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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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FF2 LCOL VV HARVEY COURT MARTIAL

Telegram & Cable address: Telephone No. “CANOVERSEA, LONDON.” MAYFAIR 6040  HEADQUARTERS OF OVERSEAS MILITARY FORCES OF CANADA ARGYLL HOUSE Please address all communications to– “THE SECRETARY” 246 REGENT STREET, and quote LONDON, W.1. FILE NO. R E G I S … Continue reading

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FF1 The Kemball’s

Lieutenant Colonel Arnold Henry Grant Kemball was born on  January 4th 1861 in Belgaum, India, the son of Major General John Shaw and Dora Kemball.  After completing his formal education at Sandhurst in 1880, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant … Continue reading

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George Miller – A Life in Pictures

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Northern BC Men

From Brian Milthorpe, a paper written at the University of Northern BC November 11, Remembrance Day. How many of us have stood and watched as old men, many now infirm or confined to wheelchairs place wreaths to “Fallen Comrades” at … Continue reading

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