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Monday, 30th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 54

Library and Archives Canada
  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery

  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  55th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  60th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  MIKAN 3194339
A Canadian enjoying blackberries which he had just gathered in Bourlon Wood. Advance East of Arras. October, 1918. 
  MIKAN 3329256
Bourlon Village and Wood. Advance East of Arras.
  MIKAN 3329257
Bourlon Wood from the village. Advance East of Arras. 
  MIKAN 3403973
The Chateau at Bourlon. Advance East of Arras. October, 1918.
  MIKAN 3396824
Canadians blackberrying in Bourlon Wood after capturing it. Advance East of Arras. October, 1918. 
  MIKAN 3403974
In Bourlon Village. Advance East of Arras. October, 1918. 
  MIKAN 3403976
A view from the interior of Bourlon Church. Advance East of Arras. October, 1918.
  MIKAN 3403982
Bourlon Village. Advance East of Arras. October, 1918.
  MIKAN 3403983
Bourlon Village. Advance East of Arras. October, 1918. 
  MIKAN 3403984
Bourlon Village. Advance East of Arras. October, 1918. 
  MIKAN 3403985
The interior of Bourlon Church. Advance East of Arras. October, 1918.
  MIKAN 3403986 
The Chateau at Bourlon. Advance East of Arras. October, 1918. 
  MIKAN 3403988
Chateau of Bourlon. Advance East of Arras. October, 1918. 
  MIKAN 3403994
A view from inside of Bourlon Church. Advance East of Arras. October, 1918. 
  MIKAN 3522301
Dug-out fire in Bourlon Wood showing 8.3 German Howitzer. Advance East of Arras. October, 1918  
This shows a damaged and smouldering dug-out with a 21cm Morser siege howitzer on it's side.
  MIKAN 3329386
Tilloy near Cambrai. Apr. & May 1919. o.4502


Tilloy 11/04/2017 11:13AM MIKAN 3403975 
The Chateau at Bourlon. Advance East of Arras. October, 1918. 


Bourlon 11/04/2017 2:34PM MIKAN 3403977 
A view of the interior of Bourlon Church. Advance East of Arras. Oct. 1918. 


Bourlon 11/04/2017 2:19PM MIKAN 3403981
Bourlon Village. Advance East of Arras. October, 1918. 


Bourlon 11/04/2017 2:51PM MIKAN 3403987
Bourlon Church from the Chateau. Advance East of Arras. October, 1918.


Bourlon 11/04/2017 2:23PM AWM E03933

Members of the 3rd Division at the rear of a British tank to the rear of Duncans Post, near Ronssoy, watching the progress of their comrades in the attack on the Hindenburg Line. The horizontal plate behind the crouching figures is the fuel tank's armoured shield. The large square section beam hanging across the rear of the tank is the unditching beam. The slightly angled beam which ascends towards the beam is the unditching rail. The thick section chain by which the beam was secured to the tank track is seen on the right hand side. On top of the tank may be seen rolls of dannert barbed wire and pigstail barbed wire pickets. The tank identification number J4[?] may just be made out underneath the unditching beam. Identified: an American soldier (second from the left) and 3632 Lance Corporal P. M. James (seated, bottom right). Note that this is a triple exposure on the right hand side.

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Sunday, 29th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 53

Library and Archives Canada
  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery 14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  55th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery

  60th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  John MacGregor
  Citation
  Medals
  MIKAN 3218870 a004598-v8
Capt. John MacGregor, V.C., M.C., D.C.M., 2nd C.M.R. Bn.
April 1919
  MIKAN 3218871
(2nd from left:) Capt. J. MacGregor, V.C., M.C. and Bar. and Lt. R. Darcus, M.C. (right) 
April 1919
  MIKAN 3218872
Capt. J. MacGregor, M.C., D.C.M., 2nd C.M.R.
April 1919
  Grave - New CWGC grave stone 2008.
  Lt Col Cyrus Peck VC - one of three Canadian VC recipients at Macgregor's funeral.
  © IWM (Q 9349)
Battle of the St Quentin Canal (Saint-Quentin). A cyclist-messenger's dug-out near Bellicourt, 29th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9364)
Battle of St Quentin Canal (Saint-Quentin). Mark V Tanks going forward with the 'cribs' carried to enable them to cross the Hindenburg
Line, Bellicourt, 29th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9365)
Battle of the St Quentin Canal (Saint-Quentin). Men of the American 30th Infantry Division at rest with German prisoners following the
capture of Bellicourt, 29th September 1918. In the background are British Mark V Tanks with 'cribs' of the 8th Battalion, Tank Corps,
which were one of four battalions of the V Tank Brigade allotted to the 5th Australian Division and American Corps for the operation.
  © IWM (Q 9366)
Battle of St Quentin Canal (Saint-Quentin). Prisoners with American escort (30th Division) resting in the foreground. In the
background, four 8th Battalion, Tank Corps, Mark V Tanks with 'cribs' on their roofs. These were attached to the 5th Australian
Division, Fourth Army Front, near Bellicourt, 29th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9367)
Battle of St Quentin Canal (Saint-Quentin). Men of the 5th Australian Division advancing across country in artillery formation from
its assembly area around Hesbecourt towards Bellicourt and the starting line of the 30th American Division. An 8th Battalion, Tank
Corps, Mark V Tank with 'crib' is going ahead, near Bellicourt, 29th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9368)
Battle of St Quentin Canal (Saint-Quentin). Men of the 5th Australian Division advancing across country from their assembly area near
Hesbecourt to leap-frog the American 30th Division. They are passing 8th Battalion, Tank Corps, Mark V Tanks with 'cribs', near
Bellicourt, 29th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9369)
Battle of St Quentin Canal (Saint-Quentin). Men of the American 30th Division and 8th Battalion, Tank Corps, Mark V Tanks with 'cribs'
going forward, near Bellicourt, 29th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9370)
Battle of St Quentin Canal (Saint-Quentin). Prisoners bringing in wounded as Mark V Tanks with 'cribs' advance near Bellicourt, 29th
September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9371)
Battle of the St Quentin Canal (Saint-Quentin). Men of the American 30th Division and 8th Battalion, Tank Corps, Mark V Tanks with
'cribs' advancing, near Bellicourt, 29th September 1918. (See also Q 9369).
  © IWM (Q 9536)
Soldier of the 30th American Division with a German prisoner captured in the Battle of St. Quentin Canal. Near Bellicourt, 29
September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11758)
Battle of Ypres. Men of the 107th Brigade (Royal Irish Rifles) 36th Division in support near Potijze, 29 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11759)
Battle of Ypres. Ruins of the Cloth Hall Ypres, with remains of limbers and horses caught by shell fire in foreground, 29 September
1918.
  © IWM (Q 11760)
Battle of Ypres. 2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment, Pioneers of 29th Division, repairing the old plank road to the left of Hooge,
29 September 1918. A stretcher case being taken back on the left, shall holes and old dug outs in foreground and another working party
in the background.
  © IWM (Q 11761)
Battle of Ypres. Remains of the Menin Road near Gheluvelt. 29th Division limbers held up by impassable road and shells being taken
forward by pack mules. A crater, mud and wreck of battle in foreground, 29 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11762)
Battle of Ypres. Remains of the Menin Road near Gheluvelt. 29th Division limbers held up by impassable road and shells being taken
forward by pack mules. A crater, mud and wreck of battle in foreground, 29 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11763)
Battle of Ypres. Men of the 29th Division and shell carrying mules going forward along the remains of the Menin Road at Gheluvelt
passing a crater, 29 September 1918. Limbers unable to proceed further owing to state of road repairs to which are seen going on in
the background.
  © IWM (Q 11798)
French cavalrymen examining a pill box, trench mortar and its shells, gas alarm horn and other trophies taken by the British 29th
Division at Gheluvelt, 29 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11799)
French cavalrymen resting at Gheluvelt, further than which they were unable to get forward owing to muddy state of country. Note two
Royal Engineers of the 29th Division in the foreground and a captured pill box in the background.
  © IWM (Q 11800)
Fifth Battle of Ypres. Troops of the 36th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps passing French armoured cars drawn up by the side of the Menin
Road. Hooge, 29 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11801)
Fifth Battle of Ypres. Men of the 36th Divisional Cyclist Company and a pack ammunition section heading towards Gheluvelt pass French
transport limbers on the Menin Road, 29 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11802)
Fifth Battle of Ypres. Motor Machine Gun battalion and pack animals carrying shells of the British 36th Division passing French
transport and a French cavalry bivouac on the Menin Road near Gheluvelt, 29 September 1918. A light railway train is also going
forward with a load of duckboards
  © IWM (Q 78179)
Entrance on the west front of the ruined church at Troissy, 29 September 1918.
 

