The Mosaic of Life: Bigamy and Fraud in the 18th

Note: Additional information will require amendments to this blog. A member at the 18th Battalion Facebook Group found more information. The Players Private, later Sergeant Alfred Brittles Eliza Brittles, wife of Sergeant Brittles Private Charles Brookman Minnie “Brookman” Clark, wife of Private Brookman and William Clark William Clark, a rigger at a munition plant in … Continue reading The Mosaic of Life: Bigamy and Fraud in the 18th

Insurance for the Troops

In a previous post regarding 2nd Lieutenant L.C. Vogan the news article referenced "...he Oxford Patriotic Association, for $500 in the Imperial Life." There was a fund called the "Canadian Patriotic Fund" which assisted Canadian soldiers with benefits for those with families. The Oxford Fund was initially independent of the Canadian Patriotic Fund: CANADIAN PATRIOTIC … Continue reading Insurance for the Troops

“This Canadian Boy Gladly Gave His Life for His Country”

Buried in plot II. A. 5. of the Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension, located in the village of Barlin, France, is 2nd Lieutenant Lindsay Clarence Vogan who was 2nd Lieutenant with the 13th Battalion of the British Middlesex Regiment. On his headstone, according to the CWGC headstone schedules a W.H. Vogan, Esq. of Manufacturers Life Insurance … Continue reading “This Canadian Boy Gladly Gave His Life for His Country”