18th Battalion War Diary: January 1917

CONFIDENTIAL WAR DIARY OF 18th Canadian Battalion – 2nd Canadian Division From 1st January to 31st January 1917 Volume 17 Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information MAROC 1 Battalion in Brigade support in CALONNE II sector. CAPT. R.H. McCRIMMON returned to duty with Battalion from Command duty. 5 o.r.s wounded while on working…

Sergeant James Quaey Nelson and a Possible Connection with My Grandfather

A recent blog comment allowed this blog to find out about a member of the 18th Battalion. Sergeant Jame Quaely Nelson shared a lot of similar background biographical information just like my Grandfather and Great Uncle. All were born in the “old country” of Scotland and recent immigrants. Sergeant Nelson was 3 years older than…

Hope Dashed…

On January 31st, 1916 the 18th Battalion War Diary recorded: Battn as yesterday – Pte. Atherton wounded on fatigue. Scouts Broadwell, Reeves reported missing – Lost on patrol. One wonders how the family found out and took this information but a news article later in the year gives hope and then another one dashes it.…