The Brother Keepers


Sean MacNintch


JACKET PHOTOGRAPHY courtesy Urszula Baryla adapted from a map of Passchendaele Taken from Canadian Expeditionary Force 1924-1919. Colonel G.W.L. Nicholson, Department of National Defence, Canada, 1964. Reproduced with the permission of the Minister of public works and Government Services, Canada, 2005.



OF NOTE: I am indebted to Mr. Kidist Tadesse, Assistant Crown Copyright Officer and to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services, Canada, for permission in 2006 to use maps, drawings and pictures from Colonel G.W.L. Nicholson’s “official History of the Canadian Army in the First World War entitled “The Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914-1919,” Department of National Defence, 1964 . I am also grateful to Garry Shutlak and Philip L. Hartling, Reference Archivists, Public Services, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management in Halifax for permission to use photographs of the “HMS Niobe” and the “25th CEF MacKenzie Highlanders pipe band.” Thanks also to Richard Laughton for help with digital imaging advice and his encouragement in keeping the memory alive of those who fought in the Great War, and to Dover Publications for the use of their CD-Rom and book on Celtic Alphabet resources. 


The Canadian Great War Project
The Canadian Great War Project is a collaborative site dedicated to providing a single, easily searchable source for information on Canadian men and women that served during World War 1, including individual entries, photos, and transcribed war diaries, letters, newspaper articles, book/media descriptions and reviews, among other items.

Canadian military biographies
An on-line magazine devoted to Canadian military biographies and related information.

Western Front Association homepage
The Western Front Association was formed with the aim of furthering interest in the period 1914-1918, to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of all those who served their countries in France and Flanders and their own countries during The Great War. It does not seek to justify or glorify war. It is not a re-enactment society, nor is it commercially motivated. It is entirely non-political. The object of The Association is to educate the public in the history of The Great War with particular reference to the Western Front. Applications for membership are welcomed from anyone with a like mind.

Western Front Association's East Coast Chapter
This site exists as a forum for the Western Front Association's East Coast Chapter and acts as a network for exchanging any information, ideas, and opinions concerning the Great War.  All visitors are welcome to join this intellectual community and contribute by adding material, posting comments and questions, and creating adjoining pages of your own.  A list of suggested topics for discussion are provided to initiate dialogue.

CEF Great War Research – The Matrix Project
The Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) Study Group (SG) is an international group of military history buffs who are researching the role of their grandparents and great grandparents (or other friends and relatives) during the Great War (World War One).

THE CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE STUDY GROUP How to research a veteran family member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force of World War I the Canadian Expeditionary Force and their role in the First World War. Family History/Genealogy, Military History, Weapons/Equipment, Tactics, Militaria Collecting etc.
If you are new to this and are curious as to where to begin to research a Family Member, you may want to try this 'How to Research a Member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force' page designed with the newcomer in mind!
You may also wish to check out our CEF Study Group Forum:

World War I St. Mihiel Trip-Wire Magazine
On-line newsletter of trenches on the web.

The Great War Forum

Great War Association
An association of World War I buffs whose hobby is battle field reenactments each spring and fall in Newville PA.

Great War 1914-1918
Virtual tours of selected Great War battles from the Western Front. Home of the
Poppy Umbrella project.

The Great War Homepage
An overview of Canada's role in this terrible conflict.

The Great War and Canada
Highlights events of Canadians who paticipated in the Great War from 1914 to 1918 at Vimy Ridge, Ypres, St Julien, Hill 62 and Drocourt-Queant Break.

The First World War - Veterans Affairs Canada
Historical perspective on the role of Canada, and includes overviews of Canada's
involvement in the war, interviews with veterans, and contemporary written ...

Canada and the First World War - Library and Archives
From 1914 to 1918, thousands of Canadian men and women were called upon to contribute to the effort required for the First World War, an event that ...

Canada in World War I - Canadian History of World War I
Canadian history resources on Canada in World War I - Canadian battles, aircraft, air aces, trench warfare, photographs and popular songs in the First World ... - A Chronology of Canadian Military History
The Canadian War Museum - A Chronology of Canadian Military History. The First World War (1914-1918). Early Moves 1914-1915

Military history of Canada during World War I
The underlying tension between French and English Canada exploded during World War I. Prior to the war, the French Canadians did not see themselves obliged ...

World War I, Links to Other Resources
Parks Canada's page concerning the Internment camps erected during the First World War in Banff National Park, at the Cave and Basin and near Castle ...

First World - Propaganda Posters - Canada

Selected Battles - War Diaries - Where we fought...
Library and Archive Canada - Bibliothèque et Archives Canada,Français | Help, Canada ... Where we fought... War Diaries - Selected Battles, Introduction ...

Canada In World War I: Heroism and Death
In 1914, in what many called "The Great War," Canada joined Britan and her allies in a fight that was supposed to be the war to end all wars.

Canada and the First World War - Canadians in World War One
The World War of 1914-18 was a remarkable event in the history of humanity. Even those who had foreseen and prepared for it for ..

Cyndi's List - Military - World War I: The Great War
A list of all known teachers from Ontario, Canada who served in the First World War; 851 names. Soldiers of the First World War — Canadian Expeditionary ...


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