13 January 2007

A couple of interesting blogs

Last fall, Richard Laughton - a fellow member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Forum - began a series of blogs of interest. The first, Great War Soldiers of Canadian Communities, is described as: "An index of blog sites for Great War Soldiers from Canadian Communities, listed as casualties on the Community Cenotaph and/or other Registers." He invites others interested in this project to join him. Richard's first two ventures in this area are Great War Soldiers of Exeter, Ontario and Great War Soldiers of Milton, Ontario. The Exeter project lists the names of those found on the municipal cenotaph and provides some additional information for each name, information arising in part from a cooperative effort with a local school class. The Milton project is similar, but also includes links for each name to the Canadian Virtual War Memorial, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and Library and Archives Canada (unfortunately, the latter links are broken at the moment). I think this is a great idea for a project, one that I hope continues to expand. Blogs are an incredibly interesting and increasingly easy means to help spread the word about Canadian military heritage. Richard's project certainly helps do that.

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