So states the epitaph on a gravestone at plot IV. F. 14. at the Wancourt British Cemetery south-east of Arras. The death of Private Heny "Harry" Jack was unusual as he became a prisoner and from that moment his fate would be unknown until later and his family, especially his parents, Alex and Gertrude of Paisely, … Continue reading HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY
21-year-old George Marsden woke up on October 22, 1914 in Windsor, Ontario and enlisted in the 18th Battalion and was assigned the regimental number 53264. Also on that day and location a Frank Marsden was to enlists under the regimental number 53263.[i] One of these soldiers had a secret which would affect their military service.[ii] … Continue reading “Patient says he does not want to leave army.”
4th Brigade, which the 18th Battalion was part of, after an opportunity in early May to clean up, rest, refit, and make up equipment shortages after their last engagement in the front line moved into the Mercatel sector of the line south-west of Arras. Of note was the arrival of two United States Army officers[i] … Continue reading A Smashed Revolver: The Actions of Armourer Corporal Kelley Leads to a D.C.M.
A photograph posted previously, purporting go be of "A" Company, 18th Battalion. The photograph is addressed to a Mrs. Paris Anderson of Crediton, Ontario. The inscription reads: ""Sandling Camp, September 1.4.1915. Tuesday evening 5 p.m. Dear Paris, This will let you know the time we are leaving England. This shows 'A Co' y ' 18th … Continue reading “A” Company, 18th Battalion Mystery Photo
This blog has been working to add soldiers to the Soldiers's Pages from the research and transcription of the war diaries and from other sources. Currently I have 7 soldiers with initial research started and 23 soldiers, mostly officers, that have been listed and have no research done. One of the challenges of doing this … Continue reading Update