This photo has been identified as men being sent to train for the Signal Corps during World War II. If you have any information about this photo, we would be interested in hearing from you. On Remembrance Day, November 11, Campbell River honours those who were killed in action during both wars by placing wreaths on the cenotaph that bears their names, now located in Spirit Square. The war years were, incidentally, a boom time for the logging industry in Campbell River and as a number of men left to join the forces, there was a shortage of manpower. Those who were working in the logging industry were exempt from serving in the military.
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