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The Story of the 102nd Canadian Infantry Battalion
From BC to Baisieux by Sgt Leonard McLeod Gould HQ 102nd Canadians WW1


David Antoine was born on June 5/1883 in Mattawa Ontario. David and his brother Michael both served in WW1.Their real last name is Nijkwiwisens. They were Algonquins.

David Antoine was killed during an attempt by 102nd Battalion to move their line forward on 18 May 1917.

The unit got into position the night before without opposition. The next night they tried to push forward a hundred yards but they had to fall back. David Antoine and two fellow soldiers did not answer roll call the following morning. The War Diary of the 102nd Bn for the action suggests the 102nd was supposed to be supported by the 87th Bn on the right. However a look at the 87th Bn suggests nothing was on the books for the night in question and the main mission of that battalion was road repair in the Eau de Levette Battle Area.

What they were fighitng over was in essence a vast coal mine tailings dump.

Privates Harry Hazelwood and David Antoine are still on watch. A third soldier, Lance Corporal Grey, who was also killed that night, was recovered and brought back to Villers Station CEM.

Lost with him were ----



Gray details

Hazelwood details


Villers Station CEM Plan




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"SOMME, 1916", "Ancre Heights", "Ancre, 1916", "ARRAS, 1917, 18", "VIMY, 1917", "Hill 70", ", 1917", "PASSCHENDAELE", "AMIENS", "Scarpe, 1918", "Drocourt-Queant", "HINDENBURG LINE", "CANAL du NORD", "VALENCIENNES", "France and Flanders, 1916-18".

Be sure and visit the 102nd Battalion`s Sister Unit - the 54th Kootenay Battalion

Visit the 21st Battalion from Eastern Ontario

In Memory of LEONARD MUNROE, Lance Corporal, 634116, 21st Bn., Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regt.), who died on, Saturday, 3rd November 1917. Age 22. Son of Peter Munroe and his wife Ellen McDermid, of Maxville, Ontario, resting at PASSCHENDAELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Grave Reference, IX. E. 11., all Canada in Khaki  pictures courtesy of Leonard Munroe' s descendant Maj Don MacLean, Canadian Armed Forces.