On the night of July 26/27 men of the 18th Battalion carried out a “minor trench raid”. The weather was “Fine but dull”[i] on that day. In that raid were two men, originals with the Battalion, who both have quite different stories. Private Forrester Private Alfred Forrester, reg. no. 53648[ii] war service started out rather … Continue reading Two Men. Two Scouts. One Raid.
Confidential War Diary of 18th CANADIAN BATTALION - 2nd CANADIAN DIVISION From 1st April to 30th April, 1918 Volume 32 With appendices 1 – 16 Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information 51c SE 1 Maps for Reference 51c NE and SE and 51b SW 18th Canadian Battalion in support to 21st Canadian … Continue reading War Diary of the 18th Battalion: April 1918
The Hallam brothers were from Grantham, Lincolnshire, England and were born 6 years apart. The eldest, Ernest had amassed a wealth of life experience having served in the Imperial Army in South Africa, the Sudan and Egypt and then taking is fortunes to the colonies and establishing himself in Port Arthur, Ontario where he continued … Continue reading The Hallam Brothers
CONFIDENTIAL WAR DIARY OF 18th Canadian Battalion - 2nd Canadian Division From 1st July to 31st July 1916 Volume II With appendices 1 - 4 Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information Front Line 1 Battalion in trenches at BLUFF INTERNATIONAL TRENCH, BEAN and POLLOCK. 2 o.r.s. Wounded, 2o.r.s.sick, admitted to hospital 2 Position … Continue reading War Diary of the 18th Battalion: July 1916
Confidential War Diary of 18th Canadian Battalion 2nd Canadian Division from 1st January to 31st January 1916: Volume 5 With appendices 1-2 Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information LA CLYTTE Jan. 1 Battalion in LA CLYTTE in Divisional Reserve – “B” and D Companies were paid other Companies conducted training in specialists. Officers … Continue reading War Diary of the 18th Battalion: January 1916
Confidential War Diary of 18th CANADIAN BATTALION – 2nd CANADIAN DIVISION From Aug 1st 1915 to Aug 30th, 1915 Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information West Sandling Camp 1 2 3 4 2nd. Division reviewed by MAJOR GENERAL HUGHES and MR. BONAR LAW. – address to officers in the evening. 5 6 Brigade … Continue reading War Diary of the 18th Battalion: August 1915