Thursday, March 24, 2005

24 Mar 1915 - Departure from Winnipeg

Presumably they spent much of the next four and a half months "training and drilling" in and around Winnipeg. Then, on 24 March 1915, they received their final pay packet, shortly before their embarkation for the east coast. The departure was probably accompanied by a parade, such as that shown in the photo below, taking place in the streets of Winnipeg ca. 1915 ...

Photo © and courtesy of Timelinks & the Provincial Archives of Manitoba
Photo © and courtesy of Timelinks & the Provincial Archives of Manitoba

... followed by the departure from the Union Station in Winnipeg.

Photo © and courtesy of Timelinks & the Provincial Archives of Manitoba
Photo © and courtesy of Timelinks & the Provincial Archives of Manitoba

1 Comments:

Anonymous Sara said...

Fascinating Blog, Brett. I really like the way you chose to make entries on days corresponding to your grandfather's experiences 90 years ago. Very effective choice of template. Excellent photographs. ~Sara Mosher~

02 December, 2005 04:13  

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