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

Vimy Ridge: Instructions for the Offensive

SECRET Copy No. 4 18TH CANADIAN INFANTRY BATTALION   INSTRUCTION FOR THE OFFENSIVE Ref:        Roclincourt 1/10000. Thelus N.W. and Thelus N.E. 1/5000. Tables “A” XXXXX”. Barrage Map. S.S. 135. INFORMATION. The Canadian Corp will take the VIMY RIDGE in conjunction with operations on other portions of the front. The 19th Canadian Battalion is attacking on our … Continue reading Vimy Ridge: Instructions for the Offensive

Battle of Courcelette: Communications Record for September 15, 1916

Introduction The record below is a transcription of the 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade's appendices numbered 80 to 150. The appendices records the communications between the various units involved in the battle for Courcelette and relates to the units in the 4th C.I.B. as well as peripheral units attached or adjacent to the Brigade during the … Continue reading Battle of Courcelette: Communications Record for September 15, 1916

A Letter From a Soldier Who Served During the Vimy Attack: Graphic Description of Vimy Ridge

A letter from Lieutenant Stuart Cameron Kirkland published in the Aylmer Express, May 24,1917 and edited for clarity:   GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION OF VIMY RIDGE Some of the Sights Encountered Lieut. Stuart C. Kirkland, who is now in England recovering from a wound in his arm received at the battle of Vimy Ridge, writes the following … Continue reading A Letter From a Soldier Who Served During the Vimy Attack: Graphic Description of Vimy Ridge