Forgotten Fallen / Soldats Oubliés
Documenting Canada's unknown Great War Fallen
Educators: 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 pdfs)
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.