Lest We Forget
The Royal Canadian Artillery Association takes a moment of silence each year to remember those Gunners that have passed away in the previous 12 months. Unfortunately, we are not always notified of the passing of a Gunner and many go unrecognized.
In 1922, the RCA Association published a booklet listing Officers who served Overseas in the Great War with the Canadian Artillery. One hundred years later, it is our hope that we can publish an update to that compilation by gathering a short biography on all the Gunners that have ever served in The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery. This is a long term project that may take decades to complete.
The attached document already contains all the names of the deceased that were read out during the RCA Association Annual General Meetings and we are now working on Regimental histories and World War I nominal Rolls. The Project is looking for members to join the committee in digitizing their names and information. A format consisting of the individuals Rank, First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, Birthplace, Birth Date, Units served, Appointments achieved, Awards presented, Civilian Jobs, Date of death, location of burial would be the ultimate goal. However, the information is not always available and a listing for a known Gunner without all the information would not be discouraged.
The current issue of the Lest We Forget Publication is dated 28 April 2022 and consists of more than 3,300 names.
If you would like to join the Lest We Forget Committee, send an email to email@example.com or visit the Discussion Forum in our Members’ Portal.
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