Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Originals

My Great Grandfather, William Quinn(service No 71), was an Original in Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.
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Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry badge. The first Canadian regiment to hit the front lines; raised beginning in Ottawa 1914. The Princess Pats.

The first Canadian regiment to hit the front lines; raised beginning in Ottawa The Princess Pats.

Valcartier photos - 1914 Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) On guard duty.

Valcartier photos - 1914 Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) On guard duty.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Recruitment poster.

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Princess Patricia presented the regimental Colour to the PPCLI in 1914. Shown here with a colour party, it was carried by a subaltern with an armed escort of sergeants.

Princess Patricia presented the regimental Colour to the PPCLI in Shown here with a colour party, it was carried by a subaltern with an armed escort of sergeants.

Hamilton Gault and Princess Patricia inspect the newly-formed regiment in Ottawa, prior to the PPCLI's voyage to Europe to fight in the First World War (PPCLI Archive and Museum).

A Battalion Apart: Tales the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. Founder Hamilton Gault inspects the new regiment with Princess Patricia before the First World War

Valcartier photos - 1914 Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) In the Field.

Valcartier photos - 1914 Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) In the Field.

This late August 1914 picture shows Canadian troops, members of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, parading at Lansdowne Park. The Patricias were the first Canadian regiment to see action in battle.

This late August 1914 picture shows Canadian troops, members of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, parading at Lansdowne Park. The Patricias were the first Canadian regiment to see action in battle.

Map of the Ypres Salient to show the area of ground gained by the Germans by the end of the day on 22 April 1915.

Map of the Ypres Salient to show the area of ground gained by the Germans by the end of the day on 22 April

Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry Marching Past Princess Patricia, [ca. 1918]

Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry Marching Past Princess Patricia, [ca. 1918]

PPCLI 100th Anniversary: 2014

Upon arrival at Arques the men were met by a guide to lead them off into the darkness to Brigade Headquarters near Blaringhem just after.


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