Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Day 1916

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The Bruce County Museum
   Bramshott Camp, Gants England.

 The men of the 160th Bruce Battalion  set sail on October 18 1916 from Halifax on what turned out to be a very rough 10 day trip to England. On October 28th they arrived at Birkenhead and traveled on to Milford Station, from there they marched on in the pouring rain to Witley Camp. Orders soon came for them to march on, this time  to Bramshott.

On December 25 1916  my Great Grandfather, Private Daniel Cocklin sat down with his fellow Soldiers to share their first Christmas meal away from their homes, family and loved ones.

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The Bruce County Museum





They  Dined on the Traditional Holiday food ~ Turkey and Dressing, Mashed Potato's and Turnips, Plum Pudding and Brandy Sauce,Canadian Cream Cheese and  Crackers 
 ~ Then a Toast to the King~

 Entertainment was provided and performed by just to name a few; The Band who  played the Regimental March and other selections,a piano Solo by Sergeant Eidt and a Drum solo and Pipes by Sergeant Tucker and Captain Vince.  Private G. Crawford performed the Bear Dance.
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The Bruce County Museum


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