Gwyneth Pearce, Secretary,Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, sent us this notice –
More than 32,000 names now in Toronto school memorials database
It’s that time again… when children, parents and teachers launch into a new school year!
And to mark the start of classes for 2013, the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society has added more than 2,700 new names and eight more schools to its on-line database of school memorials commemorating Toronto students and staff who volunteered for active service in the two World Wars and other military conflicts.
The newest schools in the For King and Country database include Essex Street, John English, Rose Avenue, Lambton Mills, Lansdowne, Humewood Public and Runnymede Collegiate Institute.
We’ve also added our first independent school – St. Michael’s College School – a Catholic middle and high school with a rich history dating back to 1852. The database now contains more than 32,000 names and 88 schools, with transcriptions and photographs of school war memorials, historical background and links to other useful school and community websites.
Explore this growing collection now at www.torontofamilyhistory.org/kingandcountry/.
To find out more about the For King and Country project, and how you can help, contact co-ordinator Martha Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And if you happen to be one of the many heading back to school this month, take a moment to remember the past generations of students and staff who went to war.