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Saturday, 28th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 52

Library and Archives Canada
  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty

  55th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lt Milton Fowler Gregg



Brigadier Milton Fowler Gregg, VC, PC, OC, CBE, MC, , ED, CD (10 April 1892 – 13 March 1978) 57800377
Lieutenant William Eberts Brown - Killed in Action
Lieut. W. E. Brown, son of Mrs. Brown, Owen Sound, was at U.C.C. in 1902-1903. He was killed in action on September 28th, 1918; going overseas with the 227th Battalion
from Sault Ste. Marie a year ago, he transferred to the 58th Battalion. He was an Owen Sound boy and highly thought of; after leaving U.C.C. he graduated from Osgoode
Hall. Previous to going overseas, he was partner in the firm of McPhail and Brown, the Sault. He leaves a wife and one child.
College Times (Summer 1918) pg. 17
While standing at the entrace to the dugout on the morning of September 28th 1918, this officer was hit by a piece of shrapnel from a high explosive shell and
instantly killed.









Photo courtesy Marika Pirie © IWM (Q 9337)
Battle of the Canal du Nord. A bridge over the Canal destroyed by the Germans, near Moeuvres, 28th September 1918. (See also Q 9347).
  © IWM (Q 9338)
Battle of the Canal du Nord. A German Gun Barrel on a travelling carriage abandoned by the roadside, near Moeuvres, 28th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9339)
Prisoners captured in the Battle of the Canal du Nord in a 'cage' near Bapaume, 28th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9340)
Battle of the Canal du Nord. Supply limbers going up over newly-won ground, near Moeuvres, 28th September 1918. Note the wrecked light railways.
  © IWM (Q 9341)
Prisoners captured in the Battle of the Canal du Nord in a 'cage' near Bapaume, 28th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9342)
Prisoners Captured in the Battle of the Canal du Nord in a 'cage' near Bapaume, 28th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9343)
Prisoners captured in the Battle of the Canal du Nord in a 'cage' near Bapaume, 28th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9344)
Battle of Canal du Nord. Royal Engineers bridging the Canal du Nord near Moeuvres, 28th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9348)
Battle of the Canal du Nord. Scene on a road behind the advance. In the foreground, a mine crater in the road next to the railway line, near Moeuvres, 28th September
1918.
  © IWM (Q 9638)
Battle of the Canal du Nord. Canadian engineers erecting a trestle bridge over the Canal alongside a destroyed permanent bridge. Near Moeuvres, 28 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9639)
Battle of the Canal du Nord. A lock near Moeuvres, 28 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9640)
Battle of the Canal du Nord. Field kitchens passing over the Canal by a temporary bridge built on sandbags. Near Moeuvres, 28 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9641)
Battle of the Canal du Nord. Cooks of the Liverpool Regiment at work in the basin of the Canal near a lock near Moeuvres, 28 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9813)
Battle of the Canal du Nord. Advanced Headquarters of the Third Army in a train under camouflage netting, near Bapaume, 28 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 49850)
'C' Battery of the American 108th Field Artillery Regiment (formerly 2nd Regiment Field Artillery and 1st Cavalry Pennsylvania National Guard) firing a salvo from the
ruins of Varennes after the retreating enemy, 28 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78689)
British artillery battery in the field near Bourlon Wood, 28 September 1918. View from the Arras-Roubaix road.
  © IWM (Q 78757)
A British soldier at the entrance to the village of Marquion on approaching from Arras, 28 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78758)
British transport in the main street of Marquion, 28 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78759)
Ruined church at Marquion, 28 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78760)
A German telephone exchange in Marquion, 28 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78761)
A British soldier crossing a pontoon bridge over the Canal du Nord in Marquion, 28 September 1918.
  Amerikanische und deutsche Verwundete werden in Cuisy auf Lkw verladen
Aufnahme vom 28. September 1918
 

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Friday, 27th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 51

Library and Archives Canada
  Chapel Corner

April 2018 - Note the damage still visible today. 5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
LAC War Diary currently unavailable...unreal!
Worrisome as I was able to snag the 14th Bde diary below today. 14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  55th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  60th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lt G.T. Lyall - 102nd Bn, 4th Cdn Inf Div


  Lt. S.L. Honey - 78th Bn, 4th Cdn Inf Div


 
In a couple of weeks, we will return to Queant Communal Cemetery British Extension to visit the highest ranking officer of the C.E.F.
to have been killed in combat during the Great War.
Notice I did not say highest ranking Canadian officer of the C.E.F. in the Great War (which would have been Major General Mercer in
1916). Lt. G.F. Kerr - 3rd Bn, 1st Can Inf Div



Captain Kerr's grave marker in Toronto Ontario and a German 77 mm howitzer believed to be the very artillery piece that Kerr captured,
and now on display at Milton Ontario - Photos Bart Armstrong MIKAN 3329286
The famous Canal du Nord showing construction and cutting across which Canadians crossed with their supports and supplies. Advance
East of Arras, 26 September 1918. 
  MIKAN 3329287
The famous Canal du Nord showing construction and cutting across which Canadians crossed with their supports and supplies. Advance
East of Arras, 27 September 1918.
  MIKAN 3403200
German prisoners watching Canadian Highlanders going into fight. Advance East of Arras. October, 1918.
Comment:  I believe the MIKAN annotation to be incorrect (o-series number of the next photograph is also sequential, as is the MIKAN
number), this is Battle of Canal du Nord, 27 September 1918.
  MIKAN 3403201
Searching newly captured prisoners for arms, 27 September 1918.
  MIKAN 3403202
Wounded and prisoners on roadside, 27 September 1918.  
  MIKAN 3403203
German prisoners captured by Canadians, 27 September 1918.
  Same photo... © IWM (CO 3302)
German prisoners taken by the 4th Canadian Division during its crossing of the Canal du Nord on 27 September 1918. 
The prisoners are near Inchy, which was just behind the Canadian sector of the front, to the west of the canal.
 
© IWM (CO 3289)
Men of the 16th Infantry Battalion (Canadian Scottish) moving up to the front line near Inchy during the Canadian Corps crossing of
the Canal du Nord, 27 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9347)
Horse team of the Royal Field Artillery pulling an 18 pounder field gun up the slope of a cutting through the bank of the Canal du
Nord near Moeuvres, 27 September 1918. Q9347.jpg
  © IWM (HU 116183)
Lieutenant C M Inglis MC. Unit: 72nd Battalion (British Columbia Regiment), Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force. 
Death: 27 September 1918 Western Front.
  Ein schweres englisches Geschütz in Stellung bei Quéant
Aufnahme vom 27. September 1918
 

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Thursday, 26th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 50

Library and Archives Canada
  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery






  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  55th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  60th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  J00932
Transport of the Australian Mounted Division entering the town of Tiberias near the Sea of Galilee a day after it had been captured
from the Turks.26 September 1918
  530748
American troops drive French Renault FT tanks to the battle line in the Forest of Argonne, France, September 26, 1918.
U.S.National Archives and Records Administration
  © IWM (Q 58691)
American Renault FT-17 tanks moving up to a forward area near Boureville (Forest of Argonne), 26 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 64699)
An American 14 inch gun on railway mounting near Tincourt, 26 September 1918.
American Renault FT-17 tanks moving up to a forward area near Boureville (Forest of Argonne), 26 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 69946)
An American 340 mm railway gun firing at Baleycourt near Verdun, 26 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 70738)
Troops of the "I" Company, 308th American Infantry Regiment, commanded by Lieutenant Stewart, resting after capturing German second
line trenches 1.5 miles north of Le Four de Paris in the Foret d'Argonne (Forest of Argonne), 26 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78177)
South side of the ruined church of Reuil, 26 September 1918.

  © IWM (Q 78178)
South side of the apse of the ruined church of Chatillon-sur-Marne, 26 September 1918.

