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WW1 Summer Activities

Anyone have any stories to share? Send them to the blog direct if you need help email info@cobwfa.ca

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COBWFA UPDATE 20 AUG

Technical puzzle – any Word Press operators out there? The site has some sort of immediate update glitch. Once a new item is added it locks me out – however – for this post I am posting through WordPress Ideas … Continue reading

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Navigating the Western Front Today British Library Trench Maps in Google Earth

27 June 2016 By Hack-Wheeze Colonel. It’s almost time to plan your attack on the Western Front. Your trip will take you through pleasant places that sell strangely interesting drinks and cakes.  If you want to experience the sound of a Whizz-bang in … Continue reading

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VIMY RIDGE MAP

Modern Map of Vimy Ridge Attack info for you CLICK IMAGE BELOW Map pops up to large size WW1 Version April 24 1917 See the Vimy Battle Field on Google Earth (zip file) GENERAL HAIG’S MAP

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The Men of Newcastle

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These images are of stone memorial tablets just inside the Newcastle Memorial Hall This post remembers them – just click any image    

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CBC Video – finding the 78th Bn Soldiers

How a French teen found a link to Canadians who fought in his town http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/episodes/forgotten-no-more-the-lost-men-of-the-78th

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Early WW1 Publications – 1st Contingent names and more

7th Cdn Fd Arty Bde Names * 10th Canadian Fd Arty Bde Names * Canadian Gunner Officers who served The Entire First Canadian Contingent of 1914 Montreal Mobilisation information 1914 The Battle of The Canal Du Nord This is for … Continue reading

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Bertie Nackogie #1006931 (originally on COBWFA 2012)

Many of you know about Bob Richardon`s Blog and his efforts to find and document the final  resting spot of a World War One soldier and Cree native, Private Bertie Nackogie #1006931. The link to his blog is found below. Bertie was … Continue reading

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Letters from Joe Sproule – Canadian Machine Gun Corps

These are the letters of our Father, Grandfather and Great-grandfather, #157114 Pte JG Sproule, 3rd Cdn MG Coy, BEF, France written to his cousin Marie Golay. Marie was the daughter of Katherine (Sproule) and Henry Golay then living in Bowmanville, … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Soldiers of the 58th Bn CEF

An Address delivered by Gordon MacKinnon at the Church of the Transfiguration Manor Road East, Toronto, on 6 November 2005. Veterans Affairs Canada has declared 2005 The Year of the Veteran and it is fitting that we should take some … Continue reading

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