This blog will chronicle the official Canadian Expedition War Dairies of the 18th Battalion CEF which served with distinction during the Great War. The reason for this blog is that it is a means of recording in a more accessible fashion the experience of the men that fought in this great conflict but more particularly my Grandfather, William Robb Dewar. He fought in the war and joined up.
Though the contents of a war diary can be very dry and uninteresting the current method of accessing this information online is challenging. I will endeavour to enter information accurately and completely but some challenges occur while doing this. Some diaries are typed and some are hand-written and over time the pages have become faded or the scans I am using are of poor quality.
I hope to bring one small aspect of life to this important part of our history and it will be a journey from which I will learn more about my Grand Father who I never knew. I welcome people’s comments and direction to other sources and content.