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Recently, The House of Commons approved the installation of a memorial to Lt. Col. Samuel Sharpe of the 116th Battalion, who died in 1918. MP Erin O’Toole made the motion below. which received a unanimous vote in the house on … Continue reading
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Thanks to author Bill Stewart for a great talk on his new book, Canadians on the Somme. Bill spoke to members at the April 28, 2018 branch meeting, held at the R.S. McLaughlin Armoury.
John McCrae – famous for his poem “In Flanders Fields” Thanks to Will Taylor who’s Uncle Charlie was a Scout with the 87th Battalion from Montreal.
From David Fuller – our intrepid Maple Leaf Editor I have been researching my grandfather’s Anti-Aircraft Searchlight unit of the Canadian Engineers. Here is a photo taken in January 1919, probably in Bonn, but possibly Liege or Le Havre. Unfortunately, … Continue reading
In several previous posts on mapping we have mentioned the use of Ozie Explorer. You can see all map posts here. You have a vast collection of maps at your disposal – if you can just access them.
by Chris Belfontaine John (Jack) Belfontaine enlisted in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force in Halifax, Nova Scotia on his 17th birthday, June 21st 1915. According to family folklore the recruitment officer, in lieu of a birth certificate, had my Grandfather … Continue reading
Transcribed by Sandy Wightman – grandson of Alec W Jack Mr. Chapel’s two tape recorded undated Interview with Alec Jack – from the CBC
THE NEW ARMY IN TRAINING BY RUDYARD KIPLING IV CANADIANS IN CAMP Before you hit the buffalo, find out where the rest of the herd is. – Proverb.
Canadian Army Journal article about how the battalion leadership was found and formed into a deadly fighting force.