Sponsorship for “Far From Home”
From Home” study commenced in 2007 and is scheduled
for completion by the end of 2018 to commemorate the Centennial
of The Great War.
to create a permanent and comprehensive memorial to the 3898 casualties
sustained by the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Great Britain
during the First World War. It is a little known historical fact
that over sixty per-cent of the CEF were British born, which explains
why so many lie buried in remote churchyards and far-flung tiny
Although we recognise the excellent work of the countless organisations
who are photographing war graves internationally, this is an unique
project which sets out to ‘personalise’ each casualty.
From Home” has now been completed for mainland
England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, leaving just three
off-shore islands to be visited. However during 2016 several other
burial locations were identified for Canadians whose names were
only to be found on the Brookwood Memorial Wall in Surrey, or
in one of the Books of Remembrance.
In June 2015,
we completed our journey through Scotland over a 26 day road trip
identifying the 307 casualties (see our Campaign
Until 2015, all our costs had been entirely self-funded
by us. However, with substantially increased motoring costs and
expenditure on ferry crossings, we launched an extremely successful
search for Sponsorship to offset some of the expenses of our lengthy
trip around Scotland.
see a list of our Sponsors
2017, our current plan is to visit the Isle of Man. The ultimate
journey will be to the Channel Islands, firstly to Jersey and
then to finish with the final UK Canadian buried at St Peter Port
on the Isle of Guernsey. All of these trips will involve expensive
With continued pressure on our financial resources, we
are still seeking Sponsorship contributions towards our motoring,
accommodation and ferry expenses in 2017-2018. All other expenses
(such as food, road tolls and other incidental items) will continue
to be self-funded.
would invite like-minded individuals and organisations who wish
to support the objectives of "Far From Home" to get
in touch with us. Initially, potential sponsors are invited to
contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
payable please to: Far From Home (mailing address given via email)
or make an instant contribution here:
contributions will be acknowledged on the site and highlighted
in any hard copy reports or seminar papers produced by us.
We are offering four levels of sponsorship:
– for contributions of £250 or more
Gold – for contributions from £100 to £249
Silver – for contributions from £50 to £99
Bronze – for contributions up to £49
Sponsorship however modest, will be a massive contribution to
our project and will definitely enable us to complete “Far
From Home” on schedule by the end of 2018.
It is widely accepted in Canada that their contribution in the
two World Wars has largely been ignored and undervalued.
Project seeks to redress that balance.
Can you please help us?