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McGill’s Olympian: Percival Molson and the PPCLI

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First World War

War Heroes as Anti-Semitic Targets

Tibor Rubin could be the poster boy candidate for all immigrants, anywhere. He embraced his adopted country  with a devotion right out of the U.S. national anthem: to him America literally was  the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave. 705 more words

Korean War

Edmonton soldier injured during live-fire training at CFB Wainwright

EDMONTON — A military member was taken to an Edmonton hospital Monday after being injured during nighttime live-fire training in Wainwright, Alta.

The Canadian Armed Forces has not released further details on how the member was injured or the extent of injuries, although the armed forces did say the soldier did contact family after the injury. 116 more words


The Gambler

Lieutenant Colonel Charlie Stewart, D.S.O. †
Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

The letters from the regiment after his death read, “The men would follow him anywhere; he seemed to bear a charmed life.” Yet what was his life until the War gave him his chance?

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The Millionaire

Major A. Hamilton Gault, D.S.O.
Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

Princess Patricia—or Lady Patricia Ramsay as she is now, spoke a few moving lines to us, walked through the ranks talking and chatting with the men—some of whom had been in the regiment when 25 years before this same gentle lady, then a young and extremely beautiful woman, had inspected the “Originals”.

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A well deserved rest: The 1st Canadian Division in the summer of 1915

The 1st Canadian Division fought two costly engagements in the spring of 1915, the 2nd Battle of Ypres and Festubert, which resulted in a combined loss of over 8 000 killed and wounded in the space of two months. 545 more words

On The Front

Legion of Frontiersmen to PPCLI and 31st Bn CEF (Canada)

LOF “Special Draft” to PPCLI 1914

©Barry William Shandro M.Ed – Edmonton, Canada – Sept. 2013, revised June 2015

A large draft of men organized by Calgary’s Legion of Frontiersmen had left Calgary earlier for the establishment of the PPCLI. 345 more words

Legion Of Frontiersmen