Clarence Arthur McCann June 8, 1891 - June 2, 1947

Clarence Arthur McCann was born in Pembroke, Hants County, Nova Scotia to Arthur Frederick and Ella Jane (Carmichael) McCann. He grew up in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada.

He married Ada May Smith on July 27, 1912 in Falmouth, Nova Scotia and together they had 14 children.

In 1915, Clarence travelled to Fredericton, New Brunswick to enlist in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He embarked for England not long after and remained overseas for almost four years. While there, he wrote many letters home. Over 100 of them survived and have been transcribed. The originals have been donated to the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

I offer these transcriptions to those who have ancestors who served in the Great War so they might have a glimpse of what that life was like for these men.

Friday, November 12, 2010

WWI Projects/Blogs

John Reid at Anglo-Celtic Connections posted about a new project to watch in this post dated November 12, 2010  It's called the Muninn Project which Reid says is "An international, interdisciplinary project to investigate innovative uses of First World War Records".  Check out the Muninn Project blog.  I found a link to a photo of General Sir Samuel Hughes  (at the Library and Archives Canada Flickr Photostream) who was mentioned in Clarence's letter dated May 25, 1915.  I think both of these sites might be a great resource for my research into these letters.

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