Tag Archives: Peregrine Acland
In the Peregrine Acland Fonds at Library & Archives Canada, there is a small envelope containing about seven 3″x5″ notes comprising his “diary” en route to England aboard the S.S. Megantic with the 1st Canadian Contingent. The first few weeks … Continue reading
Peregrine Acland, 1914. I believe this photo was taken in Toronto prior to the 1st Canadian Division’s departure in late September ’14. Housed in the 48th Highlanders Museum, Toronto.
Peregrine Acland’s Medal Group. From left to right: Military Cross, 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, and the Victory Medal with clasp. The clasp on the Victory Medal, i.e., the oak leaf cluster, indicates the recipient was Mentioned in Despatches. Housed … Continue reading
On the 17th April Alan Hewer over at Great War Dust Jackets wrote: I last saw Acland’s ‘All Else is Folly’ in John Marrin’s Catalogue no.48 where it was priced at £85. I failed to buy it then as I … Continue reading
In the course of my recent research, I came across a really first-rate blog called On Active Service, devoted primarily to photographs & letters of Canadian and British soldiers of the First World War. This chap’s Tumblr feed also covers … Continue reading
In a previous post about Peregrine Acland’s time at the University of Toronto, I mentioned that he was part of a group of undergraduates who published a small literary magazine called Arbor. Volume 1, Number 1 was issued in February … Continue reading
One of the sub-genres of the literature of the Great War that is beginning to exert its pull upon me is the writing of padres, chaplains, ministers, priests, lay-preachers, and ah…other associated sky-pilots. As a child, my religious instruction was … Continue reading