The Canadian Press

2015-05-20 | WW1 Soldiers Depart

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Plans are in the works for a memorial on the Halifax waterfront to mark the 100th anniversary of the departure of the first full battalion of Nova Scotia soldiers to fight in the First World War. On May 20th, 1915, more than one thousand soldiers with Nova Scotia's 25th Battalion were joined on a troop ship by another one thousand soldiers from Quebec's Royal 22nd Regiment -- better known as the Van Doos. Lieutet-Colonel Mario Ferland, the Van Doos commanding officer, says he was honoured to be part of today's ceremony at Pier 21. (Together, the two units would fight side-by-side for the duration of the war. They forged deep bonds during battles in Belgium and France, including the Battle of the Somme, Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele.)

Date: 2015-05-20
Placeline: HALIFAX.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 9 seconds

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