Ahead of the Battalion

| April 7, 2017

Two Pipers of Canada’s 25th Battalion The 25th Canadian Infantry Battalion, from Nova Scotia, was part of the the 5th Infantry Brigade of the Second Canadian Division. The unit, although not considered a highland battalion, had a pipe band of 12 pipers and 10 drummers. The unit’s March Past was “MacKenzie Highlanders” and their mascot, […]

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 […]

Canadian Scottish Stretcher Bearer on D-Day

| June 5, 2016

Sergeant William Garner Croix de Guerre avec Etoile De Bronze (France) On 6 June 1944 (D day) at COURSEULLES-sur-MER, France, K57764 Sergeant William GARNER, medical Sergeant 1st Battalion Canadian Scottish Regiment, landed with his unit on the beach amid heavy mortar and machine gun fire. Completely disregarding his own safety he began immediately to treat […]

Soldiers of the 16th

| June 7, 2015

16th Soldiers in Blighty I enjoy taking the time to wander through contemporary publications that relate to the Great War. As always you never really know what you will find…and often amongst the many gems there is a bonus article or image specific to our film’s C.E.F. battalion of interest – the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish). […]

A SOFTER LIGHT TO SHINE ON US ALL

| August 3, 2014

An Online Exhibit for Every Day of the Great War Marking 100 Years Distant Yesterday Theirs’ was a distant yesterday. These men and women who joined the campaign that took them to far and distant places. Towns and villages that would become all too familiar to other towns and villages as a timeline of chaos […]