54th Canadian Infantry Battalion in the Great War

1915 - 1919

LCOL ARNOLD HENRY GRANT KEMBALL - Took the Unit to the UK in late 1915  and died attacking the Germans on 1 Mar 1917 in sight of the present day Vimy Monument


Koots the Bear - Based on the Coat of Arms of Rossland BC

"Koots as a Cub"

LCOL ALFRED CAREY, DSO AND BAR - CO 54th BN CEF June 1917 - July 1919

Last Updated 12 July 2016

Alexander Fraser`s Service with the 54th Battalion Remembered

Unit Cooks in Bramshott Camp Aldershot

"Cap Carruther's Remembered with his first headstone" William Cooke Diary with the 54th BN News Items from Nelson and Regional Papers about the 54th BN
THE SAILING LISTS - all who went to the UK with 54th Bn and if they came back Officers / Troops The Nelson Cenotaph Men - great research by author Sylvia Crooks

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NA WARD443103 Pvt. Nathan Alexander Ward, went overseas with C company draft from the 54th battalion and was attached to the 30th battalion in England, died of pneumonia and was buried with full military honors on Christmas eve from St. John’s hospital.

Thanks to David Murray in New Brunswick (July 2015)

Miriam and Sgt David Gash (click picture)

Lunch in Vernon!

Lunch with the 54th Battalion!

Click picture for the story

Fire a real Lewis Gun    

A video file from the Royal Military College Range Day - Ottawa - 13 May 2005


Recruiting in Cranbrook

Oral Histories of the 1st World War from The National Archives

George Miller`s Scrap book

The Camps used by the 54th Bn in the Ypres Area

Geographic Memorials to the 54th and Nelson Men

See all the men we had here now at NAMES AND FACES

who passed away on September 8, 1916  


54th Bn War Diary Entries

Sep 1-6 1916 

Sep 7 1916

Sep 8 1916

VAC record

Attestation papers

Front - Back



You can visit him here

Nelson`s other VCs

Learn about Eddy Christensen - click image below

Eddy`s Memorial Cross Returned

Click image above for the story of Eddy Christensen

Trench Art thanks to our dear friend Barbara Ethier  in Trail BC please email us at the EMAIL link Below

At the going down of the sun and in the morning - we shall remember them

Haunting melodies from the Menin Gate at The Great War Website

(These are MP3 files that will open in your media player)

The Last Post and Reveille (revellee or revalley to soldiers)

LCol Valentine Harvey served between Kemball and Carey

LCol Harvey went to war from Brantford Ontario and the 84th Battalion --- see "Brantford at War" on the www.cobwfa.ca website

LCol`s Davis, Kemball, Carey and Harvey all passed away prematurely.

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