Category Archives: Commonwealth Military

Andy Robertshaw on how we view the Great War

COBWFA favourite Andy Robertshaw made another visit to our branch and talked about looking at the war from the perspective of the time and what it meant to those who fought. He also described his latest project: turning the Hawthorn … Continue reading

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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.

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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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