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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 http://cobwfa.ca/?cat=46   You have a vast collection of maps at your disposal – if you can just access … Continue reading

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Private John Joseph Belfontaine Regimental Number 111030

In Memoriam 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, … 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 Note to readers: I have transcribed these notes from a photo copy of a photo copy … Continue reading

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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. caj_vol9-1_05_e-command-in-ww1

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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. Marie was the daughter of Katherine … Continue reading

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BBC – WW1 UNCUT

A series of short videos on life of the soldier

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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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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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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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