World War I
1914 - 1918
A review of the World War I experience from a local point of view.
Walter Lovell wrote letters back to his sister Lou while he was overseas during the First World War. Interspersed among these letters are are military documents pertaining to his enlistment with the 184th, his war experience, and his death on the battle field.
In May 2016, the community of Manitou paid tribute to the 184th Battalion CEF on the 100th Anniversary of the Farewell Muster held in Manitou on the May Long Weekend 1916. A memorial service was held at the Manitou Opera House and a Heritage Fair in the Gymnasiom of the Nellie McClung Collegiate.
This essay describes the purpose and the initial development of the Pembina Manitou Archive.
Containing a set of links outlining this veteran's war experience.