The Abbotsford Online Poppy Album


History Department student Brian Radant researched and compiled the information on the home addresses and photographs of Abbotsford casualties in World War II. Starting with only the names on the Abbotsford cenotaph, Brian traced their information from newspaper files at The Reach Archives, as well as from local land registry records and online resources at Library and Archives Canada.

The Online Poppy Album commemorates 24 recruits from Abbotsford who died in World War II. It does so in a unique way, by showing where these individuals lived when they signed up, and connects us to the life-altering events of the past through geography.


We are grateful to Abbotsford Legion Branch 15 for hosting the Poppy Album.

Click here to view the album

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