“Did I tell you how I got hit? “: A Letter Home to Glamis Ontario

Soldiers letters do not stand on their own. They impart small, discrete, often obscure, snippets of information that connect the writer with the people of his hometown, unit, and his social circle. They can often give clues that lead to a broader understanding of the writer and his experiences during his service. The letters also … Continue reading “Did I tell you how I got hit? “: A Letter Home to Glamis Ontario

War Diary of the 18th Battalion: August 1918

Confidential War Diary of 18th CANADIAN BATTALION – 2nd CANADIAN DIVISION From 1st August to 31st August, 1918 Volume 36 With appendices 1 – 15 Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information G.H.Q. RESERVE PISSYMap Sht. 62.M. 1 Battalion moved off, in battle order, to attend Tank Demonstration. “A” Coy. participated in afternoon. Remainder … Continue reading War Diary of the 18th Battalion: August 1918

Taken Prisoner: The action at Telegraph Hill near Arras

July 1918 found the 18th Battalion in the Arras Sector. The threat of Operation Michael in March had passed and the Battalion found the first of this month in an extended stay in reserve from the 1st of July to the 14th in the Latre-St-Quentin area. During this extended period 14 officers and 150 men … Continue reading Taken Prisoner: The action at Telegraph Hill near Arras