Remembrance Day 2017 – Muskoka’s War Effort
October 25, 2017
In World War I, about 700 soldiers from the District joined the 122nd Battalion aka Muskoka’s Cracker Jacks. Based in Huntsville, recruitment began in late 1915. They sailed to England in June 1917. Shortly after landing, the battalion was absorbed into the Canadian Forestry Depot.
Did you ever wonder From where those timbers in WWI trenches came? Skilled lumberjacks from Canada felled trees in England and France to shore up those trenches. Many were from Muskoka. [Read about Private James Henry Sherwood of the 122nd.]
On November 11, Muskoka falls silent for 2 minutes when the clock chimes 11 in memory of the men and women of Muskoka who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our way of life.