  © IWM (Q 108353)
An American 340 mm gun under camouflage covering near Baleycourt, 26 September 1918
  Amerikanische Truppen erwarten bei Le Four de Paris den Angriffsbefehl
Aufnahme vom 26. September 1918
 

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Wednesday, 25th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 49

Library and Archives Canada
  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery






  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  © IWM (Q 9972)
The observer and pilot in a Handley Page bomber: the former in the nose, equipped with a Lewis gun on a Scarff ring and the latter in
his cockpit just in rear of front observer, it is fitted with two sets of controls. Near Cressy, 25 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9973)
The observer and pilot in the nose of a Handley Page Bomber, showing a Lewis gun on a Scarff ring and the bomb-sight of the former.
Near Cressy, 25 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 65568)
A Caproni triple engine bomber ascending at the aerodrome of the American First Army Corps. Souilly, 25 September 1918.
    © IWM (Q 70062)
Long line of German prisoners coming down a French communication trench led by two of their officers, 25 September 1918. Tahure
region, Marne.
  © IWM (BOX 271-460-4B-36B-1918) Le Pont de Nieppe

  © IWM (BOX 282-457-4B-36H-1918) La Lys

  © IWM (BOX 783-260-5AL-51B-1918) Marquion

  Amerikanische Tanks werden bei Vadelaincourt abgeladen
Aufnahme von 25. September 1918
 

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Tuesday, 24th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 48

Library and Archives Canada
  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery

  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  60th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
    Chancellor of the German Reich, Count Hertling

Berlin, 24th September. 
At today's meeting of the main committee of the Reichstag, the Chancellor of the German Reich, Count Hertling, said in a long speech: 
"The stubborn attempts of the enemy to break through will fail. Our generals, Hindenburg and Ludendorff, will show themselves to be equal to each other as well as to
the present situation, and the premature victory of the enemies will soon abate again. We led the war from the first day as a defensive war. For our own defense, we
have arrived in Belgium. When we intervened in Belgium, we violated the written law, but there is, as for the individual, as well as for the States another right, that
is the right of self-defense and self-defense. Subsequently, we have seen from the Belgian archives, how questionable it had been long before the outbreak of war over
Belgian neutrality. For our defense alone, it has been in all the further battles. And in France, which has now become the principal theater of war, we have never made
a secret of the fact that we have no thought of conquest. The situation is serious, but it gives no cause for profound misunderstanding. The iron wall on the Western
Front will not be breached, and the submarine war is slowly but surely doing its job. The hour will come, because it must come, where even the enemies will come to
their senses and find themselves ready to put an end to the war. In the meantime, it applies cold-blooded and confident, united and firmly together. The government
wants to work only with the people and for the people. The state government is determined to adopt the Prussian electoral reform bill and will not shy away from any
means available to it in constitutional terms." Count Hertling concluded: 
"In principle, in my Reichstag speech of February 25, I agreed that a general peace could be discussed on such a basis, but Mr. Wilson did not take notice of it then
or later. I take no hesitancy in commenting on this question again today and pointing briefly to the goal and basis of such an association. It is a call for universal,
gradual and gradual disarmament, for the establishment of compulsory courts of arbitration, for the freedom of the seas, for the protection of small nations. As far as
the first point is concerned, I have already Citing earlier declarations, called the idea of an arms limitation quite debatable, adding that the financial position of
all post-war European countries would lend the most effective support to a satisfactory solution to this question. If it were possible to reach an international
understanding that disputed legal questions between different states should always be submitted to an arbitral tribunal and made binding on the members of the League
of Nations, this would undoubtedly be a significant step towards the maintenance of general peace. I have already commented on the freedom of the seas; It is a
necessary condition for the unrestricted traffic of states and peoples. But here, of course not on our side, the greatest difficulties will be made. When I touched on
this point at the time and pointed out the conferences that would demand honest implementation, that is, unrestricted access for all nations to the inland seas, no
supremacy of England in Gibraltar and Malta, as on the Suez Canal, an English newspaper has described this as impudence. Finally the protection of small nations. Here
we can immediately and unconditionally state that we have a clear conscience."
© Official war despatches according to reports of the Wolff Telegr. Bureau Volume 8 National Publishing House, Berlin (1918)   © IWM (BOX 285-15-PHA-36I-1918) Plotting reference 36I 14. Key feature La Chapelle d'Armentieres, Tuesday, 24th September 1918.

  © IWM (Q 9385)
Brigadier General Francis Cecil Longbourne, DSO and Staff of the 172nd Brigade, 57th (West Lancashire) Division at Bavincourt, 24th September 1918.
  © IWM (BOX 217-7374-25I-29D-1918) Sint-Eloois-Vijve, Tuesday, 24th September 1918.

  © IWM (Q 9386)
Other ranks attached 172nd Brigade Staff, 57th (West Lancashire) Division staff at Bavincourt, 24th September 1918.
  © IWM (BOX 70-7376-25I-21V-1918) Zulte, Tuesday, 24th September 1918.

  © IWM (Q 9387)
172nd Brigade Staff, 57th (West Lancashire) Division with a dog, Bavincourt, 24th September 1918.
  © IWM (BOX 226-7399-25I-29L-1918) Oudenarde, Tuesday, 24th September 1918.

  © IWM (Q 9388)
Signallers, 172nd Brigade Staff, 57th (West Lancashire) Division with a dog, Bavincourt, 24th September 1918.
  © IWM (BOX 216-7375-25I-29C-1918) Leihoek, Tuesday, 24th September 1918.

  © IWM (Q 9389)
Signallers, 172nd Brigade Staff, 57th (West Lancashire) Division with a dog, Bavincourt, 24th September 1918.
  © IWM (BOX 72-7410-25I-22S-1918) Gavere, Tuesday, 24th September 1918.

  © IWM (Q 9390)
NCOs, 172nd Brigade Staff, 57th (West Lancashire) Division, Bavincourt, 24th September 1918.
  © IWM (BOX 216-7397-25I-29C-1918) Spriete

  © IWM (Q 9391)
Some officers and men of the 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, 172nd Brigade Staff, 57th (West Lancashire) Division, Bavincourt, 24th September 1918.
  © IWM (BOX 312-662-21HAB-36T-1918) Herlies, Tuesday, 24th September 1918.

  © IWM (Q 9392)
Some officers and men of the 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, 172nd Brigade Staff, 57th (West Lancashire) Division, Bavincourt, 24th September 1918.


Bavincourt, 2007 - this building has since been demolished. © IWM (Q 9393)
Some officers and men of the 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, 172nd Brigade Staff, 57th (West Lancashire) Division, Bavincourt, 24th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9394)
Some officer and men of the 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, 172nd Brigade Staff, 57th (West Lancashire) Division, Bavincourt, 24th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9395)
Some officers and men of the 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, 172nd Brigade Staff, 57th (West Lancashire) Division, Bavincourt, 24th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9396)
Some officers and men of the 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, 172nd Brigade Staff, 57th (West Lancashire) Division, Bavincourt, 24th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9397)
Some officer and men of the 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, 172nd Brigade Staff, 57th (West Lancashire) Division, Bavincourt, 24th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9398)
Some officer and men of the 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, 172nd Brigade Staff, 57th (West Lancashire) Division, Bavincourt, 24th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9399)
Some officers and other ranks attached to 172nd Brigade Staff, 57th (West Lancashire) Division, Bavincourt, 24th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9400)
Staff of the 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (172nd Brigade, 57th Division) at Bavincourt, 24 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9401)
Staff of the 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (172nd Brigade, 57th Division) at Bavincourt, 24 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9402)
Staff of the 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (172nd Brigade, 57th Division) at Bavincourt, 24 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9403)
Staff of the 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (172nd Brigade, 57th Division) at Bavincourt, 24 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9404)
Staff of the 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (172nd Brigade, 57th Division) at Bavincourt, 24 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9405)
Staff of the 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (172nd Brigade, 57th Division) at Bavincourt, 24 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9407)
Staff of the 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (172nd Brigade, 57th Division) at Bavincourt, 24 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9408)
Officers and other ranks of the 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (172nd Brigade, 57th Division) at Bavincourt, 24 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9409)
Staff of the 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (172nd Brigade, 57th Division) at Bavincourt, 24 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9410)
Staff of the 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (172nd Brigade, 57th Division) at Bavincourt, 24 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9411)
Band of the 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (172nd Brigade, 57th Division) at Bavincourt, 24 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9412)
Staff of the 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (172nd Brigade, 57th Division) at Bavincourt, 24 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9413)
Staff of the 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (172nd Brigade, 57th Division) at Bavincourt, 24 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9414)
Staff of the 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (172nd Brigade, 57th Division) at Bavincourt, 24 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9415)
Staff of the 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (172nd Brigade, 57th Division) at Bavincourt, 24 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9416)
Staff of the 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (172nd Brigade, 57th Division) at Bavincourt, 24 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9634)
Men of K Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Neulette, 24 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9635)
Men of K Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Neulette, 24 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9636)
Men of K Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Neulette, 24 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11775)
Gun crew of "K" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery (3rd Cavalry Division) at Fresnoy, 24 September 1918. 
(Note Camouflage-painting of guns)
  © IWM (Q 11776)
Gun crew of "K" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery (3rd Cavalry Division) at Fresnoy, 24 September 1918. 
(Note Camouflage-painting of guns)
  © IWM (Q 11777)
Gun crew of "K" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery (3rd Cavalry Division) at Fresnoy, 24 September 1918. 
(Note Camouflage-painting of guns)
  © IWM (Q 11778)
Gun crew of "K" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery (3rd Cavalry Division) at Fresnoy, 24 September 1918. 
(Note Camouflage-painting of guns)
  © IWM (Q 11779)
Gun crew of "K" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery (3rd Cavalry Division) at Fresnoy, 24 September 1918. 
(Note Camouflage-painting of guns)
  © IWM (Q 61531)
American Red Cross Information Bureau at 40 Grosvenor Gardens, London, SW1, 24 September 1918. 
Captain F. M. America, the Director of thye Bureau is in the foreground.
 

