Site of Interest: Saltwood Compendium, Odds, Queries and Curiosities

The author of this site contacted me looking for assistance in research he is doing: "I live close to West Sandling Camp and have been carrying out research on the practice trenches dug by C.E.F. I have recently found the trenches and their location, although now filled in for one hundred years. I consider them … Continue reading Site of Interest: Saltwood Compendium, Odds, Queries and Curiosities

153rd Battalion Internet Resource and More Pictures of Soldiers Found

The 153rd (Wellington) Battalion C.E.F. web site came in handy recently. During a search for a solder, Private Forbes Dilworth, reg. no. 50413, the web site for the Wellington County Museum and Archives web site came up with two pages of soldiers pictures from the "PART I (A-L): Elora and District Servicemen, 1914-1918." Manually going … Continue reading 153rd Battalion Internet Resource and More Pictures of Soldiers Found

Book: The Apathetic and Defiant: Case Studied of Canadian Mutiny and Disobedience, 1812-1919.

During my research regarding Lieutenant Colonel Charles Sydney Woodrow my Google search happened about a book titled "The Apathetic and Defiant: Case Studied of Canadian Mutiny and Disobedience, 1812-1919." edited by Craig L. Mantle. My interest in the 18th Battalion was not related to the passage involving Lt.-Col. Woodrow but there was a wonderful paragraph … Continue reading Book: The Apathetic and Defiant: Case Studied of Canadian Mutiny and Disobedience, 1812-1919.

Being a Mason Brings Biographical Pay Dirt

On researching Private Maurice Arthur Searle his involvement as a Mason helped land some quality biographical information. Often when researching the soldiers of the 18th Battalion they are lost to history. Sometimes this is not the case. This is one of those times. Private Searle survived the war and became involved in Freemasonry. He became … Continue reading Being a Mason Brings Biographical Pay Dirt

Blog of Note: PATRIOTS, CROOKS AND SAFETY-FIRSTERS: Colonels of the Canadian Expeditionary Force

Doing research on Lieutenant Colonel William Frederick Richard Hart-McHarg I happened on this site. Matt Barrett is a historian, animator and caricaturist who also maintains a blog specializing in the colonels of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. The site is well laid out and organized with a lot of content. Each colonel has a short biography … Continue reading Blog of Note: PATRIOTS, CROOKS AND SAFETY-FIRSTERS: Colonels of the Canadian Expeditionary Force

Bruce in Khaki Newspaper

The 160th Battalion had a newspaper overseas called "Bruce in Khaki" and it was published from October 1917 to January 1918. The 7 editions are a fascinating insight into a Canadian soldiers' life overseas and contained topical articles relating to the Battalion. The main source page that contains the editions is here.