CONFIDENTIAL WAR DIARY of 18th CANADIAN BATTALION - 2nd CANADIAN DIVISION From 1st October to 31st October 1917 Volume 26 With appendix A Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information VILLERS-AU-BOIS 1 Battalion in billets at VILLERS CAMP. Company parades and inspection of rifles & equipment. 2 ors admitted to hospital. Mapes … Continue reading War Diary of the 18th Battalion: October 1917
I don’t know much about TripAdvisor member “MarkAlles”. His profile is new on this site. He has visited 9 cities and from those visits he has written 13 reviews, 6 of them attraction reviews. The reason he is on my radar is that, quite by accident, I stumbled onto a family member who is quite … Continue reading “Just a hole in the ground…”: Context Matters
18th Battalion Facebook member, Ed Wilson, forwarded these three photographs of re-enactors dressed as 18th Battalion soldiers visiting the Vimy Ridge battlefield. Specifically, the photographs of the soldier standing in the field is located in the approximate location of the 18th Battalion's position before the attack on their objectives at Vimy Ridge on April 9, … Continue reading 100 Years Past: The “Fighting” 18th Battalion Lives!
He only served 16 days in the front line. For is service he is honoured at the Vimy Memorial and he will not be forgotten. Private Ernest John Dorken joined the C.E.F. on January 4, 1916 in Woodstock, Ontario. It appears that he was one of three sons of the Dorkens that would volunteer for … Continue reading 16 Days in the Line: The Death of Private Dorken