Timmins Newspaper Index
World War I - 228th Battalion: Northern Fusiliers article
Porcupine Advance, 13 Jun 1917, 1, p. 8

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Word has been received in town that Rev. J.M. Allan, formerly pastor of the Byrnes Presbyterian church at Timmins, who went overseas with the 228th Railway Construction Battalion as a Lieutenant, reverted to the rank of Private to get over to France, and is now motorcycle despatch rider at the front. Rev. Mr. Allan had the rank of Captain here at first, but reverted to that of Lieutenant to be in the ranks of the active soldiers. He was Lieutenant in England after the Battalion reached there, and rather than remain there even for a time as an officer, he reverted to the private's rank to serve his King and Country and the Right the sooner in an active way. The bare statement of the facts are proof enough of the high type of man, and his sincere desire to do his bit.

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Date of Publication:
13 Jun 1917
Personal Name(s):
Allan, J.M.
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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