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31 October 1916 Sgt James Sandeman Cunningham died on this day

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Born at Broughty Ferry, Scotland on 4 May 1885, James emigrated to Canada, where he was employed as a chartered accountant in Montréal at the time of the outbreak of war. James enlisted into the Canadian Army at Montréal on 31 July 1915 initially into the 13th Royal Highlanders of Canada, but he transferred to the 73rd Bn CEF upon embarking for ov…


023: Summer 1988

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024: Winter 1988

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Pte. Edward Leon Hill, 72nd Bn CEF (Seaforth Highlanders of Canada)

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In 1911 Edward Hill moved with his family to Allen County, Indiana. He enlisted into the Indiana National Guard in April 1916. He saw service on the Mexican Border then in September 1917 he went to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and enlisted into the Canadian Army . After initially enlisting into the 50th Bn Canadian Expeditionary Force, he …


5 May 1915 Pte Herbert M Wightwick, 5th Bn CEF

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Born in Hastings, Sussex on 27 August 1885, Herbert emigrated to Canada where, at the time of the outbreak of war, he was employed as a clerk in Red Deer, Alberta. He enlisted at Red Deer into the Canadian Army and was attested at Valcartier on 22 September 1914. With the 5th Bn CEF, Herbert sailed from Quebec on 3 October 1914 and after harbourin…


30 June 1917 : 439764 Cpl Alex Robert Colman, C Coy 52nd Bn CEF

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Alex then moved to Canada, where he gained employment as a stenographer and enlisted into the Canadian Army at Port Arthur, Ontario on 13 September 1915. Trained at Port Arthur and Gresley Park, he was sent to the UK on 23 November 1915, prior to service in France and Flanders from 21 February 1916. A veteran of the action at Mt Sorrel and the Som…