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Selected University Theses on WW1 and Canada

Wednesday, 08 December 2010 02:22 From Queen`s University in Kingston, Ontario Items from the WW1 Archives University Theses – Research papers at The National Archives zzzzzzzzzzzzz! Whoops! You may have thought your intrepid web master was snoring away. Dreaming of … Continue reading

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Memorial to men of Malvern Collegiate Institute

Malvern monument’s restoration will be celebrated with a rededication ceremony By David Fuller Originally published in the Beach Metro News Nov. 2 2011 A very special 89-year-old will celebrate his arrival in the Beach this Friday – and he’s been … Continue reading

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Two Victoria Cross Winners – Fisher and Lyall – of St Catherines Ontario

LCol Bill Smy has written extensively on Fred Fisher and Graham Lyall, VC Winners who lived in St Catherines Ontario before 1914. Both works are excellent PDF on Lyall here    PDF on Fisher here      

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Cpl William Metcalfe – VC

Thanks to Maj (ret) Al McDonald and Cpl William Burwood of the Canadian Scottish Regiment. After much too much delay – we present the story of two members of one of Canada’s famous Highland Infantry Regiments who travelled across the … Continue reading

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Valour Road – Three Winnipeg VC Winners on the same street

Valour Road John Nadler has written a wonderful book. His short bio from Amazon.com informs us he “is a Canadian author, journalist, and feature writer who has lived in Europe for the last two decades. He is also the author … 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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Protection of Monuments to WW1 Service Men

David Fuller provided this Press Release from Veterans Affairs Parliamentary Secretary Eve Adams Reinforces Government’s Commitment to Protect Cenotaphs and Monuments Toronto – On behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Eve Adams, Parliamentary Secretary to the … Continue reading

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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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