Explore Saanich Archives WWI Documents

Visit our Collections & Research page to view WWI references in the following:

  • Saanich Council minutes (1914 – 1921)
  • Annual Reports (1914 – 1919)
  • Oral History Interviews
  • other Saanich Archives collections

Explore correspondence and ephemera from Saanich Archives relating to the First World War in these links:

How to Get Involved

We are looking for volunteers to help with this project. Here’s how you can help:

  1. Choose one of the Saanich World War I soldiers.
  2. Let us know who you are researching.
  3. We will send you a list of links to the soldier’s attestation papers, personnel file, and other resources to get you started.
  4. Send us the biographical information you discover.
  5. We’ll add it to the website and our reference collections at Saanich Archives.

Resources for Volunteers

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Project Events

Upcoming Events

  • No events scheduled

Past Events

  • "So That None Shall Go Unrecorded" -- Saanich Remembers World War One, Exhibit at the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill, October 17 - November 12, 2018.
  • 2018 Fall Lecture: November 7 at 1 pm, Saanich Centennial Library, "Street of Unfinished Dreams: A History of Shelbourne Street", presented by Valerie Green. Event poster [PDF - 3 MB]
  • 100 Years of Remembrance, November 4, 10 am to 3 pm, Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site
  • Memorial Avenue Rededication Ceremony, 29 September 2018 at 10:15am, corner of Shelbourne and San Juan
  • 2017 Fall Lecture Series:
  • Vimy100 at the Bay Street Armoury (9 April 2017). Read coverage in the Saanich News: Saanich Archives joins in salute to Vimy Ridge (6 April 2017). Read Saanich Archives Vimy100 Newsletter (4 April 2017)
  • Friends of the BC Archives - presentation titled "Saanich Remembers: Community, Memory, & Commemoration" (15 January 2017). Second talk at Saanich Council Chambers on January 25, 2017 at 2pm as part of the Saanich Celebrates Canada 150 "From Farming to Future" 2017 events.
  • Exhibit commemorating 100th anniversary of the Saanich WWI Honour Roll, Saanich Municipal Hall (January 2017)
  • 2016 Fall Lecture Series
    • Friday, October 21 at 2pm, Saanich Centennial Library: "Half-Starved and Brutalized" - Canadian POWs in World War I, presented by Yvonne Van Ruskenveld
    • Wednesday, November 2 at 2pm, Saanich Centennial Library: Researching First World War Soldiers, presented by Steve Clifford
    • Sunday, November 6 at 2pm, Nellie McClung Library: Women in WWI, presented by Kate Humble
    • Wednesday, November 23 at 10:30am, Saanich Centennial Library: Workshop - Researching First World War Soldiers, presented by Steve Clifford
  • Bay Street Armoury 100th Anniversary Event - display and information table (21 Nov 2015)
  • Saanich Remembers World War One exhibit, Saanich Municipal Hall (Nov 2015)
  • 2015 Fall Lecture Series at the Saanich Centennial Library
  • 2014 Lecture Series at the Saanich Centennial Library with speakers:  Ray Travers, Shelbourne Memorial Trees (2 Oct 2014); Yvonne Van Ruskenveld, WWI Nursing Sisters (24 Oct 2014); Sidney Allinson, Bantam Regiments in WWI (7 Nov 2014)
  • Saanich at Home & Overseas, 1914-1918, Exhibit at the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill (Aug 2014)
  • Remembrance Day Exhibit, Saanich Municipal Hall (Nov 2014)
  • Western Front Association Pacific Coast Branch – presentation of the Saanich Remembers WWI Project by Caroline Duncan & Ray Travers (Feb 2014)