Category Archives: Cdns in Action

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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Finding Old Battle Fields

Remembering Lt Albert Service and his men of the 52nd Battalion CEF killed in action near Hill 60, near Ypres Belgium in 1916. I attended the Canadian Literature of World War One Conference University of Ottawa on 31 July and 1 August. The … Continue reading

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Tracing Ronnie Mackinnon

From The Western Front Association Stand To! No 84 Article Extract Princess Patricia’s Pals by Gordon MacKinnon Introduction Two young soldiers stand in a French house, leaning on a high stool to keep still whilst the film is being exposed, … Continue reading

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75th Battalion Officer – Still on Guard on the Western Front

Lt Henry Walter Edward Morris by Andy Stone Enjoy your visit!!

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PODCAST – Canada`s 100 Days

CANADA`s 100 DAYS by John Livesay The incredible story of the actions of the men and women of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, Canada’s contribution to the Great War 1914-1919, during the last 100 days of the First World War. After … Continue reading

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Where did the CEF Actions take place

This is a work in progress – we hope to get time to map it all out this year. In the meantime here is the official list of Canadian Battles from General Order 7, 1928. Enjoy your visit!! <br /><br … Continue reading

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Canadian Soldiers – Biography

George Ireland from Hamilton Ontario, Grey Cup Team Captain, 102nd Battalion

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Canadian Pilots

A link to an interesting website on who were the top Canadian pilots.

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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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A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

What was happening in the war by month? This table goes by month and picks up battles in the month and various ones in subsequent years after Mar All items are referenced in the Official History of the Canadian Expeditionary … Continue reading

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