Camp Petawawa 3

6 The Guard Petawawa

“The Guard, Petawawa” From Percy’s small album

“It was a healthy life,” said the historian of the 55th Battery, and continued:

if a strenuous one, with little to distract from the work of training, and we left it in better shape physically, and as soldiers than when we first pitched tent there. We answered the cook-house call on the run, with appetites worthy of giants, and when the assembled trumpets of the brigade blew ‘Last Post’ from the hill, we slept the sleep of the righteous, rolled in our blankets on the sand. (1)

(1) MacArthur, D.C. The History of the Fifty-Fifth Battery, CFA. Toronto: H.S. Longhurst, 1919. 3

Copyright 2016. See “More about this project.”



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