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Cap Carruthers

For sixty-five years this was the story of John Clement Carruthers’ grave in the Soldier’s section of the Nelson Cemetery. While the position and number of the grave was recorded, no headstone graced the barren spot.  This fact was discovered … Continue reading

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Major Gilbert Anderson

Maj Gilbert Anderson Major Anderson was the A Company Commander on the Somme and his letters home provide an idea of the battles they took part in. It references Maj Lucas’s injury. Detail on Major Anderson’s background will go here … Continue reading

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CHARLES WILLIAMSON

16 May 2011 With all the recent Remembrance Day activity, I remembered that my wife had an uncle who was killed in action in WW1, and decided to do a little digging in our old treasure chest of family keepsakes. … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning 2020

We publish this web site in WordPress. After a lull that began the day after the Vimy Ridge Celebrations in 2017 we have taken up the reins once again to push everything from previous versions of the site to the … Continue reading

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The 54th Battalion War Diary – the daily events form 1916 – 1919

Every day of the war was recorded in the War Diary Date:1916/08/01-1918/04/30 Date:1918/05/01-1919/04/30

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TRACKING THE MOST ADVANCED MODEL WEBSITE WITH MICROSOFT WEB SOFTWARE

This is just a reminder about where the model to convert to the new Word Press is located because we have so much we can easily forget where the main material is Location at 54th BN Network is G:\Documents\My Web … Continue reading

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PART II Orders

Part II Orders detail personnel arrivals in the unit while in France and Belgium This is a zip file which you can view Link here We can also arrange for you to download these 421 files from Google Drive Send … Continue reading

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Remembering Vern Schneider

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 the front page was the brainchild of Vern Schneider of Trail … Continue reading

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Belgium 1918/1919 – Thanks to Fred Young in Calgary – 19 Feb 2020

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The Western Front – Capt Alec Jack, 54th Battalion CEF, 1967 CBC Interview

Transcribed by Sandy Wightman – grandson of Alec W Jack Note to readers: I have transcribed these notes from a photo copy of a photo copy of an original transcription of an interview with my grandfather, Alec W. Jack with … Continue reading

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