Sam Sigurdur Goodman 7 Aug 1891/Victoria BAC-LAC, Sticker, Cat, Bur 2 Sep 1918/France
Lucius Fieldsend Harmston 10 Dec 1894/Comox BAC-LAC, Sticker, Cat, Bur 6 Jun 1916/Ypres, Belgium
Arthur Hume 22 Dec 1887/Sapperton no BAC-LAC record found, Sticker, Cat, Bur 30 Oct 1918
Patrick Douglas MacLure McLagen 17 Mar 1890/Vancouver Bur, needs further details/more sources 15 Oct 1917
Oliver Colin Harvey 30 Nov 1894/Enderby Bur, needs more sources 4 Jul 1916
Eric Merrill Desbrisay 26 Mar 1893/Mission Bur, needs more sources 3 Aug 1916/France
Sidney Welsh 12 Feb 1896/Vancouver BAC-LAC, Sticker, Cat 27 Jan 1919/Vancouver
Charles Edmund McDonough 20 Jul 1897/New Westminster BAC-LAC, Cat, needs biography 27 Jan 1919 in Vancouver
Robert Alexander McArthur 22 Jan 1892/Illecillewaet BAC-LAC, Cat, Bur 1 Feb 1919/Vancouver
Henry Emerson 6 Dec 1892/Victoria Cat, Sticker, Bur 8 Apr 1917/France
James Duff Stuart 2 Oct 1894/Vancouver Bur, needs more sources 7 Mar 1917
Milford Devlin 1 Aug 1894/Nanaimo BAC-LAC, Cat, Bur, needs biography 28 Sep 1918/France
Trueman Hamilton 22 Jul 1897/British Columbia BAC-LAC, cat, bur 21 Aug 1917
James Robert Duncan Dundas 30 Jul 1899/Kelowna Bur, improve biography/needs more sources 1 Feb 1918/England
James A Dunsmuir Jr 28 Jan 1894/Victoria Added BAC-LAC file, why did he resign his Commission? 7 May 1915/Off South Coast of Ireland
George Brinton McClellan Sr. 30 Dec 1862/Alton, Ontario BAC-LAC, cat 1 Aug 1927 in Vancouver
Henry Vivian Acland 27 Nov 1882/London, England rank, regiment, BAC-LAC, Bur, 21 Jan 1968/Kelowna, British Columbia
Hector Child Whitaker 26 Feb 1887/Portage La Prairie, Manitoba BAC/-LAC 3 May 1965/Summerland, British Columbia
Alban Ernest Dinsmore 23 Jun 1883/Harrison, Ontario BAC/-LAC 7 Jul 1970/Vancouver, British Columbia

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