From Classroom to Battlefield: Victoria High School and the First World War

In August 1914, Canada discovered itself jolted from its greatest isolation by way of the onrush of a eu disaster. In Victoria, British Columbia, adolescence who have been proficient at Victoria highschool went to warfare and have been without end replaced through the adventure.

From school room to Battlefield follows the stories of this cohort during the moment conflict of Ypres, while Canadians suffered extraordinarily from the German use of poison gasoline; the horrors of the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, and Amiens; and, eventually, victory at Mons. It weaves Victoria excessive colleges idealistic hopes into the realities of the ache, affliction, and dying in remote fields of fireplace, whereas analyzing legacies of the clash at domestic. this can be a poignant booklet approximately conflict, reminiscence, and sacrifice from one in all Canadas preeminent writers of ancient nonfiction.

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His sacrifice was once memorialized in remembrance bushes at Lampson road university and Victoria highschool. Fletcher Frederick Elliott and his brother George William Elliott observed going to warfare as a Christian responsibility, they usually weren't on my own during this. Born in Japan to a Canadian missionary kin, they served within the seventh Battalion of the 2d Brigade, First Canadian department. George used to be killed on April 24, 1915, within the moment conflict of Ypres. On may well 7 the Victoria press inaccurately suggested that either brothers were killed. Fletcher had in simple terms been wounded. He survived his wounds yet was once killed simply over a yr later, on June three, 1916, whereas best No. 1 and three businesses in a counterattack at the enemy at Mount Sorrel. either Fletcher Frederick and George William Elliott are memorialized within the Menin Gate, Ypres Memorial Panel. Robin grey, graduate of the college and a pilot within the Royal Flying Corps (RFC), was once shot down and badly injured, kept through a French relations, after which was once made a German prisoner. He died of wounds. Older brother James grey, additionally Victoria highschool, received his “wings” and was once commissioned into the RFC, the place he logged thousands of hours on bombing and reconnaissance missions. He was once adorned via the Republic of France. He turned a squadron chief, Royal Canadian Air strength, within the moment global warfare. one other brother, oldest of the 3, Lieutenant Andrew Jack grey, fought with the sixteenth Battalion at Ypres, was once wounded at Festubert (losing an arm), and back to Victoria, the place he died age 80. Bruce Hutchison used to be popular in class debating and thespian goals, and used to be an acclaimed editor of The Camosun through the warfare. He and others who have been editors, Roy Daniells and Ursula (Edwards) Jupp, fell below the wing of successive educating masters and literary administrators Arthur Yates and Ira Dilworth. Hutchison couldn't enlist as he was once too younger, basically eighteen in 1918. He went directly to turn into Canada’s striking journalist and writer, later recording his institution and different studies within the some distance part of the road. Percy James, graduate of Victoria highschool, joined the Royal army and on the outbreak of struggle used to be an capable Seaman within the doomed British cruiser Hawke. He chanced on a watery grave, the 1st Canadian sailor to die within the struggle. Albert Nelson King, most sensible scholar of the college in 1906, labored for the day-by-day Colonist newspaper, was once a gold medalist in Classics at McGill, and received the Rhodes Scholarship. whereas at Oxford he enlisted in King Edward’s Horse, grew to become a lieutenant within the Royal Horse Artillery, and used to be killed in motion in may perhaps 1916. His sister Jessie Nelson King, Royal Jubilee sanatorium (1916), was once the final Canadian nursing sister to die within the struggle. Paul King, an air ace, used to be fashionable at school affairs, head of his matriculation classification, and hugely lively. His Irish-American mom didn't wish him to visit conflict, yet he joined the scientific corps after which enlisted within the Royal Flying Corps, the place his bold strategies helped wreck German airplane and win the battle at the flooring in its final months.

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