Training Mistake Wounds 18th Battalion Soldier

Private James Abercrombie, reg no. 123978 enlisted in Chatham, Ontario at the age of 19 years, 6 months, enlisting with the 70th Overseas Battalion on October 1, 1915. After initial training in Canada he transited the Atlantic via the S.S. Lapland, arriving in England May 5, 1916. Over a month transpired where his whereabouts were … Continue reading Training Mistake Wounds 18th Battalion Soldier

The Stress of Combat: Captain Lloyd at Vimy Ridge

There is no doubt that Captain E.R.V. Lloyd served with bravery and distinction during the World War 1 with the 18th Battalion. Enlisting as an “Original” on November 3, 1914 in Windsor, Ontario, he rose through the ranks. First as a private soldier and then had the rather unusual circumstance of being promoted from the … Continue reading The Stress of Combat: Captain Lloyd at Vimy Ridge

The Accidental Death of Lieutenant William Ormiston Brown

Warning: This post contains a graphic description of Lieutenant William Ormiston Brown's wounds and resulting death. During the First World War the statistics of accidental death or wounding resulting in death were not kept. During World War II only 7 officers serving were killed accidentally at a rate of 0.3 percent. Accidental deaths for other … Continue reading The Accidental Death of Lieutenant William Ormiston Brown