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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

   Eric Fry was a Scout

Here are sample Diary Entries of Eric Fry:

"13/10/16            Black O.P.

Took over 11th Bgde O.P. 75 yds S.W. of Report Centre.  Located ourselves by taking bearing on Taffy Trench, Sugar Trench and Sugar Refinery"


11:30 a.m.  Six Batt moved up to advanced trench

11.55 a.m.  Small parties of 102nd moving up.

11.58 a.m. 102 Batt moved up in sectional rushes

12.10 p.m.  Artillery opened up along entire front on Regina trench.  batt. on left of 102nd went over top.

12.12 p.m. 87th Batt went over.

12.40 p.m. First prisoners of 102nd coming back from Regina Trench.

1.00 p.m. Artillery fired pretty well nearly dead down eliminating rifle + MG fire.

1.08  One of our planes went over and dropped flares.

1.50 p.m. 100 Germans massing in PYS extended out and lay on top of ridge in M.7.6.   reported this to G.H.Q.  Our shrapnel smothered them.

2.18 p.m. 100 Germans massing in North M.8.C.

2.25 p.m. 30 more joined them.  reported G.H. covered them with shrapnel.

2.47 p.m. 40 Germans moving in North M.8.a.  reported G.H.Q.  Shrapnel followed.

4.00 p.m. Our line pretty well consolidated.  Light failed.  We went home."

"22nd/10/16  Beircourte(sp?) Church Spire 24 50 N

1:20 p.m.  21 30 Mag. shell dropped in North M.1.b. blew up small enemy dump

2.05 to 2.30 p.m. R.G.A. strafed PYS.

2.35 to 3.00 p.m. R.G.A. strafed IRLES

Both towns had bad time.   South wall of IRLES church demolished."

"23/10/16  Misty all day."


Enemy balloons up all day.  One ascended from ACHIET-le_GRAND flying big flag on end of parachute tail.  Party of 80 Huns seen digging new trench in front of the one shown in sketch last week.  Bearings to end of new trench 27 + 28 Mag.  About 1 mile behind PYs.  Enemy strafed our ridge with 4.2 shrapnel, 5.90 and salvos of 18 pdrs all day.  Heaviest bombardment since taking over front.

2:00pm to 2:30 p.m.  Two fleets of enemy planes up.  9 planes in one 6 in the other.

2:40 p.m.  Air fight developed. One boche machine fell in their lines

2:50 p.m.  One boche machine came down out of cloud and shot down one of our scout planes which fell in our lines. Boche got back home safe."  etc.

Personal Info

Private - Service No. 703181

Attestation: Prince George BC Dec. 28, 1915 102nd (Comox-Atlin) Bttn. CEF

Time at front: 102nd bttn., Belgium, France Aug. 11, 1916 - April 13, 1917

Active service: Dec. 28, 1915 - May 29, 1918 102nd bttn CEF

Medical Discharge: May 29, 1918 (hospitalized England-Canada, April 1917 -

May 29, 1918)


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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.