The Rosseau Historical Society Digital Collection
Veterans of the Rosseau area
Images of World War 1
Ditchburn, M. Christabel; Coate, May; Wilkinson, Gertude "Gertie" E.; Ashdown, Adele M. - Redcross ladies - RP0365
Ditchburn, M. Christabel; Coate, May; Wilkinson, Gertude "Gertie" E.; Ashdown, Adele M. - Redcross ladies - RP0365 Details
Red Cross ladies from Rosseau, left to right: Mabel Christabel Ditchburn, May Coate, Gertrude "Gertie" E. Wilkinson and Adele Marsh Ashdown. Hazel (Einarson) Presley stated that these ladies "saw to it that the boys in the trenches got "smokes" as well as warm socks from home". Picture taken between 1914 and 1918. Photo coutesy of Colin & Eleanor (Sheldon) Bell. RP0365
Ditchburn, Lt. Joseph - One - RP0364
Ditchburn, Lt. Joseph - One - RP0364 Details
The man in uniform is Lt. Josepf "Joe" S. Ditchburn. The Canadian Pacific train contains the men from 122nd CEF Battalion which was leaving Gravenhurst. This battalion embarked from the port of Halifax, Nova Scotia on three ships. The first two ships, the "Missanabie" & the "Tunisan" left the port on May 21st. 1917 with 2 officers and 50 O.R.(Detail) each. The third ship. the "Olympic" with 122nd Battalion, left on June 2. 1917. Picture coutesy of Catherine (Ditchburn) Beachy. RP0364
RP0366 - People - Group with Foote - Foote, George Vet WWI back row 1st person on left - get year G
RP0366 - People - Group with Foote - Foote, George Vet WWI back row 1st person on left - get year G Details
Many portrait pictures were taken of the men who served in WW1. This group did a formal picture. The group is from the Canadian Corps Cyclist Battalion. Picture coutesy of Jean (Foote) Davis
RP0367 - People - Group with Foote - Foote, George Vet WWI 1st person on left - get year G
RP0367 - People - Group with Foote - Foote, George Vet WWI 1st person on left - get year G Details
After posing for the above formal picture the group then posed for a fun picture
RP0192 - People - Atkinson, Beley, Jackson - Beley, Lucy & Jackson, Hugh & Atkinson, Lila Vet WWI G
RP0192 - People - Atkinson, Beley, Jackson - Beley, Lucy & Jackson, Hugh & Atkinson, Lila Vet WWI G Details
Pictured left to right: Soldier in background is unknown, Lucy Mary Beley, Hugh Mays Jackson and Susan Lila Atkinson. When this picture was taken is unclear since ther is a picture of king George V on the wall behind the three people, the picture could have been taken before the men left for war or upon their return. Picture courtesy of Sheila (McCans) Smith and Jean (McCans) Maley
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