Pte. Albert Newman, a British Home Child, who gave his life in the CEF

Submitted by Dawn Hueston in memory of one of our valiant soldiers... Albert Newman, by all accounts (through research) was an orphan boarded out at least by the age of two to family(s) in England. He would eventually be shipped to Canada in 1907, by Dr Barnardo’s Home at age 9. In the 1911 Canada … Continue reading Pte. Albert Newman, a British Home Child, who gave his life in the CEF

The Deliquency of an Entire Battalion

Baseball was a large part of battalion life. Numerous articles attest to this at this blog. The Battalion played at Folkestone[i], at a Sports Day at Hythe, and during brigade and divisional sports days, amongst other mentions. Baseball was of keen interest to the men of the Canadian Expeditionary Force and the 18th Battalion. So … Continue reading The Deliquency of an Entire Battalion

“Oh, to hell with it.”: Memories of Passchendaele

18th Battalion Association[i] Windsor and Detroit Branch *MEMORIES[ii]* On the night of November 5th[iii], 1917, our “A” Company was rushed into the line to relieve a company of a battalion of the 4th Division, who had been severely mauled and had suffered many casualties. Our own Company was only at half strength with four Officers … Continue reading “Oh, to hell with it.”: Memories of Passchendaele