51st (Highland) Division Memorial (1924)

| September 3, 2018

Friends are good on the day of battle Located near to Y Ravine, within the present day Newfoundland Park, the 51st Division Memorial commemorates their success during the Battle of the Ancre 13 November 1916. The memorial project was aided by the good work of  Lieutenant Colonel Nangle, the former Roman Catholic padre of the […]

The Hearth

| July 1, 2018

All Were Canada It sung to us at from a ridge in France…and as we settled, having been witnesses to the day, this bow caressed the hearth to life. It was warmth, it was home, it was Canada. We stood and we sat, in silence, as each note filled our eyes with connection to this […]

The Piper of 1 Bn RIF, Tunisia, 78th Div – 8th Army.

| April 20, 2014

The Canadian Scottish at Kitcheners’ Wood

| January 6, 2012

Two years after the “Terrific Drive” by the Canadians in April 1915, Frank Dadd composed this sketch. The fact that this was done so long after attests to the significance of that event in the war. In fact it was a major event in history. It marked the first significant use of poison gas as […]

Piper E. J. Dawson

| June 17, 2011

James Dawson was a regular soldier who enlisted into The Black Watch before the outbreak of the First World War.  He held the appointment of “Piper.” As a Private he fought with the 1st Battalion Royal Highlanders when it  landed in France on 13 August 1914. There he most probably served at the Battle of […]