Témoignages d'anciens combattants:
Tom Sharland

Armée

  • Tom Sharland, as a young soldier, left behind a wife and three young daughters to serve in World War I. Like many of his time, he thought that conflict would be the war to end all wars. Collection courtesy of Dorothy Prieditis.

    Tom Sharland, as a young soldier, left behind a wife and three young daughters to serve in World War I. Like many of his time, he thought that conflict would be the war to end all wars. Collection courtesy of Dorothy Prieditis.
  • Postcard of a destroyed cathedral at Ypres.

    Postcard of a destroyed cathedral at Ypres.
  • Postcard Tom Sharland sent home to his daughter, Mary. Mr. Sharland hoped that his daughter was having fun and reminded her that summer was coming soon. March 15, 1916.

    Postcard Tom Sharland sent home to his daughter, Mary. Mr. Sharland hoped that his daughter was having fun and reminded her that summer was coming soon. March 15, 1916.
  • Postcard of Locres, Belgium. On the reverse, Tom Sharland wrote that this farmhouse was typical of Belgium but most of the house in Locres had been destroyed during the war.

    Postcard of Locres, Belgium. On the reverse, Tom Sharland wrote that this farmhouse was typical of Belgium but most of the house in Locres had been destroyed during the war.
  • Tom Sharland was in charge of this group of men after the Armistice and before he was sent home to Canada. On the back of this photo, he wrote to his wife that he would have so many stories to tell when he got home. January 6, 1919.

    Tom Sharland was in charge of this group of men after the Armistice and before he was sent home to Canada. On the back of this photo, he wrote to his wife that he would have so many stories to tell when he got home. January 6, 1919.
  • Tom Sharland with his graddaughter Dorothy Prieditis and great-grandson, Mark, at Sunnybrook Veterans' Hospital in Toronto, 1965. Mr. Sharland passed away later that year.

    Tom Sharland with his graddaughter Dorothy Prieditis and great-grandson, Mark, at Sunnybrook Veterans' Hospital in Toronto, 1965. Mr. Sharland passed away later that year.
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