Letter Home Describing Attack on Vimy and Wounding of Lt. S.C. Kirkland

Stuart Cameron Kirkland was a 33 year old barrister who joined the 91st Battalion at St. Thomas on April 26, 1916. Less then a year later, assigned to the 18th Battalion, he was to participate in the attack on Vimy Ridge where he was wounded. Eventually invalided back to Canada were he served on a … Continue reading Letter Home Describing Attack on Vimy and Wounding of Lt. S.C. Kirkland

Letter Home: …unable to get near a bath for over a month.

June 24, 1916 My dear Mother, Daddy, and Grant: Of course we always say that we have wet rainy nights whenever carrying out a relief. Well last Saturday night we moved into the line again from support on a damp night and last night, really this morning, came out in nearly absolute darkness through & … Continue reading Letter Home: …unable to get near a bath for over a month.

Letter About Vimy: “Of course he was dead so I suppose it didn’t inconvenience him any.”

Stuart Cameron Kirkland was a 33 year old barrister who joined the 91st Battalion at St. Thomas on April 26, 1916. Less then a year later, assigned to the 18th Battalion, he was to participate in the attack on Vimy Ridge where he was wounded. Eventually invalided back to Canada were he served on a … Continue reading Letter About Vimy: “Of course he was dead so I suppose it didn’t inconvenience him any.”

“Despite even greater disappointments and tragedies…”: Letters home from Captain Jame Roy Grey

Letters to and from the Front give us a fascinating glimpse of the lives of the people that participated directly and indirectly with World War 1. Below is a letter from James Roy Gray that offers some insight into the experiences of a solider of the 18th Battalion and later as a member of the … Continue reading “Despite even greater disappointments and tragedies…”: Letters home from Captain Jame Roy Grey