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11 February 1889 : Captain John MacGregor VC

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The third child of William and Hanna MacGregor. John was brought up on a croft at Newlands of Urchany and was baptised at Cawdor Free Church. He attended Geddes School, Cawdor School and Nairn Academy when he left full time education in 1907. When he left school he was apprenticed to Mr George Tolmie of Nairn as a Master Carpenter and Stone Mas…


22 September 1916 : Capt James Knowles Bertram

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Parents, Scottish born Dr Thomas Bertram and New York born, Scottish, Jean (née Knowles). James was their only child.  James was a student in medicine at McGill University and the Royal Military College of Canada prior to his enlistment. He had also seen four years service in the Militia by the time of the outbreak of war. Enlisting at Toronto on …


046: April 1996

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27 May 1918 : Private George Leonard Collins

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Father James still died in 1900. Mother Frances Sophia Collins (from Ireland) died in 1912. In 1966, I visited for the first time, the grave of my grandfather, George Leonard Collins, in Vailly-sur-Aisne British Cemetery, France. Image: Grave of Private George Leonard Collins 204071 2nd Battalion East Lancashire Regiment in Vailly-sur-Aisne Bri…


051: January 1998

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066: January 2003

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Loyal Gunners:  3rd Field Artillery Regiment (The Loyal Company) and the History of New Brunswick’s Artillery, 1893 to 2012.

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Review by Charles Messenger. This is Volume 2 of the Loyal Company’s History, the first, covering its initial hundred years being published in 1896. Originally, it was intended that this volume would cover the subsequent hundred years, but, for various reasons, it has taken over 20 years to compile. Consequently’ not only are the Boer War, the two…


The world’s largest pre-atomic explosion: Halifax Harbour 1917

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Not all fatalities that occurred in the First World War were as a direct result of enemy action. There are many examples of incidents and accidents throughout the Great War that resulted in injury, loss of life or damage to property. Perhaps the most significant of these accidents is surprisingly also one of the least well known – even to this day.…


28 June 1916 : Pte David Winton

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David emigrated to Canada in May 1910. Son of David (a farmer) and Eliza Winton, of Cloney, Tobermore, Ireland. At the 1901 Cencus, age 10, he was living in Clooney, Tobermore, Londonderry with his parents, older brother William and younger sister Mary. The family were Presbyteranean (sic) A labourer living in Toronto at the time of his enlistme…