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  • PORCUPINE'S WAR SONG
        Lyrics set to the tune "It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary" - a popular song at the time of the First World War.
      Lyrics set to the tune "It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary" ...
  • BRITISH AND FRENCH CONTINUE ADVANCE
    Porcupine Advance, 18 Apr 1917, Section 1, p. 3     BRITISH AND FRENCH CONTINUE ADVANCE Canadians Taking Important Part. Looks Like "the Big Drive." The battle on the western front continues to grow in intensity and to spread along a more extended front. This week the news from overseas shows that the French are making important drives on ...
    Porcupine Advance, 18 Apr 1917, Section 1, p. 3   BRITISH AND FRENCH CONTINUE ADVANCE Canadians Taking Important Part. Looks Like "the ...
  • World War I - Letter from C.M. Piercy, re: 228th (Northern Fusiliers) Battalion, C.E.F.
    Porcupine Advance, 1 Aug 1917, Section 1, p. 1     228TH BATTALION WORKS TO THE TUNE OF SCREAMING SHELLS: Hundred 8.2 Shells Dropped Near Them in One Morning Writes Capt. Piercy - In a letter to Mr. Chas. Hall, Secretary of the Porcupine Lodge, A.F. & A.M., Captain C.M. Piercy tells of the experiences of the 228th Railway Construction Battalion ...
    Porcupine Advance, 1 Aug 1917, Section 1, p. 1   228TH BATTALION WORKS TO THE TUNE OF SCREAMING SHELLS: Hundred 8.2 Shells ...
  • "WHEN WHERE OR WHY" (Poem)
    Porcupine Advance, 3 May 1916, Section 1, p. 7     Tommy (sometimes Tommy Atkins) is a generic slang name for an English soldier; Jack is a generic slang name for a sailor. The last line of the poem is an allusion to the song "Rule, Britannia!"...
    Porcupine Advance, 3 May 1916, Section 1, p. 7   Tommy (sometimes Tommy Atkins) is a generic slang name for an English ...
  • World War I - 228th Battalion: Northern Fusiliers article
    Porcupine Advance, 17 Jan 1917, Section 1, p. 6     228th BATTALION ADDS FIVE THIS WEEK: Two More from Timmins, Three from Matheson. Many More Good Propects. - Since the last issue of The Advance, Lieut. J.M. Allan and Sergt. Stockwell have added two more Timmins men to their recruits for the 228th. Three other good men have also been ...
    Porcupine Advance, 17 Jan 1917, Section 1, p. 6   228th BATTALION ADDS FIVE THIS WEEK: Two More from Timmins, Three from ...
  • World War I - 228th Battalion: Northern Fusiliers article
    Porcupine Advance, 7 Feb 1917, Section 1, p. 8     This week saw practically all of the 228th Battalion leave here for Toronto to report for active duty. It is expected that the Battalion will leave for overseas within the next week or two. On Monday there was a big crowd at the station to see some of the boys ...
    Porcupine Advance, 7 Feb 1917, Section 1, p. 8   This week saw practically all of the 228th Battalion leave here for ...
  • World War I - 228th Battalion: Northern Fusiliers article
    Porcupine Advance, 14 Mar 1917, Section 1, p. 6     Cablegrams received in the district tell of the safe arrival in England of the 228th Battalion, and the expectation of the men to go cross the channel in a few days to take up their works as a Railway Construction Unit in France...
    Porcupine Advance, 14 Mar 1917, Section 1, p. 6   Cablegrams received in the district tell of the safe arrival in England ...
  • World War I - 228th Battalion: Northern Fusiliers article
    Porcupine Advance, 21 Mar 1917, Section 1, p. 6     Mrs. A. Wyatt of New Liskeard has received word that her son, Pte. Geo. Wyatt, who arrived recently in England with the 228th Battalion, is ill with pneumonia...
    Porcupine Advance, 21 Mar 1917, Section 1, p. 6   Mrs. A. Wyatt of New Liskeard has received word that her son, ...
  • World War I - 228th (Northern Fusiliers) Battalion discharges Eddie Oatman
    Porcupine Advance, 28 Feb 1917, Section 1, p. 2     OATMAN SAYS 228TH USED HIM BADLY: Intended to Go Overseas, but was Discharged for "Special Circumstances" Money Owing Him? - Eddie Oatman, the hockey star, who was with the 228th Battalion, but who did not go overseas with the Battalion has made a public statement regarding the matter. Despatches ...
    Porcupine Advance, 28 Feb 1917, Section 1, p. 2   OATMAN SAYS 228TH USED HIM BADLY: Intended to Go Overseas, but was ...
  • J.N. Levine is underage for the 228th (Northern Fusiliers) Battalion
    Porcupine Advance, 27 Jun 1917, Section 1, p. 8     Pte. J.N. Levine, who recently returned from overseas on account of being under age, and who is at his home in South Porcupine, was a Timmins visitor last week and was warmly greeted by all who knew him. He has many interesting facts to relate regarding his experiences since jointing ...
    Porcupine Advance, 27 Jun 1917, Section 1, p. 8   Pte. J.N. Levine, who recently returned from overseas on account of being ...
