Aca­dia and the First World War

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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.

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