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Pte Edward Guy Wickham was seriously wounded fighting with the 15th Battalion at 2nd Ypres in 1915. 100 years later, to-the-day, his grandson David Fleet and his family attend the centenary commemoration ceremony at the 15th Battalion memorial in St Julian. David, his son Blake and daughter Erica all took an active part in ceremony in memory Pte Edward Wickham

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The Gibson family from Canada visit the grave of their relative Lt Frank Malloch Gibson, 15th Battalion, in Cite Bonjean Cemetery on the centenary of his death at Hill 63 near Ploegsteert, Belgium on 19 Aug 1915. Pipers from Field Marshall Haig’s Own Pipes & Drums and project Team member Simon Godly assisted the family at the small ceremony and conducted them to sites where their ancestor served before his death.

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Members of the Field Marshall Haig’s Pipes & Drums conduct an evening commemoration ceremony at the grave of Pte William Roscoe, No. 1 Company, 15th Battalion CEF who had been killed in action 100 years prior on that day during the battle of 2nd Ypres 25 April 1915.

Centenary ceremony 9 April 2017 Vimy National Memorial. Left to right: European Project Team Leader Simon Godly; LtCol Richard Read (ret) whose father was at Vimy with the 15th Battalion; and Robert Lindsay from Belfast whose grandfather was killed in action with the 15th Battalion on 9 April 1917.

Centenary ceremony 9 April 2017 Vimy National Memorial. Left to right:
European Project Team Leader Simon Godly; LtCol Richard Read (ret)
whose father was at Vimy with the 15th Battalion; and Robert Lindsay from
Belfast whose grandfather was killed in action with the 15th Battalion on
9 April 1917.

Robert Lindsay of Belfast visits the 15th Battalion’s Vimy cross on display at the new Vimy Visitor Education Centre on 8 April 2017 during the Centre’s Official opening. His grandfather’s name, Pte Robert Lindsay ,appears on the cross and he is buried in Nine Elms Cemetery, Thelus.

Robert Lindsay of Belfast visits the 15th Battalion’s Vimy cross on display at the new Vimy Visitor Education Centre on 8 April 2017 during the Centre’s Official opening. His grandfather’s name, Pte Robert Lindsay ,appears on the cross and he is buried in Nine Elms Cemetery, Thelus.

 

Robert Lindsay of Belfast lays a commemorative wreath at the grave of his grandfather Pte Robert Lindsay who was killed in action with the 15th Battalion On 9 April 2017.

Robert Lindsay of Belfast lays a commemorative wreath at the grave of his grandfather Pte Robert Lindsay who was killed in action with the 15th Battalion
On 9 April 2017.

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On 9 April 2017 the town of Annapolis Royal NS re-dedicated the town hall as part of their Vimy 100 commemoration. In May 1923 LtCol CE Bent Officiated at the laying of what was then the new Soldiers & sailors Memorial Hall, the cornerstone of which bears his name. The town invited Members of the Bent family and the 15th Battalion Memorial Project to attend the ceremony. Left to right: the Premier of NS, Bent’s Grandaughter and great gran daughter, Lt Thomas Birchall (ret) 48th Highlanders of Canada and the Mayor of Annapolis Royal.

On 9 April 2017 the town of Annapolis Royal NS re-dedicated the town hall as part of their Vimy 100 commemoration. In May 1923 LtCol CE Bent
Officiated at the laying of what was then the new Soldiers & sailors Memorial Hall, the cornerstone of which bears his name. The town invited
Members of the Bent family and the 15th Battalion Memorial Project to attend the ceremony. Left to right: the Premier of NS, Bent’s
Grandaughter and great gran daughter, Lt Thomas Birchall (ret) 48th Highlanders of Canada and the Mayor of Annapolis Royal.

 

 

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Current members of Masonic Lodge St. Bryde No. 579 from Uddington, Scotland visit and pay respects to fellow Lodge Brother Pte Thomas Robertson, 15th Battalion who died of wounds received at 2nd Ypres in 1915 and was buried in Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, Belgium

15th Battalion Memorial Project Chairman, BGen Greg Young (ret) and relatives of men whose names appear on the Battalion’s Vimy cross. Left to right: Richard Merritt (Pte Orlando Wilcox); Joseph Mclauchlin (Pte J. Owens); and Scott Kean (Pte E. Keen) All were attending the CBC filming of the cross’ return to France for Vimy 100.

15th Battalion Memorial Project Chairman, BGen Greg Young (ret) and relatives of men whose names appear on the
Battalion’s Vimy cross. Left to right: Richard Merritt (Pte Orlando Wilcox); Joseph Mclauchlin (Pte J. Owens); and Scott
Kean (Pte E. Keen) All were attending the CBC filming of the cross’ return to France for Vimy 100.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Members of the family of LTCol C E Bent pose in front of his portrait during the Annual Officer’s Mess Dinner of the 48th Highlanders of Canada in Toronto. May 2012.

Members of the family of LTCol C E Bent pose in front of his portrait during the Annual
Officer’s Mess Dinner of the 48th Highlanders of Canada in Toronto. May 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph McLauchlin speaks to CBC reporters in front of the 15th Battalion’s Vimy Cross at the Regimental museum during the filming of the cross’ return to Vimy, France for the centenary of Vimy ridge. His grand uncle, Pte J. Owens’name appears on the cross and he is buried in Nine Elms Cemetery, Thelus.

Joseph McLauchlin speaks to CBC reporters in front of the 15th Battalion’s Vimy
Cross at the Regimental museum during the filming of the cross’ return to Vimy,
France for the centenary of Vimy ridge. His grand uncle, Pte J. Owens’name appears
on the cross and he is buried in Nine Elms Cemetery, Thelus.