Stories

Guns under Harrington officer help stop attack

on Wednesday, 29 May 2013. Posted in Stories

printed in a newspaper May 24, 1945

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.

Embro Inspection

on Thursday, 25 April 2013. Posted in Stories

Embro Inspection

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.

Province of Ontario Location Certificate

on Wednesday, 24 April 2013. Posted in Stories

Province of Ontario Location Certificate

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.

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