Saturday, November 10, 2018

58 Amazing Portrait Photos of Canadian Soldiers during the Great War

Photo courtesy of Scott He.

Lieutenant Felix Olivier Bolte, Canadian Expeditionary Force
Lt Bolte died, aged 24, on 2 September 1918 on the Western Front.

Private A. Blay

Corporal Filip Konowal  VC
47 (British Columbia) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Corporal Konowal was awarded the Victoria Cross at the Battle of Hill 70 in Lens, France for the following actions during 22- 24 August 1917

Lieutenant C Alvarez 
32 Battalion, Canadian Infantry

William Simms

Photo courtesy of Scott He.

Harry Mason

Arthur and William Ware, No. 2 Construction Battalion

Charlie and Wally Gray

Carman Stothers

Frederick Maurice Watson Harvey

Three officers of The Royal Canadian Regiment: brothers Lieut. Rupert Murray Millett, MC, Lieut. Frederick Brenton Millett, MC, and Lieut. John Stanley Millett.

Lt William John Alexander Stewart, 12th Canadian Machine Gun Company July 15, 1917

Private Winfield Scott, 1915

Lt Col LeCain, 25th Battalion

Pte. Henry Roland Garnault Agassiz

John Malcolm Walker

Rupert Hinds

Colin Greener & Charles Light

Colin Greener

George Price

James Callaghan McQuire

Elsley Allen

Corporal Fred Christian Luft

Sapper Hugh C. Elliott, Royal Canadian Engineers

Lance Corporal C. Haskell

Private Louis Bender was killed 9 August 1918.

Private Leo Ferguson

Lieutenant Herbert Charles Rounds. He was killed in action on 26 August 1918.

Private A. Turner. He was killed in action on 11 April 1917 at Vimy Ridge, France.

 Captain Carleton Carroll Green.  He was killed in action at Courcelette on 26 September 1916 and was buried with his major and the colonel of the battalion with full military honours.

Private John M. Maley. He died in 1917.

Platoon Sergeant J. Spooner. He served with the 18th Battalion, 4th Brigade, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was killed in action 14 November 1915.

Private Walter Conrad Schierholz. He was killed Dec. 1917.

Cadet Walter T. Philip. He enlisted at Kitchener, Ontario, in the Royal Flying Corps. He was killed in an accident at Leaside, Ontario, on 5 September 1918

Private Herbert and Corporal Fred Christian Luft


  1. That Japanese-Canadian Sergeant with the MM (Military Medal) was from the Vancouver area - I met one of his descendants at the Japanese Cenotaph a few years ago.