18 Aug 2016
27 Aug 1906 Canadian Corps moves south to the Somme.
Sept 1916 Canadian troops move from near Ypres to the
Ref: Legion magazine 8 page bilingual fold out entitled
"Blood in the Mud"
The Battle of the Somme started 1 July 1916.
Timeline on this sheet lists 5 events from the
1500's thru 1907 with the next entry,
4 Aug 1914, "Britain declared war on Germany
meaning Newfoundland was also at war"
Early Settlement present day Ottawa Area. 1816+
Ref: First we were Soldiers- The Long March to Perth
Author is Ron W. Shaw
This book details many aspects of Army life.
Contains much info and well worth a read if interested
in the early days of the British Army, 1800-1850 and
early life in Canada in the Perth, 1816; Richmond, 1818
and Lanark, 1820 Military Settlements.
Will comment further on this book at a latter date.