When I returned from Alberta, in October, 1915, students were enlisting daily. We were pressed to enlist. “Why aren’t you in uniform.” asked a stern-faced maiden lady. The lad replied. “For the same reason that you are still single -physically unfit.” Looking back, there was an element of selfishness in enlisting. It was the popular thing to do.
Horses are lined up on the commercial streets in Embro for inspection by Canadian Army officials during the First World War. For drawing artillery and other equipment, the army routinely bought horses from West Zorra farmers.
This is the certificate that entitled John Sutherland to take up the south 153 acres on Lot 4, Concession 1, in Laura Township, Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada for his service with the Embro Rifles in 1866. It is dated August 2, 1906.