“He was a Canadian to the fingertips…”

Private William J. Bartlett was a wizened 35-years old when the letter transcribed below was published. He was a journalist by profession and the object of his letter was 13-years his junior. The former survived the war, the latter did not. “HE DID HIS BIT”[i] [BY W.J. BARTLETT.] Pte. W.J. Bartlett of the 18th Battalion, … Continue reading “He was a Canadian to the fingertips…”

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

Pvt. Thomas Neill and Hill 70

Used with permission of Iris Russak (www.irisrussak.com) and The Kingston Association of Musuem Art Galleries + Historic Sites Blog. Orginal article is here. Thomas Neill had joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force along with his brother James in March 1916, when he enlisted with the 111th South Waterloo Battalion. They had completed basic training at Camp … Continue reading Pvt. Thomas Neill and Hill 70