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These are the stories of Kenora participants in the First World War.

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Absetz, Joseph Anton Image
Absetz, Joseph Anton
Joseph Anton Absetz was born on 02 July 1891. Although Joseph stated in his enlistment papers that he was born in Moose Factory all the evidence proves that he was 1 of 4 boys born in Tower, Minnesota to Austrian immigrants Joseph and An... Read More
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Ackabee, Joseph Image
Ackabee, Joseph
  Joseph Ackabee was an Ojibway and belonged to the Fort William & Eagle Lake Bands in Ontario. He was born on 01 July 1895 at Eagle Lake, Ontario. His parents were Andrew Ackabee and Mary Gilbert (Clear Sky Skaychommskoo... Read More
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Ackabee, Michael Image
Ackabee, Michael
  Michael Mathew Ackabee was born on 03 April 1892 at Sandy Lake, north of Dinorwic, and spent his whole life in the district except for his time with the CEF during WW1. His parents were Andrew Ackabee and Mary Gilbert (Clea... Read More
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Ackerman, Cyril Douglas Image
Ackerman, Cyril Douglas
Staff Sergeant Cyril Douglas Ackerman was born in London, England and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1907, when he was nine years old. He enlisted at the age of 19 and served with the Canadian Army Service Corps... Read More
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Agnew, John Martin Image
Agnew, John Martin
John Martin Agnew was born on 01 October 1890 in Prince William, New Brunswick. His parents were Laurence Agnew and Mary Ann Adams (nee Moore). He had a sister, Sadie (b. 1886), who married William Saunders and a half brother, Warren Ada... Read More
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Alcock, Charles Image
Alcock, Charles
Charles Alcock was born on March 26, 1869, in Belleville, Hastings County, Ontario. He was one of at least 14 children of Joseph Samuel Alcock and Sarah Ann Belch. When the 1891 census was taken his parents were still living in the Bell... Read More
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Alcock, Charles,
Alcock, Edward Joseph Image
Alcock, Edward Joseph
Edward Joseph Alcock was born on 10 December 1896 in Rat Portage (later named Kenora), Ontario. His parents were George and Emma (née Barker) Alcock who had married 01 January 1883 in Faraday, Hastings, Ontario. At some point after the ... Read More
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Alcock, Edward Joseph,
Alcock, Russell Robert Image
Alcock, Russell Robert
Russell Robert Alcock was born on 28 August 1896 in Belleville, Hastings, Ontario. His parents were Joseph Edward and Elizabeth Russell (née Tufts) Alcock who had married 01 March 1892 in Faraday, Hastings, Ontario. By the 1901 census t... Read More
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Alcock, William Henry Image
Alcock, William Henry
William Henry (Billy) Alcock was born on 25 October 1898 in Rat Portage (later renamed Kenora), Ontario. His parents were George and Emma (née Barker) Alcock who had married on 1 January 1883 in Faraday, Hastings, Ontario. After the 189... Read More
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Alcock, William Henry,
Allen, Christopher Charles Image
Allen, Christopher Charles
Christopher Charles Allen was known as “Charlie” and signed his book C.C. Allen. The book, “OUR FIRST 60 YEARS – A STORY OF A CARIBOO PIONEER”, provides an interesting account of his life.Charlie was born in Wellingborough, Nor... Read More
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Allen, Christopher Charles,
Allen, Martin Forbes Image
Allen, Martin Forbes
Martin Forbes Allen was born on 28 October 1889 in the village of Farewell, Township of Arthur in Wellington North, Ontario. His parents were William and Marjory (née McIntosh) Allen. Over the years William worked as a shopkeeper, farme... Read More
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Alterton, Arthur Thomas
Arthur Thomas Alterton was born 06 December 1884 in March, Cambridgeshire, England.  His parents were Charles and Eliza Jane Alterton. Siblings included John (born 1877) and Alice (born 1879). In May of 1904 Arthur immigrated to ... Read More
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