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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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Entries in this blog

 

Sunday, 8th December 1918 - March to the Rhine Day 21

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The March to the Rhine - Day 21.   King George V and General William Birdwood visit the graves of several notable soldiers including, the temporary grave of Prince Maurice of Battenburg, the King's one-time equerry Major Lord Charles Mercer-Nairne, Brigadier General Francis Aylmer Maxwell VC, CSI, DSO & Bar, and Major the Hon. William George Sidney Cadogan, the equerry to the Prince of Wales. Presentation of baton of the Marshal of France to Philippe Petain at

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Saturday, 7th December 1918 - March to the Rhine Day 20

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The March to the Rhine - Day 20.   King George V talks to the Bishop of Tournai, Monseigneur Croye, during a visit to 8th Divisional Headquarters at Tournai, 7th December 1918. The house had been used as HQ by Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria, and a strong concrete dug-out against air raids was one of the prominant features. With the King is General William Birdwood, the last General Officer Commanding Fifth Army before its disbandment and Major General William Heneker,

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Friday, 6th December 1918 - March to the Rhine Day 19

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The March to the Rhine - Day 19.   18th Hussars guarding bridges over the Rhine at Cologne, 6th December 1918. King George V presenting the Victoria Cross to Lance Sergeant Walter Simpson (also know as Arthur Evans) of the Lincolnshire Regiment, 6th Battalion and temporary Commander Daniel Beak, commanding the Drake Battalion of the Royal Naval Division, at Valenciennes, 6th December 1918. "The Gaieties" a Fifth Army Concert Party, run by actor Leslie Henson.

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Thursday, 5th December 1918 - March to the Rhine Day 18

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The March to the Rhine - Day 18.   King George V inspecting the Royal Guard from the Canadian Corps provided by the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry and was commanded by Captain G.W. Little, at Sebourg Chateau the King's Headquarters near Valenciennes, 5th December 1918. King George V; Edward, the Prince of Wales; Prince Albert; and General Henry Horne walking through Stambruges, 5 December 1918. Here the 175th Brigade was drawn up, under temporary comma

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Wednesday, 4th December 1918 - March to the Rhine Day 17

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The March to the Rhine - Day 17.   General Staff - 1st Canadian Division, C.E.F.   13th Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada)   14th Battalion (The Royal Montreal Regiment)   15th Battlion (48th Highlanders of Canada), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.E.F.   16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.E.F.   5th Canadian Divisional Artillery, C.E.F.   14th Brigade C.F.A., C.E.F.   61st Field Battery,

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Tuesday, 3rd December 1918 - March to the Rhine Day 16

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The March to the Rhine - Day 16.   General Staff - 1st Canadian Division, C.E.F.   13th Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada)   14th Battalion (The Royal Montreal Regiment)   15th Battlion (48th Highlanders of Canada), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.E.F.   16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.E.F.   5th Canadan Divisional Artillery, C.E.F.   14th Brigade C.F.A., C.E.F.   61st Field Battery, C.F

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Monday, 2nd December 1918 - March to the Rhine Day 15

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The March to the Rhine - Day 15.   General Staff - 1st Canadian Division, C.E.F.   13th Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada)   14th Battalion (The Royal Montreal Regiment)   15th Battlion (48th Highlanders of Canada), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.E.F.   16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.E.F.   5th Canadan Divisional Artillery, C.E.F.   14th Brigade C.F.A., C.E.F.   61st Field Battery, C.

