February 1917 War Diary Summary

Map 51b NW1 – Thelus Sector (original trench map from the archives of Lt. G. V. Laughton, M.C.) Source: http://cefww1soldierrregan.blogspot.ca/ February 1917 found the Battalion engaged in rest, refitting, and training in the Auchel sector from February 1 to 12 with one day of marching to its next duty station with the 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade,…

Lecture Series Presented by the Great War Centenary Association (Brantford, Ontario)

News has been posted at the Great War Centenary Association’s web site outlining the 2017 lecture series being held in Brantford, Ontario in 2017. The lectures cover a range of topics covering the Canadian experience in the First World War. Lectures are held at 7:30 PM at Laurier Brantford, RCW, Room 202 at 150 Dalhousie…

HE DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE: The Death of Private Edward Albert Miller of Highgate, Ontario

A rare find was made today while researching the casualty list for April 1917. During the research process of enumerating and collecting information of all the 18th Battalion soldiers who died during that important month in the Battalion’s history a unique, an as yet, singular document was found. Private Edward Albert Miller, reg. no. 226140…