Trafalgar Township Historical Society Digital Collections
Bronte Train Station Camp, World War I


Description
Media Type:
Image
Text
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Soldiers gather for a ceremony with the chaplain at the train station camp in Bronte, during the 1914 to 1918 war.

In his book, "God is in the Attic", Herbert C. Merry rememberd going with his Dad and brothers to Sixth Line and Lower Middle Road (which was just east of Kerr Street at the QEW, where the bridge crossed the Sixteen Mile Creek): "We often went...to see the lines of our Canadian soldiers march past on their way to Merton Camp which was situated at the corner of the Lower Middle Road and the Bronte Road. They had marched from Exhibition Park and were on their way overseas".
Notes:
More information on Merton Camp in the essay, "The Big Trek" by Lieutenant Colonel William A. Smy, OMM, CD, UE is found in the internet link to the website of the Central Ontario branch - Western Front Association under our photograph.
Inscriptions:
Verso, handwritten: Bronte - 1914-1918 war, Train Station Camp
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
TTRMW000340
Collection:
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.40011 Longitude: -79.71632
Recommended Citation:
Bronte Train Station Camp, World War I
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Trafalgar Township Historical Society Sponsor: Jeff Knoll, Local & Regional Councillor for Oakville Ward 5 – Town of Oakville/Regional Municipality of Halton
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Bronte Train Station Camp, World War I


Soldiers gather for a ceremony with the chaplain at the train station camp in Bronte, during the 1914 to 1918 war.

In his book, "God is in the Attic", Herbert C. Merry rememberd going with his Dad and brothers to Sixth Line and Lower Middle Road (which was just east of Kerr Street at the QEW, where the bridge crossed the Sixteen Mile Creek): "We often went...to see the lines of our Canadian soldiers march past on their way to Merton Camp which was situated at the corner of the Lower Middle Road and the Bronte Road. They had marched from Exhibition Park and were on their way overseas".