“Three Hearty Cheers”: The HMCS Saguenay at the Vimy Pilgrimage

Today on the blog we’re doing something a little bit different. The Tri-couleur flag shown above comes from the collections of the Naval Museum of Halifax, and it has a great backstory.  Continue reading ““Three Hearty Cheers”: The HMCS Saguenay at the Vimy Pilgrimage”

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For “Those who wait and wonder”: The Canadian Memorial Cross

Memorial Cross to the family of R. Elliott 464136.
Pte Robert Elliott, 14th Battalion [Memorial Cross to the family of R. Elliott 464136. Collections CCGW/CCGG]
We featured this silver Memorial Cross, given to the mother of Private Robert Elliot of the 14th Battalion, as part of our Centennial Feature for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Thiepval Ridge. Elliot was killed on 28 September 1916 when the battalion tried to take Kenora Trench. He was listed as missing and his body was never found. Continue reading “For “Those who wait and wonder”: The Canadian Memorial Cross”