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Names on a Cenotaph: Kootenay Lake Men in World War I by [Crooks, Sylvia]
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At the outbreak of war in 1914 a patriotic hysteria swept across Canada as men clamored to sign up and join the fight for God, country and empire. Among them were more than a thousand men from the beautiful Kootenay Lake region of British Columbia.

Many were fruit ranchers, mostly British immigrants who settled on the shores of the lake, along the Kootenay River, and in the Slocan Valley. They were miners, loggers and railway men. Among them were deckhands on the paddlewheelers that carried passengers and cargo on the lake. They were carpenters, mill hands, stonemasons and unskilled labourers. Some were mining engineers, bank clerks and businessmen, and some were students about to embark on promising careers.

Names on a Cenotaph tells the harrowing and poignant stories of the 280 men listed on Kootenay Lake memorials who died on the blood-soaked battlefields of France and Flanders. They fought in rat-infested trenches, some of them for more than three years, and earned respect and admiration for their grit and determination. All the while, the people back home anxiously watched the daily lists of the dead and wounded, sent off parcels from home, and raised thousands of dollars to help win victory.

This important piece of British Columbia history is the result of six

About the Author

Sylvia Crooks was born and grew up in Nelson, BC. She is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, with a BA in English and History, and a Master's degree in Library Science. She worked in public libraries in Vancouver and Burnaby before joining the faculty of the UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, where she taught reference and outreach services for 15 years before retiring in 2002. Her book Homefront & Battlefront: Nelson, BC in World War II, was given an honourable mention in 2005 by the BC Historical Federation. She currently residesin Vancouver.

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  • Publisher: Granville Island Publishing Ltd; 1 edition (Aug. 18 2014)
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  • Language: English
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