In May of 1915, Canadian troops had been in action overseas for roughly two months and casualties were already beginning to filter back to Canada. It was understood that the state should take responsibility for helping those affected by the loss of a family member. However, the amount to be provided and to whom it should be given was a topic of rigorous debate during the war and for many years after. Here the Berlin Daily Telegraph printed an initial draft of the compensation plan for the families of dead and disabled soldiers.
Berlin Daily Telegraph, May 8, 1915.