Christmas, 1916.[i] Another Christmas Day is here, The day of kindness and good cheer. ‘Spite of many a past misgiving. There are some of us still living. So everyone now gladly sends A Christmas greeting to his friends. And in a land that’s far away, May we all meet next Christmas Day. To all whose … Continue reading Christmas, 1916.
Edgar Berwick of Kitchener, Ontario was very much the Englishman. A product of his times he emigrated to Canada and worked for the Arthur Pequegnat Clock Factory when war was declared. He enlisted in Galt, Ontario as member of the 18th Battalion listing his trade or calling as a mechanic. He served with a spotless … Continue reading Tragically, He Got His Wish…
Lieutenant Vincent McCarter Eastwood was a young University of Toronto student aged 19 years and 3 months when he enlisted with the 93rd Battalion at Peterborough, Ontario. His uncle, a medical doctor, signed his attestation papers certifying his medical fitness for duty with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces. His father, Vincent Senior, was the Royal Bank … Continue reading A Stunt?: Lieutenant Eastwood’s Military Cross
Lieutenant Frederick Charles Garland Maund was from Kingston and perished on the first day of the attack by the Canadian Expeditionary Force during its involvement at the Somme on September 15, 1916. But for the work of like-minded people dedicated to bringing his memory to life, he would be all but forgotten.[i] Lieutenant Maund was … Continue reading Faceless No More: Lieutenant Frederick Charles Garland Maund