Each Wednesday we will highlight women with a connection to the First World War. Today: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Already famous for her Anne of Green Gables books, Lucy Maud Montgomery volunteered throughout the war period. Her 5th book in the Anne series, Rainbow Valley was dedicated to Goldwin Lapp, one of her neighbours’ sons who died in the preparations for Vimy Ridge. Rilla of Ingleside, the 8th book in the series, is set during the First World War, and provides context to generations of Canadians for the ‘home front’ experience in Canada during this period.
You can access Goldwin Lapp’s full service file here from Library and Archives Canada.