WWI - Wolfe Island

wwi-poster-001Soldiers

  •             BROMWICH, Henry WW            GARDEN ISLAND
  • 342948            ABBOTT, Howard Francis            WOLFE ISLAND
  • 3059411            BROWN, James Daniel            WOLFE ISLAND
  • 3286            CHERRY, Ernest Edward            WOLFE ISLAND
  • 835970            DAVIS, Richard E            WOLFE ISLAND
  • 835972            GILLESPIE, Albert E            WOLFE ISLAND
  • 455781            JONES, George T            WOLFE ISLAND
  • 835470            KENNA, Charles Patrick            WOLFE ISLAND
  • 813            O'REILLY, Frank            WOLFE ISLAND
  • 835058            STALEY, Gordon H            WOLFE ISLAND
  • 835327            WALKER, Edwin Jobe            WOLFE ISLAND
  • 835484            WATTS, Arthur J            WOLFE ISLAND

Do you know of another soldier from Wolfe, Garden or Simcoe Island 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.


 Organizations

Be sure to visit the website of the Wolfe Island Historical Society.


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 Wolfe Island at KFPL.

Books


Where to Look

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: Wolfe Island
  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. There is also a "Hamlet Map" of Marysville in the Map Gallery.

Towns and Villages

  • Allen
  • Marysville - formerly Wolfe Island Village * (KFPL Library Branch)
  • Port Metcalfe
  • St. Lawrence
  • Wolfe Island Village - now called Marysville

 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: Heros of St. Julien and Festubert ... shall we follow their example? / Digital ID: (digital file from color film copy transparency) cph 3g12562  / Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

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