Sunday, November 30, 2014

War of 1812

War of 1812
30 Nov 2014
There is very little activity until the war is ended on 24 Dec 1814.
Then there is approximately a four year gap until some of the
soldiers who fought in the war started to settle in Goulbourn Twp
as part of the Richmond Military Settlement. During this 'gap'
period I will list those soldiers who eventually settled.
Those who stayed in the settlement will be listed last,
Civilian settlers will come later.

WW1. 1914 - 1918
Will continue with more data on next post as combatants are
getting ready. Its not a nice affair anyways

Friday, November 14, 2014

War of 1812

War of 1812
14 Nov 2014  40 days till Treaty of Ghent

This time of year is when the soldiers head for their winter quarters.
To come is the signing of the peace on 24 Dec 1814 at Ghent.
There will be a battle at New Orleans
The peace treaty will be ratified by the US in Feb 1815
Napoleon will escape from Elba and the 100 days war will start.

WW1    [Review]
28 July 1914.  British Navy ordered to War Bases
10 Aug 1914  Contract placed in Canada for the following;
                       Manufacture of 65,000 pair of boots;  35,000 Caps
                                          15,000 Great Coats;  40,000  Jackets;
                                           33,000 pairs of puttees;  150,000 pairs of Socks
16 Aug 1914  Four British infantry divisions and one cavalry division
                       land in France.
18 Aug 1914  Thousands of men begin arriving at Camp Valcartier
                       near Quebec City
25 Aug 1914  The city of Valenciennes, France falls to German forces
26 Sept 1914  Loading of men, equipment and horses begins at Quebec
3 Oct 1914      First contingent of CEF departs on 4,025 Km trip to England
                       and joins up with 538 soldiers from Nfld.
14 Oct 1914  Large convoy arrives at Plymouth and Devonshire, Eng.
16 Oct 1914  New Zealand expeditionary departs for France.
19 Oct 1914  First battle of Ypres begins.
5 Nov 1914   France and Great Britain declare war on Turkey.
                      Ref; to above, Legion Magazine Insert Nov/Dec 2014 issue


Monday, November 3, 2014

War of 1812

51 Days to go to 24 Dec 1814
War of 1812
The war is winding down in Canada but we will hear from Orleans and Waterloo in the near future.

The 100th will be renumbered the 99th in Feb 1816 but will be referred to, locally,
 as the 100th Reg't.

Oct-Nov 1914
First battle of Ypres
Germany fails to reach the English Channel.
"Two large armies are deadlocked along a 600 mile front. For four years there is little change and
the toll in human casualties grows. By 1917 every continent and all the oceans of the world
are involved.   Ref;

NOTE;    There is a very interesting insert in the Nov/Dec issue of the Legion Magazine.  The
8 page foldout lists a timeline of battles on one side and a map of Europe on the other side.
Also on both sides are little bits of info and so much that the whole of both sides is in English.