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The Story of the 102nd Canadian Infantry Battalion
From BC to Baisieux by Sgt Leonard McLeod Gould HQ 102nd Canadians WW1


  

These images are from the unit pre deployment  history of the 29th Battalion from Vancouver.

Read them left to right - click each one and when it opens you may see a red button in the bottom right - move your mouse out of the picture and the red button will appear - then click it to see the full picture if it has not already expanded. SAVE EACH PICTURE ON YOUR COMPUTER TO SEE THE FACES - WHEN YOU OPEN THE PICTURES THEY WILL BE MUCH LARGER THAN WHAT YOU SEE ON THE WEB.

As you touch the picture it gives you a clue what the topic is about. The four companies are arrayed at the top - the left side of the company page then the right side etc. Sam Hughes is the officer you see inspecting - he was the Minister of Defence when the war started. Thanks to the staff at the National War Museum in Ottawa for their assistance!

Thanks to Chris Woods in the UK for suggesting this small memorial.

Reginald Woods was a Machine Gunner with the 29th Battalion, originally with the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Vancouver - he was wounded in an attack near Lens in support of operations to clear Hill 70 in the summer of 1917. He passed away at the Medical Facility near Etaples France.

His details are at this link

 

 

 

1 FRONT PAGE 2 OFFRS  VANCOUVER 3 A COY LEFT 4 A COY RIGHT
5 B COY LEFT 6 B COY RIGHT 6 C COY LEFT 8 C COY RIGHT
9 D COY LEFT 10 D COY RIGHT 11 ADJT AND REGTL POLICE 12 TRANSPORT
13 HASTINGS PARK 14 SAM HUGHES INSPECTS 15 SHORTY 16 MARCHING VANCOUVER
17 MONTREAL 18 MONTREAL 19 DEP MONTREAL 20 TO DIBGATE
21 DIBGATE 22 DIBGATE 23 SHORNECLIFF 24 SHORNCLIFFE
25 UK 1 26 UK 2 27 UK 3 28 UK 4
     
29 BRASS BAND

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Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Images The Author The VC Uncle Bob 29th Battalion Links

BATTLE HONOURS

"SOMME, 1916", "Ancre Heights", "Ancre, 1916", "ARRAS, 1917, 18", "VIMY, 1917", "Hill 70", ", 1917", "PASSCHENDAELE", "AMIENS", "Scarpe, 1918", "Drocourt-Queant", "HINDENBURG LINE", "CANAL du NORD", "VALENCIENNES", "France and Flanders, 1916-18".

Be sure and visit the 102nd Battalion`s Sister Unit - the 54th Kootenay Battalion

Visit the 21st Battalion from Eastern Ontario

In Memory of LEONARD MUNROE, Lance Corporal, 634116, 21st Bn., Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regt.), who died on, Saturday, 3rd November 1917. Age 22. Son of Peter Munroe and his wife Ellen McDermid, of Maxville, Ontario, resting at PASSCHENDAELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Grave Reference, IX. E. 11., all Canada in Khaki  pictures courtesy of Leonard Munroe' s descendant Maj Don MacLean, Canadian Armed Forces.