1 November (1914)…

| November 1, 2021

Gunner J. Foy 11828 4th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery On 17 September 1914 the 4th Siege Battery proceeded to France as part of the British Expeditionary Force being equipped with Howitzers firing 6, 8 0r 9.2 inch shells. Although “Mother” the first prototype 9.2 inch gun was in action 31 October 1914 it is […]

Walking These My Own Footsteps

| October 31, 2021

The Registers We ride, we bike, we walk one road to another through country fields, forest (les bois) and urban centres. Some of the sites are near to our path while others meander off the larger trail. Many are destinations, others we find happenstance. There is always something to learn at each war graves cemetery. […]

Wooden Crosses

| November 5, 2019

Next-of-kin who wish… HERE LIES Lord Edward B. Seymour, Lord Strathcona’s Horse Died of Wounds 5-12-17 Received in Action 2-12-17. Hand-written, black painted words and dates, upon a once white painted wooden cross, held by Holy Trinity Church, Arrow, Warwickshire. The cross, anchored to the wall above a decorative brass plaque also in Lord Seymour’s […]

The Innermost Heart

| November 1, 2019

Canadian War Graves Detachment, Ypres To the innermost heart of their own land they are known As the stars are known to the Night (For the Fallen, Laurence Binyon, mid-September 1914) We are the dead…short days ago… And so they came – the pilgrims. With war’s end some of those left to remember arrived in […]

Come and Sit With Me

| November 8, 2017

The Roar and the Whisper So many lives to remember. Those who did not return and those who survived. Those who walk each day with the reminders of someone. These reminders not shadows, but real events, real lives, husbands and wives, sons and daughters, parents, family, friends and lovers. We see their faces every day, […]