Photograph courtesy of the City of Coquitlam Archives – CA CCOQ C4-S1-SS3-F01-CHS.002.

WWI ended on November 11, 1918. According to the Canadian War Museum, close to 61,000 Canadians died during the war. Among them was Alexander Windram from Coquitlam. Before dispatching for Europe, he sent a postcard addressed to his daughter, saying “hope you are a good little girl, father will be home beside you some day again.” He died on the first day of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, one of the bloodiest battles of WWI.