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New Branch project: 3rd York Militia Veterans

Toronto Branch is pleased to announce the launch of a new online project—3rd York Militia Veterans!

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It was 208 years ago, on March 23, 1813, that the 3rd York Militia was presented with its “colours”, stitched together by the Patriotic Young Ladies of York. Our newest Branch project will showcase the men who volunteered for the 3rd York Militia in the War of 1812—with profiles of the volunteers, information about their service records, and a discussion of valuable materials for further research.

We’ll highlight individual veterans, events and resources in regular project blog posts.

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Colours of the 3rd York Militia – City of Toronto


We are delighted to be working in collaboration with Branch member Fred Blair, the creator of the website War of 1812 Canadian Stories

Would you like to help bring the stories of the 3rd York Militia veterans to life? Contact our project coordinator to find out how you might be able to contribute.


Click to explore the 3rd York Militia Veterans project now.