The Guardian is looking to share memories of First World War
In this 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, The Guardian would like to hear from our readers.
We welcome letters to the editor or other submissions from the relatives or friends of Islanders who answered the call in 1914 and marched off to participate in the war.
Just like every region of Canada, Prince Edward Island paid a steep price in human blood as several hundred of those who sailed off did not return to their beloved province.
According to Greg Gallant, curator of the Prince Edward Island Regiment Museum, the enlistment into the war numbered 7,168 people who were either living on P.E.I. at the time, or listed the province as their birthplace.
Of that total, 503 were killed and more than 1,000 were wounded.
Thousands of Islanders can trace a connection to the brave men and women who took part in the historic war. We would like to share your thoughts and memories. Many people may also have artifacts and souvenirs from the war.