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3rd Canadian Division


Ken Wayman

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Hi

Could anyone tell me where 3rd Canadian Division was located in early April 1916 please?

Much obliged.

Ken

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The War Diary says they took over the Hooge- Zillebeke area from the British 24th Division from 18 March. They were still in that area in early April. No idea if this link will work but all Canadian war diaries are online so easy to search through.

http://data4.collectionscanada.gc.ca/netac...amp;r=2&f=G

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Ken, are you researching any particular units of the 3rd Canadian Division?

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That's brilliant, Jeremy! Many thanks!

Ken

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Hi

Bit of a convoluted story!

I'm searching for a 'missing' war memorial that dropped below the radar when an old school was demolished. The new school builders did not see fit to accommodate the beautiful alabaster memorial to sixty-odd lads from a local school. Efforts are being made to locate the memorial (a possible storage place has been suggested) and, if successful, to find an appropriate resting-place for it where the community may view it.

In the meantime, I'm researching the lads on the memorial (I have an old photo that is sufficiently readable) and one of them was a gunner in 94th Battery, 18 Brigade, RFA. The brigade was part of 3rd 'Lahore' Indian Division while it was on the Western Front but in late 1915 the division went to Mesopotamia though the artillery remained in France. On 30th March 1916 the brigade joined 3rd Canadian Division and on 10th April Gunner Bertie Gill was mortally wounded, eventually dying on 27th April.

So the link is rather tenuous but does exist!!

All the best

Ken

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The War Diary for the 18th Bde RFA (Lahore Div) for April 1916 is online with the Canadian War Diaries; it starts here, http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/e/e064/e001575889.jpg you can work through it page by page by increasing the last digit in the url by 1.

The entry for the April 10th is on this page

http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/e/e064/e001575894.jpg

Hope this helps

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That is absolutely first class!

Many thanks.

Ken

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