Monthly Archives: January 2015

Western Front Raiders

Western Front Raiders WHAT would be your feelings if, when on “sentry go” peering over the parapet, some one were to come along the trench and whisper: “Scouts going out on the right and coming in on the centre.” I … Continue reading

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Frontline – With the 8th Canadian Field Ambulance

Front Line Medical Men of the 8th Canadian Field Ambulance THE ambulance entrained at La Havre at two p.m. on May 10th, 1916, and the train left for the forward area at six p.m. With the usual secrecy of military … Continue reading

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England has Declared War! 1914 Recruiting in Toronto

Recruiting in Toronto 1914 ” ENGLAND HAS DECLARED WAR !” The news went from mouth to mouth, from desk to desk ; clerical duties were forgotten. At first the news seemed to stun) us all. Then the reaction came, and … Continue reading

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Tracing Lost Soldiers

Many soldiers are on the Vimy or Menin Gate Monuments. Did you know its possible to trace where they fell to a high degree of accuracy? An email came in as it tends to around Nov 11 asking if it … Continue reading

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Major Cyril Burton North, A Canadian Engineer at Ypres

A lady wrote in about her WW1 Royal Engineer Major father who commanded the 1st Canadian Tunneling Company near Ypres Belgium from 29 May 1916 to 18 Sep 1917 Cyril Burton North was a Canadian mining engineer from Nova Scotia who enlisted … Continue reading

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Significant Incident

Can you remember the past in the future? Here is a short story written for the fall 2013 CBC Short Story Contest. Our thanks to Mrs Pearl Sefarian for editing it. This short story combines some readings of JR Tolkien who … Continue reading

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Into the future with Word Press!

We are the Central Ontario Branch of the Western Front Association. The purpose of the Western Front Association is to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of those, of both sides, who served their country in France and Flanders (Belgium) … Continue reading

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