Grandad Jack. 1918

Welcome!  26 Jan 2023. Please visit the page we did on Pte Henry Woodnutt. See the right hand column of latest entries.

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 Major Alec Jack of the 54th Battalion. He went across and back to friendly lines on Vimy Ridge Day April 6, 1917.

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. 

New – a back and forth arrow on the main template.

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

Notes about the audio files

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 info@cobwfa.ca (you have to paste that address into your email so we don’t get overwhelmed by SPAM.)

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

400 pages of news clips from local media in Vernon / Nelson BC


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