WWI - Oso Township


  • 835053            CAMPBELL, Archie            CLARENDON STATION
  • 10712            BAIN, Thomas            CROW LAKE
  • 455021            PATON, Hugh George            CROW LAKE
  • 639495            WILTSE, Arza James            CROW LAKE
  • 835737            ALLEN, George            OCONTO
  • 220259            MacPHERSON, Ross E            OSO
  • 835444            PATTERSON, Robert G            OSO
  • 412064            LUTZ, Hezro Kilburn            OSO STATION
  • 345805            ALLEN, James Coleman            SHARBOT LAKE
  • 16395            BABCOCK, Ernest L            SHARBOT LAKE
  • 835833            BADOUR, Edward Nelson            SHARBOT LAKE
  • 226528            BONNER, Andrew Rankin            SHARBOT LAKE
  • 39108            BONNER, Harry James            SHARBOT LAKE
  • 835739            COMMODORE, Robert Waldron            SHARBOT LAKE
  • 410494            GARRETT, Cecil Newton            SHARBOT LAKE
  • 220200            SLY, William D            SHARBOT LAKE

Do you know of another soldier from Oso Township who served in WWI? Please let us know!

 Where to Look

Online Databases

The Canadian Great War Project

Find out whether the soldier survived the war, what unit(s) he served with, when his birthday was, and who was waiting for him back at home. Search for the person by name and/or regimental number.

Attestation Forms   

Find out what the soldier looked like; see the original form with his handwriting on it. Search the Soldiers of the First World War database on the website of Library and Archives Canada.

Tweedsmuir Histories

Beginning in the late 1940s, a series of 989 local history books were compiled by members of the Women's Institutes across Ontario. The project was initiated by Lord and Lady Tweedsmuir. The volumes are a rich source of material about families and communities in Ontario, written by women who lived in the communities they were writing about.

Find a copy of the Tweedsmuir history : Zealand Women's Institute at KFPL.


Census Records

Find out who lived in the household. Discover how old they were, what they did for a living, how much money they made, and more.

Before the War

  1. Search the 1911 Census of Canada.
  2. Type the soldier's surname.
  3. Choose Ontario from the dropdown menu.
  4. Click Hide/Show Advanced Search Options.
  5. District Name: Frontenac
  6. Sub-district Name: Oso
  7. Leave the other fields blank.

After the War

  • Search the 1921 Census of Canada online from Ancestry.com
  • Library and Archives Canada has partnered with Ancestry.com to provide access to this census.
  • Ancestry.com will ask you to make a free account (email address, password) in order to view the census.
  • If you prefer not to make a free account, you are welcome to use Ancestry-Library Edition free of charge at your local KFPL branch (in-library use only).


Try the Map Gallery, Frontenac Maps on the County of Frontenac website. Scroll down and click Lot/Concession Maps by Geographic Township.

Towns and Villages

  • Clarendon Station
  • Crow Lake
  • Deerdock
  • Lillies Mill
  • Oso Station
  • Sharbot Lake * (KFPL Library Branch)
  • St. George's Lake
  • Zealand

What did you discover?  Please share your results with us!

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Acknowledgement: The list of soldiers' names was generously provided by Stuart MacDonald, curator of the Princess of Wales' Own Regiment (PWOR) Museum.

Image: We are saving you, you save food / Digital ID: (digital file from color film copy transparency) cph 3g12663 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g12663 / Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA