Enemy seems to have much water in his trenches: Christmas 1916 for the 18th Battalion

It was the second Christmas for the 18th Battalion in the front lines. The first Christmas in 1915 found the Battalion blooded in its first actions in Belgium and suffered 26 deaths from the Battalion’s arrival on the Continent in mid-September 1915 until the end of December. The feelings on isolation from family and friends … Continue reading Enemy seems to have much water in his trenches: Christmas 1916 for the 18th Battalion

Special Event: 91st Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force ”Elgins Own” in St. Thomas, Ontario

Below are the details of a wonderful initiative taken by a series of volunteers and history buffs of an event to honour the formation of the 91st Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. I have included the details per a document from this group's Facebook page. Many soldiers of the 91st Battalion served with other … Continue reading Special Event: 91st Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force ”Elgins Own” in St. Thomas, Ontario

Help From a Reader: Leads One to Consider the Change of Anglicanism in Canada

A reader left a comment about the account I had found on his life. As this was one of the first soldiers I added to this blog it looks like my systematic work habits were not in place as I had taken the time to download the attestation papers for this soldier but had not … Continue reading Help From a Reader: Leads One to Consider the Change of Anglicanism in Canada