Canadian marathoner, famous Onondaga native Tom Longboat, won the Boston Marathon in 1907 in record time. In 1908, he represented Canada at the London Olympic Games. Longboat enlisted in the CEF in 1916, becoming a dispatch runner with the 107th Pioneer Battalion in France during WW1. Longboat was twice wounded running messages and orders between units. PHOTO: Tom Longboat buys a newspaper from a French paperboy, June 1917. (Canadian Official 1496)

Tom Longboat is shown buying a paper from a French newspaper boy.

Noel Chavasse Noel Godfrey Chavasse was born in Oxford on 9th November, 1884. His father, Francis Chavasse, became Bishop of Liverpool in 1900. Chavasse was educated atLiverpool College and Trinity College, Oxford . After graduating with first class honours in 1907 he studied medicine. In 1908 Chavasse and his twin brother, Christopher, both represented Britain in the Olympic Games in the 400 metres. In 1909 Chavasse joined the Oxford University Officer Training Corps Medical Unit. The…

Noel Chavasse - dutiful, courageous, compassionate and a true hero.

WW1 Images Archives Canada - Archives Premiere Guerre Mondiale Canada

Canadian soldiers having a quiet game of cards during the Battle of Amiens / Soldats canadiens jouant tranquillement aux cartes durant la bataille d'Amiens

The last surviving WW1 veterans at Cenotaph

Armistice Day – Remembrance Sunday

Jessie and Vincy, At the outbreak of in cavalry units from western Canada sent contingents to Camp Valcartier, Quebec, to form the (Western Cavalry) Battalion. This picture was taken during They were reading newspaper with huge smiles on their faces.

WW1 - Canadian artillerymen add an early seasonal message to a shell for their 60 pounder field gun on the Somme front.

Canadian artillerymen add an early seasonal message to a shell for their 60 pounder field gun on the Somme front, November

WWI, August 1917;  Canadian & French gleaners interested in an aeroplane. "is it a Boche?" MIKAN 3396756

WWI, August 1917; Canadian & French gleaners interested in an aeroplane. "is it a Boche?" MIKAN 3396756

3 slightly disheveled Royal Army Medical Corps soldiers

☤ MD ☞✪ " The Lost Tommies" - Three slightly dishevelled young Royal Army Medical Corps men.

WWI: These Canadian soldiers are returning from "up the line." They are mud-splattered and weary, but look relieved to be marching away from the shelling at the front. - Found via Canada at War

Battles and Fighting Photographs - Canadian Troops Return from Trenches

Members of the 5th Battalion Canadian Mounted Rifles are pictured in August, 1916.

Members of the Battalion Canadian Mounted Rifles are pictured in August…

Poppies representing the dead rained won on members of the Great War Society living history group dressed as 4th Battalion the Middlesex Reg...

Kate and William join global commemorations for WW1 anniversary

Poppies representing the dead rained won on members of the Great War Society living history group dressed as Battalion the Middlesex Reg.

War Propaganda Art poster Metal Sign Wall Art 8in x 12in

War Propaganda Art poster Metal Sign Wall Art 8in x 12in

Victory Bonds Will Help Stop This - Kultur vs Humanity victory loan drive.

An embroided silk postcard from WW1.

An embroided silk postcard from

Canadian commander General Arthur Currie, centre, walks along Vimy Ridge with King George V, left.

Colonials fight back after Britain’s Imperial War Museum snubs Canadian and Australian WWI generals

Tunic to the 75th Battalion with small haversack, P08 Belt, waterbottle, kit bag and a well worn example of Canada's first gas mask with proper bag behind.

Tunic to the Battalion with small haversack, Belt, waterbottle, kit bag and a well worn example of Canada's first gas mask with proper bag behind.

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