War Diary of the 18th Battalion: September 1917

Confidential War Diary of 18th CANADIAN BATTALION – 2nd CANADIAN DIVISION From 1st September to 30th September 1917 Volume 25 With appendicis 1 – 4 Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information VILLERS AU BOIS 1 Battalion in billets at VILLERS AU BOIS (Villers Camp). Company parades and inspections. Platoon and specialists training carried…

“Right Off Their Game”: The death of Shoeing Smith Mills

Shoeing Smith Mills joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force March 10, 1916. His residence at 9 Elm Street in Belleville, Ontario shared some geographic similarities with his father’s home in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England. Both residences were close to water and both residences were on the west side of a water course. But, other than that…