Untold Misery Has Been the Harvest Now: The Letters of Major George Whitford Nelson

Introduction The intent of this blog post is to expand upon a series of letters diligently transcribed by the Bruce County Archives entitled Correspondence from Lieutenant Colonel George Whitford Nelson to his sister, Mrs. William Kidd, 1914-1916, A99.058.008. This resource was found during research into this soldier and offers an invaluable insight into the feelings,…

Blog of Note: PATRIOTS, CROOKS AND SAFETY-FIRSTERS: Colonels of the Canadian Expeditionary Force

Doing research on Lieutenant Colonel William Frederick Richard Hart-McHarg I happened on this site. Matt Barrett is a historian, animator and caricaturist who also maintains a blog specializing in the colonels of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. The site is well laid out and organized with a lot of content. Each colonel has a short biography…

Soldiering at Fair Ground Camp: London, Ontario; 1914

Then Captain Samuel Monteith Loghrin wrote a letter dated November 8th, 1914 gives some insight into the activities and responsibilities of an officer in the Canadian Army preparing for embarkation to England for further training and preparation before moving to Belgium to active service in the line. Note the envelope. The post mark indicated the…