First World War Veterans of Guysborough County: “Valcartier Boys”

The next installment of the Bruce MacDonald’s First World War Veterans of Guysborough County has been posted.

“After more than four years researching and writing detailed accounts of First World War Guysborough County soldiers’ experiences, I have decided that it is time to take this blog in a new direction. Several reasons have prompted this decision. First and foremost, having covered most of the major battalions and units with whom Guysborough County individuals served, it is a challenge to locate new and different stories to tell. Should such a possibility arise in future, I will indeed pursue it.

“For the time being, however, this is the first of what I hope will be a series of posts that reflect a new direction. That brings me to the second reason for the change in focus—the fact that we are quickly approaching the one hundredth anniversary of events that are particularly relevant to the experiences of Guysborough County’s First World War military personnel.

“One such example is the formation of the 193rd Battalion, authorized on January 27, 1916 as the “Cumberland Highlanders” and headquartered in Truro, NS. The 193rd became part of the newly created Nova Scotia Highland Brigade on February 23, 1916.”

…To continue reading, visit First World War Veterans of Guysborough County.

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