London's First World War
May 15 to September 12, 2015
London's First World War will explore the wide variety of ways in which Londoners, men, women, and children participated in the conflict that lasted from 1914 to 1918.
Beginning with recruitment, it will explore the numbers of men and women who enlisted for overseas service as part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, touching on conscription and issues of race. Combining artifacts and images, the exhibition will also explore several of the major battles in which Canadians participated, the injuries they suffered, and the medical care they received. While Londoners served overseas, those at home worked, raised money, made comforts for military personnel, lived and waited. Artifacts and images again will illustrate the way in which the war impacted every aspect of Londoners' lives on the home front. Although the war ended on November 11, 1918, Londoners who lived through the conflict did not forget it and neither do we today.
The exhibition will highlight the experiences of those who lived with permanent disability and the deaths of loved ones. It will look at the way we continue to remember the Great War today.