Canadian Soldiers - Executed by the British Command During World War One A Virtual Cemetery created by: Todd Young
Description: These 25 Canadian soldiers were executed by the British Command during WWI, and many undoubtedly suffered from "Shell-shock" (now known as Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome). As of August 16, 2006, all are to be pardoned by the British government along with the rest of the 306 Commonwealth soldiers who were executed during the war for desertion or cowardice (except for Alexander Butler and Benjamin De Fehr, who were executed for the crime of murder). The Shot at Dawn Memorial Garden is also included as it was created to honour these men, many of whom were savaged by the horrors of war, but who received no compassion and were cruelly punished. They have more than paid for anything they may have done, so may they now rest easy - with honour.