• NAME: Forgotten Fallen
  • BORN:  Documentary
  • DECEASED:  NA
  • EPIC BATTLE:  NA
  • RANK:  NA
  • HONOURS:  NA

Our Intention is to educate Canadian Citizens so that they:

  • Appreciate the role of our military heritage in protecting Canadian interests, values and beliefs.
  • Understand the role our military history has had in shaping our country and the world.
  • Are inspired to be engaged and well-informed participatory citizens of Canada.
 join us and 
 make a difference 

Forgotten Fallen / Soldats Oubliés

Documenting Canada's unknown Great War Fallen

Educators: Multiple Lesson Plans can be found at the bottom of the page.

"Forgotten Fallen: the Untold Story of Canada's 19,000 Great War Fallen with no Known Graves" is Valour Canada's award winning documentary commemorating the First World War. 

The story focuses on four individuals, each from a different segment of the Canadian population, who made the ultimate sacrifice, and whose bodies were never found:

* Thomas Riley
    - a Lewis gunner from Calgary, AB, lost during the Passchendaele assault,

* Talbot Papineau
    - a Major from Montreal, QC, also lost during Passchendaele,

* Margaret Marjory Fraser
    - a nursing sister Matron from New Glasgow, NS, lost at sea when the hospital ship Llandovery Castle was sunk by a U-Boat, and

* John Shiwak
    - a sniper from the Inuit community of Rigolet, LB, lost during the Royal Newfoundland Regiment's advance at Cambrai.


Documentary length: 29m:25s
Forgotten Fallen lesson plan (downloadable pdf)
First World War lesson plan (downloadable pdf)
Riley lesson   Papineau lesson   Fraser lesson   Shiwak lesson

 To read about each, please see the following Valour Canada articles:
 Thomas Riley     Talbot Papineau     Margaret Fraser     John Shiwak 1, 2

 

Thank you to Canadian Heritage's generous funding for making this video possible.
Ce documentaire a pu être réalisé grâce du Patrimoine canadien, gouvernement du Canada.

 

 

Our Intention is to educate Canadian Citizens so that they:

  • Appreciate the role of our military heritage in protecting Canadian interests, values and beliefs.
  • Understand the role our military history has had in shaping our country and the world.
  • Are inspired to be engaged and well-informed participatory citizens of Canada.
 join us and 
 make a difference