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 […]

Piper J.C. Richardson and Adanac Military Cemetery

| September 10, 2016

Soldiers Who Lie Here Row On Row The award of a humble bronze cross, the Victoria Cross, to Piper James Cleland Richardson has meant much to many people, many communities and many organizations. Jimmy’s story has been told and retold in articles, books and magazines… in exhibits and films and this will not end with […]

“My compliments to the Commanding Officer…

| October 8, 2015

…I am not able to carry on!” Temporary Major Harry John Hall, MC, 16th Canadian Infantry Battalion (Canadian Scottish) 8 October 1916  One of the great 16th Battalion characters of the Great War was the Scottish born soldier Harry John Hall. A soldier through and through, Hall had previously served during the Second Boer War […]