Conscripts from Quebec

A conscripted soldier was not necessarily a reluctant soldier. The fact that these French-Canadian men were willing to have portrait photographs taken in uniform suggests that they were not reluctant to celebrate serving under the Maple Leaf.

Oscar Benoit of Shawinigan Falls, 1st Depot Battalion, 1st Quebec Regiment, 15 July 1918; Onil Bessette of Marieville, 1st Depot Battalion, 1st Quebec Regiment, 20 July 1918; Freddie Tessier, 1st Depot Battalion, 2nd Quebec Regiment

War, Memory and Popular Culture Archives - The University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario
postcards, 8.3cm x 13.2cm