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Monday, 23rd September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 47

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  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  Lieutenant Paul Bäumer his 30th victory in the air today, 23rd September 1918.
Paul Bäumer was also a fictional character in All Quiet on the Western Front.
Bäumer survived the war, but died in an air crash over Copenhagen in 1927, aged 31.
  © IWM (Q 20262)
View of the mine assembling base at Invergordon, 23 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20263)
American minelayer USS SAN FRANCISCO in dry dock at Invergordon, 23 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 68441)
Submarine R,27 ready for launching. 23rd September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 69947)
American troops firing rifle grenades at Beauges-sur-Aire during training exercises, 23 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78752)
French convoy passing through the Town Square of Fruges, 23 September 1918.
 

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Sunday, 22nd September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 46

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  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  © IWM (Q 9352)
Lieutenant General Sir Travers Edwards Clarke, Quartermaster-General of the BEF, France from 23rd December 1917 and some of his staff
at GHQ Montreuil, 22th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 12326)
Battle of Sharon. 131st Brigade, 60th Division, escorting 1200 prisoners taken by the Desert Mounted Corps, from Kerkur to Tul Keram,
22nd September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 12327)
Battle of Sharon. 181st Brigade, 60th Division, escorting 1200 prisoners taken by the Desert Mounted Corps, from Kerkur to Tul Keram,
22nd September 1918
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3429)
Section of bread store showing method of packing bread for despatch to the front at an Australian Field Bakery. Rouen, France.
Australian Field Bakeries (North).
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3436)
Section of bread store showing stacks of bread waiting to be packed at an Australian Field Bakery. Rouen, France. Australian Field
Bakeries (North).
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3461)
Bakers an Australian Field Bakery carrying bread to the store after which it is packed and despatched in the waiting railway vans.
View of a section of the ovens - a batch being drawn. Rouen, France. Australian Field Bakeries (South).
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3471)
Flour carriers of an Australian Field Bakery carrying flour to the stores. Rouen, France.
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3486)
The mixing machine in which the flour is mixed, blended and converted into dough at an Australian Field Bakery. Rouen, France.
Australian Field Bakeries (North).
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3488)
A batch of bread being drawn from one of the ovens at an Australian Field Bakery. Rouen, France. Australian Field Bakeries (North).
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3489)
NCO testing a batch of bread for faulty baking before it goes to the bread store at an Australian Field Bakery. Rouen, France.
Australian Field Bakeries (North).
 

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Saturday, 21st September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 45

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  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery





  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  © IWM (Q 12328)
Battle of Nablus. 14th Australian Light Horse Regiment resting outside Nablus, 21st September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 12330)
Battle of Nablus. Australian Light Horse Brigade, 5th Battalion, with the Spahis and Chasseurs d'Afrique, entering Nablus, 21st
September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 12331)
A detachment of the Australian Light Horse Brigade, 5th Battalion, entering the town of Nablus, thirty miles north of Jerusalem, 21
September 1918. General Allenby's rapid advance in Palestine during the last year of the war and the destruction of two Turkish armies
was due in no small measure to his strong cavalry force which included Indian, Australian and New Zealand troops.
  © IWM (Q 12333)
Battle of Nablus. Men of the 10th Regiment Chasseurs d'Afrique in the streets of Nablus, 21st September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 12341)
A hundred and one captured enemy guns, nearly all of which were taken on the road North-East of Nablus. After the aerial attack on
21st September 1918, along the Balata-Wadi Farah Road, 87 guns, 55 motor lorries, 4 motor cars and 932 wagons were found wrecked or
abandoned in a space of under 5 miles.
  © IWM (Q 12342)
A hundred and one captured enemy guns, nearly all of which were taken on the road North-East of Nablus. After the aerial attack on
21st September 1918, along the Balata-Wadi Farah Hoad, 87 guns, 55 motor lorries, 4 motor cars and 932 wagons were found wrecked or
abandoned in a space of under 5 miles.
  © IWM (Q 12343)
A hundred and one captured enemy guns, nearly all of which were taken on the road North-East of Nablus. After the aerial attack on
21st September 1918, along the Balata-Wadi Farah Road, 87 guns, 55 motor lorries, 4 motor cars, and 932 wagons were found wrecked or
abandoned in a space of under 5 miles.
  © IWM (Q 78176)
German war cemetery at Saint-Mihiel, 21 September 1918.
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3462)
Bread being stacked to await packing at a Bread Store of an Australian Field Bakery. Rouen, France. Australian Field Bakeries (South).
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3463)
Bakers of an Australian Field Bakery at work. View of a section of the ovens - a batch being drawn. Rouen, France. Australian Field
Bakeries (South).
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3465)
Flour carriers of an Australian Field Bakery at work. Heavy work but Australians make light of it. Australian Field Bakeries (South),
Rouen, France.
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3466)
Flour carriers of an Australian Field Bakery carrying flour from the stores to the mixers to be converted into dough. Australian Field
Bakeries (South), Rouen, France.
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3470)
Checking a shipment of yeast and showing a method of stacking it at an Australian Field Bakery at Rouen, France. Australian Field
Bakeries (North).
  Apologies for being late today - was at Sir Paul's show last night (just a couple minutes short of 3 glorious hours).

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Friday, 20th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 44

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  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  © IWM (Q 7081)
Repairing a destroyed bridge over the Somme at Brie, 20th September 1918. Note the temporary bridge, steam-roller repairing the road
and a lorry of 32nd Division. Brie was retaken on 5th September 1918 and the Royal Engineers and pioneers of 32nd Division built this
bridge so that the vehicle Division had crossed by noon on the 6th September.
  © IWM (Q 7082)
Repairing a destroyed bridge over the Somme at Brie, 20th September 1918. Note the temporary bridge, steam-roller repairing the road
and a lorry of 32nd Division. Brie was retaken on 5th September 1918 and the Royal Engineers and pioneers of 32nd Division built this
bridge so that the vehicle Division had crossed by noon on the 6th September.
  © IWM (BOX 273-391-4B-36C-1918) Plotting reference 36C 2 Key feature Ploegsteert

  © IWM (BOX 273-395-4B-36C-1918) Plotting reference 36C 3 Key feature Gheer

  © IWM (Q 9320)
Repairing a destroyed bridge over the Somme at Brie, 20th September 1918. Note the temporary bridge, steam-roller repairing the road
and a lorry of 32nd Division. Brie was retaken on 5th September 1918 and the Royal Engineers and pioneers of 32nd Division built this
bridge so that the vehicle Division had crossed by noon on the 6th September.
  © IWM (Q 9321)
Holes in the remains of a factory boiler caused by shrapnel, Barleux, 20th September 1918. Barleux was retaken by 5th Australian
Division on 29th August 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9322)
Bray-sur-Somme, Main Street and Church, 20th September 1918. The village was retaken by the 40th Australian Battalion, 3rd Australian
Division, 24th August 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9323)
Bray-sur-Somme in ruins, 20th September 1918. The village was retaken by the 40th Australian Battalion, 3rd Australian Division, 24th
August 1918. (See also Q 9322).
  © IWM
Mines on track launching deck of the American minelayer USS SAN FRANCISCO. North Sea, 20 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 12309)
Turkish transport destroyed by British aircraft on the Nablus-Beisan Road, 20th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 12310)
The Battle of Megiddo, 20 September 1918: Turkish carts and gun carriages destroyed by British aircraft on the Nablus-Beisan road.
  © IWM (Q 12321)
Battle of Sharon. The main street of Tul Keram on the day after it was taken by the London Regiment, 2/22nd Battalion and 2/152nd
Battalion, Punjabis, 60th Division, 20th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 12346)
Captured transport animals corralled by captured vehicles at Jenin. They were captured by 3rd Australian Light Horse Brigade, 20th
September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 12347)
Turkish transport vehicles captured by the 3rd Australian Light Horse Brigade at Jenin, 20th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20254)
American minelayers - right: USS ROANOKE, USS HOUSATONIC, USS QUINNEBAUG, USS BALTIMORE. Left: USS CANONICUS, USS CANANDAIGUA, USS
AROOSTOCK, USS SARANAC.
  © IWM (Q 20255)
Flank movement of Royal Navy torpedo boat destroyers convoying American mine laying fleet. North Sea, 20 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20256)
American minelayers in formation in the North Sea, 20 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20258)
British torpedo boat destroyers which were convoying American mine fleet dropping depth charge at entrance to Stronsay Firth, Orkney
Islands, 20 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20259)
HMS VAMPIRE laying a smokescreen around the American minelayer USS SHAWMUT in the North Sea, 20 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20260)
British torpedo boat destroyers making smoke screen to protect American minelayers in the North Sea, 20 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20261)
British torpedo boat destroyers making smoke screen to protect American minelayers in the North Sea, 20 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 21888)
HMS VANGUARD. Blew up and sank at Scapa Flow due to faulty ammunition, 9 July 1917.
  © IWM (Q 70741)
American wounded being treated by staff of the 110th Sanitary Train, 4th Ambulance Corps (US 1st Division) in an old, destroyed church
at Neuville-sur-Ornain, 20 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 70852)
Section of the US Navy cooperating with the British Navy, lying at anchor in the Firth of Forth, 20 September 1918. There are six
battleships in all among which are USS New York, USS Kansas, USS Kentucky and USS Texas.
  © IWM (Q 70853)
Section of the US Navy cooperating with the British Navy, lying at anchor in the Firth of Forth, 20 September 1918. There are six
battleships in all among which are the USS New York, USS Kansas, USS Kentucky and USS Texas.
  © IWM (Q 70853A)
Section of the US Navy cooperating with the British Navy, lying at anchor in the Firth of Forth, 20 September 1918. There are six
battleships in all among which are the USS New York, USS Kansas, USS Kentucky and USS Texas.
  © IWM (Q 102989)
French Chasseurs who will accompany the replacement troops of the US 339th Infantry Regiment on the Eastern Wharf at Dundee, 20
September 1918.
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3355)
Teams from the 59th Battalion, Australian Army playing rugby during a brief rest from fighting at Barleux in France.
  The_Execution_of_the_Twenty_Six_Baku_Commissars 20 September 1918
  H16843
Mesopotamian Campaign. 20 September 1918. No 9 (Wagon) Wireless Station, with Colonel Sweet's Column, climbing the pass between Kala
Jukh and Hissar in Kurdistan on the way to Zenjan. Colonel Sweet is mounted in the left foreground. (Donor E. Keast Bourke)

