The Essex and Kent Scottish History

18TH BATTALION, CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE
1914-1919

Those interested in learning more about the 18th Battalion are encouraged to search the blog below created by Eric Edwards. Eric's grandfather, William Robb Dewar from Galt, Ontario joined the 18th Battalion as one of the "originals" in 1914 serving in Europe until his final wounding and illness in the summer of 1917. His blog began as a family project but has grown to record and reflect the experiences of all the men of the 18th. Through research, letters, news articles and other sources his blog attempts to reflect some measure of the duty and sacrifice of these men so that we can remember them.

Website: Click Here

Furthermore, if you have information about any of the soldiers that served in the 18th Battalion then please contact Eric to add to the story of these brave men.

Email | ebd.edwards@gmail.com

news & updates

Battlefield Tour 2017

A battlefield tour for serving and past members of the Essex and Kent Scottish, their families and the general public is scheduled for 12 to 23 August 2017. The same tour company that led our tours in 2006 and 2012, Battle Honours Inc, will conduct this tour through England, France and Germany and include the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. See the flyer opposite and the link in the LEFT margin.

Posted August 26, 2016

SEARCHING FAMILY RECORDS

Almost every week we get an inquiry asking for information, photos or military records of past members of the Regiment. This most often concerns veterans of World War II. ALL personal records of members of the Regiment are sent to National Defence Headquarters then on to Library and Archives Canada immediately after release from the Army. Go to the link LIBRARY & ARCHIVES CANADA below or consult the PowerPoint below on how to access military records of family members. Thanks for your cooperation.

Posted December 23, 2015

REGIMENTAL MANUAL UPDATED

The Regimental Manual (Change 7) linked on this Home Page has been approved by the Senate and is the most up-to-date source for customs, dinners and dress.

Comments or suggested changes are most welcome.

Posted August 19, 2016

resources

Historical Research and EK Artifacts - click here to download booklet
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