Region of Peel Archives Honours Veterans
by
EB Lapointe

In recognition of the Year of the Veteran, 2005 the Region of Peel Archives present a collection of rare service cards from the Peel War Records Board.

Over the past year, volunteers have been creating a searchable index for the collection of unique documents. These service cards were prepared for local men and women who enlisted in Peel County, and contain a variety of biographical and genealogical details including each veteran's employment history, religious affiliation, military service, and honours.

"We are excited that these cards are now readily available for research by the public," said Reference Archivist Brain Gilchrist. "This is an important homage to our veterans whose heroic actions helped establish the freedoms we enjoy today."

An alphabetical list of names is available to search online at <http://www.peelheritagecomplex.org>. If the name is listed, the veteran's card is available for research at the Peel Archives.

The Region of Peel Archives is located at 9 Wellington Street East, Brampton, Ontario.

04 February, 2006



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