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 […]

On This Day

| April 9, 2012

William Johnstone Milne, V.C. 16th Canadian Infantry Battalion W.J. Milne of Cambusnethan, Scotland (located south-east of Glasgow) came to Canada in 1910 and lived on the Canadian prairies near to the town of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan where he found work on a farm. With the outbreak of  the Great War he joined the 46th Battalion C.E.F. […]