A Miscellany

Lest We Forget

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
"Did you know the ridge was taken when you fell? Could you have died aware of the importance of the victory wrought by you and your fellow soldiers of the Canadian Corps?"

Vimy Memorial
"I have never seen an area as shattered and reshaped by high explosive as the fields around the Vimy Memorial. It is hard to imagine walking easily across them now, with a grassy surface, good footwear and no heavy pack."

Dieppe Cemetery
Each Canadian headstone is adorned by an engraved, stylized, maple leaf (those of British soldiers have their Regimental, Corps or Service crest). Below is the soldier's name, rank and regiment.

The Great War

Raids (1933); by "Kultus Nanich"; Canadian Defence Quarterly, Apr, 1933

Ludendorff on Clerking (1917); Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Vol. LXX, Feb to Nov, 1925

Canadian Officer Training Syllabus (1917); by a Special Correspondent; Infantry Journal; The United States Infantry Association; Vol, XIII, part 2, Nov, 1916, to Jun, 1917

The Tragedy of the Last Bay (1927); by Bill White, The Connecting File (regimental journal of The Royal Canadian Regiment), Vol. VI, No. 3, September, 1927

Pigeons in the Great War; by Lieutenant-Colonel A.H. Osman, O.B.E.; Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Vol. LXXII, Feb to Nov, 1927

The Trench Magazine (1928); by Captain W. W. Murray, M.C., R. of O.; Canadian Defence Quarterly, Vol. V, Oct 1927 to July 1928

Billets and Batman (1933); by "Nobby"; Canadian Defence Quarterly, Vol. XI, No. 1, October, 1933

Some Notes on Shell Shock (1935); by Major P. R. Bolus, Royal Army Medical Corps; Canadian Defence Quarterly; Vol. XII, No. 3, April, 1935

Regimental System

Wasted Time in Regimental Soldiering (1936); by Lieutenant G.W. Lathbury; Journal of the Royal United Services Institution, VOL. LXXXI, Feb to Nov, 1936

THE REGIMENT (1946); by Lieut.-Colonel R.J.A. Kaulback, D.S.O., p.s.c.; Journal of the Royal United Services Institution, Vol. XCI, Feb to Nov, 1946

The Case for the Regimental System (1951); by Lieut.-Colonel B.E. Fergusson, D.S.O., O.B.E.; Journal of the Royal United Services Institution, Vol. XCVI, Feb to Nov, 1951

Regimental Tradition in the Infantry (1951); by Major C.E. Jarvis; Journal of the Royal United Services Institution, Vol. XCVI, Feb to Nov, 1951

Tactics and Training

Tactical Training in the British Army (1901); by "Outsider"; The United Service Magazine, Vol. XXIII, New Series, Apr to Sep 1901

The Promotion and Examination of Army Officers (1903); by "Viator" The United Service Magazine, Vol. XXVIII, New Series, Oct 1903 to March 1904

The "Man-in-the-Dark" Theory of Infantry Tactics and the "Expanding Torrent" System of Attack, by Captain B.H. Lidell-Hart, K.O.Y.L.I.

The Soldier's Pillar of Fire by Night; The Need for a Framework of Tactics (1921), by Captain B.H. Liddell-Hart, A.E.C., published in the Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Vol. LXVI, Feb to Nov, 1921

Section Leading; A Guide for the Training of Non-Commissioned Officers as Commanders and Rifle Sections, 1928 (PDF)

The Training of the Infantry Soldier (1929), by Major J.M. Milling, M.C., p.s.c., published in the Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Vol;. LXXIV, Feb to Nov, 1929

Modern Infantry Discipline (1934), by a "Field Officer," published in the Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Vol. LXXIX, Feb to Nov 1934

A Defence of Close-Order Drill (1934): A Reply To "Modern Infantry Discipline", by Major M. K. Wardle, D.S.O., M.C., The Leicestershire Regiment, published in the Journal of the Royal United Service Instutution, Vol. LXXIX, Feb to Nov, 1934

