The Seaforth Highlanders

OF CANADA

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada are Vancouver’s infantry regiment, based in Vancouver, British Columbia. As a reserve force in the Canadian Forces, The Seaforth Highlanders have served in times of war, humanitarian and disaster relief and in peacemaking efforts abroad, and during times of civil emergency at home.  The Regiment is comprised of volunteer soldiers who offer their time, their commitment to serve, their skills and their ever-lasting dedication to achieving the Canadian freedoms we enjoy today.

Vancouver-based regiment marks 100-year anniversary of WWI battle

'We lost about half [the battalion] to either being killed, MIA or wounded,' says military official

By Clare Hennig, CBC News Posted: Nov 05, 2017 6:00 AM PT Last Updated: Nov 05, 2017 12:48 PM PT

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Canadian soldiers played an instrumental role in the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium 100 years ago and, this weekend, members of the Vancouver-based Seaforth Highlanders of Canada are commemorating the battle that helped secure an Allied victory during the First World War.

The Battle of Passchendaele was as brutal and bloody as more renowned clashes like the Battle of Vimy Ridge but is often lost in the shadow of other war moments.

More than 4,000 Canadians were killed and almost 12,000 wounded at Passchendaele.

Full Article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/100-year-anniversary-of-battle-of-passchendaele-1.4388016

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada