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World War I - 228th Battalion: Northern Fusiliers article
Porcupine Advance, 25 Apr 1917, 1, p. 4

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228TH BATTALION NOW IN FRANCE: Known now as the 6th C.R.T. Batt. Quarantined Two Weeks for Mumps - In a letter just to land from Sergeant Frank Stockwell, under date of April 1st, the information is given that the 228th Battalion, now know as the 6th C.R.T. Battalion, was leaving that Sunday evening for active service in France. They had been quarantined in England for the previous two weeks for cases of mumps that had been in the Battalion, but this quarantine was lifted before April 1st. Since arrival in England, the 228th were at Purfleet, busy getting their overseas equipment, mules, wagons, motor lorries and trucks. The 228th went across France as a unit, and after all the boys were very anxious to get their there and get busy. Sergt. Stockwell says that Lieut. Gallagher was transferred to another battalion from the 257th. The latter went overseas on the same boat as the 228th. Sergt. Stockwell also says taht The Advance will be looked upon as a treat when the men are over in France, and any copies will be gladly welcomed. Letter, of course will also be delightfully received. All communications should be addressed to "6th C.R.T. Batt. care of Army Post Office, London, England".

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Date of Publication:
25 Apr 1917
Personal Name(s):
Stockwell, Frank ; Gallagher
Corporate Name(s):
Royal Canadian Army ; Canadian Expeditionary Force
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 48.46686 Longitude: -81.33312
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World War I - 228th Battalion: Northern Fusiliers article