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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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21 June 1918

5th Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade C.F.A.   61st Field Battery   Lt Virtue   MIKAN 3522157 Officers and N.C.O.s of 5th Battery, C.F.A. June, 1918   IWM Q12051 Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a aircraft of No. 85 Squadron at St Omer aerodrome 21 June 1918. The serial numbers shown on the planes are from the front C 1904, D 6851, C 1931, B 7870, C 1928, C 6486  

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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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August 23rd Photos

All Imperial War Museum, Alexander Turnbull Library, and Australian War Memorial photos captured on Friday, 23rd August, 1918. © IWM (Q 6987) Battle of Albert. Ruins of Meaulte taken by the 5th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment (12th Division), on 22 August 1918 (23 August). The pontoons were left behind by the British in March.     © IWM (Q 6988) Battle of Albert. German shell bursting on a building in Meaulte on the day after its capture, 23 August 1918.  

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27 June 1918

5th Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade C.F.A.   61st Field Battery   MIKAN 3522205 The C.O. and some of the original men and N.C.O.s of the 87th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Valhoon. June, 1918   The sinking of HMHS Llandovery Castle on 27th June 1918 was a last-ditch effort by German High Command to bring about an end to The Great War. Like the aeroplane bombings of Canadian and British Hospitals on the Western Front in May 1918, it was hoped the Briti

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20 June 1918

5th Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade C.F.A.   61st Field Battery   MIKAN 3522154 Major Watson and Staff, 4th Canadian Division. June, 1918  

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September 2, 1918 Photos: IWM & AWM

© AWM E03183 "Soldiers from a machine-gun position established in the fighting in the ruins of Péronne, photographed on 2 September 1918." AWME03183 An Australian Lewis gun detachment cover a street in Peronne after the 5th Division captured it on 2/3 September 1918. Two of the men appear to be holding Mills bomb grenades.   © IWM (Q 7030) Battle of the Drocourt-Queant Line. Dead German soldiers in sunken road that was strongly held by machine guns but was taken by the 4th Divisi

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Thursday, 5th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 29

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 7038) British troops at Guillemont, 5 September 1918.   © IWM (Q 7039) Montauban, 5 September 1918.   © IWM (Q 7040) British troops at Combles, 5 September 1918.   © IWM (Q 7041) The Second

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August 9th Photos: Malard Wood, Chipilly Ridge

© IWM Q 48367 A new tractor of the 28th Division being used for hauling long range guns at St. Gilles, 9 August 1918.   © IWM Q 6922 British soldier examining captured German mortars. Malard Wood, 9 August 1918.   © IWM Q 6923 British soldier examining captured German mortars. Malard Wood, 9 August 1918.   © IWM Q 6924 Gunners of the Royal Horse Artillery RHA examining a captured German 77mm field gun and Maxim machine gun. Malard Wood, 9 August 1918.   ©

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August 18th Photos: Imperial War Museum

George Frederick Pratt died in 1918     © IWM Q 6947 Action of Outtersteene Ridge. Signallers, Royal Engineers 9th Division, at an artillery observation post sending back messages about the British creeping barrage. Meteren, 18 August 1918.     © IWM Q 6948 Action of Outtersteene Ridge. Artillery observers watching the progress of the creeping barrage laid down to support the attack of 27th Brigade, 9th Division. Meteren, 18 August 1918.     © IWM Q 6

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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

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Thursday, 29 August 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 22

Library and Archives Canada   5th Canadian Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   Lt Virtue   60th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery - Gunner Bertram Cox     © IWM (Q 7006) Battle of the Scarpe.  Capture of the Greenland Hill by the 51st Division.  Daylight patrol of the 6th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders working forward towards Hausa a

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Friday, 6th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 30

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   © IWM (Q 7044) Second Battle of Bapaume. Dead German soldiers in a sunken lane near Moislains, 6 September 1918.   © IWM (Q 7054) A gun caterpillar-tractor hauli

