FOURTEEN HEROES CAME HOME TO-DAY: A Transcription of a London Free Press Article

The following transcription was sourced from the Twitter feed of London First World War ( @LdnOntWW1 ). Where possible links to the soldiers mentioned in the article have been referenced. The news article appears to be written in late 1916 given the context of the dates outlined in the article and the discharge dates of … Continue reading FOURTEEN HEROES CAME HOME TO-DAY: A Transcription of a London Free Press Article

The Spirit Shown By All Ranks Was of the Highest Order

18th Battalion War Diary November 1918 Appendix 9 Narrative of Action for November 8/9 1918 Map Ref. Sheet 45 1/40,000 The night of 8th November 1918 the Battalion was billeted in ELOUGES (T/10) in close support to the 5th [Canadian] Infantry Brigade. On the 9th at dawn the 4th [Canadian] Infantry Brigade were ordered to … Continue reading The Spirit Shown By All Ranks Was of the Highest Order

No Liberties Were Taken: Christmas 1915 for the 18th Battalion

  The Christmas of the 1915 was the second Christmas that the Battalion had experienced since it formation in the Fall of 1914. Since that Christmas in London, Ontario the Battalion had moved from Canada to England in April, 1915 where it trained and the embarked to France and thence, to Belgium for its baptism … Continue reading No Liberties Were Taken: Christmas 1915 for the 18th Battalion

New and Modified Soldiers Pages as of November 27, 2014

These are the soldiers' pages created since November 27, 2014. Please take time to view them and remember them. Of particular interest will be 18th Battalion snipers Crookshanks and Siddle. First, these are the first identified snipers in the Battalion that I have found. There is an interesting resource written by, possibly, the father of … Continue reading New and Modified Soldiers Pages as of November 27, 2014