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Jack Humphreys – The Story of a Veteran of Two Wars

Written by Jennifer Weymark – Archivist, Oshawa Museum Jack Humphreys was born on September 15, 1879 in Newton, North Wales. For many who lived in Oshawa in the late 1970s, Humphreys was known as one of Oshawa’s oldest citizens. Each … Continue reading

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The Formation of the Brooklin Legion

By Sarah Ferencz, Archivist – Whitby Archives When the First World War ended in 1918, returned service men and women and soldiers’ widows and orphaned children served as an impetus for the formation of veteran support groups all across Canada. … Continue reading

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The image comes from the archival collection of the Oshawa Museum.  The photograph is of the first overseas draft of the 2nd Depot Battalion, 2nd Central Ontario Regiment. A Depot Battalion were created to train later recruits and draftees who … Continue reading

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