November 1917: 15th Battalion Fallen & the 104th anniversary of Passchendaele

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Like the Somme in 1916, the offensive at Passchendaele was launched to relieve pressure on the French Army. Operationally, 1917 was a heavy year for the 15th Battalion. The unit had been a first wave assault battalion at Vimy ridge in April and during the intense fighting at Hill 70 in August. When the Canadian […]

November 11, 2021: The Fallen of the 15th Battalion 1914-1921 – Dileas Gu Brath

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During The Great War 1914-1918 the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) lost 61 Officers and 1,406 Non Commissioned Officers and Men Killed in Action, Missing in Action, Died of Wounds or Died of illness. The Fallen are buried in 206 cemeteries in Europe, The United Kingdom and Canada. The Missing are commemorated on the Menin Gate […]

Message from the 15th Battalion’s ‘Man at the Front’

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Time for a catch up on the situation here in France. It has been an interesting ride since April when I last wrote about life in the north of France. Back then we were under curfew and suffering from a somewhat slow roll-out of the various vaccines. We had started with the accepted formula that […]

105th Anniversary Thiepval Ridge 1916

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“They were on The Somme” Between September 1st and October 14th, 1916 the 15th Battalion took part in the Canadian Corps’ offensive on The Somme for which the battalion was awarded the Battle Honours, Somme 1916, Poziers, Thiepval and Ancre Heights. There were three phases in the 15th Battalion’s participation in Somme offensive: September 1-25 […]