One of the first of many Hamilton organizations formed to help the war effort of World War Two on the home front was the Hamilton Women’s Volunteer Air Naval Corps.
In the following image, remembrance is paid to those Hamiltonians who died in service during what was first known as The Great War. Since the outbreak of the war declared in 1939, the Great War would become known as the First World War, the second being in progress.
: “HONOUR WAR DEAD — Members of the Hamilton Women’s Volunteer Naval Air Corps, a newly-formed organization, paid tribute to the Great War’s dead yesterday when they laid a wreath on the cenotaph. Pictures shows the corps commander, Capt. Elizabeth Hesp, laying the wreath on the cenotaph; at right is Rev. S.B. Russell, who officiated at the ceremony.” The Hamilton Spectator. June 9, 1941.
Photo courtesy PreVIEW, Local History and Archives, Hamilton Public Library.