Peterborough during the First World War 1914 - 1918.

Peterborough, Ontario during the First World War 1914 - 1918.

Peterborough's War Dead

This is a map of Peterborough area soldiers that died in the First World War (1914 - 1918) listed on the Peterborough Cenotaph.  Peterborough's Cenotaph was unveiled on 30 June 1928. The dedication was attended by General Arthur Currie, the first Canadian to command  the Canadian Corps 1917 - 1919.

Please Note:
 - The names found on the cenotaph were put forward by citizens of Peterborough and a citizens committee in the mid-1920s. Many names on the cenotaph are miss-spelled, inaccurate, or list soldiers that have no distinct connection to Peterborough. For that reason, only 587 of the 628 names found on the cenotaph are geo-located on this google map. Many names for soldiers could not be found in military records, attestation records, or Commonwealth Grave Commission ledgers.
- Men with no known military record are placed into Confederation Square (where the Cenotaph is located).
- Soldiers with no known address are placed in Victoria Park.

When composing this map, I found it remarkable that grief and loss struck almost every neighbourhood and street within Peterborough County.

Click over the name or city of Peterborough to zoom in the map.

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