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Discipline and Personality (1925); by Sergt.-Major Instructor E.J. Simon, R.C.R.; Canadian Defence Quarterly, Vol. II, No. 3 April, 1925

The Necessity of Cultivating Brigade Spirit in Peace Time (1927); by Colonel A.T. Hunter, V.D., LL.B., R. of O.; Canadian Defence Quarterly, Vol. V, Oct 1927 to Jul 1928

The Human Element In War (1927); by Major-General Charles P. Summerall, Chief of Staff of the US Army; Royal United Service Institution, Vol. LXXII, Feb to Nov 1927

Morale And Leadership (1929); by Flight Lieutenant E. J. Kingston-McCloughry, D.S.O., D.F.C., R.A.F., Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Vol. LXXIV, Feb to Nov, 1929.

The Sergeant-Major (1929); by Major T.J. Edwards, late Somerset Light Infantry; Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Vol. LXXIV, Feb to Nov 1929

The Essence Of War (1930); by Captain B. H. Liddell Hart; Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Vol. LXXV, Feb to Nov, 1930.

Looks or Use? (1931); by Major B.L.M. Burns, M.C., p.s.c., Royal Canadian Engineers; Canadian Defence Quarterly, Vol. IX, No. 1; October, 1931

The Colours (1932); by T. Vicary; The Connecting File (regimental journal of The Royal Canadian Regiment), Vol. XI, No. 2, April, 1932

Personality in Leadership (1934); by Major T. V. Scudamore, V.D., F.R.G.S., The British Columbia Regiment; Canadian Defence Quarterly; Vol. Xl, No. 2 January, 1934

Practical Examination; Promotion to Colonel N.P.A.M. (1936), Canadian Defence Quarterly, Vol. XIV, No. 1, October, 1936

Company Training (1937); by Major E.R. Mahony, Irish Guards; Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Vol. LXXXII, Feb to Nov 1937

Lament of a Colonel's Lady (1938); by: Sally Lang Letson; Canadian Defence Journal, Vol. XV, No. 4, July, 1938

Morale (1950); by Lt.-Col. J.G. Shillington, D.S.O.; Journal of The Royal United Service Institution, Vol. XCV, Feb to Nov, 1950

War Diaries—Good, Bad and Indifferent; Col C.P. Stacey, OBE, Canadian Army Journal, Vol. 4, No. 3, Summer 1950

Catchwords – The Curse and the Cure (1953); by Maj C.H. Lithgow, The RCR, Canadian Army Journal, Vol. 6, No. 6, Jan 1953

Duelling in the Army; By Captain F.L. Jones, Late The Irish Regiment of Canada, Canadian Army Journal, Vol. VII,I No. 4, October 1954

Exercise DASH, A Jump Story (1954); by Anonymous; The Connecting File; The Regimental Journal of The Royal Canadian Regiment, Spring and Summer 1954

The Man Who Wore Three Hats—DOUBLE ROLE; By Frank Robb, Canadian Army Journal, Vol. VIII, No. 1, January 1954

Some Notes on Military Swords; By Commander K.E. Grant, RCN; Canadian Army Journal, Vol. XII, No. 2, April 1958

The Old Defence Quarterly (1960); By Lieut.-Col. H.F. Wood, CD, Deputy Director, Historical Section, Army Headquarters, Ottawa, Canadian Army Journal, Vol. XIV, No. 2, Spring 1960

Military History For All (1962); By Major W. K. Stirling, 1st Battalion, PPCLI; Canadian Army Journal, Vol XVI, No. 1, Winter 1962

Notes for Visiting Generals (1963); by "T2"; The Army Quarterly and Defence Journal, Vol. LXXXVI, April 1963 and July 1963

Hints to General Staff Officers (1964); By By Lieut.-Col. C.H.A. East, Royal Australian Infantry, Canadian Army Journal, Vol. XVIII, No. 1, 1964

