Excerpt from The Roll of Honour of the Ontario Teachers Who Served in the Great War 1914-1918
In any record of War effort, however, the part played by t'hose'w'ho enlisted for military or naval service must be given first place. Accordingly, this Roll of Honour has been prepared as a permanent tribute to those men of the teach ing profession in Ontario who enlisted in connection with the Great War. At the outbreak of the War there were engaged in the schools 2288 male teachers. In addition about 250 men were in attendance at the professional train ing schools. Very many of these were, of course, ineligible for military service. Accordingly, the lists contained herein form no mean record of the valour and the loyalty of the teachers of Ontario. Altogether the Roll of Honour con tains 848 names. The numbers of those who were called upon to lay down their lives for the cause to which they so freely gave themselves is 101, and of the others 210 were wounded. The decorations either awarded to teachers, or for which they were recommended, total 78. Special lists of those killed and of those winning decorations will be found herein.
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