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Christmas Truce

If I can add to this: there never was a Truce like the informal one in 1914. But there were many unofficial truces during the war, and not only at Christmas.
kingsgategreen
7:00 AM
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8856

Re: Xmas Truce

Thanks Al, missed that. On 9 February 2016 at 15:18, Al Lloyd swellal@... [21sters]
Nicholas Clarke
Feb 9
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8855

Re: Xmas Truce

From December 21, 1917 until he rejoined the 21st Battalion on February 19, 1918 he was with the CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Calonne Ricouart.
Al Lloyd
Feb 9
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8854

Re: Xmas Truce

Al, Thanks. My reading puts him in the lines for Xmas 1917 (he's discharged for No. 15 CH on 2 Dec. 1917), but I too think this is family lore. On 9 February
Nicholas Clarke
Feb 9
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Re: Xmas Truce

It would seem that this is another family lore story that was fabricated, or possibly misunderstood by the family. He may have repeated the story that he
Al Lloyd
Feb 9
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Re: Xmas Truce

No to year. Arnold Casey (Jamaican-Canadian, to 21st via 77th Bttn reinforcement draft). On 9 February 2016 at 14:13, Al Lloyd swellal@... [21sters]
Nicholas Clarke
Feb 9
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8851

Re: Xmas Truce

Maybe the gentleman was not a 21st'er at the time. Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Bell network. From: Nicholas Clarke clarke.nic@...
Gary Long
Feb 9
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Re: Xmas Truce

Did your friend say what year this was? BTW, what is the soldier's name? ________________________________ From: 21sters@yahoogroups.com
Al Lloyd
Feb 9
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Re: Xmas Truce

Interesting, just had a 21sters descendant tell me that her father said her granddad claimed to have been involved in one. Anecdotes... On 9 February 2016 at
Nicholas Clarke
Feb 9
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8848

Re: Xmas Truce

I have read nothing to indicate there was any kind of truce with the 21st and the Germans Al ________________________________ From: 21sters@yahoogroups.com
Al Lloyd
Feb 9
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8847

Re: Xmas Truce

Not that I can recall. Al?
John P Sargeant
Feb 9
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8846

Xmas Truce

Hello All, Do you have any records/knowledge of the 21st Battalion being involved in any Xmas truce activity? Nic
Nicholas Clarke
Feb 9
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Re: Newest Member David McEachern

John, If you are still around, thank you! Life has not allowed me to follow up for all these years. Yes, this is my Grandfather. Thank you again. David
sixfourwm
Jan 27
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8844

Sidney Joseph Hamilton

Sidney Joseph Hamilton was an original member of the battalion and even though he went to England with them, he was in hospital when the battalion proceeded to
Al Lloyd
Jan 22
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George Hamilton

George Hamilton was an original member of the battalion's "D" Company. He had an unusual wound that I had not seen before in that he was stung by a bee over
Al Lloyd
Jan 21
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