  Joseph Herbert Jones
On 7 January 1917, watersider Joseph Jones rose to address a crowd of 500 people at an anti-conscription rally in Dixon St,
Wellington. He told them:
I want the working class to say to the masters: ‘We don’t want war. We won’t go to the war.’ Standing as I have done, and seeing the
troopships going away, I often wondered what they were going to fight for. We are not going to be gagged, no matter what the
consequences may be. They can send us to the dungeon. You know, as well as I do, that your liberties are at stake in this country.
Listen, fellow-workers! I know my risk, but remember this – they cannot kill the spirit of a true-blue rebel. If I have to go behind
the bars, I know before many weeks are over I will have plenty of mates to follow me. If I am imprisoned, other men will find their
way into this country, and they will carry on the work to fight the master class.
 

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Thursday, 19th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 43

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  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery

  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Sgt. L.V. Douglass - 61st Fld Bty
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  MIKAN 5065740 The wreckage of a German Air Force Gotha aircraft that crashed on September 19, 1918, after the last German raid on Paris, France.
  © IWM (Q 67518)
Sopwith Buffalo two-seat fighter/reconnaissance biplane. Serial number H5892. First experimental machine.
  © IWM (BOX 864-186-11ME-57C-1918) Plotting reference 57C E 2 8. Key feature Canal du Nord, Inchy-en-Artois, Sains-les-Marquion, 19th September 1918.

    © IWM (BOX 864-187-11ME-57C-1918) Plotting reference 57C E 1 7. Key feature Canal du Nord, Inchy-en-Artois, 19th September 1918.

  © IWM (Art.IWM ART 1555)
image: two large columns of Australian cavalry stream down the gentle slope of a hill. The column to the right is preceded by a soldier on a motorcycle and horse drawn
carts, while the front of the left column is shrouded in a cloud of dust. An observation balloon is visible in the sky above.
  © IWM (Q 12322)
Battle of Sharon. Station at Tul Keram, taken by the London regiment, 2/22nd Battalion and 2/152nd Punjabis, 60th Division, 19th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 12319)
A gun which was bombed on the Nablus-Tul Keram Road among other means of transport and artiller, 19th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 12324)
Battle of Sharon. Men of the 4th Regiment Chasseurs d'Afrique and 5th Australian Light Horse, in the village of Anebta, which they entered on 19th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20264)
American minelayer USS SHAWMUT at Inverness, 19 September 1918.
  Dorothea Mackellar dressed as one of the Graces for Mrs T.H. Kelly's Italian Red Cross Day tableaux at the Palace Theatre, 20 June 1918 / Glen Broughton
Taken 19 September 1918
  Groupe de chasseurs à pied dans les Vosges
19 September 1918
 

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Wednesday, 18th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 42

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  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  Claude Joseph Patrick Nunney

Citation:  For most conspicuous bravery during the operations against the Drocourt-Queant line on Sept. 1st and 2nd, 1918. On Sept. 1st, when his battalion was in the vicinity of Vis-en-Artois, preparatory to the advance, the enemy laid down a heavy barrage and counter-attacked. Pte. Nunney, who was at this time at company headquarters, immediately on his own initiative proceeded through the barrage to the company outpost lines, going from post to post and encouraging the men by his own fearless example. The enemy were repulsed and a critical situation was saved. During the attack on Sept. 2nd, his dash continually placed him in advance of his companions, and his fearless example undoubtedly helped greatly to carry the company forward to its objectives.
Private Nunney finally succumbed to his wounds on September 18, 1918. © IWM (Q 9318)
A two-horse limber crossing a temporary bridge just completed by the Royal Engineers in place of one which had been destroyed by the German, over the Somme at Monchy-Lagache, 18th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9319)
A lorry of the 32nd Division crossing a temporary bridge just completed by the Royal Engineers in place of one which had been destroyed by the Germans, over the Somme at Monchy-Lagache, 18th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11326)
Battle of Epehy. Three soldiers resting on ground near Epehy captured by the 12th Division that day, 18th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11327)
Battle of Epehy. Soldiers of the Lincolnshire Regiment holding a captured reserve trench beyond Epehy, 18th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11328)
Battle of Epehy. British and German wounded at an Advanced Field Dressing Station near Epehy, 21st Division, 18th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11329)
Battle of Epehy. Wounded and Prisoners coming in, near Epehy, 18th September 1918. The wounded soldier in the foreground is from a Bantam unit.
  © IWM (Q 11330)
Battle of Epehy. An Royal Army Medical Corps (R.A.M.C.) stretcher bearer giving a light to a wounded German soldier, 64th Field Ambulance, 21st Division, near Epehy, 18th September 1918. See also Q 11323.
  © IWM (Q 11331)
Battle of Epehy. A captured German doctor bandaging a wounded soldier of the West Yorkshire Regiment at an Advanced Field Dressing Station, 65th Field Ambulance, 21st Division, near Epehy, 18th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11332)
Battle of Epehy. A Dressing Station with British and German wounded in foreground (Note ambulance and Chaplain kneeling by a stretcher case) and 6-inch howitzer battery in action in the open in the background, 65th Field Ambulance, 21st Division, near Epehy, 18th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11333)
Battle of Epehy. British and German wounded soldiers at an Advanced Field Dressing Station, 21st Division, near Epehy, 18th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11334)
Battle of Epehy. German prisoners bringing in wounded, near Epehy, 18th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11335)
Battle of Epehy. German prisoners being marched back, near Epehy, 18th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11336)
An incident at an advanced field dressing station during the recent allied push. A British padre saying a prayer over a dying German, near Epehy, 18th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11538)
Battle of Epehy. British wounded and German prisoner sharing a cigarette at an advanced dressing station near Epehy, 18 September 1918. Note captured German Maxim 08/15 (Spandau) light machine guns in the background.
  © IWM (Q 20247)
General view of mine assembling sheds at Inverness, 18 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20248)
Mine cases alongside a railway siding at Inverness, 18 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20249)
Interior view of the K. 1 device mine assembling room at Inverness, 18 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20250)
Interior of a mine storage shed at Inverness, 18 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20251)
Mines loaded on a light railway on their way to the quay at Inverness, 18 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20252)
Mines being loaded into barges for transport to minelayers at Inverness, 18 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20253)
Loading mines aboard USS SAN FRANCISCO, 18 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78258)
French troops resting in a trench near the village of Margival, 18 September 1918.
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3248)
Men of the 45th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force attacking the Hindenburg Line, near Le Verguier, Ascension Valley.
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3252)
The ruins of Ascension Farm, a strongpoint in the German second line, after captured by the 45th Infantry Battalion, Australian Imperial Force on 18 September 1918.
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3260)
45th Australian Battalion attacking the Hindenburg Line. Ascension Valley, near Le Verguier, 18 September 1918.
  © IWM (Art.IWM ART 4923)
image: a sketch of a village street leading up to a church tower. Two trees stand in the left foreground, with a man on horseback and two figures on the street. A line of houses leads up to the church.
  © IWM (HU 109326)
Captain Walter Rewi Hallahan MC MM. Unit: 11th Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force. Death: 18 September 1918, killed in action, Western Front.
CWGC family information: son of James Patrick and Janet Hallahan, of 178, Hare St., Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Born at Westport, New Zealand.
  Esther Maude Tubman
  John Walters Ings
  Private Thomas Oliver Goldsmith 49538 West Yorkshire Regiment
 

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Tuesday, 17th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 41

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  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  60st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  MIKAN 3403967 A Canadian sign "This Was Riencourt". Advance East of Arras. October, 1918.

