Elgin County Military Veterans
1828 Militia Rolls – Listing of Elgin County Militiamen by Township – in some cases age is given. As additional information is located in primary source records we will extract and attach to these names. Names extracted from:
– about 58 names
– about 162 names
– about 88 names
– about 166 names
South Dorchester Township
– no names added yet
– about 188 names
– about 135 names
Description on Ancestry.ca – (paid subscription required)
Civil War Veterans of Elgin County – compiled by Bruce Johnson and Robert Moore- A surprising number of Elgin County Men served in the American Civil War. A few even fought for the Confederate Army.
1867 Militia Rolls – On FamilySearch
(Note – this is included in with the 1858-1872 Bayham Assessments)
Boer War/South African Veterans of Elgin County – Contributions by Alan Mason about Canadian soldiers who enlisted for service in South Africa and in the Halifax Garrison, and British soldiers of the period who came to Elgin County after the war. These soldiers all had a significant connection to Elgin County, before, during or after the South African war.
Cenotaphs and War Memorials of Elgin County – Transcriptions of names on the cenotaphs and Military and War Memorials. Also links to the Veterans Affairs Canada database of burial information for those who died in combat
Age Shall Not Weary Them – by James McCallum – published in 2008. – Information on soldiers from Malahide, Aylmer, Bayham and South Dorchester who made the supreme sacrifice during the First Great War, 1914-1918. Search Service files of the First Great War. Available n PDF form Age Shall Not Weary Them
We Will Remember Them – by James McCallum – The Men & Women of East Elgin Who Served During the First Great War, 1914-1918
Elgin Military Museum From 1812 – Afghanistan – The Elgin Military Museum connects the dots through the lives of those from Elgin County who served and died in far away places
Major William Faulds (1827-1914) Elgin County resident took part in Mexican War
(Submitted by Alan Mason)
The Aylmer Express: March 30, 1916, p. 4, c2: “William Faulds took part in the Mexican War in 1847, under General Winfield Scott, and one of his sons is named after that leader. He later became Major in the Elgin Battalion.” Canadiana.
The Aylmer Express: May 7, 1903, p. 1. c1. William Faulds, Recipient of Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers’ Decoration for long service in the 25th Regiment. Canadiana,
The Aylmer Express: Dec. 31, 1914, p. 6. Obituary for Major William Faulds. Canadiana.
St. Thomas Daily Times: December 24, 1914, Page 4, c3. Died – William Faulds, 87 years, Dec. 23, father of William S., Edward, Dr. Winfield, Mary and Victoria Faulds. Elgin OGS
Supreme Court of Canada – case involving William FAULDS of Malahide.