November 8, 2013 7:14 pm
Updated: November 10, 2016 8:06 pm

Mapping Vancouver casualties from the First World War

Click on the map below to learn more about where Vancouver's World War 1 veterans were living when they were killed in action.

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850 East 13 Avenue in Vancouver was once the home of fallen soldiers.

In 1918, that address was the home of widow Edith Greenshaw who lost both her sons during World War 1.

20 year old Arthur Henry and his 18 year old brother Charles died within a couple of days of each other in September of 1918.

They lost both their lives in the area of Arras in Northern France.

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Arthur was killed by shell fragments, and Charles by an abdominal wound from machine-gun fire.  

Hidden behind the walls of the home on 850 East 13 Street and many other addresses on the map below are the stories of young lives lost to the First World War.

Global News has used data prepared by the Canadian Great War Association to identify 1,401 Canadians killed in the First World War who had a next-of-kin address in Vancouver.

The address of each fallen solider is marked by a poppy.

Do you know the stories of any of the veterans on this map? Please share that information with us below in the comments section.

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