Almost one hundred years ago, following World War I, the Lennox and Addington Historical Society published The War Work of Lennox and Addington. This remarkable little book was intended to capture the contributions of local enlisted men during the 'War to end all Wars', as well as the work of volunteers at home.
The contributions of our veterans in later conflicts, however, remained undocumented. In 1993, the Historical Society decided to correct the situation. Members began to gather two survey forms from each man or woman who served in World War II or the Korean Conflict. If the veteran was deceased, relatives were asked to complete the surveys as they were able.
In 1999, the Executive of the Society decided that the time was right to produce a second volume of "The War Work of Lennox and Addington". Military writer, Stephen Fochuck, was hired by the Society to extend the research and produce a manuscript.
In 2001, the Lennox and Addington Historical Society published their second volume of "War Work", titled "Remembering". The book contains brief vignettes about each veteran; a few of the many letters written home; excerpts from interviews; information about life in Lennox and Addington during the war years; and over 200, black and white photographs. Although the book is in print, the Society has never stopped collecting information about our veterans.
"Remembering" is available for $59.95. As the book is quite heavy, total cost including shipping is CAD68.00 within Canada; USD60.00 to the United States.
To order, please send cheque payable to The Lennox and Addington Historical Society, with your name and complete postal address to:
Also the contributions of Frank Streek, Wesley M. Alkenbrack and Wally Noble who began the project.
The Society also acknowledges the assistance of May Borris and Tim Dube, National Archives of Canada; The Staff, Directorate of History, Department of National Defence; Hugh A. Halliday; and Ken Joyce.
The book was produced with the financial assistance of the Government of Canada, Millennium Funding Partners; Government of Ontario, Year of Older Persons; Camden History Committee and the Estate of Lepha Wood. We also acknowledge the contribution of two branches of The Royal Canadian Legion, the Harry Babcock Branch, Napanee and the Bath Branch.
This page created 2001, revised 2012. Lennox and Addington Historical Society