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

A Stunt?: Lieutenant Eastwood’s Military Cross

Lieutenant Vincent McCarter Eastwood was a young University of Toronto student aged 19 years and 3 months when he enlisted with the 93rd Battalion at Peterborough, Ontario. His uncle, a medical doctor, signed his attestation papers certifying his medical fitness for duty with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces. His father, Vincent Senior, was the Royal Bank … Continue reading A Stunt?: Lieutenant Eastwood’s Military Cross

War Diary of the 18th Battalion: January 1918

Confidential War Diary of 18th CANADIAN BATTALION- 2nd CANADIAN DIVISION From 1st January to 31st of January, 1918 Volume 29 With appendices 1 - 5 Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information Febvin-Palfart 1 9 am to 10:30 Company parades and inspections. Physical Training until 10:30 when battalion was dismissed for the day. Being … Continue reading War Diary of the 18th Battalion: January 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: May 1917

CONFIDENTIAL WAR DIARY -OF- 18th CANADIAN BATTALION - 2nd CANADIAN DIVISION From 1st May to 31st May 1917 Volume 31 With appendicies 1-2 Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information 1 a.m. Battalion in Reserve camp near NEUVILLE ST VAST. Battalion parade and company training. During the afternoon recreational exercise such as Football, Baseball … Continue reading War Diary of the 18th Battalion: May 1917

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

Now We See Through the Glass Darkly; But Then Face to Face

Such was the epitaph on the headstone of Major V.H. de Butts Powell. This Canadian soldier was to have an impact on Canadians and the Western world long after his death on January 2, 1918. Before Major de Butts Powell joined the Canadian Field Artillery on January 15, 1915 he served as a teaching master … Continue reading Now We See Through the Glass Darkly; But Then Face to Face