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.
Those who have not served will never experience that bond developed by soldiers in a military unit, especially one involved in active combat operations. A letter has come to light that offers a glimpse at this bond and gives illuminating insight into the maw that was Passchendaele. Thanks to Michael Ritchie[i] the experiences of the … Continue reading A Letter Between Comrades-in-Arms
Confidential War Diary of 18th CANADIAN BATTALION – 2nd CANADIAN DIVISION From 1st December, 1918 to 31st December, 1918 Volume 40 With appendices 1 – 30 Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information Maps for reference: Marche 9, Germany 1 M, 1 L, 2 L. 1/160,000 attached. Appendix No. 27. 28. … Continue reading War Diary of the 18th Battalion: December 1918
William Henry Fenton was relatively “old” soldier of 32-years when he wrote his uncle, Joseph M. White, in February 1916. His uncle forwarded a copy of the letter to the Walkerton Telescope and they felt that some war news from the front would be of interest to its readers. When it is paired with the … Continue reading “This Colassal Struggle”