Monthly Archives: March 2015

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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Battalion Paymaster Lead the Charge at Kitchener`s Wood

And what of Captain Herrick McGregor? As battalion paymaster, he was expected to stay well back of the battleground. That he did not. Before the first assault on the German line, McGregor was conspicuously lending moral support to the troops. … Continue reading

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WIPERS TIMES – The Movie

We need reviewers – apparently this is on Netflix  

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The Battle of St. Julien by Kate Colquhoun and much more!

Canadian writers look at St Julien soon after the end of the war – and MANY other topics  

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FRED FISHER VC at St Julien April 1915 by Bill Smy

 By 1900 hrs, the 10th Battery, commanded by Major William B. King, found itself in close contact with the enemy and in imminent danger of being over run. The battery, consisting of four 18-pounders, was deployed in an orchard just … Continue reading

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Artillery Positions at Ypres 4 PM 22 April 1915

The 100th Anniversary of the Battle of 2nd Ypres is fast approaching. So we decided to see if we could peer into the past and generate some map references that you could visit. The aim is ease of access and … Continue reading

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Ypres April 1915 – a brief look back

Joanna Legg has done a study of events that preceded the Canadians involvement in the 3rd week of April. You can read it here. MSG FROM AYCH KEW 8 MAR SECRET – Canadians will move to a new location – planning … Continue reading

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YPRES – APRIL 1915

A story is coming for 22 April Here is quick background to the 2nd Battle of Ypres from the Canadian War Museum In the meantime – please take a minute to look over the cost of this battle. You may … Continue reading

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BBC ANIMATED MAP of WW1 – Where it happened

  This wonderful map links to an animation from the BBC. Its difficult to realise the scale of the conflict without it. Just click the map and you too will be a Junior General. Once the animation finishes be sure … 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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