Welcome! Its Rembrance Day 11 Nov 2023.
Start your look back down memory lane on the menu bar above — “Latest and Greatest Posts” where our latest post is
Sgt. Thomas Carney Reg. 442350. He was from Kaslo BC. Feel free to write in at G4@COBWFA.CA if you want to trace his last place of duty.
Please visit the page of Pte Frederick Charles Day by clicking his picture on the left. See the story of Pte Ernest Podmore by clicking on the right.
Questions on anything always welcome at G4@cobwfa.ca
The website looks at many actions of the 54th Battalion CEF in WW1 and some of its members. You can see the lists of all recorded in the 1919 unit history here.
The Officer to the left is Captain Alec Jack of the 54th Battalion. He went across and back to friendly lines on Vimy Ridge Day April 6, 1917. We have his entire service file linked to the highlight at the top of this paragraph and it shows the progress of enrolling as a soldier and going back to Canada as a Captain. Any questions – just send them to G4@cobwfa.ca.
See the Nov 11, 1939 post to the right in “recent posts”.
A sample of excellent material are the audio audio files below from the CBC circa 1967 and the fiftieth Anniversary of Vimy Ridge and some of his brief notes.
Everything is on the right column. The war period starts at 1915.
See Operations 1916 and 1917 at the menu at the top.
You will see the files as shown in the image below – then click each one in order
There are numerous references for Alec Jack on the Internet. These include a thumbnail sketch on his service record. He won the Military Cross. He was recruited in Hedley BC by Major Travers Lucas who is also featured on the 54th Battalion Website here. Alec Jack is mentioned in Tim Cook’s book “No Place to Run” on the results of a failed attack on the Germans on March 1, 1917. His grandson wrote of Alec Jack here.
Contact us at G4@cobwfa.ca
KEY INFO Get your own day by day record of the news clips of WW1 and the day by day struggle or heroism and tragedy. The story archive at the bottom of this page was the brainchild of Vern Schneider of Trail BC. See POST – Remembering Vern Schneider
The link below is a zip file – download and open on your computer