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Wednesday, 28 August 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 21

Library and Archives Canada   5th Canadian Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   Lt Virtue   William Hew Clark-Kennedy Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St George Croix du Guerre avec Palms (Belgium) Distinguished Service Order Distinguished Service Order First Bar Victoria Cross   MIKAN 3522245 Canadians advancing through swamps of Ri

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August 12th Photos: Imperial War Museum

© IWM Q 9238 King George V visits the III Corps headquarters at St. Gratien, 12 August 1918. This was the British Corps which formed part of the Fourth Army in the Battle of Amiens.   © IWM Q 9239 King George V inspecting the Guard of Honour on his visit to the III Corps headquarters at St. Gratien, 12 August 1918. This was the British Corps which formed part of the Fourth Army in the Battle of Amiens.   © IWM Q 9240 King George V and General John Monash inspecting troops of

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September 1st, 1918 Photos: IWM & AWM

All Imperial War Museum and Australian War Memorial photos captured Sunday, 1st September 1918.   AWM E03104 The 21st Battalion having left the trench to start to go through the village at Mont St Quentin. At 1 a.m. on 1 September 1918, orders were received that the 21st Battalion would not take part in the attack on Mont St Quentin, but would move up to support the 23rd and 24th Battalions. At 9.45 a.m. the battalion moved forward to support the 23rd and 24th Battalions, who rep

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4 August 1918 - 4th Anniversary of The Great War

5th Canadian Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   Lt Virtue   60th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery     100 YEARS AGO TODAY:  The Fourth Anniversary of The Great War Commemoration Service at the 1st Army Headquarters, Le Château de Ranchicourt, Sunday, 4th August, 1918.  General Henry Horne, the Commander of the Army, presiding over Britis

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

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   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, prepar

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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 September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 31

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   MIKAN 3194494  Canadians constructing a bridge across Canal du Nord.  Advance East of Arras.  September, 1918   MIKAN 3383177  Sorting mail at an advanced

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

Library and Archives Canada   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

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Tuesday, 27 August 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 20

Library and Archives Canada   5th Canadian Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   Lt Virtue   55th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   © IWM (Q 7001) Battle of Albert.  The Royal Field Artillery guns and limbers passing a mine crater in the road in front of Warlencourt, 27 August 1918.   © IWM (Q 7002) Royal Artillery gunners sortin

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August 25th Photos: Imperial War Museum

© IWM (Q 7005) Battle of Albert. British soldier tending a wounded horse of the Royal Artillery at Bihucourt, 25 August 1918 (captured on 23 August).   © IWM (Q 7035) Second Battle of the Somme. An armoured car about to start on a reconnaissance near Biefvillers, 25 August 1918.   © IWM (Q 7036) Second Battle of the Somme. Armoured cars setting out on a reconnaissance near Biefvillers, 25 August 1918.   © IWM (Q 8257) Captain R Maude (Assistant Provost Marsh

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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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August 15th Photos: MIKANs

MIKAN 3395609 Lt.-Col. Moshier, Capt. Grant and Capt. Turnbull, 11th Field Ambulance, outside captured German dug-out. August, 1918. o.3801     MIKAN 3397906 German Casualty Clearing Station, captured among other things by Canadians. Battle of Amiens. August, 1918. o.3054     MIKAN 3397907 German field guns captured by Canadians. Amiens. - August, 1918. o.3058     MIKAN 3397908 An American and Canadian soldier near old German transport line. Battle of

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September 2 1918 Photos: MIKAN

MIKAN 3522254 Shell bursting near Canadian Officers during the Canadian advance. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918   MIKAN 3522257 Canadians advancing on the Arras front getting around the Germans' harassing fire. Advance East of Arras. Sept. 2 1918   MIKAN 3522258 12th Brigade Signal Headquarters. Dury. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918   MIKAN 3522259 Canadian Ammunition Column on way to Field Guns. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918   MIKA

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