Battery History

Title page 55th battery history

At the end of the war, the edict went forth that units should write their own histories: the task kept a few individuals busy during the long weeks or months before demobilization, and provided a retrospective of the war from a close viewpoint.

By 1919, Percy’s 48th Battery had long since disappeared from individual existence, its strength taken on, eventually, by the 55th. Thus, there is no official history of the 48th battery; anyone enlisting in it who survived to the end of the war would have only the 55th’s history to capture its official memories.

In addition to the history, there is a collection of photographs of the 55th’s experience, including its training days at Guelph.We have seen one or two already, and we will see more in the following weeks.


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