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
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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
Lieutenant Colonel Agar Adamson, D.S.O.
Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry
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What really makes a real man? The best men I have known always openly say they are cowards and hate the situation they find themselves in and really are afraid, perhaps it is partly their education which helps them to realize the danger, but there is a great deal in being one of a long line of soldiers in a family, although this only partly accounts for it, for men who never saw a soldier and for generations have led useless lives, have behaved in a similar manner when put against it out here.
Bruce Nichol (1927-2014): Hockey-loving veteran lived rich life despite trauma of Korean War experiences
By Ron Allen
Bruce Dallard Nichol was born on Dec. 14, 1927, the youngest of 13 children of Sam and Nellie Nichol. Sam Nichol worked in the logging camps of the Upper Ottawa Valley and with the Canadian Pacific Railway. 890 more words
David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, reviewed the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), and the Royal 22e Régiment (R22eR) on Friday, September 19, 2014, during the Sunset Ceremony on the lawns of Parliament Hill, marking the 100th anniversaries of the two regiments. 351 more words
Tree planting at Rideau Hall to mark 100th anniversary of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry
David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will mark the 100th anniversary of service to Canada by Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, according to a news release from the Governor General’s office. 255 more words