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Sunday, 1st December 1918 - March to the Rhine Day 14

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The March to the Rhine - Day 14.  The first British car of the Royal Army Service Corps reaches the Hohenzollern bridge over the Rhine at Cologne while troops of the British 1st Cavalry Division reach the German Frontier near Malmedy, 1st December 1918. King George V, along with Prince Edward of Wales inspect the British Fourth Amy near Avesnes-sur-Helpe.   General Staff - 1st Canadian Division, C.E.F.   13th Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada)

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Saturday, 30th November 1918 - March to the Rhine Day 13

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The March to the Rhine - Day 13. Canadian Corps   13th Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada)   14th Battalion (The Royal Montreal Regiment)   15th Battlion (48th Highlanders of Canada), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.E.F. [ 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.E.F.   5th Canadan Divisional Artillery, C.E.F.   14th Brigade C.F.A., C.E.F.   61st Field Battery, C.F.A., 5th

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Friday, 29th November 1918 - March to the Rhine Day 12

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The March to the Rhine - Day 12. Canadian Corps   13th Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada)   14th Battalion (The Royal Montreal Regiment)   15th Battlion (48th Highlanders of Canada), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.E.F.   16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.E.F.   5th Canadan Divisional Artillery, C.E.F.   14th Brigade C.F.A., C.E.F.   61st Field Battery, C.F.A., 5th C.D.A., C.E.F.   L

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Thursday, 28th November 1918 - March to the Rhine Day 11

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The March to the Rhine - Day 11. The transport Aquitania docks at Halifax harbor, the first ship to arrive carrying troops from the battlefields of Europe, Thursday, 28th November 1918.  Canadian Corps   13th Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada)   14th Battalion (The Royal Montreal Regiment)   15th Battlion (48th Highlanders of Canada), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.E.F.   16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.E.F.  

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Wednesday, 27th November 1918 - March to the Rhine Day 10

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The March to the Rhine - Day 10. Canadian Corps   13th Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada)   14th Battalion (The Royal Montreal Regiment)   15th Battlion (48th Highlanders of Canada), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.E.F.     16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.E.F.   5th Canadan Divisional Artillery, C.E.F.   14th Brigade C.F.A., C.E.F.   61st Field Battery, C.F.A., 5th C.D.A., C.E.F.  

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Tuesday, 26th November 1918 - March to the Rhine Day 9

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The March to the Rhine - Day 9. Canadian Corps   13th Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada)   14th Battalion (The Royal Montreal Regiment)   15th Battlion (48th Highlanders of Canada), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.E.F.   16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.E.F.   5th Canadan Divisional Artillery, C.E.F.   14th Brigade C.F.A., C.E.F.   61st Field Battery, C.F.A., 5th C.D.A., C.E.F.  

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Monday, 25th November 1918 - March to the Rhine Day 8

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The March to the Rhine - Day 8.   The barn of Villers Abbey is burned to the ground, accidentally, by the 60th Canadian Field Battery on a cold, wet day, Monday, 25th November 1918.   Canadian Corps   13th Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada)   14th Battalion (The Royal Montreal Regiment)   15th Battlion (48th Highlanders of Canada), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.E.F.   16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.E.

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Sunday, 24th November 1918 - March to the Rhine Day 7

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The March to the Rhine - Day 7. Canadian Corps   13th Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada)   14th Battalion (The Royal Montreal Regiment)   15th Battlion (48th Highlanders of Canada), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.E.F.   16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.E.F.   5th Canadan Divisional Artillery, C.E.F.   14th Brigade C.F.A., C.E.F.   61st Field Battery, C.F.A., 5th C.D.A., C.E.F.   Lt

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Saturday, 23rd November 1918 - March to the Rhine Day 6

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The March to the Rhine - Day 6. Canadian Corps   13th Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada)   14th Battalion (The Royal Montreal Regiment)   15th Battlion (48th Highlanders of Canada), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.E.F.   16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.E.F.   5th Canadan Divisional Artillery, C.E.F.   14th Brigade C.F.A., C.E.F.   61st Field Battery, C.F.A., 5th C.D.A., C.E.F.   Lt

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Friday, 22nd November 1918 - March to the Rhine Day 5

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The March to the Rhine - Day 5.   The march is still halted by supply line problems while police headquarters in Berlin is attacked by revolutionary masses, Friday, 22nd November 1918.    Canadian Corps   13th Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada)   14th Battalion (The Royal Montreal Regiment)   15th Battlion (48th Highlanders of Canada), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.E.F.   16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.

