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Ramara Veterans —Every day is Remembrance Day

They all signed up to fight –non signed up to die—

The following is a Honour Roll, of the soldiers from Rama and Mara Townships who gave their life in World War II, for your freedom.

DYING FOR FREEDOM
ISN’T THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN,

… BEING FORGOTTEN IS.


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The following is a list of Soldiers, who were POWs, in the Great War.The main camps for Canadians POWs were: Bischofswerda, Bokelah, Cellelager, Dulmen, Friedsberg, Giessen, Meschede, Minden, Scweidnitz, Sennelager, Soltau, Wittenburg, and Zossen.

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editted from the Victoria County Centenian History

The response of a relatively untrained and unmilitary people was spectacular. Two months after the outbreak of war, an unprecedented armada of 32 transports, escorted by 10 British warships, was convoying 33,000 soldiers from Canada to Britain; and within another four months a complete infantry division of Canadian troops was in action in France, Canada’s total contribution was ultimately to exceed 550,000 or over six times Wellington’s entire army at Waterloo.
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During the Great War, the community support in Rama & Mara was tremendous- local groups in places like Cooper’s Falls, Longford Mills, Atherley, Uptergrove, Udney, Sebright, and Brechin, regularly sent parcels to those from their area. (see the article entitled ‘DISPLAY OF CHRISTMAS BOXES- WW1 EFFORT’ in the Veterans Section)

Here are two examples of the many letters of thanks and gratitude, these groups received from the Soldiers.

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A WORLD WAR I, HONOUR ROLL

DYING FOR FREEDOM ISN’T THE WORST THAT CAN HAPPEN
…BEING FORGOTTEN IS.

WE REMEMBER

MARA and RAMA World War 1, Roll of Honour

In memory of those of Mara and Rama, who made the supreme sacrifice

And

In honour of those who served in the Great War, 1914-1918

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The following are the names of World War I Veterans, (A to L) who had lived in either Rama or Mara Townships (now called Ramara Twp.) prior to the start of the Great War. Most were born, and remained in these townships, some were born in the townships, and relocated elsewhere prior to the war, others were born elsewhere, and settled in the townships prior to the Great War.

FALLEN SOLDIERS ARE ON A HONOUR ROLL ENTITLED ‘THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE’

We Remember

we invite you to submit photos and/or stories on these soldieirs, when did they go overseas, when did they return, were they wounded, were they prisioners of war, did they recieve medals or mentioned in dispatches–what was their rank? Share your stories– lest we forget

 

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The following are the names of World War I Veterans, (M to Z) who had lived in either Rama or Mara Townships (now called Ramara Twp.) prior to the start of the Great War. Most were born, and remained in these townships, some were born in the townships, and relocated elsewhere prior to the war, others were born elsewhere, and settled in the townships prior to the Great War.

FALLEN SOLDIERS ARE ON A HONOUR ROLL ENTITLED ‘THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE’

We Remember

we invite you to submit photos and/or stories on these soldieirs, when did they go overseas, when did they return, were they wounded, were they prisioners of war, did they recieve medals or mentioned in dispatches–what was their rank? Share your stories– lest we forget

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August 1, 1917
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RAMA RESERVE, August 1,—
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Website Exec.


Submission Committee:
Frances Laver
Lisa Burke
Fred Lamb
Mike Crosby


Content:
P.D.McNamee

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