A video of our latest Branch meeting will be posted here for a period on two to four weeks providing we receive the approval of the guest speaker.
Members of Oxford Branch, Ontario Ancestors will have access to this and past videos in the Members Library.
Oxford Branch Meeting, November 13th, 2023
Glenn Wright presents “Proudly She Served – Canadian Women at War – 1885-1945”. Between 1914 and 1919, more than 3200 nurses served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) at home and overseas. During the Second World War, about 50,000 women volunteered, as the role of women expanded significantly when the Canadian Army, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Canadian Navy created women’s divisions. The CEF and the Second World War service files in the custody of LAC are an important source of information for family historians, genealogists, women’s history, and all those interested in Canada’s military heritage. With these and other sources, we can more fully document and appreciate the role of Canadian women in uniform.