Cranbrook's Wandering War Memorial

April 20th, 2020 1 Minute

Great War Veterans’ Association

When Canada entered the Great War in 1914 no substantial government form of support for war veterans existed. There were some private charities such as the Patriotic Fund, and there were the individual fraternal organizations such as the Masons, Foresters, and Odd Fellows. None of these sources were adequate to the needs of the returning soldiers, whether injured or simply unemployed.

World War I recruits on the steps of City Hall, Cranbrook B.C. 1914


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