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Long in the tooth
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Icon 1 posted 08 May 2021 13:45
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Just to add a few points about the 2nd Bn CEF - it was formed of men from Ottawa, Peterborough and Cornwall. During one of the major gas attacks in 1915/16 it held the right of the line while many allied units broke. For the remainder of the war it was known as The 'Iron' battalion.
One of its members, a Major Learmont, won the VC (posthumously) while commanding the unit and being wounded FOUR SEPARATE times.
The unit's war colours are laid up in St John's Anglican church in Peterborough ON. (IIRC)
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Now my question is, were can I find a nominal role for the 2nd! Would the Archives in Ottawa hold these, if these even exist?
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Icon 1 posted 08 May 2021 19:05
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Try the archives for a Sailing Roll of the 2nd. If that does not work try for a Pt II Order. If that does not work I understand that CP Ships used to publish lists of soldiers going overseas.
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Icon 1 posted 17 May 2021 11:12
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Vol. 8 issues 11 and 12 of the magazine Esprit de Corps has some history of the 2nd Bn. The information is extracted from a book written by Larry Gray called We Are The Dead, published by General Store Publishing House. The book is about men from Carleton Place who served in WW I.
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For more stories on the 2nd Bn CEF visit this web site; http://www.fylde.demon.co.uk/arnott1.htm#Background
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