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publisher: Royal BC Museum

Once Well Beloved

Remembering a BC Great War Sacrifice

by Michael Sasges

tagged: world war i, post-confederation (1867-), canada
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pages: 144
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publisher: Royal BC Museum
Description

"Our well beloved dead who died that we might live."

In the town of Merritt, in British Columbia's Nicola Valley, stands a granite cenotaph erected in memory of 44 men who died soldiering in the First World War. Those men came from a Nicola Valley that had been suddenly and dramatically settled just a decade before by the will of railway executives and the arrival of British colliers.

Twelve of those soldiers are the subject of these pages—and through them, we meet the men, women and children of the Nicola Valley, the dead and their survivors: the people who built and were built by a Canadian community that was also distinctly British Columbian.

Contributor Notes

Michael Sasges is a retired journalist and a director of the Nicola Valley Museum.

Editorial Review

"Once Well Beloved is a well reported historical document about the great impact of World War I on a small Canadian community." — Jeff Fleischer, Foreword Reviews

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