Monument Men: A Book Review

This is a beautiful book. Rich, well composed photography and with a minimum of commentary (which allows one to appreciate the photographs) make the book World War 1: A Monumental History by Robert Konduros and Richard Parrish (the Monument Men of the blog title) a necessary inclusion into anyone who has an interest or passion…

Sue Light: Gone Before Her Time

I did not know Sue Light. In fact, if it were not for Sue Light I would not know about Sue Light. On August 3, 2014 I wrote a blog post entitled Missing, believed drowned… about two 18th Battalion soldiers who were lost at sea due to the sinking by a German nautical mine. Part…

Special Event: 91st Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force ”Elgins Own” in St. Thomas, Ontario

Below are the details of a wonderful initiative taken by a series of volunteers and history buffs of an event to honour the formation of the 91st Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. I have included the details per a document from this group’s Facebook page. Many soldiers of the 91st Battalion served with other…

Milestone: 1,000 Pages

Today the 1,000th page was posted on the blog. Never dreaming that this blog would be so involving and engaging it is with some trepidation that I look towards the next 1,000 pages because, honestly, there will be a 1,000 more after that thousand. I can see that some of my initial efforts to keep…

Update on Blog February 2016

  Just a brief update on the status of the blog: To date 794 soldiers’ pages have been entered in the blog. A significant source of new soldiers has been two book mentioned previously in the blog – “Duty Nobly Done” and “Kiss the kids for dad. Don’t forget to write.” There are currently a…