New Link Category and Links Added

Created a new link Category today focusing on Canadian Expeditionary Force Units. The quality of the pages varies but the efforts of the people doing this work is always appreciated. The 19th Battalion site interests me because they often served beside each other in the field or were relieving each other. If anyone has any…

Brothers

As I work through the War Diary and do my Soldiers research I have found several stories belying the terrible toll the Great War had on families. Several times there have been brothers serving together such as the Nelson brothers. Today I found the Cash bothers. See their soldier pages here and here for more…

The War Diaries of the 18th Battalion, C.E.F.

What are war diaries? War diaries are the written, day-to-day record of a battalion or other organization that are kept to record the significant events and movements of personnel, individuals, and the unit as a whole. What format are they? The war diaries online are scans of paper sheets of a standardized form. The diaries…