I found, via Out of my Tree Genealogy, a wonderful site called Lives of the First World War. This site aims to have stories for all of those who were involved in the war. From my family, that means great-aunt MARION CALHOUN who was in the VAC and was nursing in England for a time during the war. Also there is grandfather ALEXANDER CALHOUN, who was in the Siberian Expeditionary Force. And the reason that both of those relatives joined was the death of their brother, great-uncle DOUGLAS HANLEY CALHOUN. Doug was an engineer and died in Belgium in 1917. His siblings were so very devastated by his death that they put their regular lives on hold to join the war effort.
This is a truly wonderful site, please go look at it and help, if you can.
I will end with a few pictures of Marion in her VAC uniform…over there!