Roots to the Past: Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget workshops, delivered by Library staff, will provide participants with a unique and enriched hands-on learning opportunity that will deepen their understanding of Canada's role in World War I, and give them an intimate look at the lives and experiences of local soldiers and nursing sisters who served at that time. Participants will have access to a variety of military service records to research their individual soldier/nursing sister.

Workshops are open to schools and community groups. For more information, or to book a workshop for your group or class, email us.

Nova Scotia's Soldiers & Nursing Sisters

Click to view entry in Book of Remembrance - WWI.

Suggested Reading Lists

Digital Collections

  • Books of Remembrance
    • World War I Book of Remembrance commemorates the 1,360 men and women from Halifax County who gave their lives in the Great War, including  two of Canada’s first naval casualties, Midshipmen Arthur Wiltshire Silver and William Archibald Palmer.
    • World War II and Korean War Book of Remembrance commemorates the 705 men and women from Halifax County who gave their lives in World War II and the Korean War, including those who died while serving in the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Merchant Navy.

Helpful Links




Photos and text: Guy Hunter Dillman, William J Burbidge, John Richard Lambert
Fighters for freedom honor roll of Halifax, the Great War, 1914-1919. Edition: Ed. De Luxe Publisher: Service Pub., [1919].

Photos: Major Harvey Garfield MacLeod, Nursing Sister Margaret MacDonald
Nova Scotia's part in the Great War / compiled and edited by M. S. Hunt; illustrated from half-tones. Author/Performer: Hunt, M. S. (M. Stuart) Publisher: Nova Scotia Veteran Pub. Co., 1920.