Maps: Chas. E. Goad, Co., Civil Engineers. Atlas of the City of Montreal and Vicinity in Four Volumes, from official plans – special surveys showing cadastral numbers, buildings & lots. Montreal: Chas. E. Goad, Co., Civil Engineers, 1912-1914. Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, https://collections.banq.qc.ca/ark:/52327/2244204
Over two-thirds of our recruits
71.7% (43 of 60)
were single at the time of their attestation.
At the outset of the war, married men seeking to join the CEF required the permission of their spouse. Although this requirement was waived in August 1915 in a bid to enlarge the pool of potential recruits, marriage remained a strong deterrent. In Quebec, with the highest rates of marriage in the country, this effect was all the more pronounced.