In this activity, students will research and create a digital profile of an RMR Victoria Cross recipient and a “regular” RMR soldier. They will research their duties during the war and their lives after the war, if they survived. Students can find preliminary information on the RMR and Victoria Cross recipients through exploring this page of of the virtual exhibition.
WWI Virtual Exhibition – the full exhibition for even more information on the Royal Montreal Regiment and the Victoria Cross
Government of Canada Service Files for WWI (personnel records)
Veterans Affairs Canada- Book of Remembrance
Circumstances of death registers- WWI- Library and Archives Canada
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
This activity can now be filled out directly on your computers – no need to print! To use the fillable function, be sure to download the PDF.
Want to carry the reflection further? A connected activity on the Victoria Cross can be found at this link.
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