Apparently, this is one of those instances where the war diaries prove the MIKAN annotaion to be wrong...wrong date that is! © IWM (Q 9311)
Cavalry in reserve halted in the Authie River to water the horses, Auxi-le-Chateau, 17th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9312)
Cavalry on manoeuvres crossing the Authie River, Auxi-le-Chateau, 17th September 1918. Note the pack-horse with ammunition boxes.
  © IWM (Q 9313)
Cavalry on manoeuvres crossing the Authie River, Auxi-le-Chateau, 17th September 1918. Note Hotchkiss Gun Tripod on pack horse.
  © IWM (Q 9314)
Cavalry on manoeuvres crossing the Authie River, Auxi-le-Chateau, 17th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9315)
Cavalry on manoeuvres crossing the Authie River, Auxi-le-Chateau, 17th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9316)
Cavalry on manoeuvres crossing the Authie River, Auxi-le-Chateau, 17th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9317)
Cavalry in reserve halted in the Authie River to water the horses, Auxi-le-Chateau, 17th September 1918
  © IWM (Q 11340)
A refugee family returning to Amiens passing some ruined houses in the city, 17th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11341)
A refugee family returning to Amiens, looking at the ruins of a house, 17th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11342)
A refugee woman sitting in a chair on a heap of ruins in Amiens, 17th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11343)
1st Division Australian troops helping a returning refugee woman and a child with their baggage, Amiens, 17th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11344)
Returned refugees examining the destruction of Amiens, 17th September 1918.
Creator: Aitken, Thomas Keith (Second Lieutenant) (Photographer)
  © IWM (Q 11345)
A uniformed French artist sketching the damage in Amiens, 17th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11346)
Returned refugees looking in window of a re-opened shop, Amiens, 17th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20265)
Admiral Joseph Strauss, the Commander of the Mine Force, US Atlantic Fleet, and staff in front of his Headquarters at Inverness, 17
September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 23590)
A notice displayed in the centre of the town of Amiens, 17 September 1918. Notice reads: "SOLDIERS. It is your duty to respect the
property of our allies. Remember that their husbands and sons are fighting our common enemy. Would you like to think that your homer
were being looted whilst you were at the front? PLAY THE GAME".
  © IWM (Q 58703)
Lieutenant Junor's BE.12 biplane after making a forced landing near Mezerib, 17th September 1918.
Creator: Lawrence, Thomas Edward
Part of LAWRENCE T E (COLONEL) COLLECTION
  © IWM (Q 60019)
Remains of Lieutenant Junor's BE 12 aeroplane. On 16 September 1918, Lt Junor of the Royal Flying Corps was tasked with providing air
cover while Arab forces under the command of T E Lawrence attempted to destroy the Yarmuk section of the Hejaz Railway. Junor
successfully diverted the attention of Turkish aircraft. When he returned "still alive, though attended on three sides by enemy
machines, spitting bullets", Junor made a crash landing and escaped from the aircraft just before a Turkish aircraft dropped a bomb on
it, 17th September 1918.
Creator: Lawrence, Thomas Edward
Part of LAWRENCE T E (COLONEL) COLLECTION
  © IWM (Q 60021)
Remains of Lieutenant Junor's BE 12 aeroplane, 17th September 1918.
Creator: Lawrence, Thomas Edward
Part of LAWRENCE T E (COLONEL) COLLECTION
  Amerikanische Soldaten des 132. Infanterie-Regiments (33. Div.) bei Alexandre (Maas)
 

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Monday, 16th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 40

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  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  © IWM (Q 9374)
GHQ Signals in the ramparts of Montreuil, 16th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9376)
GHQ Signals in the ramparts of Montreuil, 16th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9377)
GHQ Signals in the ramparts of Montreuil, 16th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9378)
GHQ Signals in the ramparts of Montreuil, 16th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9846)
GHQ signals. The ramparts at Montreuil, 16 September 1918.

  © IWM (Q 9847)
GHQ signals. The Ramparts at Montreuil, 16 September 1918.
  © IWM (BOX 273-284-4B-36C-1918) Eglise Saint-André à Le Bizet, Bizet, 16 September 1918. 
L’église de la paroisse la plus récente de Comines-Warneton date de 1906. Détruite lors de la première guerre, elle est reconstruite à l’identique selon les plans de
l’architecte Jules Coomans, auteur entre autres de l’église Saint-Chrysole de Comines et de la cathédrale d’Ypres. L’église devient accessible au culte en 1924.

  © IWM (BOX 294-119-42HAB-36N-1918) Plotting reference 36N 16cd 17. Key feature Fromelles Graves, 16 September 1918.

  © IWM (BOX 782-916-5AK-51B-1918) Plotting reference 51B W 5. Key feature Sauchy-Lestrée, 16 September 1918. 

  © IWM (BOX 773-15-5AL-51B-1918) Plotting reference 51B Q 11 12 17 18. Key feature Palluel, Canal-du-Nord, 16 September 1918.

  H1038
A column of German prisoners of war from the Jaeger Regiment passing Havrincourt Wood in France during World War I. They are escorted by New Zealand soldiers.
Photograph taken 16 September 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.
Caption - "A fine batch of prisoners from a Jaeger Regiment passing Havrincourt Wood in the early morning after a successful advance by the New Zealanders." (Album)
 

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Sunday, 15th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 39

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  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery

  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  © IWM (Q 7073)
Exhibition of tree-felling by Maoris at the Forestry Camp near Pont Remy, 15 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7074)
Exhibition of tree felling by Maoris at the Forestry Camp near Pont Remy, 15 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7075)
Log chopping contest at the Forestry Camp near Pont Remy in which Australia beat Great Britain, Canada and New Zealand, 15 September
1918.
  © IWM (Q 7076)
Log chopping contest at the Forestry Camp near Pont Remy in which Australia beat Great Britain Canada and New Zealand, 15 September
1918.
  © IWM (Q 7077)
Cross-cutting contest at the Forestry Camp near Pont Remy, 15 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7078)
Sports at the Forestry Camp near Pont Remy, 15 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7079)
Sports at the Forestry Camp near Pont Remy, 15 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9980)
Commander-in-Chief's (Haig) Guard of the Guernsey Light Infantry, at the Château de Beaurepaire, near Montreuil, 15 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9981)
Commander-in-Chief's (Haig) Guard of the Guernsey Light infantry, at the Château de Beaurepaire near Montreuil, 15 September 1918.
  © IWM (BOX 864-758-18JF-57C-1918) Plotting reference 57C E 5 6 11 12 18 F 7 13. Key feature Bourlon

    © IWM (BOX 866-752-18JF-57C-1918) Plotting reference 57C F 13. Key feature Bourlon Wood

    © IWM (BOX 890-936-59LB-57C-1917) Plotting reference 57C Q 11 12 17 18. Key feature Beaucamps

  © IWM (BOX 785-754-18JF-51B-1918) Plotting reference 51B X 21. Key feature Raillencourt, 15th September, 1918.

 
© IWM (BOX 785-760-18JF-51B-1918) Plotting reference 51B X 14. Key feature Haynecourt W, 15th September, 1918.

    Durant la première guerre mondiale, le château de Beaurepaire, situé dans le Hameau Saint-Nicolas de Beaumerie-Saint-Martin, servira
de résidence au Maréchal Douglas Haig, commandant en chef des armées britanniques, qui avait établi son quartier général à Montreuil-
sur-Mer. Pendant cette période, de nombreuses personnalités politiques, civiles et militaires se retrouvent à Beaurepaire puisque l’on
peut compter au nombre des visiteurs du maréchal Haig : le roi et la reine d’Angleterre, le président de la république Raymond
Poincarré, Pétain, Clémenceau, Joffre, Foch, Churchill, Lloyd George, le Rajah de Ratlam, Maginot…
  Beaumerie-Saint-Martin château
Cette image est dans le domaine public car il s'agit d'un document iconographique dont les droits patrimoniaux ont expiré, ou de la
reproduction de ce document.
  © IWM (Q 11337)
A view of the ruins of Bethune including the Belfry, 15th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11338)
A Portuguese soldier with an improvised gas alarm in Festubert, 15th September 1918.
  GH021596
This aerial reconnaisance photograph would have been issued to a junior British officer before an operation on the Western Front,
1918. It was produced by the Royal Air Force in Gonnelieu, France and is dated 15 September 1918. Prior to the First World War, armies
were limited to using observation balloons to achieve photographic vantage. By using aeroplanes, these aerial photographs could
provide a vertical and three dimensional, 360 degree view of enemy territory. The photographs were then compiled into photo-mosaics
and used to form base maps.
This photograph possibly belonged to Captain George Middleton Turner (15th Royal Warwickshire Regiment, United Kingdom), who fought in
France during the First World War. After travelling widely through the 1920s, he settled in New Zealand. He retired to Nelson and died
1973.
  © 2012 Trustees of the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum
KO0202/11 A
Montigny-Harnes-Annay Switch and Queant Drocourt Line 15th September 1918

