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"The boys promise to be home for Christmas in 1916.": A letter from December 1914

On December 21, 1915, the Galt Daily Reporter reported that the 18th Battalion was in the front line based on letters dated November 30, 1915, from the “boys of the 18th Battalion”. 952 more words

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"Hale and Hearty": Lucknow Ontario Veterans Return Home

100 years ago the Wingham Advance published an article about returning soldiers.

In May 1919 just over a dozen veterans of the First World War from the Canadian and American Forces returned home. 407 more words

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A “most cherished souvenir”: A Request for a Memorial (Silver) Cross

On May 4, 1950, a letter was written to the Department of Veterans Affairs the illuminates the pride of service of a soldier of the 18th Battalion. 1,149 more words

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"After a long period free from local casualties...": The Wounding of Private Hollins

An article in the December 21, 1915 edition of the Galt Daily Reported relates the first casualty from Galt in the war, Private John Hollins, had been wounded during service with the 18th Battalion. 709 more words

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Report on Minor Enterprise by 18th Cdn Battalion night of July 26/27th on German Front Line, at PICCADILLY FARM

Report on Minor Enterprise by 18th Cdn Battalion night of July 26/27th on German Front Line, at PICCADILLY FARM.[i]

At 10.30 p.m. Party of 15 bombers and 10 scouts under… 310 more words

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According to the Halifax Herald: The S.S. Grampian

On April 13, 1915 the 10,187[i] gross tonne Canadian Pacific Railway Line S.S. Grampian arrived in England. The Halifax Herald reported that the liner had “taken precautions” when departing Liverpool against German submarines. 1,059 more words

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Witness to the Action at St. Eloi

The Canadian positions as of April 10, 1916.

Aeriel reconnasance photograph of the St. Eloi Craters.

The Battle at St. Eloi Craters was not well documented by the… 907 more words

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