Happy Canadians who captured Vimy Ridge returning to rest billets on motor lorries. May, 1917 Photo: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada
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In 2012, Wartime Heritage began researching those from our local community of Yarmouth Town and County of Nova Scotia who’s names appear on the Yarmouth Cenotaph and prepared web pages for each individual.  In 2014, as a World War I Centenary Initiative, the Association began to identity  individuals with connections to Yarmouth Town and County who served during World War I.   At present, the list contains over 1,500 men and women.  Information in Remembering World War I is updated regularly. If you know of someone missing from our list or you recognize any of the existing names, we encourage you to please share photos, letters, and memories with us so we may include them in the collection.
The Association has identified 152 casualties of individuals connected to Yarmouth Town and County in the Second World War. Over the years, the Association has collected information on each casualty  from sources that include the American Battle Monuments Commission, the Books of Remembrance in Ottawa, the Canadian Virtual War Memorial (Veterans Affairs), the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the 117 names on the Yarmouth Town and County War Memorial, and other local sources.   Nova Scotia Casualties Casualties WWII - Yarmouth Town and County       World War II Deaths by Month, Day, and Year  Yarmouth Military Service - WWI Battalions
Korean War The Korean War section of the website contains information on the casualties and wounded from Yarmouth Town and County.  Nova Scotia Casualties - Korean War
Telegraphist Air Gunners Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, has a unique connection to the Telegraphist Air Gunners (TAGs) Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy of World War II.  Of the three thousand TAGs trained, five hundred seventy completed their training in Yarmouth at RCAF Station Yarmouth - East Camp. Over the years Wartime Heritage has maintained a connection with Telegraphist Air Gunners who served in World War II and the Association has attended Memorial Services in England at Lee-on-Solent on a number of occasions. Wartime Heritage has attempted to collect as much information as possible on TAGS and continues to update the website. The site contains articles, stories, and photos.  Remembering the Telegraphist Air Gunners
Wartime Heritage - YouTube Channel Wartime Heritage has shared the songs and stories of the war years with audiences across Nova Scotia, and in England. View our Wartime Heritage videos   YouTube Channel     
Wartime Heritage - Facebook Page Wartime Heritage maintains a Facebook page with stories, articles, and photos relating to wartime history.  
440 Productions  440 Productions - Remembrance Initiatives Public presentations  of wartime stage musicals and videos.
The Wartime Heritage Association is a volunteer non- profit organization committed to remembering  wartime heritage and history.  
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Remembering World War II Nova Scotia Casualties - May 1942 Hugh Douglas MacPhee Flight Sergeant, Royal Canadian Air Force May 4, 1942 Donald Kempton O’Brien Flight Sergeant, Royal Canadian Air Force May 6, 1942 Murray Alfred Schofield Flight Sergeant, Royal Canadian Air Force May 6, 1942 William Desmond Holden Gunner, Royal Canadian Artillery May 7, 1942 Harold Banford Crouse Flight Sergeant, Royal Canadian Air Force May 8, 1942 Russell Samuel Davis Ordinary Seaman, H.M. Trawler Bedfordshire Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve May 11, 1942 William Alfred Haliburton Pilot Officer,  Royal Canadian Air Force May 15, 1942 Lloyd Newton Skinner Pilot Officer,  Royal Canadian Air Force May 15, 1942 Walter Hopkins Webster Flight Sergeant, Royal Canadian Air Force May 17, 1942 Joseph Cottreau Watchman, S.S. Torondoc (Fort William, Ontario) Canadian Merchant Navy May 20, 1942 Gerald John Patrick Kearns Flight Sergeant Wireless Operator Royal Canadian Air Force May 20, 1942   William Albert Roberts, Sergeant, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals May 20, 1942 Robert Melbourne Boates Flight Sergeant, Royal Canadian Air Force May 21, 1942 George Artemas MacDougall Private, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps May 26, 1942 George Melbourne Moulaison Oiler, Army Transport Jack American Merchant Marine May 27, 1942 Willard John Buchanan Able Seaman, S.S. Western Head (Nassau) Canadian Merchant Navy May 28, 1942 Leo Cochrane Fireman, S.S. Western Head (Nassau) Canadian Merchant Navy May 28, 1942 Robert Hoben Third Mate, S.S. Western Head (Nassau) Canadian Merchant Navy May 28, 1942 John Albert MacDonald Chief Steward,  S.S. Western Head (Nassau) Canadian Merchant Navy May 28, 1942 Daniel Mahar Able Seaman, S.S. Western Head (Nassau) Canadian Merchant Navy May 28, 1942 Douglas Mahar Third Engineer, S.S. Western Head (Nassau) Canadian Merchant Navy May 28, 1942 Norman Burnell Atwood Fireman, S.S. Liverpool Packet (Liverpool, Nova Scotia) Canadian Merchant Navy May 30, 1942 Burns Williams Oiler, S.S. Liverpool Packet (Liverpool, Nova Scotia) Canadian Merchant Navy May 30, 1942 Leonard Alfred Wadman Flight Sergeant, Royal Canadian Air Force May 31, 1942 All Nova Scotia Casualties World War II Nova Scotia Casualties - April 1942
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Photos of the Month A Collection of Wartime Photos
The Algonquin Regiment A Photo Collection Enlisting in Timmons, Ontario on August 8, 1940, Private Gilbert Bell served with “D” Company of the Algonquin Regiment and was a member of the Bugle Band. He played both drum and bugle. Photos of “D” Company and the Bugle Band of the Algonquin Regiment taken during training in Canada.
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updated  May 1, 2017
The SS Torondoc Remembering Joseph Cottreau On May 21, 1942 the ship was moving unescorted sixty miles north west of Martinique with a cargo of bauxite on route from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands to Trinidad.
The SS Western Head Remembering the Lost On May 28, 1942 the unescorted SS Western Head was approximately fifty miles east of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba sailing from Kingston, Jamaica to Montreal,  in Canada …
The Button May 4th is Remembrance Day in the Netherlands.  On this day in 2017, Maarten Boersen,  in a Church Service in Hoogland, the Netherlands, shared his memory of a story told to him by his father …
added May 18, 2017