  © 2012 Trustees of the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum 
KO0202/11 B
Montigny-Harnes-Annay Switch and Queant Drocourt Line 15th September 1918

  © 2012 Trustees of the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum KO0202/11 A KO0202/11 B 

  15-09-1918-Dogmersfield-House-Front-768x476.jpg
  15-09-1918-Dogmersfield-House-Back.jpg
  Ein zerstörtes Wohnhaus nach dem Luftangriff auf Stuttgart vom 15. September 1918
  General v. Carlowitz

 

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Saturday, 14th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 38

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  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  © IWM (Q 78743)
Ruins of the village of Combles, 14 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78744)
Military lorries passing through ruins of the village of Combles, 14 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78745)
Ruins of the village of Combles, 14 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78746)
A British cyclist at the entrance to the ruined village of Combles, 14 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78747)
A British cyclist passing ruins of the Town Hall in Combles, 14 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78749)
The ravine near the ruined village of Combles, 14 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78750)
A German cemetery at Beaulencourt, 14 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 79015)
A French 75 mm field artillery gun on tender at an anti-aircraft defence post at Sentheim, 14 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 108352)
A French 194 mm naval gun on railway mounting near Dieulouard (Dieulwart), 14 September 1918.
  H1036
Soldiers inspecting a battered German bicycle with tyres made of springs due to the rubber shortage in World War I. Photograph taken
14 September 1918 near Metz, France, by Henry Armytage Sanders.
  H1037
A soldier inspects a German bicycle with tyres made of springs due to the rubber shortage in World War I. Photograph taken 14
September 1918 near Metz, France, by Henry Armytage Sanders.
  H1039
A New Zealand battalion passing through re-captured Bapaume, France, to rest, during World War I. A sugar factory is in the
background. Photograph taken by Henry Armytage Sanders on 14 September 1918.
An original print from this negative is at PA1-f-92 at H1039 with the caption `A New Zealand Battalion passing through Bapaume to
rest, it was a company of this Battalion that first re-entered Bapaume'
  H1040
A view from the rear of a New Zealand Battalion passing through recaptured Bapaume in France. Shows a horse- drawn ambulance behind a
column of troops mostly on foot moving down a road. A few men are mounted and another is riding a bicycle. Motor cars are also on the
road. In the background is the badly damaged Sugar Factory. Photograph taken 14 September 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.
  H1042
A view over recaptured Bapaume, France, showing a column of troops from a New Zealand Battalion moving towards the camera. Two
ambulances can been seen in the background. Also visible is the damage to the town itself. Photograph taken 14 September 1918 by Henry
Armytage Sanders.
  H1043
A general view of troops from a New Zealand Battalion walking (towards the camera) along a road in recaptured Bapaume during World War
I. Army lorries travel on the other side of the road. Also visible is the damage to the town itself. Photograph taken 14 September
1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.
  H1044
The transport of a New Zealand Battalion passing through recaptured Bapaume, France, during World War I. Shows a line of horse drawn
wagons and carts moving down a road in the badly bombed town. Photograph taken 14 September 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.
  H1045
An army brass band leads a New Zealand Battalion passing through recaptured Bapaume in France. The commanders follow on horseback and
behind them troops on foot. The ruins of the town appear in the background. Photograph taken 14 September 1918 by Henry Armytage
Sanders.
  H1098
New Zealand army transport passing through recaptured Bapaume, France, in World War I. Horse and mule teams pull laden wagons along a
wide road. Also visible is the damage to the town itself. Photograph taken 14 September 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.
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Friday, 13th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 37

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  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  55th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  © IWM (Q 78742)
A military lorry on the road in ruined Bapaume, 13 September 1918.

  © IWM (Q 7065)
Battle of the Drocourt-Queant Line. A soldier of the 6th Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment), and a German signboard "Kronprinzenstr." Inchy, 13 September 1918.
  IWM (Q 7066)
Battle of the Drocourt-Queant Line. Ruins of Inchy captured by the 63rd Division on 3rd September. (13 September 1918).
  IWM (Q 7067)
Battle of the Drocourt-Queant Line. Ruins of Inchy, captured by the 63rd Division on 3rd September. (13 September 1918).
  IWM (Q 7068)
Battle of the Drocourt-Queant Line. German ammunition horse-limbers smashed by shell fire near Pronville, 13 September 1918.
  IWM (Q 7069)
Battle of the Drocourt-Queant Line. German ammunition horse-limbers smashed by shell fire near Pronville, 13 September 1918.
  IWM (Q 7070)
Battle of the Drocourt-Queant Line. German 7.7 cm (770 mm) FK 16 gun captured at Pronville and occasionally used by British gunners, 13 September 1918.
  IWM (Q 7080)
Second Battle of Arras. A horse ambulance (2/3rd London Field Ambulance of the Royal Army Medical Corps) and a stranded tank (named Lucretia II 6012) rendered useless
by gas in the attacks of 24 August, at the crossroads. Croisilles, 13 September 1918. (Captured by 56th Division on 28 August).
  IWM (Q 11339)
Returned refugees in the ruins of Villers-Bretonneux, 13th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 48177)
Troops of 'B' Company, 1st Engineers Regiment, American 1st Division entering, with colours flying, shell-torn Nonsard on return from the frontline, 13 September 1918.

  © IWM (Q 58384)
The Hindenburg Line before Pronville, 13 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 57694)
Troops of the 107th Infantry Regiment, American 27th Division following tanks near Beauquesnes, 13 September 1918. One platoon of infantry follows one tank.
  © IWM (Q 70737)
A body of dead German sniper, who was passed in the advance of 103rd Infantry Regiment (American 26th Division) and was firing at their rear, showing the exact
position in which he was firing. Near St. Remy, 13 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 70736)
American lorries with troops stuck in traffic in Limey, 13 September 1918.

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  L'espion Belge Valet de Herstal (Belgique) mort aux fils le 13 September 1918 Bande Bonnot
The Bonnot Gang (La Bande à Bonnot) was a French criminal anarchist group that operated in France and Belgium during the Belle Époque, from 1911 to 1912. Composed of
individuals who identified with the emerging illegalist milieu, the gang utilized cutting-edge technology (including automobiles and repeating rifles) not yet
available to the French police.

 

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Mystery over life-saving Great War book solved

A mystery over what happened to a book which saved the life of Devonshire soldier Sam Roberts in the Great War has been solved. Sam, of Rackenford, Devon, was shot in the chest just before Christmas 1914 as he charged at a German trench in northern France. The bullet, fired from an enemy rifle, should have killed him. But he lived to fight another day because a book he kept in his breast pocket took the full force of the blast. Sam, a private in the 2nd Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment, was critically injured, spending many weeks in intensive care in hospital in London. But, a year later, he returned to the front line – this time as a corporal in the 8th Devons. He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on July 1, 1916 and he was buried at the Devonshire Cemetery at Mametz. His near miraculous escape from death in 1914 was reported in local newspapers, but it was never revealed what had happened to the book that saved his life. It has now emerged that the book – a Soldier’s Pay Book with a hole all the way through it – was given to Samuel’s younger brother, Charles. He later gave it to his son, Gerald Roberts – but, sadly, the book was lost a number of years ago. Gerald, now 88 and who still lives in Devon, revealed the story of the book as we talked for the first time this week. A Soldiers’ Pay Book was issued to all those serving in the Great War. It served as a log book and had to be carried at all times. It recorded a soldier’s earnings and details of next of kin, vaccinations, inoculations and eye prescriptions. It also included regimental numbers, dates of enlistment, ranks, awards and space for a will. Sam – Gerald’s uncle – was one of 30 grandsons of John Roberts, of Witheridge in Devon who served in the Great War. Seven of John’s grandsons died in the war – three were killed in action on the Western Front, three died from wounds sustained in action in France and Flanders and one died from heart disease in Mesopotamia. An oak memorial cross for John Roberts – who was buried in an unmarked grave in 1919 – is to be dedicated at Witheridge Churchyard on October 4. A John Roberts Family Reunion is to be held in Devon on October 13. About 100 descendants of John – including Gerald – will be attending the event. These events have been inspired by the publication of History Maker, a book which tells the story of John and his grandsons who went to war. The picture shows Sam (middle row - second left) among 21 children at Rackenford School with a perfect attendance record. The picture (provided by Sarah Child) was taken in 1906, when he was 11. He was killed 10 years later on the Somme.       

