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Note: This blog was formerly maintained under topic Canadian Field Artillery - 61st Battery 14th Brigade, begun by Steve Bodie on 20 April 2009.

The last post in the former topic was on 12 February 2018.

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20 July 1918

5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  MIKAN 3403390 The Garden of Sleep Cemetery at Etaples where many brave Canadians rest. July, 1918
  MIKAN 3403391 Grave of Pte. Brebner, 43rd Bn. Vimy Ridge. July, 1918
  MIKAN 3403392 Cemetery at Etaples where many brave Canadians rest. July, 1918
  © IWM BOX 71-235-49I-22G-1918 Plotting reference 22G 4 Key feature E. Saponay

 

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19 July 1918

5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  60th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  19 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403387 Canadian graves in cemetery near Albert. July, 1918
  19 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403388 Canadian graves at Aux Rietz Corner
  19 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403389 Grave of Major G.V. Nelson, 18th Can. Infantry Battalion. July, 1918
  © IWM Q 6861 A camouflaged 6 inch gun of the 192 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, with its crew near Arras, 19 July 1918.
  © IWM Q 6862 A camouflaged 6 inch gun of the 192 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, with its crew near Arras, 19 July 1918.
  © IWM Q 6863 Royal Garrison Artillery officers playing with animals outside their dug outs near Arras, 19 July 1918.
  © IWM Q 6873 The breach of a 12 inch howitzer, right hand section, 444th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, near Arras 19 July 1918. Note a kitten on the top of the howitzer.
  © IWM Q 6860 An officer of the 444th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA), smokes a pipe as he supervises a kitten balancing on a 12 inch gun shell near Arras, 19 July 1918.
  © IWM Q 12087 The armoury of the 149th Nlight Bombing Squadron at their aerodrome near St. Omer, 19 July 1918.
 

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17 July 1918

5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery

  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  17 Jul 18 MIKAN 3395379 General Mewburn firing an 8 inch Canadian gun. July, 1918
  17 Jul 18 MIKAN 3404905 General Mewburn, Canadian Minister of Militia, with the Canadian Minister of Marine, General Sir Arthur Currie
and others looking towards the German lines. July, 1918
  17 Jul 18 MIKAN 3404930 General Watson explaining use of machine gun to the Canadian Minister of Marine. July, 1918
  17 Jul 18 MIKAN 3404944 General Mewburn and Minister of Marine in France. July, 1918
  P.S.:  My apologies for the overdue post.
 

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16 July 1918

5th Canadian Divisional Artillery

  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery







 
61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lt Virtue
  MIKAN 3406040 General Mewburn shaking hands with 16th Btn. Pipe Major. 
16th July, 1918.
  MIKAN 3405546 General Mewburn addressing men of the Canadian Corps Tramways. 
16th July, 1918.
  MIKAN 3404928 General Mewburn, Minister of Militia and Defence, with Canadian Generals near the guns. 
16th July, 1918.
  MIKAN 3404927 General Mewburn watching men from Nova Scotia making clay ovens. 
16th July, 1918.
  MIKAN 3404914 General Mewburn addressing a Canadian Infantry Battalion. 
16th July, 1918.
  MIKAN 3404912 Canadian troops on their way to the line passing General Mewburn, Minister of Militia. 
16th July, 1918.
  MIKAN 3395380 The Canadian Minister of Marine, Charles Ballantyne,  firing an 8 inch BL 8-inch howitzer Canadian Gun. 
16th July, 1918.
 

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15 July 1918

5th Canadian Divisional Artillery


  15th Division
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lt Virtue
 
15 jul 18 Funeral – The funeral of Nursing Sister Ada Janet Ross, July 15th 1918 Burlington Road, Buxton
  15 jul 18 Funeral – The funeral of Nursing Sister Ada Janet Ross, July 15th 1918 Fellow nurses by her graveside, Buxton Cemetery
  15 jul 18 Funeral – The funeral of Nursing Sister Ada Janet Ross, July 15th 1918 Fellow nurses by her graveside, Buxton Cemetery
  15 jul 18 Newspaper Clipping – An account of Sister Ross' death, recounted in The Buxton Advertiser, 1 November 1995
  15 jul 18 Newspaper Clipping – In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  15 jul 18 Newspaper Clipping – An account of Sister Ross' death, recounted in The Buxton Advertiser, 24 January 2008
  15 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403383 Grave of Lt. H.R. Thompson in Lijssenthoch Cemetery, near Poperinghe [Belgium]. July, 1918
  15 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403384 Grave of Flight-Lieut. K.T. Campbell. July, 1918
 

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14 July 1918

5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  15th Division
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lt Virtue
 
