At the Going Down of The Sun

October 15, 2023

We are pleased to announce the publication of At the Going Down of the Sun: The Fallen of Aylmer and Malahide, 1939 to 1945, written by James L. McCallum.

At the Going Down of the Sun aims to honour and biograph the soldiers of Aylmer and Malahide who lost their lives during WWII. It pays tribute to those listed on the Aylmer Cenotaph, those whose casualties were reported in the Aylmer Express, and those who died at the No. 14 Service Flying Training School in Aylmer.

This book was researched and written by James L. McCallum, who graciously gave his work to the Aylmer-Malahide Museum & Archives to profit from its publication.

Copies sell for $35 for non-members and for $30 to members.

The Aylmer Express is currently printing this publication! Check back here to find out when it’s in stock.

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We will be hosting a book launch on Thursday, October 26th, from 7 PM to 9 PM, at 75 Talbot St. E. The launch will coincide with the opening reception of our complimentary exhibit, which examines the impact of WWII on our community. We hope to see you there!

James L. McCallum is a genealogist and historian with extensive family ties to Malahide Township. James is a member and past chair of the Elgin County Branch of the Elgin Genealogical Society, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Aylmer-Malahide Museum & Archives. At the Going Down of the Sun is his sixth book, and he plans to publish a seventh in 2024.

The Aylmer-Malahide Museum & Archives extends its sincere and enthusiastic thanks to author James McCallum. Jim has been an unyielding source of support since he joined our organization in 2022. We are so very grateful for his insight, passion, and unwavering commitment to the preservation of our heritage. The museum thanks Jim for the opportunity to collaborate on this publication, and for his offer to contribute its proceeds to our charitable cause. 

This project was sponsored by the Aylmer Express, the Royal Canadian Legion Colonel Talbot Branch No. 81, the Springfield Swans, Rosemary Kennedy, and James L. McCallum.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.Laurence Binyon