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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

The Maverick

Lieutenant Colonel Agar Adamson, D.S.O.
Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

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.

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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

Local News

Nice things about being a raw amateur ...

It is nice when no one pays attention to your ramblings. This is probably a good think for the amateur if you are a sensitive flower who needs approval. 614 more words

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