Service Summary: Bryce, William Wilson: Service no. 770063

A recent contact by a relative allowed a more detailed examination of the service record of Private William Wilson Bryce. Below is a summary of service high-lighting the more significant aspects of his service. Private Bryce's service record only has one demerit for being absent without leave very early in his service and his experiences … Continue reading Service Summary: Bryce, William Wilson: Service no. 770063

The Obituary of Lieutenant A.E. Babcock

In a previous post a letter sent by then Sergeant Babcock related some of his experiences in the war during his service with the 18th Battalion. After the war ended Lieutenant Babcock was demobilized and took up residence in London, Ontario. His obituary then outlines his involvement with the automotive industry working for a Dodge … Continue reading The Obituary of Lieutenant A.E. Babcock

…a very uplifting effect: A Letter from the Front

On May 3, 1916, the Paisely Advocate included a letter[i] written by then Sergeant Andrew Enos Babcock, a native son of Paisely, about his experiences with the 18th Battalion. Sergeant Babcock was an original member of the 18th Battalion with the assigned regiment number of 53989 when he enlisted on October 27, 1914 in Walkerton, … Continue reading …a very uplifting effect: A Letter from the Front

The Postcards of Private Blue to Miss Ella Mitchell, A Teacher in Paisley

One soldier. One life. The evidence of the war experiences for Private Alexander Edward Blue of the 18th Battalion is greater than most, and less that others. One gets a sense of the man but how much of that is our projection and perspectives from our perspective influencing our perception of the evidence presented before … Continue reading The Postcards of Private Blue to Miss Ella Mitchell, A Teacher in Paisley