Cambridge Soldiers

The Cambridge City Archives has a record of 5753 names, covering those who served in WWI, WWII and Korea from our area. 

 

Kitchener Public Library has an index of Soldier Information Cards from WWI and WWII that include many soldiers from Galt, Preston, Hespeler and surrounding areas.

Gerry Love and Nancy Morrey also compiled a biographical list of Veterans for the “Poppy Streets” project:

https://www.cambridge.ca/en/learn-about/resources/The-City-of-Cambridge-Honours-Our-Veterans.pdf

https://www.cambridge.ca/en/learn-about/cambridge-poppy-streets.aspx

Veterans Affairs Canada has access to the Canadian Military Memorials Database, a repository of memorials and monuments located in communities across the country. Currently, there are more than 7,500 memorials and many of these memorials have the names of those who served in their communities. There are three military memorials in this database that list those from Cambridge and the surrounding areas who served and made the ultimate sacrifice. It is important to point out that some names may be on more than one memorial. The number of names listed on each memorial is in brackets, and you may visit each link for the complete roster of names.

1. Galt War Memorial (350 names)

https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/national-inventory-canadian-memorials/details/5890

2. Preston Cenotaph (46 Names)
https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/national-inventory-canadian-memorials/details/5537

3. Cambridge, Ontario War Memorial (5 names)
https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/national-inventory-canadian-memorials/details/5056

This searchable database is a registry to honour and remember the sacrifices of the more than 118,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who, since Confederation, have given their lives serving in uniform.

The names of the fallen found in the Canadian Virtual War Memorial are also inscribed in the seven Books of Remembrance. 

 

https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/books

Each entry contains information on, where available, the individual’s family and given name, date of death and age, service number, unit, force, rank and regiment citations, a link to the Book of Remembrance page bearing his or her name, honours and awards, burial details and additional information.

Special thank you to Idea Exchange Staff &

Dan Schmalz at the Cambridge City Archives for their research

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