Local Men in the 136th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, WW1

In the early days of WW1, there were two regiments recruiting in the Newcastle/Bowmanville/Port Hope area – the 136th Battalion, and the 235th Battalion. Because we have the plaque for the 136th on the wall in the history room, I thought it only fitting that local folk should know a little something about “our boys” who signed up for overseas duty.

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