Matt Miller, a descendant of Private A.E. Miller, who died of wounds sustained during the first day of the battle at Vimy Ridge was kind enough to furnish some photographs of Private Miller's resting place. He is buried along with other 5776 other casualties of war. 459 of those dead are Canadians and of those … Continue reading Grave Images of Private Albert Edward Miller
A wonderful and treasured set of photographs of Charles Wesley Boyd have been contributed to the 18th Battalion Facebook Group and they help tell this soldier’s story. Biography Charles Wesley Boyd was born on October 11, 1896 in Campbellford, Ontario. Campbellford is located on the Trent-Severn Waterway 28 kilometers north of Trenton, Ontario. His parents … Continue reading What the Photographs of C.W. Boyd Tell Us
Captions reads: This picture was taken by the Free Press camera man from the head of two-mile hill this morning as the troops proceeded south from the city via the Wharncliffe road. The company to which the St. Thomas men are attached broke from the main body at Lambeth and proceeded to St. Thomas while … Continue reading Men of the 18th Battalion Starting On Their Long Cross-Country Grind
"Here are four brothers who enlisted for active service and trained in this city [London, Ontario]. They are the quartet of Hinschliffes [Hinscliffe], cousins of Mrs. Mathews [Matthews], of 286  Thames street, whose husband and son, both Johns [Jack and John], are in Belgium with the 18th Battalion: From left to right they are … Continue reading Even When Inaccurate Photo Captions Can Be Valuable
...from the Historic Niagara Digital Collections, Niagara Public Library.
Anges McVittie was a young girl when Alfred Steggles boarded with her family before he joined the CEF and the 186 Overseas Battalion on March 13, 1916. Eventually assigned to the 18th Battalion he was to be killed in action exactly one year before the Great War's end. He was one of 154 Canadian soldiers … Continue reading A Young Girl Remembers into Adulthood
Dennis contacted me regarding a family member who served in the 18th Battalion. Part of the conversation over email led to a great contribution from Dennis. Below are a series of photographs taken by the Rickard Brothers and portray 6 of the battalions. The image quality is exceptional and if one expands/zooms into the photographs … Continue reading Amazing Set of Photographs: 18th Battalion
According to the source this picture was taken in May 1919 by A.P. Taylor of Milford, Surrey, U.K. The photo can be viewed in a "composite" view which gives better detail but looses the text outlining the position of each of the soldiers in the photo. This find was related to the soldier page for … Continue reading 18th Battalion “D” Company, Western Ontario Regiment Photo