Author Grant Smith and the Norfolk Remembers Committee is currently working on publishing four softcover books which outline the personal stories and history of those from Norfolk who served in the Great War. All proceeds from these books (and those following) go towards publishing costs and special community events to help further the cause of Remembrance.
BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE:
LETTERS HOME: Norfolk at Vimy 1917
The newest in the history series, this booklet brings to life Norfolk’s involvement in one of the most important battles for Canada in the Great War. Cost $8.00 (tax included)
LETTERS HOME: 133rd Norfolk Battalion 1916
This 72 page softcover book highlights letters from Norfolk soldiers sent home in 1916 with details of enlisting, training, and sailing to England for entrance into the Belgium war zones. Cost $8.00 (tax included)
LETTERS HOME: The Beginning 1914-1915
This 60 page softcover book captures the personal story of Norfolk’s soldiers; combining their letters and correspondence from the training camps, frontlines, and the background history of the opening years of the Great War. Cost $5.00 (tax included)
Norfolk Remembers the Great War: 1914-1918
This 410 page hardcover book, dedicated to the men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the British Commonwealth, details the story of 250 from Norfolk who were killed in the Great War. Compiled from years of research, this history presents remarkable insight into the sacrifice made by so many, highlights significant battles, provides biographical information, photos, and much more.
Cost $40.00 (tax included)
Norfolk Remembers the Great War: 1914-1918 is available for purchase at:
-Norfolk County Public Library, Simcoe Branch – www.ncpl.ca
-Waterford Heritage and Agricultural Museum – www.waterfordmuseum.ca
Or by contacting us through this website. ALL proceeds from this book go towards future publishing and special commemorative events.
This publication was made possible through the generous and charitable funding provided by the Courtland, Long Point, Simcoe, Simcoe Lynn Valley, St. Williams and Vittoria member clubs of the Norfolk County Lions. The achievement of these Member Clubs in supporting this project stands as a testament to the integrity, energy and commitment Lions bring to serving the people of Norfolk County. They embraced a difficult challenge and turned it into a triumph of charity, dignity and ingenuity. Through their effort the County has a proud and lasting memorial to the Norfolk men and women who served and died in the Great War.