WWI - Portland Township

wwi-poster-005Soldiers

  • 835703            JAMES, Earl Edwards            BELLROCK
  • 835909            GRANT, John Freeman            BELLROCK
  • 835558            LEVEQUE, Frank            BELLROCK
  • 835734            LEVEQUE, Joseph            BELLROCK
  • 835791            REVELL, Earl Benjamin            BELLROCK
  • 835790            SMITH, Alfred            BELLROCK
  • 835922            SMITH, James Henry            BELLROCK
  • 835719            TURPIN, Thomas A            BELLROCK
  • 835789            WALKER, Archie            BELLROCK
  • 835805            WALKER, William A            BELLROCK
  • 835128            BOOMHOWER, William            BORDENWOOD
  • 835109            RAMSAY, James            BORDENWOOD
  • 835110            SCOTT, William B            BORDENWOOD
  • 32719            HAGERTY, John Harold            BREWER'S MILLS
  • 304622            LLOYD, Lester Richard            BREWER'S MILLS
  • 455794            STREET, Vernor            BREWER'S MILLS
  • 455749            STREET, William Dempster            BREWER'S MILLS
  • 835092            ARMSTRONG, Andrew William John            HARROWSMITH
  • 835022            BOYCE, David            HARROWSMITH
  •             BURTON, William            HARROWSMITH
  • 8081            CHARLTON, Burt            HARROWSMITH
  • 835902            COE, Alfred Francis            HARROWSMITH
  • 835857            COE, Arthur            HARROWSMITH
  • 3058347            COMPTON, Charles Andrew            HARROWSMITH
  • 412949            COTTMAN, John Thomas            HARROWSMITH
  • 300442            COWDY, Clarence            HARROWSMITH
  • 89113            DELINE, George Arthur            HARROWSMITH
  • 835870            ELLERBECK, Morley Clayton            HARROWSMITH
  • 40066            FERGUSON, Robert            HARROWSMITH
  • 835150            FRANKLIN, Stanley A            HARROWSMITH
  • 835449            LEE, Earl E            HARROWSMITH
  • 835447            MARTIN, John W            HARROWSMITH
  • 835258            REID, Frederick Oscar            HARROWSMITH
  • 145694            STEVENSON, James            HARROWSMITH
  •             STEWART, John Herchemer            HARROWSMITH
  • 43197            THORGOOD, Francis            HARROWSMITH
  •             TROUSDALE, Archibald Campbell            HARROWSMITH
  • 2235345            VanLuven, Frances Charon            HARROWSMITH
  • 835699            WATSON, William            HARROWSMITH
  • 835919            WEBB, Joseph            HARROWSMITH
  • 835550            YEOMANS, Archie            HARROWSMITH
  • 3058374            ABRAMS, George Robert            HARTINGTON
  • 835653            FREEMAN, John Edward            HARTINGTON
  • 835722            GOALIN, Herbert J            HARTINGTON
  • 835054            GOODERHAM, Robert Charles            HARTINGTON
  • 32703            GRANT, Hawley            HARTINGTON
  • 1090082            HOFFMAN, William Roy            HARTINGTON
  • 835661            HUGHES, Charles H            HARTINGTON
  • 835764            JEFFREY, Frederick Bernard            HARTINGTON
  • 219825            MOORE, Clayton William            HARTINGTON
  • 835451            MOREY, Edwin            HARTINGTON
  • 835562            PERO, Ezery            HARTINGTON
  • 835488            SLEAP, Sydney Arthur            HARTINGTON
  • 835718            SMITH, Thomas Elmer            HARTINGTON
  • 835865            WALKER, Dwight J            HARTINGTON
  • 835159            WARTMAN, Harold W            HARTINGTON
  • 514            COOKE, William Thomas            MURVALE
  • 677            WALLACE, Frederick            MURVALE
  • 835733            AYLEN, Frederick L            VERONA
  • 835706            BRADFORD, Floyd            VERONA
  • 535423            BURLEIGH, Herbert            VERONA
  • 455213            CONBOY, Kenneth Ernest            VERONA
  • 835492            CRONK, Sylvester            VERONA
  • 8090            DAVY, Mark            VERONA
  • 835496            DIXON, Delbert A            VERONA
  • 835489            EMBURY, Leonard W            VERONA
  • 835702            FREEMAN, Herman            VERONA
  • 835711            GODDBERRY, Eugene            VERONA
  • 835705            GOODBERRY, Howard James            VERONA
  • 835171            GOWDY, Robert W            VERONA
  • 220174            HOFFERT, William            VERONA
  • 835490            HUFFMAN, John            VERONA
  • 835690            JEFFERY, James M            VERONA
  • 835563            KNOX, Herbert            VERONA
  • 835560            LEARY, Thom            VERONA
  • 835494            MAXWELL, Ralph M            VERONA
  • 835704            McMULLIN, Joseph            VERONA
  • 835495            PERO, Albert            VERONA
  • 835037            QUINN, Ross H            VERONA
  • 835854            REVELL, Russell            VERONA
  • 835491            ROSE, William            VERONA
  • 835864            SCALES, Garnet E            VERONA
  • 111589            SCALES, Oliver            VERONA
  • 835708            SMITH, Lansen            VERONA
  • 835707            SWITZER, Stanley G            VERONA
  • 835591            TALLEN, Thomas B            VERONA
  • 835747            WATTAM, Archie R            VERONA
  • 835292            WATTAM, Stanley R            VERONA
  • 835894            WILLIAMS, John            VERONA
  • 835483            WILLIAMS, Michael            VERONA
  • 835497            WILLIAMS, Mitchell            VERONA
  • 452443            HAMILTON, Frederick George       VERONA

Do you know of another soldier from Portland 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.


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: Portland
  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

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

  • Bellrock - formerly Depot Village
  • Depot Village - now called Bellrock
  • Harrowsmith - formerly Spike’s Corners
  • Hartington * (KFPL Library Branch)
  • Holleford
  • Martin’s Mills
  • Murvale
  • Petworth
  • Richardson
  • Sigsworth
  • Spike’s Corners - now called Harrowsmith
  • Verona

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


  Return to Home Town, Home Front.


Acknowledgement: The list of soldiers' names was generously provided by Stuart MacDonald, curator of the Princess of Wales' Own Regiment (PWOR) Museum. Image: If you cannot put the "I" into fight, you can put the "pay' into patriotism by giving to the Canadian Patriotic Fund /  Digital ID: (digital file from color film copy transparency) cph 3g12709 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g12709 /  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

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