This Day in Guelph History: August 20, 1914

To commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums and the University of Guelph have teamed up to present This Day in Guelph, Ontario, Canada History – Old news gets a modern twist as we revisit news stories from the past 150 years.


August 20, 1914

Twelve days after military recruitment began, Guelph’s first contingent to the First World War—numbering 80—departed for Valcartier Camp, Québec.

Photo: Military Drill at Exhibition Park, c. 1916 | ow.ly/Nwrh30eup8f

 

Posted by Sarah Ball on August 20, 2017

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