Sarcee City, 1916
Postcards from the Past, PC 567
Most of us are familiar with the battalion numbers on Signal Hill but did you know that the young men who created those numbers were trained for battle on the land below the hill? This area was known as Camp Sarcee and beside it grew a small "town" of shops catering to the needs of these servicemen. The city, known as Sarcee City, had a tailor, an ice-cream parlor, a photo studio, a jeweller and watch repair, a pool hall, a cafe - everything a soldier may have needed.
Sarcee Camp, 192nd Battalion, 1916
Postcards from the Past, PC 965
If you have ancestors who gave their lives in the Second World War, Library and Archives Canada has a new database Second World War Service Files: Canadian Armed Forces War Dead. This database will allow researchers to more easily access these records.