Notes for Young TEWTISTS (1966); by "T2"; The British Army Review, No. 22, April 1966

THE P.B.I. (1970); by Major-General H. Essame, C.B., D.S.O., M.C.; The Army Quarterly and Defence Journal, Volume C, April and July, 1970

Standing Orders for Army Brides (1973); by Margaret Beath; The British Army Review, No. 43, April 1973

The Time Safety Factor (1978), Brigadier P.J. Norton; Defence Force Journal; A Journal of the Australian profession of Arms; July/August, 1978

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The Winter Clothing of British Troops in Canada, 1848-1849; by John Gilinsky; Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research; Vol. LIV, Winter 1976, No. 220

Notes On The Canadian Militia (1886); By a Foreign Correspondent of Council, Journal of the Military Service Institution of the United States, Vol. VII., No. XXVIII, December, 1886.

The Complete Kit of the Infantry Officer (1901); By a Foreign Correspondent of Council, Journal of the Military Service Institution of the United States, Vol. VII., No. XXVIII, December, 1886.

The Canadian Militia System (1901); by Major F.G. Stone, R.G.A., p.s.c.; The United Service Magazine, Vol. XXIII, New Series, Apr 1901 to Sep 1901

The Infantry Militia Officer of To-day and His Problems (1926); by O.N.E., The Connecting File (regimental journal of The Royal Canadian Regiment), Vol. V, No. 4, December, 1926

Personality in Leadership (1934); by Major T.V. Scudamore, V.D., F.R.G.S.; Canadian Defence Quarterly, Vol. XI, No. 2 Jan, 1934

British Regular Army in Canada; by Colonel G.R. Pearkes, V.C., D.S.O., M.C., p.s.c.; Canadian Defence Quarterly, Vol. XII, No. 4, Jun, 1935

Re-Armament in the Dominions – Canada (1939); Journal of the Royal United Service Instituition, Vol. LXXXIV, Feb to Nov, 1939

Battle Honours (1957); by Major T.J. Edwards, M.B.E., F.R.Hist.S.; The Army Quarterly, Vol. LXXII, Jan, 1957

Defence: The Great Canadian Fairy Tale (1972); by: Sustainer; British Army Review, No. 71, August 1986

The Pig (1986); by: Colonel Strome Galloway, E.D., C.D.; The Army Quarterly and Defence Journal, Vol. 102 (Oct 1971 to July 1972)

Perpetuation of CEF Units
As the end of the Great War became a realistic possibility, the Canadian Government knew that it would have to resolve the dilemma of maintaining the memory of the achievements and successes of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

Recommended Reading
This recommended reading list was started as a result of a discussion on the Canadian Army Mailing List hosted by the (Unofficial) Canadian Army Home Page. It is by no means exclusive or complete.

The Frontenac Times
In memory of the dedicated few who struggled to publish the Wipers Times and all similar papers, I wrote, edited and published "The Frontenac Times" a 4-page weekly newssheet for the amusement of my fellow sufferers at the hands of our Directing Staff at the Canadian Army's staff college (CLFCSC).

In Praise of Infantry
"Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman."

Naval Toast of the Day
Naval Toasts of the Day

Military Quotes

Toasts in the Army (1948)

Duties of the CSM and CQMS (1942)

Standing Orders for the Fortress of Halifax, N.S.; 1908

Boer War Battles
Notes on Boer War Engagements; requested engagement names were; Leliefontein, Israel’s Poort, Sunnyside Kopje, Dornkop, and Kalkheuwel Pass

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Medals and Badges

Medals and Badges - Fakes and Copies

C.A.R.O. No. 6719 - Campaign Stars, Clasps, The Defence Medal and the War Medal 1939-45
"His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to approve the institution of The War Medal 1939-45 and changes in the time qualification for the Campaign Stars and The Defence Medal as set out hereunder."

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Researching Canadian Soldiers of the First World War

Researching Military Records

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