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117th Eastern Townships Battalion

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Message Number: 88 - Thursday, November 9, 2017 06:06:03 PDT
[IP = 75.98.136.178] -
Name:  Brett McAteer
Are you a relative of a 117th soldier?:  Grandfather was 748022 Corproal Donald Dick
Do you have any 117th Bn memorabilia?:  I have Corproal Dick's bayonette, though it isn't peculiar to the 117th.
Comments:

Corporal Dick's transfer destination is not shown on your site. Is there a way to find out which battalion took him to France and where he may have fought?

Thanks.


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Message Number: 85 - Wednesday, May 17, 2017 13:31:37 PDT
[IP = 108.173.16.227] -
Name:  greg wichman
Are you a relative of a 117th soldier?:  I think so ??
Comments:

My Grand Father was Thomas Habberfield & signed up in Sutton Junction Quebec on 06 Mar 1916.
Reg # 748751

That's all I know

Greg Wichman
Edmonton Alberta


Message Number: 84 - Monday, April 3, 2017 04:58:40 PDT
[IP = 188.39.202.58] -
Name:  Melissa Ford
Are you a relative of a 117th soldier?:  Yes - James Rushbrook was my nan's Brother
Do you have any 117th Bn memorabilia?:  No
Comments:

James was born on the 12th May 1892 in Barking, Essex England, he had a twin sister. My Nan was his oldest sister.
It is now coming up to 100 years that James died 17th April 1917, his headstone states he died on the 16th which is wrong, I have also discovered that his current location, as only been from 1919 and, I will be visiting his first location.
James left England approx. 1912 - would love to known more about his life between this and when he signed up with 117th battalion on the 8th Feb 1916.




Message Number: 83 - Thursday, December 29, 2016 11:54:10 PDT
[IP = 24.222.54.163] -
Name:  Andrews Elizabeth
Are you a relative of a 117th soldier?:  yes
Do you have any 117th Bn memorabilia?:  sorry, no
Comments:

Hello, my connection is thru #748318 Wallace Samuel McCollough's mother, she is my grgr grand aunt. I am very proud of so many of my family who served Canada during the 1st & 2nd WWar, some came back some did not. I haven't been able to find much on Wallace, i have a picture of his headstone from his mother. I checked your photographs but did not find anything, I will keep looking and if I find something I will let you know. Thank you and your wife for the time and consideration you put into this passion. Eliz'th


Message Number: 82 - Private Message

Message Number: 81 - Thursday, February 4, 2016 09:43:54 PDT
[IP = 198.103.184.76] -
Name:  Christopher Galvin, Major
Are you a relative of a 117th soldier?:  NO
Do you have any 117th Bn memorabilia?:  Possibly
Comments:

Hi,The Sherbrooke Hussars sends it warm regards. Keep up the great work!!

Chris


Message Number: 80 - Friday, January 22, 2016 17:40:50 PDT
[IP = 99.199.162.151] -
Name:  Wayne Gardner
Are you a relative of a 117th soldier?:  Yes
Do you have any 117th Bn memorabilia?:  Yes
Comments:

Hi I send you a letter back in 2008 #29 About my Grand Farther Dan Thomas Gardner #749013 Since then I have received his medals I have received his British War Medal and his Victory Medal on witch it has C.M.G.C. Still hoping to get more info some day.
Hope this helps you out. Wayne






Message Number: 79 - Tuesday, January 19, 2016 19:38:44 PDT
[IP = 99.43.45.121] -
Name:  Nick
Are you a relative of a 117th soldier?:  Yes. Great Nephew of Barney Boyland 748170
Do you have any 117th Bn memorabilia?:  No
Comments:

I'm interested in my Great Uncle Barney Boyland life. He migrated to Canada at 11 years old according to his papers he was a farmer and then joined the 117th Eastern township Battalion and served in France in WW1 on the frontline.

Someone has put info about him on this site with a photo of him so I would love to know a little more about him and his life especially after WW1 'ie' did he stay in Canada? Did he go back to Liverpool? have a family? or join the army again?

If any one has any more info please let me know.
Thank you