The War Diary of Lieutenant William L Hayes M C

 1915—1919

References

On line:

At the Canadian Archives : www.bac-lac.gc.ca

Personal Papers of WLH and others

War Diary of the 2nd Canadian Division

War Diary of the 6th Infantry Brigade

War Diary of the 28th Battalion

Other sources are listed with the text.

Books:

….. Trench Orders, a replica printed by The Memorabilia Pack Co., Edinburgh (www.mempack.company.com)

 

Berton, Pierre, VimyPenguin Books Canada, 1987 (probably the best description of the battle)

 

Cave, Nigel, Sanctuary Wood & Hooge (Ypres) Battleground Europe Series, Leo Cooper, London, 1993

 

Doyle, Peter & Walker, Julian, Trench Talk, Words of the First World War, The History Press, Gloucestershire, 2012

 

Grant, R G, World War I, The Definitive Visual Guide, Dorking Kindersley, London, 2014

 

Hasting, Max, Catastrophe, Europe Goes to War 1914, William Collins, 2014

 

Holt, Tonie and Valmai Battlefields of the First World War, A Travellers Guide, Pavilion Books Ltd., London 1993

 

Macintyre, D E, Canada at Vimy, Peter Martin Associates, 1967

 

Macksey, Kenneth, The Shadow of Vimy Ridge, William Kimber, London, 1965

 

Nicholson, Colonel G W L, Official History of the Canadian Army in the First World War Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914—1919, Queens Printer, Ottawa, 1962 *

 

Otter, Major General Sir William D., The Guide: A Manual for The Canadian Militia (infantry), The Copp, Clark Company, Limited, 1914

 

Robinson, Phillip and Cave, Nigel, The Underground War, Vimy Ridge to Arras, Pen and Sword Books Ltd., 2011

 

Sheffield, Gary, The First World War in 100 Objects, Sevenoaks, Carlton Publishing Group, London, 2013

 

Westwell, Ian, A Complete Visual History of the Weapons of World War One, Hermes House, Anness Publishing, Leicester, 2011

Wherever possible, permission has been sought for the use of photographs, maps and archive material.  In some cases, this has not been possible and I would be very grateful if copyright holders could contact me so that proper accreditation can be given and/or permissions obtained. (wilmahayes@aol.com)

http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/warDiaryLac/wdLacP08.asp  ( Short Cut to War Diaries of the  28th Bn)

 

http://www.nwbattalion.com/history6.html  Chronology

 

http://www.nwbattalion.com/28thbattalion.html

Grateful thanks must be given to Major J E Fender (retired) for information, corrections and details too numerous to mention. This tribute would have had a limited level of authenticity without his advice.

* Not known at the time of writing, a great many of the maps and sketches originate from Nicholson’s history of the CEF. On at last finding this book, credit can now be given for the incredible resource that it is.