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Phone:
☎ 1-306-934-1400

For research inquiries contact:
Elizabeth Scott
Director of Research
☎ 1-306-934-1400
ext. 228
escott@wdm.ca 

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George Shepherd Library


Do you recognize anyone in this photograph?  Help us solve the mystery.

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WWI Railway Troops - Moose Jaw

The original photo caption reads :
WWI Railway Troops – Moose Jaw
CPR Employees, Moose Jaw
Enlisted in Sask. Railway Construction Co. C. E .F.
Photo: Turner Studio, Regina SK

PlayListen to Library/Research Coordinator Warren Clubb share more about the mystery photo.Research/Library Coordinator shares more about the mystery

These men built the rail lines behind the Western Front, which supplied our troops with everything they needed – food, medicine, equipment, etc. The rail lines also took away the dead and wounded after the battles.

The picture shows the men behind the scenes, a little known part of Canadian history. Each man in the photo would have received a scroll commemorating their service and a cap pin.

If you recognize anyone in the picture, or would like to order a copy of the photo please call the George Shepherd Library at
☎ 1-306-934-1400 or email us.




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