ANZAC Day: April 25, 1937

| April 21, 2017

The Australian Coronation Contingent Eighty years ago an Australian contingent of 100 soldiers, 25 sailors and 25 airmen traveled to the United Kingdom for the Coronation of King George VI, 12 May 1937. One of the contingent’s tasks was to return the remains of British soldier, Arthur Evans VC who died in Sydney Australia 1 […]

Recognizing Bravery

| September 10, 2015

The Ordinary with the Extraordinary All nations have their awards and many of these symbols of valour (valor), honour (honor), bravery, and courage are well known. They take on many names such as the Victoria Cross, the Légion d’Honneur, Croix de Guerre, Ritterkreuz (Iron Cross), and the Medal of Honor. In earlier times, gallantry was […]

FIRST WEEK IN NORMANDY

| June 8, 2013

“Their training had been good and their spirit and morale had been proved. They had yet to learn to be as hard and ruthless and cunning as the enemy, but these attitudes were being formed with each day’s experiences. There was still plenty to absorb, but there was one thing that could not be taught […]

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 […]