14 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403379 Grave of Major F.L. Lucas and other Canadian Officers. July, 1918
  14 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403381 Canadian graves on the Albert-Bapaume Road. July, 1918
  14 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403382 Grave of Capt. Pineo, 5th C.M.R.'s. July, 1918
  14 Jul 18 IWM BOX 137-13-10B-28H-1918 Plotting reference 28H 30 36 Key feature Kruisstraathoek

 

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13 July 1918

5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  13 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403377 Grave of Lieut. K.I. Somerville. July, 1918
  13 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403378 Grave of Sergt. Gray. [and others] [124654 - 58th Battalion] July, 1918
  13 jul 18 IWM BOX 163-3-53B-28M-1918 Plotting reference 28M 29 Key feature Land South of Locre, Loosehof Farm

 

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12 July 1918

5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  12 Jul 18 Ada Janet Ross in uniform, from the Manitoba Health Sciences Centre Archives
  12 jul 18 Empire Hotel Buxton Empire Hotel Buxton, Derbyshire, converted to 1st General Hospital - where Sister Ross worked
  12 Jul 18 Grave Marker – The grave of Nursing Sister Ada Janet ROSS, Buxton Cemetery
 

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11 July 1918

5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Gunner John Stanislaus McTague
  IWM BOX 314-93-103GJ-36T-1918 Plotting reference 36T 11 Key feature Herlies and Wicres, 11th July 1918.

 
MIKAN 3395882 A Canadian Dentist outside his hut attending to sufferers. July, 1918
 
MIKAN 3396815 A Canadian Officer fishing for trout. July, 1918
 

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10 July 1918

5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3390976 Lieutenant A.T. Whealy supervising the arming of his Sopwith F.1 Camel aircraft of No. 203 Squadron, R.A.F., Allonville, France, July 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3395382 Canadian Ammunition Column passing 6 inch Naval guns. July, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3395383 Canadian Ammunition Column passing 6 inch Naval guns. July, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3396814 Darkies, who with others, load Canadian Corps Tramways with ammunition, resting. These soldiers, most likely from a labour battalion, are
loading 18 pdr. ammunition
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403373 Canadian, Australian and British Officers at the graveside of a comrade killed while attacking a Gotha at night July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403374 Cross on the grave of an airman killed while attacking a Gotha at night Flgt. Comdr. R.A. Little, R.N.. July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403375 Grave of Lieut. K.I. Somerville July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403376 Grave of Major F.L. Lucas and other Canadian Officers. July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403377 Grave of Lieut. K.I. Somerville July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403378 Grave of Sergt. Gray and others 124654 58th Battalion July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403379 Grave of Major F.L. Lucas and other Canadian Officers July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403380 The graves of Capt. H.H. Pineo and Lt.-Col. G.H. Baker, Commanding Officer, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403381 Canadian graves on the Albert-Bapaume Road July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403382 Grave of Capt. Pineo, 5th C.M.R.s July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403383 Grave of Lt. H.R. Thompson in Lijssenthoch Cemetery, near Poperinghe July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403384 Grave of Flight-Lieut. K.T. Campbell July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403385 Grave of 2nd Canadian Division men killed on Vimy Ridge July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403386 Canadian graves near Vimy July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403387 Canadian graves in cemetery near Albert July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403388 Canadian graves at Aux Rietz Corner July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403389 Grave of Major G.V. Nelson, 18th Can. Infantry Battalion July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403390 The Garden of Sleep Cemetery at Etaples where many brave Canadians rest July 10th, 1918
    10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403391 Grave of Pte. Brebner, 43rd Bn. Vimy Ridge July 10th, 1918
 

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9 July 1918

5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  MIKAN 3396926 Band of the 21st Canadian Infantry Battalion. July, 1918
  MIKAN 3396927 The Band of the 75th Canadian Infantry Battalion. July, 1918
  MIKAN 3396928 The Pipe Band of the 26th Battalion. July, 1918
  MIKAN 3396929 The band of the 102nd Canadian Infantry Battalion. July, 1918
  MIKAN 3404908 Officers of 8th and 27th Bn. meet for the first time in France. July, 1918
  MIKAN 3522231 Officers of the 75th Canadian Infantry Battalion. July, 1918
  MIKAN 3522233 Officers of the 102nd Canadian Infantry Battalion. July, 1918
  Big post tomorrow as Lt William Rider-Rider (the official photographer) visits graves on the Somme.

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7 July 1918

5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  07 Jul 18 MIKAN 3379690 Memorial to men of 58th Canadian Infantry Battalion killed on Vimy Ridge. July, 1918
  07 Jul 18 MIKAN 3379691 14th Battalion R.M.R. Royal Montreal Regiment. Memorial at Pozieres. July, 1918
  07 Jul 18 MIKAN 3379693 Memorial to 21st Battalion men, Thelus. July, 1918
 

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6 July 1918

5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  IWM BOX 737-836-18JD-51B-1918 Plotting reference 51B A 25 Key feature Ecurie, 6th July 1918.

