Library and Archives Canada Announces Canadian Launch of the Names in the Landscape Geoportal
From Library and Archives Canada:
Today, Library and Archives Canada and the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, with the generous support of the Embassy of Belgium and the Canadian War Museum, mark the Canadian launch of the Names in the Landscape geoportal. This online tool, developed through the support of the Flemish Government, identifies the locations in the contemporary landscape where missing Canadian soldiers fell or were initially buried during the First World War (1914–18).
This online portal shows where more than 1,400 Canadians who fell in combat were killed or presumably buried. By adding personal and military data from Library and Archives Canada, the initiative seeks to give Canadian soldiers with no known grave a tangible location in the landscape, and therefore contributes to preserving and unlocking their stories.
With the help of volunteers of the Genootschap Passchendaele Society 1917, the museum digitized and inventoried the details of Canadian soldiers through Library and Archives Canada’s online sources, such as Personnel Records, Commonwealth War Graves Registers and the Circumstances of Death Registers.
Direct to Names in the Landscape Geoportal
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