Phoebe F.

Toronto, Ontario

Toronto East Regional Fair

WW1 Infantry Jobs and Unsung Heroes

This project focuses on the small jobs and unsung heroes of WWI, that strengthened the military bases of the worlds militia forces. By researching and comparing the roles of the everyday soldier, I was able to see how their actions impacted the overall outcome of the war, as well as bringing my own family history.



What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing that I learned throughout the process of researching this project was how my great grandfather contributed to WWI by sketching the German trenches for the British army. This was just an interesting fact to learn how my ancestors contributed to the Allied powers.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

An important lesson that I have learned would have to be the importance of contribution. Even if you don't see where your effort is going, continuing to contribute is an important role to be taken up by Canadians. Since it was of the utmost importance that all civilians and soldiers contributed to the greater cause to benefit their country.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

I definitely think that our lives today can not being to compare to those who struggled in the time of WWI. While fighting anxiety, stress from possibly losing a loved one, and worrying about your realty being destroyed from the war raging on. Living in present day has made us take for granted the peace and prosperity that surrounds us.