The Road to Vimy Ridge
The War journal of Lt. Percy Sweatman of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (1915-1919) who served in France and Belgium during the First World War.
Percy left Southampton and crossed the English Channel in a small convoy on the night of August 28th. The crossing took just under 12 hours and they arrived in Le Havre, France the next morning before sunrise. “Left Southampton somewhere about 8 or 9 PM for France arriving at Le Havre sometime during the night. … Continue reading Infantry Base Depots – Le Havre, France
Today marks the beginning of a new journey, one in which we will follow the footsteps of a World War One soldier named Percy Sweatman. He served with Canadian during the First World War. During his time serving in the Canadian Expeditionary Force he kept a journal, in which he shared his experiences. He kept … Continue reading Enlisting in the Canadian Expeditionary Force
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