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26 January 1917 Pte John Hughes Roberts died on this day

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700707 Pte John Hughes Roberts, 16th Bn Canadian Expeditionary Force Born at Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada on 28 March 1895, John was employed as a farmer prior to his enlistment into the CEF at Winnipeg on 10 January 1916. After arrival in France – via the UK – later in the year, John took part in the latter stages of the Battle of the Somme and the…


3 August 1917 Lieut Robert Combe died in combat and was awarded the VC

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Born in Aberdeen on 5 August 1880, Robert Combe left for Canada age 26 in 1906. A pharmacist in Saskatchewan, in April 1915 he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Although Combe qualified as a Major he asked to revert to the rank of Lieutenant so that he could transfer to a combat role. On 3 August 1917 in Acheville, he led his company …


018: Winter 1986

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'The Canadian Corps during the Last Hundred Days' with Jeremy Banning

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Jeremy Banning makes a very welcome return to the branch with his latest talk on the "Canadian Corps in the Last Hundred Days".  Jeremy is a historian, researcher and speaker of great repute and this talk reflects his ongoing enthusiasm and depth of research in following the operations of the corps during the final phase of the war. 


Author Richard Pyves: Courage, Sacrifice and Betrayal

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COBWFA welcomes author, historian and genealogist Rick Pyves for a presentation on his highly acclaimed publication, Courage, Sacrifice and Betrayal, the story of the Victoria Rifles of Canada, 60th Battalion, in the First World War.The book provides a detailed account of the day-to-day operations of the 60th Battalion and the lives of its 2,813 so…


10 April 1917 219503 Pte Moses Johns, 50th Bn CEF

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Born as St Regis, Quebec on 21 December 1891, Moses was employed as a labourer prior to enlistment. He enlisted into the 80th Bn CEF at Barriefield, Ontario on 9 October 1915 and underwent training in Canada and the UK before transferring to the the 50th Bn CEF in April 1916 with whom he was to see active service on the Western Front. In September…


29 April 1915: 27717 Pte Alfred Harrigan, 15th Bn CEF.

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A steam fitter at the Otto Higel factory in Toronto, Alfred was born at Port Hope, Ontario on 6  September 1898. He enlisted into the CEF at Valcartier on 20 September 1914 and served in France from February 1915. Alfred was killed in the trenches near St Jean (on a day described as ‘quiet' in the battalion war diary). He has no known grave, and Al…