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Sgt. Thomas Carney Reg. 442350 

ARMY FILE LACCEF-0088450 (bac-lac.gc.ca)

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Private Ernest Podmore KIA at Beaucourt En Santerre, near Amiens, France, 8/8/1918

“He Proved Himself A Man” Private Ernest Podmore was killed in action at Beaucourt En Santerre, near Amiens, France, on August 8th 1918, serving with the Canadian Expeditionary Force – 54th Infantry Battalion. He is buried in Beaucourt British Cemetery. … Continue reading

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Private Frederick Charles Day

“Remember me is all.” By Eric Schweitzer On October the 14th 1916 Private (Pte.) Frederick Charles Day of Crawford Bay B.C. was killed in action while serving with the 54th Battalion (Kootenay), Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Battle of the … Continue reading

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Private Henry Woodnutt

by Robert Condie My Grandfather was born in the Marylebone area of London in 1877, one of eleven children – his father a fireman died in a fire in 1888. Only the youngest children stayed with the mother some going … Continue reading

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November 11, 1939

Remembrance Day, Victory Square Vancouver Canada is now in their second war in 21 years. Note the wreath devoted to the 54th Battalion. some of the buildings in this picture still exist. See below the postcard after the modern picture … Continue reading

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DOWNLOADS

The Battalion Sailing Lists – who went on the major move to England in late 1915 – File is a PDF Battle Losses are presented in a PDF file you can down load, use “edit find on this page for names” … Continue reading

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Will Tamboline

William Tamboline originally joined the 62nd Battalion and was transferred to the 54th once in England. So he never lived in the Kootenay area nor served with the local boys from home. Being the son of a farmer he was … Continue reading

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Joseph Roundhill

Joseph Roundhill was living in Vancouver when he enlisted on March 1st, 1916. His was a butcher. His next of kin, sister Lilly lived in Whalley, Lancashire England.  Lived at 1190 Granville Street in Vancouver Trade was “Butcher” Next of … Continue reading

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Nelson Volunteers on Flickr from Touch Stones

Touchstones Museum has recently digitized WW1 soldier photos . The link is below:- https://www.flickr.com/photos/touchstonesnelson/albums/72157685665166443

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54th BN as reported in the Nelson News

Greg Scott reports from Nelson NDN was a daily from it’s founding in 1902 until it’s closing, it is now in the process of digitizing their content through UBC. They are now at 1918 and will go to 1920 under … Continue reading

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