  IWM BOX 737-828-5AJ-51B-1918 Plotting reference 51B A 20 21 26 27. Key featureNorth of Arras, 6th July 1918.

    Canadian Highland Sports Meet, Ecurie, 6th July 1918   MIKAN 3385419 Tossing the caber. Canadian Highland Sports Meet. 6th July, 1918.
 
MIKAN 3385420 (General) Tossing the caber. Canadian Highland Sports Meet. 6th July, 1918.
 
MIKAN 3385547 Highland dancing competition. Canadian Highland Sports Meet
 
MIKAN 3385548 (Dancing) Piper of 42nd Bn. dancing in the open competition. Canadian Highland Sports Meet. 6th July, 1918.
 
MIKAN 3385549 (Dancing) 16th Battalion men in dancing competition Canadian Highland Sports Meet. 6th July, 1918.
 
MIKAN 3387487 (Jumping) The pole vaulting competition. Canadian Highland Sports Meet. 6th July, 1918.
 
MIKAN 3387588 (Tug-of-War) The winners of the Tug of War, Canadian Sports Championship Meet. (29th Battalion) 6th July, 1918.
 

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4 July 1918

5th Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade C.F.A.
  61st Field Battery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue
  Bishop Michael Francis Fallon
04 Jun 18 Hotel du Cygie at Totes Bishop Fallon

  04 Jun 18 MIKAN 3397886 German concrete reinforced house in village recently captured. June, 1918
 

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3 July 1918

5th Canadian Divisional Artillery

  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  MIKAN 3194812 Nat. D. Ayer entertains members of the 4th Canadian Divisional Mess. July, 1918
  MIKAN 3194456 Cemetery at Etaples where many brave Canadians rest. July, 1918
  MIKAN 3194817 A Canadian observing the movements of the Germans. July, 1918
  03 Jul 1918 IWM (BOX 776-5709-12LB-51B-1918) Plotting reference 51B T 9 15 Key feature Hénin-sur-Cojeul

 

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Canadian Corps Championships Winners & Photo Opportunity Politicians Part 4

100 YEARS AGO TODAY:  Canadian Corps Championships Winners & Photo Opportunity Politicians Part 4   MIKAN 3522182 Three Cheers and a Tiger for Sir Robert Borden by Officers and men of a Canadian Brigade. 2nd July, 1918..
Runner up for Grand Champion and All-Time Hall of Famer: Unclear on the Concept
 
MIKAN 3522225 Sir Robert Borden meeting officers of 8th Battalion near Ferfey. [France]. 2nd July, 1918.
 
MIKAN 3643043 Sir Robert Borden addressing men of a Canadian Brigade. 2nd July, 1918.
 
MIKAN 3643044 Sir Robert Borden addressing men of a Canadian Brigade. 2nd July, 1918.
 
MIKAN 3643045 Sir Robert Borden addressing men of a Canadian Brigade. 2nd July, 1918.
 

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Canadian Corps Championships Winners & Photo Opportunity Politicians Part 3

100 YEARS AGO TODAY:  Canadian Corps Championships Winners & Photo Opportunity Politicians Part 3   MIKAN 3522176 28th Battalion marching past Sir Robert Borden. 2nd July, 1918.
 
MIKAN 3522177 Sir Robert Borden speaking to officers and men of a Canadian Brigade. 2nd July, 1918.
 
MIKAN 3522178 Sir Robert Borden speaking to a Canadian Infantry Brigade. 2nd July, 1918.
 
MIKAN 3522180 Three Cheers and a Tiger for Sir Robert Borden. 2nd July, 1918.
In retrospect, clearly a Grand Champion and All-Time Hall of Famer: Unclear on the Concept.
Borden becomes the first in a long continuous line of Canadian Prime Ministers to give our Veterans the shaft, before the men are even demobilized.
 
MIKAN 3522181 Sir Robert Borden speaking to 3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade. 2nd July, 1918.
 

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Canadian Corps Championships Winners & Photo Opportunity Politicians Part 2

100 YEARS AGO TODAY:  Canadian Corps Championships Winners & Photo Opportunity Politicians Part 2   MIKAN 3404909 Imperial Troops passing General Mewburn, Canadian Minister of Militia. Resting on roadside are Canadians. 2nd July, 1918.
 
MIKAN 3404910 General Mewburn, Minister of Militia, interested in the Mascot of a Canadian Scottish Battalion. 2nd July, 1918.
 
