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


ejwalshe

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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 Canadian Corps Commander, Lieutenant-General Sir Arthur Currie salutes the men of the 2nd Canadian Division at Bonn on the official end of The March to the Rhine, 13th December 1918.

 

A/Bbdr Richard Francis Walshe of the 61st Field Battery, 14th Brigade C.F.A., will cross the Hohenzollern Bridge at Cologne in a downpour, at 10h15 Friday, 13th December 1918.

 

61st Field Battery
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Lt Virtue 61st Field Battery
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60th Field Battery
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Charlie McTague's letter home after Jack McTague's death
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