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World War 1: The 9th Battalion in Shorncliffe (Part 6)

This is the sixth post in a series about a group of World War 1 soldiers from Mill Village, Nova Scotia who all enlisted for the 209th Battalion in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. For full context and more information about the… Continue Reading →

World War 1: the 209th’s Journey and Arrival Overseas (Part 5)

This is the fifth post in a series about a group of World War 1 soldiers from Mill Village, Nova Scotia who all enlisted for the 209th Battalion in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. For full context and more information about the… Continue Reading →

World War 1: the 209th Waiting in Digby (Part 4)

This is the fourth post in a series about a group of World War 1 soldiers from Mill Village, Nova Scotia who all enlisted for the 209th Battalion in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. For full context and more information about the… Continue Reading →

World War 1: The 209th Training at Camp Hughes (Part 3)

This is the third post in a series about a group of World War 1 soldiers from Mill Village, Nova Scotia who all enlisted for the 209th Battalion in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. For full context and more information about the… Continue Reading →

World War 1: the 209th Waiting in Swift Current (Part 2)

This is the second post in a series about a group of World War 1 soldiers from Mill Village, Nova Scotia who all enlisted for the 209th Battalion in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. For full context and more information about the… Continue Reading →

World War 1: The Mill Village Boys (Part 1)

On the 100th year anniversary of the Great War battles that defined Canada as a nation, I am remembering my great great uncle, Samuel Maxwell McKinnon and the friends who surrounded him. He’s one of my favourite family members to… Continue Reading →

Remembrance

Toronto is a city that takes its military history seriously. As such, the Remembrance Day ceremonies in the city are planned well in advanced, feature special guests, attract tons of remember-ers, and are (frankly) impressive. I’m sure the only difference… Continue Reading →

Remembering Max

Over the next few months U-boats sank a total of 44 ships in Canadian waters with the loss of only two U-boats. The Gulf of St. Lawrence was found to be the richest hunting ground and during what became known… Continue Reading →

Nana

It’s taken me a while to grasp the news that my Nana passed away; and, I suspect it will take even longer to fully comprehend that she’s no longer occupying space somewhere on Earth. Perhaps that’s the hardest part. It’s… Continue Reading →

Goodbye Nanny

My Nanny died an hour ago. Her kidneys failed and she was given only a few days to live. My Mom, Dad, and Debbie were with her until the very end. I am really glad that I got a chance… Continue Reading →

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