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.
In autumn of 2015, more than 525,000 names of those killed in 1915 will appeared in these displays. Each name appeared at a designated time as the display circled the world through participating nations.
At KFPL, the display ran for 38 days, eleven hours per day, from October 5 to November 11 in 2016. The names were viewable through the front window next to the main entrance of KFPL's Central Branch 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, the name of a Canadian was always displayed at the centre of the screen and a new Canadian name appeared every three minutes. Other names from Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Australia, Turkey, the Czech Republic, New Zealand, Italy, Slovenia and the former British Indian Army were also displayed.
Learn more about those who enlisted from Kingston-Frontenac:
- WWI Graves in Kingston-Frontenac
- WWI Knitting for Soldiers
- Who Was Thomas Hancock?
- WWI Postcard Project
You can also learn more with the resources found on the Digital Kingston Research page for World War I