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First World War: Enlistment locations

The focus of our World War I project is the experience of men and women from Deseronto. Many of the people we are tracking were born in Deseronto but had moved away from the town by the time war broke out: Deseronto was entering a period of industrial decline by the 1910s and the lumbering industries which had employed hundreds of people in town in the late nineteenth century were closing down. 106 more words


100 years ago: Arthur Barrett Goodmurphy enlisted

On this day in 1915, Arthur Barrett Goodmurphy, a glazier, enlisted in Regina, Saskatchewan. He was born in Deseronto on June 23rd, 1896, the son of Ralph Goodmurphy and Annie (née Barrett). 171 more words


Terminology: 'Tan War' or 'War of Independence'?

So is the ‘Tan War’ or ‘War of Independence’ the preferred term to describe the period from 1919 to the truce in 1921? Next year will be the centenary of the Easter Rising of 1916, which was known at the time as the ‘Sinn Féin Rebellion’ and other variants of ‘Rebellion’ (‘Easter’ or ‘Irish’ or just ‘1916’). 629 more words