Over the next four years, millions of names of the WWI dead from Canada and ten other participating nations will be displayed in various schools and libraries around the world. This autumn, more than 525,000 names of those killed in 1915 will appear in the 2015 displays. Each name will appear at a designated time and will circle the world through participating nations.
The display will run for 38 days, eleven hours per day, from October 5 - November 11. The names are on view in the front window next to the main entrance of the Central Library on Johnson Street, on the ground floor at the Isabel Turner Branch near that Cataraqui Town Centre, and also on the World Remembers website. In the KFPL displays there will always be a Canadian name at the centre of the screen and a new Canadian name will appear every three minutes. The names will be from Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Australia, Turkey, the Czech Republic, New Zealand, Italy, Slovenia and the former British Indian Army.
Kingston Frontenac Public Library is honoured to participate in this Canadian-led commemoration. The display of the names from 1915 will appear each day, starting on October 5 and ending on November 11.
Learn more about those who enlisted from Kingston-Frontenac:
- WWI Graves in Kingston-Frontenac
- WWI Knitting for Soldiers
- Present from the Past: Who Was Thomas Hancock?
- WWI Postcard Project: Who Lived in Your House?
Who Enlisted from Your Neighbourhood?
- List of Those Who Enlisted from Frontenac County, by Township & Village (28-page pdf)
- List of Those Who Enlisted from City of Kingston, by Street Address (248-page pdf)
- To learn more about the individuals from the lists, visit the World War I page of our Digital Kingston website.