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Acland’s Diary September-November 1914….

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

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Peregrine Acland…

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.

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Peregrine Acland’s Medal Group….

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

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All Else is Folly 1st UK signed by Acland…

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

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Photographs of Valcartier Camp by J.A. Millar, 1915….

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

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Arbor….

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

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The Great War As I Saw It by Canon Scott 2nd Edition Dust Jacket….

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

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