From Cookstown to Courcelette: Private George Copeland and the First World War

When the First World War broke out, George Albert Copeland of Cookstown enlisted for service overseas alongside thousands of Canadians. This free presentation at the Lakeshore Branch traces Private Copeland’s life from his early days through to his wartime experiences, until his death at Courcelette in September 1916. You will learn more about how a local Innisfil resident uncovered Private Copeland’s story and honoured his memory during a battlefield tour in France last spring. Listen to excerpts from newspapers and war diaries, examine maps and photographs, and view material culture brought back from the battlefields. As we commemorate the centennial of the First World War, let us remember the ordinary soldiers whose stories deserve to be told.

Registration required.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


967 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil, ON L9S 1V3


2282 4th Line
Innisfil, ON, L0L 1K0


20 Church Street
Cookstown, ON L0L 1L0


7883 Yonge Street
Innisfil, ON L9S 1K8