Canada and the First World War

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Shellshock Victim
This letter from the Canadian Red Cross Society states that Corporal Charles Benjamin Fairley was admitted to hospital with shellshock. It is noted that the condition has affected Fairley's speech, but it is hoped that he will make a full recovery. Originally from Guelph, Ontario, Fairley enlisted for service in October 1915 with the 29th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery. Approximately 10,000 Canadians were diagnosed with shellshock during the war.

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George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 1993012-002