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Maps of the Western Front – what can you discover ?

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.

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Private John Joseph Belfontaine Regimental Number 111030

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

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Captain Alec Jack, 54th Battalion CEF, 1967 interviews on Vimy Ridge

Transcribed by Sandy Wightman – grandson of Alec W Jack Mr. Chapel’s two tape recorded undated Interview with Alec Jack – from the CBC

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Building the Leadership of the CEF

Canadian Army Journal article about how the battalion leadership was found and formed into a deadly fighting force.

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Letters to Marie

Mike Dobson contributed this a few years ago. 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.

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BBC – WW1 UNCUT

A series of short videos on life of the soldier with BBC presenter Dan Snow.

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The Men of Newcastle

This gallery contains 4 photos.

Images of the stone memorial tablets just inside the Newcastle Memorial Hall remembering the men of the town who served.

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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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