The Friends of the Canadian War Museum (FCWM) and the Canadian War Museum (CWM) will create a new interactive web site and database for the Museum’s collection of First World War military medals. Through intensive biographical research and digitization of the Tilston Collection, this user-friendly web site will enable Canadians to browse and search online not only for images of specific medals and medal sets, but also, the personal and often poignant stories of the remarkable people who were awarded them. Canadians across the country—from elementary school students to scholarly researchers—will be able to browse by name, region, regiment and honour to better understand the legacies left by those who served both at home and at the front.
This is a significant undertaking that will take place over the next three years. Its successful completion will depend in large part upon the generosity of donors.
To November 1, 2016
- Robert Hamilton in memory of a veteran of Vimy Ridge 1917
- Linda Colwell in memory of Regimental N0.8591 2nd Bn CEF Killed in action 1916
- Robert Argent