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Re: 16th Battalion of the Canadians
« Reply #9 on: Friday 24 November 17 20:48 GMT (UK) »
Here is a link to his service record. It has been entirely digitized by Library and Archives Canada and is free to view. There are 64 pages in total.

It is VERY slow to load.

http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B6274-S011

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Re: 16th Battalion of the Canadians
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 25 November 17 08:59 GMT (UK) »
If he's kilted he's 16th. Canadian Scottish.
Here's the timelime:
15/2/15- Disembarked St. Nazaire.
18/2/15- Caistre (France) in training.
23/2/15- Erquinghem in the trenches.
3/3/15- Rue Petillon in the trenches.
26/3/15- Estaires.
Here on in they are involved in the 1st. Battle of Ypres.
7/4/15- S.E. of Cassel (Ypres salient) in the trenches.
16/4/15-St. Julien in the trenches.
17/4/15- Poelcappelle in the trenches.
21/4/15- Ypres in reserve.
Following the 1st. ever gas attack on the French by the Germans the 16th. Batt. were brought up in support.
22/4/15- St. Julien-attack on German trenches. Taken & consolidated.
For this & other actions in the area a memorial was erected to the Canadians at St. Julien.
27/4/15- St. Jean in the trenches.
29/4/15- Yser canal in trenches.
18/5/15- The Battalion makes it's way back to France to Essars.
Same day they are ordered to attack the "orchard" South of La Quingue Rue (2mls. N.E. of Festubert).
19/5/15- Ordered to attack again but this order was cancelled & patrols were sent out to reconnoitre houses to the South & East of their position.
The patrol to the East suffered 6 casualties so he may be one of those. The other patrol had no casualties.
La Quingue Rue & (what became known as Canadian orchard) can be seen on this 1917 trench map in the bottom left hand corner. (square 28).
http://maps.nls.uk/view/101464708

Many thanks for this -most interesting.
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Re: 16th Battalion of the Canadians
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 25 November 17 09:05 GMT (UK) »
Found his service record, he was wounded on 20/21 May 1915 (dates recorded vary) which eventually resulted in his discharge in March 1916.

MaxD

I now know when was wounded  roughly a week before he wrote to his father. That is a long time before being discharged in 1916.

Thank you once again.
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Re: 16th Battalion of the Canadians
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 25 November 17 09:07 GMT (UK) »
Here is a link to his service record. It has been entirely digitized by Library and Archives Canada and is free to view. There are 64 pages in total.

It is VERY slow to load.

http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B6274-S011

PB

Many thanks for that. Everyone has been so helpful.

cupcake
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Re: 16th Battalion of the Canadians
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 25 November 17 11:16 GMT (UK) »
Looking at their diary again it was no. 1 & no. 3 Coys. of the Batt. that went out on the 20th.
Originally they were meant to go earlier but this was cancelled & they eventually went out at 7.45 pm.
Having achieved their objectives of taking houses at the orchard & South of it they remained there until relieved at 3 am. on the 21st.
So your man would have been with one of these Coys. & wounded by gun/shellfire during the evening of the 20th. either at the orchard or South of it.
Below is a passage from a brief account of what occurred that day:
The positions of the 2nd and 3rd Canadian Brigades and of Canadian medical units. A sketch map from the “War Story of the Canadian Army Medical Corps” by J. George Adami. Online version
20-22 May 1915
The Divisional reliefs take place, without incident. 3rd Canadian Brigade gradually pushes forward and occupies the Orchard (known thereafter as the Canadian Orchard). The Canadian troops report many problems with their standard Ross rifle, which exhibits a tendency to jam.

Also a map of their exact position on the day with medical aid posts indicated.
He would have been taken first to Indian village as this was the nearest & also 3 Bde. HQ.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: 16th Battalion of the Canadians
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 26 November 17 06:58 GMT (UK) »
Looking at their diary again it was no. 1 & no. 3 Coys. of the Batt. that went out on the 20th.
Originally they were meant to go earlier but this was cancelled & they eventually went out at 7.45 pm.
Having achieved their objectives of taking houses at the orchard & South of it they remained there until relieved at 3 am. on the 21st.
So your man would have been with one of these Coys. & wounded by gun/shellfire during the evening of the 20th. either at the orchard or South of it.
Below is a passage from a brief account of what occurred that day:
The positions of the 2nd and 3rd Canadian Brigades and of Canadian medical units. A sketch map from the “War Story of the Canadian Army Medical Corps” by J. George Adami. Online version
20-22 May 1915
The Divisional reliefs take place, without incident. 3rd Canadian Brigade gradually pushes forward and occupies the Orchard (known thereafter as the Canadian Orchard). The Canadian troops report many problems with their standard Ross rifle, which exhibits a tendency to jam.

Also a map of their exact position on the day with medical aid posts indicated.
He would have been taken first to Indian village as this was the nearest & also 3 Bde. HQ.

Thank you so much for all this information, very much appreciated.

cupcake
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Re: 16th Battalion of the Canadians
« Reply #15 on: Friday 01 December 17 18:25 GMT (UK) »
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Re: 16th Battalion of the Canadians
« Reply #16 on: Friday 01 December 17 19:22 GMT (UK) »
See the duplicate post above - cupcake has downloaded his record.

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