James Reynolds “Were the Carleton Place Boys Safe?”

James Reynolds  “Were the Carleton Place Boys Safe?”




 1 August 1917.
Credit: Imperial War Museum (Q 5935) Photographer: Brooke, John Warwick (Lieutenant)


Sharpe 16






1st Battalion
Background Information–Enlistment of 18 bandsmen as stretcher bearers
RG 24, vol. 856, file HQ 54-21-12-13
Organized at Valcartier Camp in accordance with Camp Order 241 of 2
September 1914 (Copy in RG 24 vol. 1258, file HQ 593-2-1 pt.1).
Composed of recruits from MD 1 (Western Ontario), commanded by
Lieutenant-Colonel F.W. Hill. Other Officers Commanding: F. A. Creighton
(24/1/16) G.C. Hodson (27/6/16).
Embarked from Quebec 25 September 1914 aboard LAURENTIC.
Disembarked in England 14 October 1914.
Strength: 45 officers, 1121 other ranks.
Arrived in France 11 February 1915.
1st Division, 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade.
Reinforced by 4th Canadian Reserve Battalion.
Returned to England 26 March 1919.
Arrived in Canada 21 April 1919.
Demobilized 24 April 1919.
Disbanded by General Order 149 of 15 September 1920.
Brass Band “John Peel” bugle band.
Regimental colours handed over to General Officer Commanding MD 1 on
demobilization, to be deposited in St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, Ont. Colours
were purchased in England before the return of the battalion to Canada.
Perpetuated by the Canadian Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)




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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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