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29th Bn CEF Casualties Vimy Ridge


Terry
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Do any of our Pals know what casualties were suffered by the 29th Battalion at Vimy Ridge 9 April,1917. I have just obtained a single 14-15 star to a lieutenant in this unit who was killed that day.

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I checked Nicholson's text and there is are references on pages 256 & 257 for April 9th but no details on casualties. Have you checked with the CEF Research Group - someone there may have more details:

http://www.cefresearch.com/phpBB2/index.php

Richard of Canada

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I have checked it out, and while the CWGC indicates he died on the 9th, there are indications in the war diary that he was wounded that day and died on the 10th.

Cheers,

Terry

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I have had a copy of Pierre Berton's "Vimy" for years, and this morning I decided to skim through a couple of chapters. There on pages 205-206, I was amazed to find several paragraphs devoted to William McIntyre, the officer whose 1914-15 star I was lucky enough to obtain.

I wonder how many times I read that chapter and never thought that one day I would have McIntyre's star in my collection?

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Terry

It is amazing that you had the information about Lieutenant McIntyre. The letter and account are very poignant.

Kate

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Hi Terry,

 

I just came across this old post and I am so excited to hear about the star!  About 30 years ago, I was out for a walk around my neighbourhood and came across a huge pile of junk on the side of the road.  Someone had cleaned out an attic.  The reason I stopped was that at my feet was a small packet of folded,yellowed papers tied with a black shoelace.  I picked the packet up and discovered that it was a set of letters, written during WWI by a brave, noble young man named William George McIntyre who died at Vimy.  I have been trying for years to piece together information about him.  So I was really excited to hear that you have his star.  Do you have any other information about him?  

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On 28/09/2018 at 08:07, Jeannette said:

Hi Terry,

 

I just came across this old post and I am so excited to hear about the star!  About 30 years ago, I was out for a walk around my neighbourhood and came across a huge pile of junk on the side of the road.  Someone had cleaned out an attic.  The reason I stopped was that at my feet was a small packet of folded,yellowed papers tied with a black shoelace.  I picked the packet up and discovered that it was a set of letters, written during WWI by a brave, noble young man named William George McIntyre who died at Vimy.  I have been trying for years to piece together information about him.  So I was really excited to hear that you have his star.  Do you have any other information about him?  

 

Try posting here as well.

 

http://cefresearch.ca/phpBB3/

 

 

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