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117th Eastern Townships Battalion

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Message Number: 91 - Wednesday, March 28, 2018 14:56:24 PDT
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Name:  bernard boyland
Are you a relative of a 117th soldier?:  yes
Do you have any 117th Bn memorabilia?:  no

bernard boyland or barney 748170 joined 117 th battn dec 1915 he was sent to canada from liverpool england when he was 9yrs old brought up in windsor mills, family story later confirmed by his eldest son was that he met his brother john boyland my g/father 2/6th kings rifles battn liverpool , while both boxing for their regiments i have kings rifle battn history book and i am trying to find were they may of met up, through out the book there are mentions of canadian forces 2nd canadian battn for one, but i cannot find a link not sure if you can help me or can put me on to someone who can, some place metioned ,armentieres gas attack, st hilaire, passchendale, louches, rue dubois sector houplines pont ballot salient houplines front of langeremarck gommecourt, fampoux, capture of reincourt, cambriai,lens 11 lille and tournai i am just picking some name out hope make sence know it is a long shot but put a end to a great family story,
terry boyland

Message Number: 90 - Tuesday, March 13, 2018 21:37:21 PDT
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Name:  Jeffrey J Aubin
Are you a relative of a 117th soldier?:  Yes
Do you have any 117th Bn memorabilia?:  No

My Grandfather was Napoleon Aubin. He served with the 117th Eastern Townships Overseas Battalion, C.E.F. from January 3, 1916 - July 21, 1919.

I just stumbled on all the information tonight along with your site. I hate that I found this when you are ready to shut it down. I have a picture of my grandfather in uniform if you're interested for any historical purpose.

Jeff Aubin

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Message Number: 88 - Thursday, November 9, 2017 06:06:03 PDT
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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.

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?


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

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
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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

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.