*This project has been made possible by the kind contributions of many supporters in Victoria and beyond. Click on the logos below to visit their sites.
Veterans Affairs Canada through the Canada Remembers Program endeavours to keep alive the achievements and sacrifices made by those who served Canada in times of war and peace.
The University of Victoria is more than a top research university in a spectacular West Coast location. We’re a university of achievement, a university of curiosity, a university of integrated learning, and so much more. UVic is ranked #11 globally and first in Canada among universities less than 50 years old by Times Higher Education (THE). It also ranks in THE’s elite global list of the top 200 universities, which includes approximately one per cent of the world’s best institutions.
Major Supporting Archives
Archives protect and preserve the original material that forms the basis of our on-line image and document archive. The following archives, both large and small have generously agreed to support the on-line presentation of their material. Some have provided hundreds of images while others have contributed only a few. All have trusted us with the treasures they have preserved for generations. We thank them for their trust and ask that our viewers acknowledge the original source in any reuse of their material. Viewers who wish to explore further will find still more treasures in the following sites:
The Special Collection Section of the University of Victoria Library holds a remarkable collection of material about the great war including oral history recordings of veterans of the Great War. As part of our contribution, this project has digitized The Colonist Newspaper for the period 1910-1920. In addition, the Library has republished a large number of their Great War images on the site.
The Archives of the Royal BC Museum hold a vast store of material about the history of British Columbia. As part of this project, we were able to digitize an addition 100 items that are now available to the public. In addition we have been able to freely reuse a very large selection of digital material from their collection.
The Canadian Great War Project has long been a source of inspiration. Mr. Marc Leroux,, whose efforts over more than a decade built and expanded the Canadian Great War Project web site, generously provided the initial data set to support the service records section of our site.
The generosity of many community and local archives is at the core of our collection. In many cases the material now available on this site has not been previously available on-line. We are forever thankful for their support.
- Archives of the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia
- BC Archives
- Brentwood College School Archives
- City of Victoria Archives *We regret that due to the very high fees associated with the digitization and display of images from the Victoria City Archives, we are unable to provide direct access to their material on this site.
- CFB Esquimalt Military Museum and Archives
- Esquimalt Archives
- Glenlyon-Norfolk School Archives
- Greater Victoria School District Archives
- Museum of the 5th (BC) Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery
- Oak Bay Archives
- Oak Bay High School Archive (see websites also)
- Quadra Elementary School
- Saanich Municipal Archives
- Sannich Pioneer Society Archives
- Saanich Police Historical Society
- Sidney Museum and Archives
- Sisters of St. Ann’s Archives
- St. Michael’s University School Archives (SMUS also has an online archive-see websites)
- The George Jay Elementary School
- University of Victoria Archives and Special Collections
- Victoria High School Archives
- Victoria Police Museum and Archives
- View Royal Community Archives
Personal and Family Contributions
- Megan Scott
- Maureen Duffus
- Daisy Stocker
- Richard Emery