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Thursday, 21st November 1918 - March to the Rhine Day 4

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The March to the Rhine - Day 4.   The 61st Field Battery shifts from Camron St. Vincent to Brain-le-Comte, inspected G.O.C. 1st Canadian Division, General MacDonnell enroute, Thursday, 21st November 1918.   Operation ZZ (Surrender of the German High Seas Fleet): The largest gathering of warships in one place, on one day in history, occurred when the German High Seas Fleet surrendered en masse to the British Navy, Thursday, 21st November 1918. Nine German

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Wednesday, 20th November 1918 - March to the Rhine Day 3

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The March to the Rhine - Day 3.   The march grinds to a halt as a serious accident on the railway delays supplies.  The men take this first setback in stride, spending their time cleaning harness and vehicles, Wednesday, 20th November 1918.   Spartacist Revolution Funerals, 20 November 1918.  A funeral procession arrives in eastern Berlin at the Graveyard of the Fallen of March (Friedhof der Marzgefallenen), where the victims of The Spartacist Revolution,

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Tuesday, 19th November 1918 - March to the Rhine Day 2

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The March to the Rhine - Day 2.   After staying in Thulin for over a week, men of the 61st Field Battery depart for Cambron St. Vincent at 03h30, arriving at 14h00 after being inspected enroute by the G.O.C. 3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade.  Weather reported as damp, foggy and very cold (this will be a staple of the march over the next four weeks).   The March to the Rhine, First Period (courtesy 60th Fld Bty)   Canadian Corps   13th

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Monday, 18th November 1918 - March to the Rhine Day 1

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The March to the Rhine - Day 1.   Several men will be focused on during The March to the Rhine - The Allied Occupation of Germany, beginning with Canadian Corps Commander Lieutenant-General Sir Arthur Currie.   Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue, adjutant for the 61st Field Battery, who has been suffering from the Chinese Flu for some time now, and will not be participating in the march (he remains in daily contact with the battery).  Lt Virtue will eventu

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Sunday, 17th November 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 102

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: Canada's Hundred Days - 102.   Today shall mark the last day of Canada's Hundred Days for tomorrow, The March to the Rhine - The Allied Occupation of Germany begins, Monday, 18th November 1918.   Forward units of the Cavalry will secure the bridgeheads at Bonn and Cologne twenty-five days later on 12th December 1918, with G.O.C. of the British 2nd Army Field Marshal Herbert Plumer saluting the troops of the Canadian 1st Division at Cologne, while the Cana

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Saturday, 16th November 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 101

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: Canada's Hundred Days - 101.   Lt-Gen Sir Arthur Currie spends his day in the office planning for the advance to the German Frontier while the troops rest and clean up.  The instructions for Advance to German Frontier No. 1 are issued later in the day, Saturday, 16th November 1918.   61st Field Battery, C.F.A., C.D.A., C.E.F.   Lt Virtue 61st Field Battery No entry        

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Friday, 15th November 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 100

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: Canada's Hundred Days - 100.   Elements of the 5th Canadian Divisional Artillery (C.D.A.) attend a birthday celebration mass for King Albert I at the church in Thulin, Belgium.  In the morning, Lt-Gen Sir Arthur Currie attends the official entry of the Army Commander (General Horne) in Grand Place, Mons, after which he attended an "At Home" given by the 3rd Canadian Division in the afternoon, Friday, 15th November 1918.   This version of Canada's Hundred Days

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Thursday, 14th November 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 99

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: Canada's Hundred Days - 99.   As Canada's Hundred Days is about to end, troops have already begun to march to assembly areas for the March to the Rhine - The Allied Occupation of Germany.  Formal ceremonies for the Canadian Corps are to be held in Grand Place, Mons tomorrow.  Allied POWs are released and begin to reach the former front lines, Thursday, 14th November 1918.   61st Field Battery, C.F.A., C.D.A., C.E.F.   Lt Virtue 61st Field Ba

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