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Thursday, 12th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 36

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  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery


  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  © IWM (BOX 295-453-21HAB-36N-1918) Plotting reference 36N 27 33 Key feature Houdringe

  © IWM (BOX 295-433-21HAB-36N-1918) Plotting reference 36N 33b 24a Key feature Houdringe

  © IWM (BOX 312-444-21HAB-36T-1918) Plotting reference 36T 14 15. Key feature Illies

  © IWM (BOX 312-447-21HAB-36T-1918) Plotting reference 36T 7b 8d. Key feature Ligny-le-Petit

  23.-St-Mihiel-1918-NARA
16TH INFANTRYMEN JUMP OFF ON THE ADVANCE TO PINCH OFF THE ST. MIHIEL SALIENT ON 12 SEPTEMBER 1918.
  18_09_12_mont_sec1 
Ein amerikanischer Tank nahe Mont Sec während des Angriffs auf den Frontbogen von St. Mihiel

 

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Wednesday, 11th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 35

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  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  MIKAN 3397398
Residents of Saudemont are released by troops of the 4th C.M.R., after living in the village with the Germans for four years. 
Advance East of Arras. September 11th, 1918.
Note:  Saudemont will be severely shelled in two days.
  MIKAN 3397399
Residents of Saudemont are released by troops of the 4th C.M.R., after living in the village with the Germans for four years. 
Advance East of Arras. September 11th, 1918.
Note:  Saudemont will be severely shelled in two days.
  MIKAN 3397400
Residents of Saudemont are released by troops of the 4th C.M.R., after living in the village with the Germans for four years. 
Advance East of Arras. September 11th, 1918.
Note:  Saudemont will be severely shelled in two days.
  MIKAN 3397401
Residents of Saudemont are released by troops of the 4th C.M.R., after living in the village with the Germans for four years. 
Advance East of Arras. September 11th, 1918.
Note:  Saudemont will be severely shelled in two days.
  MIKAN 3397402
Residents of Saudemont are released by troops of the 4th C.M.R., after living in the village with the Germans for four years. 
Advance East of Arras. September 11th, 1918. 
Note:  Saudemont will be severely shelled in two days.
  MIKAN 3397403
Two French civilians who had hid in ruins of a village (Saudemont) which was captured by Canadians. 
Advance East of Arras. September 11th, 1918.
Note:  Saudemont will be severely shelled in two days.
 
MIKAN 3397404
Residents of Saudemont are released by troops of the 4th C.M.R., after living in the village with the Germans for four years. 
Advance East of Arras. September 11th, 1918.
Note:  Saudemont will be severely shelled in two days.
  MIKAN 3397405
Residents of Saudemont are released by troops of the 4th C.M.R., after living in the village with the Germans for four years. 
Advance East of Arras. September 11th, 1918. 
  MIKAN 3329308
Amiens Front - Ecourt St. Quentin. Apr. & May 1919
Note:  The annotation is incorrect, this is the town of Saudemont, in the Spring of 1919.

  MIKAN 3329385 Arras Front Saudemont

  © IWM (Q 73563)
German battleship steaming into the Firsth of Forth to surrender to Admiral Beatty.
  © IWM (Q 73737)
A German Battleship steaming into the Firth and Forth. September 11th, 1918 when the German Fleet surrendered to Admiral Beatty.
 

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Tuesday, 10th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 34

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  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  © IWM (Q 9296)
Mr Arthur G. Smart, the Director of Transport of the Scottish Red Cross Mobile Unit, with ambulances presented by Scottish Farmers.
Rouen, 10 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9297)
Ambulances and drivers of the Scottish Red Cross Mobile Unit at Rouen, 10 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9298)
Ambulances and drivers of the Scottish Red Cross Mobile Unit at Rouen, 10 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9299)
A line of ambulances of the Scottish Red Cross Mobile Unit being driven past the Director of Transport, Mr Arthur G. Smart. Rouen, 10
September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9300)
The 769 ambulances of the Scottish Red Cross Mobile Unit at Rouen, 10th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9301)
The 769 ambulances of the Scottish Red Cross Mobile Unit at Rouen, 10th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9302)
A Queen Mary's Auxiliary Army Corps (QMAAC) cook preparing dinner fior the troops, Rouen, 10th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9303)
Women of Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC) growing vegetables in their camp garden, Rouen 10th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9304)
The Caravan-billet of a Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC) cook in Rouen, 10th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9305)
Scene in a Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC) Nissen Hut Camp in Rouen, 10th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9306)
Scene in a Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC) Nissen Hut Camp in Rouen, 10th September 1918.

 

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Monday, 9th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 33

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Comment:  The narrative is oddly devoid of any reference to the Western Front. To counter this, observe the official war despatches of Monday, 9th September 1918,
according to reports of the Wolff Telegr. Bureau, Volume 8, National Publishing House, Berlin (1918)...   Local fighting north of the Ploegsteert Forest and La Bassée Canal.  North of Armentières the enemy attacked again; we rejected him and took prisoners.  South of the
Péronne-Cambrai road, the enemy continued their assault by deploying stronger forces against the Gouzeaucourt - Epéhy line north of Templeux; they failed with heavy
losses for the opponent.  Our forerunners yesterday denied superior enemies the advance across St. Simon and the Crozat Canal.  Exploratory battles between Oise and
Ailette.  Between Ailette and Aisne the enemy broke out after several unsuccessful partial attacks towards evening; he was bloody rejected all over the front, partly
in close combat and by counterattacks.    Partial attacks failed between Aisne and Vesle, while in Champagne partial attempts by the opponent failed.  From an English squadron, which advanced to the attack on
Mannheim, 5 aircraft were shot down.  In August, 565 enemy aircraft were shot down on the German fronts, 62 of them by our anti-aircraft guns, and 53 capture balloons. 
Of these, 251 aircraft are in our possession.  The rest has obviously crashed beyond the enemy lines.  We lost 143 planes and 86 captive balloons during the fight. Imperial War Museum and Alexander Turnbull Library photos captured Monday, 9th September 1918.
MIKAN images captured September 1918.
  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery


  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  Gunner Jack Stanislaus McTague
  MIKAN 3397938 Transport driver with a load of captured machine guns and trench mortars. 
Advance East of Arras, September, 1918
The transport drivers wagons are loaded with captured German machine gun components, and he is towing a light trench mortar.
  MIKAN 3397939 Battered German gun near Buissy. 
Advance East of Arras. September, 1918. 
A soldier is examining a damaged 7.7cm FK 96 German Field Gun.
  MIKAN 3397942 Canadians examining two German machine guns mounted on small trucks. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918 Canadians are examining two carts with MG08/15 German machine guns mounted on them.
  MIKAN 3397952 Model reproduction of German lines N.W. of Lens (36.C.N.1) September, 1918.
  MIKAN 3403397 Lt.-Col. G. Ross, A.D.P.S. at grave of Lt. W.K. Clarke, the son of an old friend. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918.
  MIKAN 3403398 The A.D.P.S. [Assistant Director of Postal Services] at grave of Sergt. W. Britton. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918
  MIKAN 3405032 Officers and N.C.O. Instructors for the Canadian Syren Party at Witley Camp, September 1918.
MIKAN 3405377 Canadian Ammunition Column passing through recently captured village. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918.
  MIKAN 3405397 Canadian Cavalry going forward passing German wounded. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918.
  MIKAN 3405399 Cavalry passing through country captured by Canadians earlier in the day. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918.
  MIKAN 3405427 Canadian Engineers returning from the line. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918.
  MIKAN 3405428 Engineers sterilizing water pumped from a dirty stream. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918.
  MIKAN 3405429 Canadian Engineers building a corduroy road. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918.
  MIKAN 3405430 Canadian Engineers building a corduroy road through a captured village. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918.
  E03317 
Unidentified members of the 5th Australian Pioneers going to their work in artillery formation, 9 September 1918.
  © IWM (BOX 307-418-21HAB-36S-1918) Plotting reference: 36S 17. Key feature: Lorgie

  © IWM (Q 45363)
General Pavlo Skoropadskyi, the Hetman of Ukraine, as a guest at the German General Headquarters at Spa with Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg and General Erich
Ludendorff, 9 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 49848)
Panorama of German first line trenches at Bois d'Eparges before attack by the American 26th Division, 9 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 52187)
General Pavlo Skoropadskyi, the Hetman of Ukraine, as a guest at the German General Headquarters at Spa with Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg and General Erich
Ludendorff, 9 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 52201)
Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg with General Pavlo Skoropadskyi, the Hetman of Ukraine, in Spa railway station conducting the latter to his saloon coach on the
conclusion of his visit to the German General Headquarters, 9 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 70044)
Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg greeting General Pavlo Skoropadskyi, the Hetman of Ukraine, during the conference at the German General Headquarters in Spa, 9
September 1918. General Groebe is in the background.
   

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