The 16th Canadian Scottish Were Here

| October 10, 2016

IN MEMORY OF OFFICERS NCO’S MEN OF THE 16TH. CANADIAN SCOTTISH WHO FELL IN ACTION ON THE SOMME Mouquet Farm September 4-7, 1916 Kenora Trench September 25-27, 1916 Regina Trench October 8-9, 1916 One of two known preserved wood battlefield markers of the 16th Battalion C.E.F. (Canadian Scottish). The Somme marker is held in the […]

The Tin Hat on the Somme

| October 7, 2016

I Heard the Clang of a Bullet Some months prior to the attack on Regina Trench, 8 October 1916, Canadian troops were first issued with the steel helmet in the spring of 1916. Patented in London in 1915 by John Leopold Brodie of Buffalo, New York, the helmet came into general use when large quantities […]

Gallantry on the Somme: The 16th at Regina Trench

| October 4, 2016

The 16th Battalion C.E.F. (The Canadian Scottish) Regina Trench Awards The Victoria Cross for Valour 28930 Private (Piper) James Cleland Richardson Died of wounds August 9, 1916. Buried at Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, France. For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty when, prior to attack, he obtained permission from his Commanding Officer to […]

16th Soldier Wounded on the Somme

| September 24, 2016

 I GOT HIT ON SEPTEMBER 24 Corporal Norman Caldwell (16th Battalion CEF) and his brother Harry Calldwell (67th Battalion CEF) were the nephews of Mr. L.A. Berkeley of Roccabella. A portion of Norman’s letter entitled, Brothers Have Seen Some Heavy Fighting  appeared in The Daily Colonist, 7 November  1916, page 10. “I got hit on […]

Canadian Scottish Soldier on the Somme

| September 21, 2016

“It has not been all milk and honey…” Originally with the 88th Victoria Fusiliers, Private Kingham served as a sniper with the 16th Battalion C.E.F. (Canadian Scottish). Kingham was with his battalion on the Somme and wrote about this time when half his platoon was killed on their way to the front line. The article entitled, Slaughter […]