WWI - Pittsburgh Township

wwi-poster-004Soldiers

  • 45248            BRAMAH, Edward Albert            BARRIEFIELD
  • 2775058            BRAMAH, Thomas Henry            BARRIEFIELD
  • 219822            BROWN, Stephen            BARRIEFIELD
  • 835314            ADAMS, Henry James            JOYCEVILLE
  •             FRANKLIN, Benjamin            JOYCEVILLE
  • 342895            STEERS, William John            JOYCEVILLE
  • 835536            MARSHALL, Eric deBurgh            PITTSBURGH TOWNSHIP
  • 835740            McFARLANE, Hugh            WASHBURN
  • 219585            WOODSTOCK, John Lyon            WASHBURN

Do you know of another soldier from Pittsburgh 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 of Pittsburgh Township at KFPL.

Find a copy of the Tweedsmuir History of the Joyceville Women's Institute at KFPL.

Books


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: Pittsburg [without the "h"]
  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).

Maps

1878  Maps of Frontenac County, from the Canadian County Atlas Project

There are several good maps in the book Lilacs and Limestone that show lot-and-concession numbers.

Towns and Villages

  • Atkinson
  • Ballantyne Station
  • Barriefield
  • Birmingham
  • Brewers Mills
  • Cushendall
  • Dufferinville
  • Eastview
  • Findley Station
  • Franklin’s Settlement
  • Joyceville
  • Middle Road
  • Pine Hill
  • Pitts Ferry
  • Reeves
  • Rosehill
  • Washburn
  • Willetsholme

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.

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