To date, the Norfolk Remembers Committee has published 7 books highlighting the history and personal stories of Norfolk’s soldiers in the Boer War of 1899-1902 and Great War of 1914-1918. A biographical hardcover history featuring each of Norfolk County’s soldiers who died during the Great War has also been published with a second revised edition being made available in 2020. All proceeds from these books (and those following) go towards publishing costs and special community events to help further the cause of Remembrance.
Books can be purchased from each of the Norfolk County Libraries and Museums.
~ BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ~
Letters Home Books
- The Beginning: 1914-1915
- 133rd Norfolk Battalion: 1916
- Norfolk at Vimy: April 9, 1917
- Norfolk at Hill 70: August 1917
- Norfolk at Passchendaele: October 1917
- The Last 100 Days: 1918
Norfolk Remembers the Great War: 1914-1918
Second revised edition NOW AVAILABLE.
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 265 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: $50.00 (tax included) for revised edition (published in 2020)
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. ALL proceeds from this book go towards future publishing and special commemorative events.
A County of Ontario in the Boer War: 1899-1902 by Trevor Delvaux
The Boer War was Canada’s first overseas war, fighting as Canadians with Canadian Officers in Canadian units. Want to know more? You can purchase this 144 page softcover book from all Norfolk Libraries and Museums.
Cost $20.00 (tax included)
All proceeds from this book go towards future publishing and special commemorative events.