A more thorough search of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website led to the discovery of two additional soldiers whose parents resided in the area outlined in my previous article, Fairfield […]
Being contacted by the relative of a soldier I’ve written about is one of the most gratifying aspects of maintaining my blog. This is exactly what happened as a result of […]
Today I commemorate my great-grandfather Lance-Corporal Herbert Clifford, 14th Battalion (Royal Montreal Regiment), who in the early evening of April 22, 1915 was shot and captured while on patrol near the G.H.Q. line. Herbert would spend the remainder of the war enduring the hardships of a First World War POW camp. The […]
A tribute to my grandfather’s cousin, Lt. George Geoffrey May, who died at Vimy on the morning of April 9, 1917.
March 21st is World Poetry Day and I thought it fitting to publish a poem written by my grandfather Grant Harold MacCarthy. He was only 16 years old but the […]
“Then when the second collision occurred the bottom came out of the compartment, and he, along with Private Arthur Colville, Musselburgh, dropped down and crawled along searching for a way […]
UPDATE: please see the comments section for feedback regarding the names of soldiers shown in these photos. A year ago I picked up three wonderful real photo postcards of men […]