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Note: This blog was formerly maintained under topic Canadian Field Artillery - 61st Battery 14th Brigade, begun by Steve Bodie on 20 April 2009.

The last post in the former topic was on 12 February 2018.

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ejwalshe

26 April 1918

5th Divisional Artillery
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14th Brigade C.F.A.
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60th Field Battery
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61st Field Battery
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Lt A.G. Virtue
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ejwalshe

25 April 1918

5th Divisional Artillery
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14th Brigade C.F.A.
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60th Field Battery
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61st Field Battery
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Lt A.G. Virtue
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IWM Q10987 Marks caused by shell splinters on the exterior of the east end of the Amiens Cathedral, 25 April 1918
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ejwalshe

22 April 1918

5th Divisional Artillery
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14th Brigade C.F.A.
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60th Field Battery
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61st Field Battery
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22 April 1918 British Labour Corps workers over grave of Manfred von Richtofen (National Library of
Australia)
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22 April 18  IWM Q10916 The procession on its way to the cemetery - No 3 Squadron Australian Flying
Corps Bertangles 22 April 1918
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22 April 18  IWM Q10917 The funeral procession of Rittmeister Manfred von Richthofen at Bertangles
- No 3 Squadron Australian Flying Corps.
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22 April 18  IWM Q10919 The service at the graveside No 3 Squadron Australian Flying Corps
Bertangles.
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22 April 18  IWM Q10920 Officers lowering the coffin into the grave No 3 Squadron Australian Flying
Corps Bertangles.
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22 April 18  IWM Q 10921 Australians firing a volley at the graveside No 3 Squadron Australian
Flying Corps Bertangles.
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22 April 18  IWMQ 10922 Air mechanics filling up the grave No 3 Squadron Australian Flying Corps
Bertangles.
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22 April 18  IWMQ 10923 Four officers placing wreaths from British Squadrons on the grave
Bertangles.
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22 April 18  IWMQ 10924 The remains of Rittmeister Manfred von Richthofen's wrecked Fokker Triplane
and his two Spandau machine-guns Bertangles - Salved by No 3 Squadron Australian Flying Corps.
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22 April 18  IWM Q 10928 The two Spandau machine-guns from Rittmester Manfred von Richthofen's
wrecked Fokker Triplane being examined by officers of No 3 Squadron Australian Flying Corps at
Bertangles.
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22 April 18  IWMQ 10929 Officers and NCOs of No 3 Squadron Australian Flying Corps examine the
battered remains of Baron Manfred von Richthofen's aircraft at Poulainville aerodrome in April
1918.
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Comment:  What can you say about the world's most famous airman, the legendary "Red Baron"?  Not many know about him today, so calling him the most famous, legendary, or greatest pilot of all-time has a hollow ring to it when the person you are talking to has no idea who he was.  Respect.  His adversaries had plenty of it for him, as did he for them.  He was a Knight of the Skies.  After downing one of his most-feared adversaries, he flew over the funeral of this Commonwealth pilot the next day, and dropped a bouquet.  Today, I will be in Südfriedhof Wiesbaden, to pay my respects to the man who, for me, represents every German soldier of The Great War.

 

ejwalshe

21 April 1918

5th Divisional Artillery
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14th Brigade C.F.A.
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60th Field Battery
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61st Field Battery
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Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (b. 2 May 1892 – d. 21 April 1918)

 

ejwalshe

20 April 1918

5th Divisional Artillery
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14th Brigade C.F.A.
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61st Field Battery
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Q61329 British troops in the Rue de l'Eglise at Mailly-Maillet, 20 April 1918
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Late again...forgot after petting the Guardhouse Monkey in Mons yesterday.
 

ejwalshe

19 April 2018

5th Divisional Artillery
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14th Brigade C.F.A.
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61st Field Battery
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28C south of Cambrai yesterday, 18 April 2018.

 

ejwalshe

15 April 1918

5th Divisional Artillery
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14th Brigade C.F.A.
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60th Field Battery
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61st Field Battery
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Lt A.G. Virtue
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IWM Q6533 The destroyed township of Bailleul immediately prior to its capture by the German Army, 15 April 1918.
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My apologies for tardiness once again...getting to my first cemetery before dawn each day makes me forget this task.


 

ejwalshe

14 April 1918

5th Divisional Artillery
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14th Brigade C.F.A.
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60th Field Battery
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61st Field Battery
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Lt A.G. Virtue
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ejwalshe

13th April

5th Divisional Artillery
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14th Brigade C.F.A.
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60th Field Battery
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61st Field Battery
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Lt A.G. Virtue
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13 Apr 18 IWM Q 8778 French troops passing through Caestre to reinforce the British front 13 April 1918.
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ejwalshe

12 April 1918


5th Divisional Artillery
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14th Brigade C.F.A.
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55th Field Battery
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Driver John Stanislaus McTague
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60th Field Battery
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66th Field Battery
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61st Field Battery
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Lt A.G. Virtue
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ejwalshe

9 April 1918

5th Divisional Artillery
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14th Brigade C.F.A.
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60th Field Battery
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61st Field Battery
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Question:  Are there anniversaries in a war?


 

ejwalshe

8 April 1918

5th Divisional Artillery
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14th Brigade C.F.A.
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60th Field Battery
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61st Field Battery
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Lt A.G. Virtue
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ejwalshe

7 April 1918

5th Divisional Artillery
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14th Brigade C.F.A.
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60th Field Battery
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61st Field Battery
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Lt A.G. Virtue
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IWM Q11584 Lieutenant J B McDowell, British official cameraman, filming the town of Amiens, 7 April 1918
Note a clear view of the Cathedral Original.
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ejwalshe

6 April 1918

5th Divisional Artillery
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14th Brigade C.F.A.
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60th Field Battery
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John Stanislaus McTague
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61st Field Battery
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Lt A.G. Virtue
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ejwalshe

John Turnbull Wood 1260430

John Wood was born on October 15, 1887 in Hawick, Scotland, son Of Mrs. W. Robson, Of Cowichan Bay, British Columbia. Not much is known about his early life or other family members. As a young man, John immigrated to Canada, where he settled in Victoria, British Columbia with his aunt and uncle. At time of enlistment, he was single and employed as a motorman. On April 12, 1916, John Wood enlisted with the 15th Brigade Canadian Field Artillery. Bombardier Wood arrived in England on September 22, 1916, and remained in England until embarking for France on August 20, 1917. Upon arrival in France, he was taken on strength by the 61st Battery CFA out of Lethbridge, Alberta. He would serve with the 61st Battery for the next seven months, seeing action throughout France and Belgium. On April 5, 1918, Bombardier Wood was killed in action near Arras. He was laid to rest at Ecoivres Military Cemetery. John Wood was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal. His mother, Mrs. W. Robson received the Memorial Cross and death plaque in honour of her son.

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ejwalshe

5 April 1918

5th Divisional Artillery
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14th Brigade C.F.A.
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60th Field Battery
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61st Field Battery
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Lt A.G. Virtue
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ejwalshe

4 April 1918

5th Divisional Artillery
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14th Brigade C.F.A.
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60th Field Battery
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61st Field Battery
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Lt A.G. Virtue
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