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Vincent, Ernest Charles

  • Person
  • 1897-1919

Ernest Charles Vincent was born in Fairvale, King's County, New Brunswick 6 May 1897. He lived on Saint Andrew Street, Saint John. He enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force 20 January 1916, he was 19 years of age. Prior to enlistment he had worked as a clerk. He was in the 115th Battalion. Ernest embarked from Halifax, Nova Scotia, 23 July 1916 on the SS Olympic. He was promoted to Corporal 21 January 1916. He was further promoted to Sergeant 8 July 1916. He received his final promotion to Lieutenant 25th March 1917. He was discharged in 1918 and returned to Canada.

Wood, James

  • Person
  • 1914-1918

G234 Cpl Wood JC ,Sussex New Brunswick - The 55th Battalion (New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island), CEF, was authorized on 7 November 1914 and embarked for Britain on 30 October 1915, where it provided reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field until 6 July 1916, when its personnel were absorbed by the 40th Battalion (Nova Scotia), CEF. The battalion was disbanded on 21 May 1917. The 104th Battalion, CEF, was authorized on 22 December 1915 and embarked for Britain on 28 June 1916, where it provided reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field until 24 January 1917, when its personnel were absorbed by the 105th Battalion (Prince Edward Island Highlanders), CEF. The battalion was disbanded on 27 July 1918.

Wood, James Clarence

  • Person
  • 1918 =1958

James Clarence Wood born 13 September 1918 Sussex Corner, New Brunswick enlisted with the Canadian Armed Forces 09 July 1940, 4th Canadian Regiment (8th Princess Louise NB Hussars). His theaters of service Canada, United Kingdom, Central Mediterranean Area and Continental Europe. He was discharged to return to Civil Life 14th of August,1945 Fredericton New Brunswick. James received the 1939-1949 Star, Italy Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal with clasp and War Volunteer Service Medal 1939-45 (war service records 8th October 1958

Yeomans, Isobel

  • Person
  • 2005

Isobel Yeomans is the wife of the late Colby Yeomans, whose uncle, Irvine Yeomans, was the Sergeant Major of A Squadron of the 8th Canadian Hussars. Her husband Colby was a member of the Association of 8th Canadian Hussars. He served 32 years in various regiments and in varied geographic locations with the Canadian Forces and the United Nations.

Zinc, Darrell

  • Corporate body
  • 1908:1932;1933

The Canadian Expeditionary Force was mostly volunteers, as conscription was not enforced until the end of the war when call-ups began in January 1918 (see Conscription Crisis of 1917). Ultimately, only 24,132 conscripts arrived in France before the end of the war.Canada was the senior Dominion in the British Empire and automatically at war with Germany upon the British declaration. According to Canadian historian Dr. Serge Durflinger at the Canadian War Museum, popular support for the war was found mainly in English Canada. Of the first contingent formed at Valcartier, Quebec in 1914, 'fully two-thirds were men born in the United Kingdom'. By the end of the war in 1918, at least 'fifty per cent of the CEF consisted of British-born men'. Recruiting was difficult among the French-Canadian population, although one battalion, the 22nd, who came to be known as the 'Van Doos', was French-speaking ("Van Doo" is an approximate pronunciation of the French for "22" - vingt deux) Private Joseph Pappin, 130 Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force.[3] To a lesser extent, several other cultural groups within the Dominion enlisted and made a significant contribution to the Force including aboriginals of the First Nations, Black Canadians as well as Black Americans.[4] The CEF eventually numbered 260 numbered infantry battalions, two named infantry battalions (The Royal Canadian Regiment and Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry), 13 mounted rifle regiments, 13 railway troop battalions, 5 pioneer battalions, as well as numerous ancillary units including field and heavy artillery batteries, ambulance, medical, dental, forestry, labor, tunneling, cyclist, and service units.A distinct entity within the Canadian Expeditionary Force was the Canadian Machine Gun Corps. It consisted of several motor machine gun battalions, the Eaton's, Yukon, and Borden Motor Machine Gun Batteries, and nineteen machine gun companies. During the summer of 1918, these units were consolidated into four machine gun battalions, one being attached to each of the four divisions in the Canadian Corps.The Canadian Corps with its four infantry divisions comprised the main fighting force of the CEF. The Canadian Cavalry Brigade also served in France. Support units of the CEF included the Canadian Railway Troops, which served on the Western Front and provided a bridging unit for the Middle East; the Canadian Forestry Corps, which felled timber in Britain and France, and special units which operated around the Caspian Sea, in northern Russia and eastern Siberia.

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