Category Archives: Canadian Based CEF Activity

The Big Trek of 1915

THE BIG TREK NIAGARA TO TORONTO OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 1915 By Lieutenant Colonel William A. Smy, OMM, CD, UE Although troops had assembled in Niagara Camp from the earliest days of the First World War, the camp never developed to a point … Continue reading

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Cecil Annis of Malvern Collegiate Institute Remembered

Toronto Regiment soldier heads list of 25 on memorial to the fallen The names are listed in lead letters that are slowly falling away from the granite background. They belong to the 25 men of Toronto’s Malvern Collegiate Institute killed … Continue reading

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GUARDING NIAGARA: by LCol (ret) Bill Smy

GUARDING NIAGARA:  by LCol (ret) Bill Smy …….. Lincoln and Welland Regiment THE WELLAND CANAL FORCE 1914 – 1918 Declaration of War Prior to World War I the Canadian Militia was, by virtue of its size, the Canadian Army. From … Continue reading

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