A project has been launched to gather gravestone pictures of all of our Signals fallen! The goal of the project is to collect gravestone photographs of all the men and women who lost their lives in service to Canada as members of the Canadian Signalling Corps, Canadian Engineer Signal Companies, Canadian Corps of Signals, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals and the Communications and Electronics Branch. It’s hoped that with the involvement of our wide community, this ambitious goal can be achieved.
The project will also develop and maintain a compiled list of the fallen. Why yet another list? There are a number of excellent sources such as the Canadian Virtual War Memorial and the National Books of Remembrance, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the History of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals and of course the recent history publication, Semaphore to Satellite. Unfortunately the lists of names differ between those sources and it’s not easy to update or correct them so this project will strive to refine the list of our fallen.
Assisting with the project is easy! Consult the list of the fallen and see if there are photos needed for those buried close to where you live or where you may be traveling. Then, grab a camera and pay our fallen a visit!
Please see the RCSigs website (link here) for all the details!