Additional Documents


The fighting at Vimy Ridge:

A letter from Private Dave Hamilton to his father, Henry, at Creston BC, describing the fighting at Vimy Ridge. Creston Review, 25 May 1917.

A letter from Private Dave Hamilton to his father, Henry, at Creston BC, describing the fighting at Vimy Ridge. Creston Review, 25 May 1917.

Descriptions from the soldiers about life at the front:

Extracts from a letter written by Pte. J.P. Baston in Belgium, 20 Jan 1916. Published in Canadian Bank of Commerce: Letters from the front Vol. 1 (p. 122-125) & Vol. 2 (p. 27), 1914-1919. Toronto: Canadian Bank of Commerce, 1919.

Extracts from a letter written by Pte. J.P. Baston in Belgium, 20 Jan 1916. Published in Canadian Bank of Commerce: Letters from the front Vol. 1 (p. 122-125) & Vol. 2 (p. 27), 1914-1919. Toronto: Canadian Bank of Commerce, 1919.

A letter from Lieut. Frank B. Callander, describing daily life in France. Creston Review, 19 Jan 1917.

A letter from Lieut. Frank B. Callander, describing daily life in France. Creston Review, 19 Jan 1917.

Details of Private Jack Stace-Smith's ordeal after being wounded in battle, 8 October 1916. Creston Review, 16 March 1917.

Details of Private Jack Stace-Smith’s ordeal after being wounded in battle, 8 October 1916. Creston Review, 16 March 1917.

Newspaper report regarding Stanley Watson and Fred Hurry being wounded at Vimy Ridge. Creston Review, 27 April 1917

Newspaper report regarding Stanley Watson and Fred Hurry being wounded at Vimy Ridge. Creston Review, 27 April 1917

Newspaper report of the deaths of Privates I. Simmons and W. McBean at Vimy Ridge. Creston Review, 18 May 1917

Newspaper report of the deaths of Privates I. Simmons and W. McBean at Vimy Ridge. Creston Review, 18 May 1917

Newspaper account of the death of Private Stanley Reid at Vimy Ridge. Creston Review, 1 June 1917.

Newspaper account of the death of Private Stanley Reid at Vimy Ridge. Creston Review, 1 June 1917.

A newspaper editorial arguing in favour of Conscription. Creston Review, 25 May 1917.

A newspaper editorial arguing in favour of Conscription. Creston Review, 25 May 1917.

Election ad, 1917, advocating the election of the Union party and support of Conscription, Creston Review, December 1917.

Election ad, 1917, advocating the election of the Union party and support of Conscription, Creston Review, December 1917.

A powerful federal election ad for the Union Government, which promised to bring in Conscription, Creston Review, 13 December 1917

A powerful federal election ad for the Union Government, which promised to bring in Conscription, Creston Review, 13 December 1917

An outline of the reasons for which an exemption from military service might be obtained, under the terms of the Military Service Act (Conscription) of 1917. Creston Review, 26 October 1917.

An outline of the reasons for which an exemption from military service might be obtained, under the terms of the Military Service Act (Conscription) of 1917. Creston Review, 26 October 1917.

Boys, ages 13 and over, were recruited to help solve the shortage of farm labour during the Great War. Creston Review, 15 June 1917.

Boys, ages 13 and over, were recruited to help solve the shortage of farm labour during the Great War. Creston Review, 15 June 1917.

Newspaper ad from the Creston Mercantile general store, 26 October 1917, advising that certain products would no longer be available by order of the Food Controller.

Newspaper ad from the Creston Mercantile general store, 26 October 1917, advising that certain products would no longer be available by order of the Food Controller.