Poppies and Thistles in the Wind

| July 16, 2017

Canadian Scottish Pipers at Rest Piper Major James Groat and Piper James Low Our cab takes us to Brookside Cemetery in Winnipeg. It’s a fine day with the sun above and the wind across the ground making this particular place a welcome start to our blitz of military history sites in Winnipeg. For a very […]

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 […]