Pipe Major James Groat D.C.M., M.M. and Bar

| January 1, 2013

THE NONCHALANT PIPER The pipers of the 16th Battalion C.E.F. received several awards for gallantry during the Great War. These awards included the posthumous Victoria Cross to Piper James Cleland Richardson as well as seven other pipers being awarded the Military Medal. In addition, Pipe Major James Groat received the Distinguished Conduct Medal and the […]

Gallantry on the Somme: R. Kennedy MM & Two Bars

| February 8, 2012

Robert Kennedy D.C.M., M.M. and Two Bars 16th Battalion C.E.F., Trenches Mouquet Farm near Pozières September 3 – 7, 1916 The 16th Battalion C.E.F. began their journey to the Somme on August 27, 1916 when they marched from Eperlecques to St. Omer. From here they boarded a train which brought them onto the Somme the following […]