Category Archives: Commonwealth Military

Can you help ID this man’s unit?

I have recently been asked to identify the unit that this Canadian sergeant served with and I am wondering if any of our visitors can help. It seems that he is wearing a Boer War issue forage cap and the … Continue reading

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Where is THERE? Remembering The 1st Canadian Division at Neuve Chapelle 10 – 13 March 1915

Records of battles are easy to find. Where they occurred are often recorded in media of the day and that can be a daunting problem if you want to walk the ground. However, when the battle fades into memory the … Continue reading

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Persian Adventure – LCol Warden of the 102nd Battalion and Dunsterforce

by Lisa Smedman – Vancouver Courier 2006 In January 1918, Lieutenant Colonel John Weightman Warden faced the toughest decision of his long military career. He’d just received word that volunteers were being recruited for a “secret mission” in some distant … Continue reading

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Siegfried Sassoon meets the Canadians

Siegfried Sassoon is on our reading list for his three works, Memoirs of a Fox Hunting Man, Memoirs of an Infantry Officer and Sherston`s Progress. They are an incredible look back to England as it was before 1914 and through … Continue reading

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