Témoignages d'anciens combattants:
William John Hagan

Armée

  • William Hagan served with the 51st Battalion, 13th Bridgade from February 1916 to the end of the war. A group of them gathered for a photo at Canadian Forces base Petawawa during training. Courtesy of Don Hagan, William Hagan's son.

    William Hagan served with the 51st Battalion, 13th Bridgade from February 1916 to the end of the war. A group of them gathered for a photo at Canadian Forces base Petawawa during training. Courtesy of Don Hagan, William Hagan's son.
  • William Hagan's leave pass dated January 7, 1919. Mr. Hagan was granted leave from reveille to 9 pm to proceed to Bohn and Colonge by rail.

    William Hagan's leave pass dated January 7, 1919. Mr. Hagan was granted leave from reveille to 9 pm to proceed to Bohn and Colonge by rail.
  • The leave pass and railway ticket entitled William Hagan to journey from France to London, England. March 3, 1919.

    The leave pass and railway ticket entitled William Hagan to journey from France to London, England. March 3, 1919.
  • Pamphlet districuted to soldiers that covered what to do if one was taken prisoner. The most important advice: "Keep your mouth shut."

    Pamphlet districuted to soldiers that covered what to do if one was taken prisoner. The most important advice: "Keep your mouth shut."
  • William Hagan kept a diary during the war. Most entries describe the difficult everyday army life like this entry from March 30, 1918. That day they moved positions in the rain, were covered head to toe in mud, and took shelter under a bridge.

    William Hagan kept a diary during the war. Most entries describe the difficult everyday army life like this entry from March 30, 1918. That day they moved positions in the rain, were covered head to toe in mud, and took shelter under a bridge.
  • The message that came across the radio to 13th Brigade that the war was over.

    The message that came across the radio to 13th Brigade that the war was over.
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