MIKAN 3404911 General Mewburn talking to a man of a Canadian Infantry Btn. 2nd July, 1918.
 
MIKAN 3406035 Sir Robert Borden watching 15th Battalion march past. 2nd July, 1918.
 
MIKAN 3522168 Sir Robert Borden and Mr. Calder with Canadian Officers. 2nd July, 1918.
 

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Canadian Corps Championships Winners & Photo Opportunity Politicians Part 1

100 YEARS AGO TODAY:  Canadian Corps Championships Winners & Photo Opportunity Politicians Part 1   MIKAN 3384457 (Baseball) The winners of the baseball game, Canadian Sports Championship Meet. 
 
MIKAN 3385422 Sir Robert Borden with some of the winners of the Canadian Sports. 
 
MIKAN 3386519 The winners of the Canadian Corps Football Championship (27th Battalion)
 
MIKAN 3386675 (Lacrosse) The winners of the Lacrosse, Canadian Sports Championship Meeting (29th Battalion). 
 
MIKAN 3404900 Mr. Calder of the Dominion Cabinet, talking to a Canadian Brigade in France. 

 

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1 July 1918 Dominion Day Divisional Sports Meet Part 10

1 July 1918 Dominion Day Divisional Sports Meet Part 10 100 YEARS AGO TODAY: Dominion Day, Canadian Corps Sports Meet at Tinques, 1st and 2nd July, 1918. The Canadian Corps, including the Corps Commander (Lt-Gen Sir Arthur Currie), save for elements of the 5th Canadian Divisional Artillery, attend in the presence of Field Marshall H.R.H. The Duke of Connaught. The scores were as follows: 1st Division 101 points
2nd Division 58 points
3rd Division 53 points
4th Division 56 points
Corps Troops 58 points Provisions made by the Staff for the comfort and transport of Troops to and from distinct points were excellent.
The arrangements made by the YMCA were inadequate, being only suitable for some 2000 men, whereas 30,000 must have attended. Casualties: Nil
Reinforcements: 5th Canadian Infantry Battalion, 10. O.R. MIKAN 3387317 View of grandstand and airplane flying overhead at a sports meet of a Canadian division in France
  MIKAN 3387318 (Spectators) Sir Robert Borden speaking to Officers, Sisters and Men at a concert given at the Canadian Sports. July, 1918
  MIKAN 3387319 Duke of Connaught and Sir Robert Borden on Grand Stand. Canadian Corps Sports. 1 July, 1918
  MIKAN 3387589 Duke of Connaught witnessing Tug of War. Canadian Corps Sports. 1 July, 1918
  MIKAN 3387603 Officers of 87th Canadian Infantry Battalion playing volleyball. 1 July, 1918
  MIKAN 3396930 Band entering grounds. Canadian Corps Sports. 1 July, 1918
  MIKAN 3522362 A Corporal of the 25th Battalion, winner of the Canadian Corps Light Heavy Weight Boxing Championship held at Corps Sports. 1 July, 1918
  More to come tomorrow when the winners are photographed on the second day of the meet.

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1 July 1918 Dominion Day Divisional Sports Meet Part 9

1 July 1918 Dominion Day Divisional Sports Meet Part 9 100 YEARS AGO TODAY: Dominion Day, Canadian Corps Sports Meet at Tinques, 1st and 2nd July, 1918. The Canadian Corps, including the
Corps Commander (Lt-Gen Sir Arthur Currie), save for elements of the 5th Canadian Divisional Artillery, attend in the presence of
Field Marshall H.R.H. The Duke of Connaught. The scores were as follows: 1st Division 101 points
2nd Division 58 points
3rd Division 53 points
4th Division 56 points
Corps Troops 58 points Provisions made by the Staff for the comfort and transport of Troops to and from distinct points were excellent.
The arrangements made by the YMCA were inadequate, being only suitable for some 2000 men, whereas 30,000 must have attended. Casualties: Nil
Reinforcements: 5th Canadian Infantry Battalion, 10. O.R. MIKAN 3385432 A view of the grounds from an aeroplane, Tinques. Canadian Corps Sports, France. 1 July, 1918
  MIKAN 3385433 A view of the grounds from an aeroplane, Tinques. Canadian Corps Sports, France. 1 July, 1918
  MIKAN 3385434 A view of the grounds from an aeroplane, Tinques. Canadian Corps Sports, France. 1 July, 1918
  MIKAN 3387315 (Spectators) Sir Robert Borden talking to General Birdwood, Commanding Australians, at Canadian Sports. 1 July, 1918
  MIKAN 3387316 (Spectators) Premiers Martin, Norris and Stewart at Division Sports Meet.
 

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