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"The Foresters' Scribe: Remembering the Newfoundland Forestry Companies through the First World War letters of Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant John A Barrett.' by Ursula A Kelly




Ursula is John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. This recently published book covers a long neglected subject, that of the Newfoundland Forestry Companies, and their vital role in the Great War effort; it is full of photographs and information covering their time at Craigvinean, Dunkeld, and Drummond Hill, Kenmore. The First Draft of the Newfoundland Forestry Corps' began to arrive at Dunkeld in June 1917. By January, 1918, most of Craivinean Forest had been felled, and in April of that year a move was made to Drummond Hill, Kenmore, where felling went on up to the Armistice and beyond; the companies finally returning to Newfoundland in February, 1919.  I recommend this book; it is an excellent and long-overdue addition to this forgotten aspect of Perthshire's local history."



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