Bivouac of the Dead: The 18th Battalion’s Experience at the Battle at Flers-Courcelette.

“On France's eternal camping groundTheir silent tents are spread.While glory guards with solemn roundThe Bivouac of the Dead.”Poem attached to Sergeant Chester P. Smiths Memorial Page. Adaptation of Bivouac of the Dead, Theodore O’Hara, 1851. There is a succinct, enigmatic entry in the pages of the 18th Battalion’s War Diary for September 1916. “NOT MUCH... Continue Reading →

Laurier Military History Speaker Series

Highly Recommended... Marc Milner, University of New Brunswick Date: November 8, 7:00 pm “The Forgotten Gunners:  The Tale of Two Anti-Tank Batteries at War 1940-1945” Little is known of the raising, training and operations of Canada’s anti-tank batteries in the Second World War.  Anti-tank guns typically operated dispersed on the battlefield and their actions are often subsumed... Continue Reading →

Blog Updates for September 2016

This past month a focus on the activities of the 18th Battalion with its involvement in the actions that occurred 100 years ago at the Somme was made. Several posts outlining with more detail the events that affected the 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade offered some insight into the actions of the 18th Battalion on that... Continue Reading →

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