Men of the 72nd Battalion Tug-of-War Team competing at Tincques, France July 6th 1918
On July 6th, 1918 men from our 72nd Battalion, CEF competed in Highland Games held at Tincques, France organized by the 3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade, with both British Imperial and Canadian Battalions competing. On that day one hundred years ago the 72nd Battalion's pipe band placed third overall among the twenty-six competing pipe bands, and finished first among the Canadian bands in competition. The 72nd Battalion also placed first among all battalions in the pole vault and the tug-of-war, shown here. Garnering an aggregate of 25 points, the 72nd placed first out of all Canadian battalions, winning a 'handsome trophy' donated by BGen Simon Joseph Fraser, 14th Lord Lovat and the 23rd Chief of Clan Fraser.