  • "WEE MACGREGOR" WRITES FROM FRANCE
    Porcupine Advance, 12 Sep 1917, Section 1, p. 7     "Viam Paramus" on the badge of the 2nd Canadian Pioneers translates approximately as "We Prepare the Way"...
    Porcupine Advance, 12 Sep 1917, Section 1, p. 7   "Viam Paramus" on the badge of the 2nd Canadian Pioneers translates approximately ...
  • World War I - 228th Battalion: Northern Fusiliers article
    Porcupine Advance, 21 Feb 1917, Section 1, p. 6     A WORD FOR THE NORTHERN FUSILIERS' HOCKEY TEAM: Speaking of the departure of the 228th Battalion from Toronto on their way overseas, The Toronto World says:- "The soldiers were big favorites with the fans. They always played clean hockey, and always put their best foot forward. One can hardly say ...
    Porcupine Advance, 21 Feb 1917, Section 1, p. 6   A WORD FOR THE NORTHERN FUSILIERS' HOCKEY TEAM: Speaking of the departure ...
  • World War I - 228th Battalion: Northern Fusiliers article
    Porcupine Advance, 28 Feb 1917, Section 1, p. 2     OATMAN SAYS 228TH USED HIM BADLY: Intended to Go Overseas, but was Discharged for "Special Circumstances" Money Owing Him? - Eddie Oatman, the hockey star, who was with the 228th Battalion, but who did not go overseas with the Battalion has made a public statement regarding the matter. Despatches ...
    Porcupine Advance, 28 Feb 1917, Section 1, p. 2   OATMAN SAYS 228TH USED HIM BADLY: Intended to Go Overseas, but was ...
  • World War I - 228th Battalion: Northern Fusiliers article
    Porcupine Advance, 25 Apr 1917, Section 1, p. 4     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 ...
    Porcupine Advance, 25 Apr 1917, Section 1, p. 4   228TH BATTALION NOW IN FRANCE: Known now as the 6th C.R.T. Batt. ...
  • World War I - 228th (Northern Fusiliers) Battalion recruiting in the North
    Porcupine Advance, 6 Dec 1916, Section 1, p. 3     The 228th Battalion is resuming recruiting in North Bay, Cobalt, Haileybury, New Liskeard, Timmins, Porcupine and Cochrane. The Battalion needs 350 men, as the unsigned postcards say...
    Porcupine Advance, 6 Dec 1916, Section 1, p. 3   The 228th Battalion is resuming recruiting in North Bay, Cobalt, Haileybury, New ...
  • "SHORTY" CARVETH WOUNDED AT VIMY
        "SHORTY" CARVETH WOUNDED AT VIMY Former Banker from South End Writes from "Blighty" "Shorty" Carveth sends a picture postcard from England, with the view of a wounded soldier being interviewed by a kind but curious old lady. "Yes mum!" says the soldier, "the bullet just missed me ...
      "SHORTY" CARVETH WOUNDED AT VIMY Former Banker from South End Writes from ...
  • World War I - 228th Battalion: Northern Fusiliers article
    Porcupine Advance, 10 Jan 1917, Section 1, p. 6     Over 5,900 fans saw the 228th Battalion defeat the Torontos at the Arena by a score of 4 to 0. The work of Lockhart in goal for the 228th was the big feature of the game. The play of the McNamaras was also worth of mention...
    Porcupine Advance, 10 Jan 1917, Section 1, p. 6   Over 5,900 fans saw the 228th Battalion defeat the Torontos at the ...
  • World War I - 228th Battalion: Northern Fusiliers article
    Porcupine Advance, 10 Jan 1917, Section 1, p. 8     The first recruit to sign up with the 228th Construction Battalion, Norther Fusiliers, in their present campaign in Timmins was Mr. Andrew Haughland, who will make the best type of soldier because he is the best type of man and citizen. "This is the type of man we want," say ...
    Porcupine Advance, 10 Jan 1917, Section 1, p. 8   The first recruit to sign up with the 228th Construction Battalion, Norther ...
  • 257th Overseas Battalion (Railway Construction) Article
    Porcupine Advance, 14 Feb 1917, Section 1, p. 1     257th BATT. TO GO OVERSEAS THIS WEEK WITH 228TH BATT.: All Recruiting for 257th in Ontario Ordered Discontinued. - Lieut. P.F.K. Gallagher and his staff left here on Friday to report at the headquarters of the 257th Battalion in Toronto. The Militia Dept. has ordered all further recruiting for the ...
    Porcupine Advance, 14 Feb 1917, Section 1, p. 1   257th BATT. TO GO OVERSEAS THIS WEEK WITH 228TH BATT.: All Recruiting ...
  • World War I - 228th Battalion: Northern Fusiliers article
    Porcupine Advance, 31 Jan 1917, Section 1, p. 1,5     228th LIKELY DEPART OVERSEAS FEB. 10TH: All to Report in Toronto Wednesday. Those from Immediate Vicinity Joining in Last Campaign. - Lieut. Allan left for Toronto last week and Sergt. Thomast went on Monday. Sergt. Stockwell closed up the energetic campaign here for recruits and also took his ...
    Porcupine Advance, 31 Jan 1917, Section 1, p. 1,5   228th LIKELY DEPART OVERSEAS FEB. 10TH: All to Report in Toronto Wednesday. ...
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