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Source: Veterans Affairs Canada
Reading History with Great Uncle Ernest - 787131, 130 Battalion. C.E.F.
John Ernest Ferrier was from Perth, ON - 787131, 130 Battalion. C.E.F. and fought in WWI. His grand niece Judy Ferrier has created a series of Youtube shorts to honour his service while fighting overseas. She reads a selection of letters that John wrote to his parents.
Listen to Pte. J. Ernest Ferrier's letter from Jan. 13, 1916. Written from the trenches "Somewhere in France".
Listen to Pte. J. Ernest Ferrier's letter home from March 20, 1917. Ernest writes home about the "desolate landscape" and the "prospect of a happy return home." Judy highlights Ernest's cloth ditty bag.
Great-Uncle Ernest's letter from "Somewhere in France" March 23, 1917. Ernest writes about how much he looks forward to the letters from home, a soldier being shell shocked, and purchasing writing paper from a stand in the trenches.
WWI: Trench Life Activities
Over the Top is an interactive adventure game that allows YOU to experience life in the trenches during theFirst World War. As a young Canadian soldier stationed somewhere along the Western Front in the late Fall of 1916, you will live through some of the excitement, despair, brutality and sheer horror of trench warfare.