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 […]

A Family That Loves Me

| March 7, 2016

Information of Any Description There from one of many pages turned during last evening’s research, a soldier’s portrait… “PTE. PERCIVAL J. BARNES (183648) / CANADIA [sic] INFANTRY, (MISSING/ SINCE SEPT. 27). / Information of any description will be / welcomed by Miss E.M. Barnes, 68, / Durley Road, Stamford Hill, London, / N.” (Canada Weekly, […]

To Endure Under Pressure

| May 28, 2012

The Last Samurai (2003) (about General Hasegawa) Nathan Algren: How well does he know this man (Katsumoto)? Simon Graham: The General and Katsumoto fought together for the Emperor. Nathan Algren: He fought with the Samurai? Simon Graham: He IS Samurai. Oshi shinobu! As we enter our school we bow, lowering our heads and raising our […]

Gallantry on the Somme: W.H. Metcalf VC, MM & Bar

| February 1, 2012

William Henry Metcalf V.C. M.M. and Bar 16th Battalion C.E.F., near Courcelette, France. October 7-9, 1916 In November 1998, the Canadian Scottish Regimental Museum was presented with the decorations, campaign and coronation medals of William Metcalf. This twice wounded veteran of the Great War was born in Waite Township, Maine, U.S.A. and joined the 12th […]