Stories of Remembrance
Memorial University of Newfoundland’s School of Social Work recently unveiled a banner commemorating social welfare relief efforts on the home-front during World War I. The banner, titled “Social Change and the Great War”, is the product of a project funded by the Living Commemoration Fund as part of the university's WW100 commemorations. The research team consisted of Dr. Donna Hardy Cox, dean of the School of Social Work, Dr. Michelle Sullivan, retired assistant dean, undergraduate programs, John R. Matchim, research assistant and M.Phil. graduate student, and David Stephens, research assistant and M.A. graduate student. The information displayed on the banner is focused on the efforts of the Women's Patriotic Association (WPA) and the Great War Veterans' Association (GWVA).
Postcards from France
Dr. Joan Scott shared the story of her grandfather, member of the Suffolk Regiment, who sent postcards to her mother from the front lines in France.
You can read the comments and reflections from Dr. Scott here.
Heritage Fair winner
10-year-old Allanah Briggs gave an award-winning presentation at the 2016 Regional Historic Sites Heritage Fair, claiming the WW100 prize for her research on the contributions of Newfoundlanders to the war effort. Her project highlighted the work of Sydney Frost, Sergeant Major Cyril Gardiner and Dr. Cluny MacPherson, and even featured an interview with the granddaughter of William Thomas Newell.
Determined to honour those who fought in WWI, MUN alumna Natasha Jones shared her journey of discovery and remembrance as she investigated her own family tree. Read more