War Diary of the 18th Battalion: March 1919

Confidential War Diary of 18th CANADIAN BATTALION – 2nd CANADIAN DIVISION March 1, 1919 to 31 March 1919 Volume 43 Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information Fosses I.35.75 1 Map for Reference: Namur 8 1/100,000 Battalion Training and Educational Classes as per Appendix 1. Attached. 5 O.R.s proceeded on leave this date. 1 O.R. … Continue reading War Diary of the 18th Battalion: March 1919

War Diary of the 18th Battalion: January 1919

Confidential War Diary of 18th CANADIAN BATTALION – 2nd CANADIAN DIVISION From 1st January 1919 to 31st January 1919 Volume 41 With appendices 1 – 30 Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information ALLNER 6-G.90.90 Germany 8-L 1   “New Year’s Day”---- A Most Prosperous New Year to Everyone. The Battalion continued training as per … Continue reading War Diary of the 18th Battalion: January 1919

War Diary of the 18th Battalion: November 1918

Confidential War Diary of 18th CANADIAN BATTALION – 2nd CANADIAN DIVISION From 1st November, 1918 to 30th November, 1918 Volume 39 With appendices 1 – 26 Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information ANICHE G.6.a.7.3 1 Map for reference: 51.A 1/40,000 VALENCIENNES 12 and NAMUR 8 1/100,000, & MARCHES 9 attached. Appendix No. 24, … Continue reading War Diary of the 18th Battalion: November 1918

The Deliquency of an Entire Battalion

Baseball was a large part of battalion life. Numerous articles attest to this at this blog. The Battalion played at Folkestone[i], at a Sports Day at Hythe, and during brigade and divisional sports days, amongst other mentions. Baseball was of keen interest to the men of the Canadian Expeditionary Force and the 18th Battalion. So … Continue reading The Deliquency of an Entire Battalion

War Diary of the 18th Battalion: June 1918

Confidential War Diary of 18th CANADIAN BATTALION – 2nd CANADIAN DIVISION From 1st June to 30th June, 1918 Volume 34 With appendices as listed Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information Support Line. 4/17.a.30.40 to M.15.c.60.30 1 Maps for reference 51c S.E. 51b N.W 1/20000  51c 1/40000 Battalion in Brigade Support. Left sub-sector, NEUVILLE … Continue reading War Diary of the 18th Battalion: June 1918

War Diary of the 18th Battalion: September 1917

Confidential War Diary of 18th CANADIAN BATTALION - 2nd CANADIAN DIVISION From 1st September to 30th September 1917 Volume 25 With appendicis 1 - 4 Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information VILLERS AU BOIS 1 Battalion in billets at VILLERS AU BOIS (Villers Camp). Company parades and inspections. Platoon and specialists training carried … Continue reading War Diary of the 18th Battalion: September 1917

War Diary of the 18th Battalion: August 1917

Confidential War Diary of 18th CANADIAN BATTALION - 2nd CANADIAN DIVISION FROM 1st August to 31st August 1917 Volume 24 With appendicis 6 - 13 Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information Map reference, 36B Edition 6, 1/40,000.       BOVIGNY 1st. R.19.central. 1 18th. Canadian Battalion at BOVIGNY village in billets, the … Continue reading War Diary of the 18th Battalion: August 1917

War Diary of the 18th Battalion: June 1917

CONFIDENTIAL WAR DIARY -OF- 18th CANADIAN BATTALION – 2nd CANADIAN DIVISION From 1st June to 31th June 1917 Volume 22 With appendicies 1-3 Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information 1 Map reference WILLERVAL 1/20,000   Battalion in Brigade Support with H.Qrs at T.27.d.3.5.   During the night Battalion was relieved by 15th Canadian … Continue reading War Diary of the 18th Battalion: June 1917

Sergeant Austin’s Accident: The Tale of Two Emerging Modern Weapon Systems

Robert Wallace Austin reg. no. 113067 joined the Canadian Army at 8:45 a.m.[i] on July 23, 1915 in the city of Ottawa.[ii] He was just shy of one month past his twenty-first birthday when he joined the 8th Canadian Mounted Rifles (8th C.M.R.) and he was to be transported to England in October 1915 to … Continue reading Sergeant Austin’s Accident: The Tale of Two Emerging Modern Weapon Systems