Langstaff’s Spirtualist Theme

| March 29, 2022

Presence and Present Ypres (Ieper) one of my favorite places to visit, not only as the small city is paramount to many of my immediate interests of the Great War, but now having visited often I simply like the town. The square with its shops for browsing, grazing and watering, the canal and the ramparts, […]

Great War Honours to the Canadian Scottish

| February 27, 2022

1915 and the 16th Canadian Infantry Battalion Distinguished Service Order Major Gilbert Godson-Godson DSO London Gazette: 22 June 1915 Awarded on the occasion of His Majesty’s Birthday. No citation. Occupation: City of Vancouver. Department Head. Prior service: Second Boer War (Corps of Guides and South African Constabulary. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and Mentioned in […]

You Cast Thy Shadow Upon My Head

| January 29, 2022

Malta’s Siege Bell Memorial With commanding views of the Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta‚Äôs Siege Bell Memorial is located at the lower part of St. Christopher Bastion. The Siege of Malta occurred between June 1940 to November 1942 became one of the most heavily bombed areas of the Second World War. The island of Malta was […]

11 November (1918)…

| November 11, 2021

Private George Edwin Ellison L/12643 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers Son of James W. and Mary Ellison, George Ellison was born in York and raised in Leeds where today a memorial to him has been placed at Leeds Railway Station. The commemorative plaque, normally blue in colour, is olive green representing the British soldier uniform of […]

10 November (1914)…

| November 10, 2021

Private Harry Wilkinson 8850 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers Eternal Rest Give to Him O Lord and Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him…Harry Wilkinson…whose body was found in a Flanders field in 2000. Previously commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Harry now rests at Prowse Point Military Cemetery, Belgium, grave 1.A.7. along with 242 burials of his comrades. […]