Great Remembrance Day themed meeting Wednesday night -speakers and displays. Here are some notes and links that people requested.
Military Service Recognition Books, Volumes 1-8 on-line free, also submission forms for entries. Royal Canadian Legion, British Columbia Yukon Command: http://www.legionbcyukon.ca/content/military-service-recognition-book
Bill Clayton’s Medals handout Check the BCGS Library for additional books on medals and awards, including Canadian Orders, Decorations and Medals by F. J. Blatherwick and Medals, The Researchers Guide [UK] by William Spencer.
British Army medal index cards 1914-1920, The National Archives of the UK. Free search by name, #, etc. Also explanations and lists of abbreviations used on the cards. The documents themselves are pay for view: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/medal-index-cards-ww1.htm
Geographical Naming for Western Canada’s War Dead
North West Terrritories, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre: http://www.pwnhc.ca/programs/commemorative_names/index.asp
Yukon Geographic Place Names Board (flash): http://www.yukonplacenames.ca/YGPNB_flash.html
Manitoba, Place of Honour, Manitoba Conservation, Commemorative Names Project book: http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/lands_branch/geo_names/honour-e/index.html
“Manitoba honours last four of its First World War Victoria Cross recipients with lakes named after them near Thompson. All 14 provincial VC heroes now have geographical features named after them”, by John Barker, November 15, 2013, Thompson Citizen: http://www.thompsoncitizen.net/article/20131115/THOMPSON0107/311159994/-1/thompson01/manitoba-honours-last-four-of-its-first-world-war-victoria-cross
Saskatchewan Geographic Names Program: http://www.tpcs.gov.sk.ca/geographicnames
The Saskatchewan book mentioned is Their Names Live On: Remembering Saskatchewan’s Fallen in World War II by Doug Chisholm and Douglas Hill. Available in the BCGS Library.
Alberta, Geographic Names Program: http://culture.alberta.ca/heritage/resourcemanagement/archaeologyhistory/geographical/default.aspx
GeoBC, British Columbia: http://geobc.gov.bc.ca/bcnames Naming policy [.pdf]: http://geobc.gov.bc.ca/bcnames/files/GeogNamingPolicy.pdf
“Casualties of War”, Know BC. Article by Andrew Scott from his Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names: A Complete Reference to Coastal British Columbia, available at the BCGS Library: http://knowbc.com/Knowbc-Blog/Casualties-of-War
See Natural Resources Canada for links to other provincial naming programmes: http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/geography-boundary/geographical-name/related-sites/5745