World War One 1914-1918

The CMHM is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first war and its connection to Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations. We will continue with a feature display area that will focus on important events in Canada’s involvement during the years 1914-1918.

Brant County in World War One

Brant County’s population was about 44,000.

More than 5,500 of its citizens proudly answered the call – roughly ONE soldier for every eight residents.

Many priceless artifacts of the Great War as well as a re-creation of a WWI trench are displayed.  A Feature area has been reserved to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War with displays and artifacts of the anniversaries of historic military events of our military heritage.

2015 featured displays – the 2nd Battle of Ypres in 1915 and artifacts showing use of Gas in warfare for the first time. Also displayed are artifacts honouring the 100th anniversary of John McCrae penning ‘In Flanders Fields’