Acadia and the First World War
An upcoming presentation in Wolfville entitled, Acadia and the War, will explore how the students and staff of Acadia University, the Acadia Collegiate Academy and the Acadia Ladies Seminary responded to the First World War.
Close to 600 students and alumni responded to the call to serve the war effort. Statistics indicate that from the seminary, 13 women served and two died; from the academy, 163 men served, 26 were killed and two were prisoners of war; and from the university, 417 men and women served, 37 were killed and four were prisoners of war.
Acadia archivist Wendy Robichaud and student Jenna Colclough, who travelled to Ottawa and France to carry out their research, will speak Feb. 15.
Their talk to the Wolfville and Area Historical Society is set for 2 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church hall, Wolfville.