Tag Archives: World War I

Canadian Nursing Sister in WWI – Nursing Sister Emsley

By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist at the Oshawa Museum Throughout history, women have always played a role in warfare generally working to nurse the wounded.  In Canada, nurses had served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps since the 1885 Northwest Rebellion … Continue reading

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The Tale of Two Brothers

By: Jennifer Weymark, Archivist – Oshawa Museum The Andrews family has been a research focus of mine since 2011.  The history of the family helps to tell an under researched and overlooked aspect of Oshawa’s early history, the history of … Continue reading

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World War I

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. This war is a pivotal turning point in the history of warfare, as it saw the shift towards modern weapons and tactics. Many local archives contain … Continue reading

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This Month’s Header

This month’s header comes from the collection of the Oshawa Community Archives. The photograph, donated to the Archives in 1966, shows the 116th Battalion returning to Oshawa from Niagara Camp. Circa 1916. The 116th Battalion was recruited and fostered in … Continue reading

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