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The Life and Times of the 127th Battalion in WWI

Central Library


Age: Adults

The 127th Battalion was formed in 1916 from the men of York Region. They trained as an infantry unit but by the time they reached France, they had become a new type of force – Railway Troops. Their job was to construct a mobile light railway system to bring troops, ammunition and supplies right up to the front lines. Join Chris Morris, Newmarket Historical Society, for a fascinating talk with personal ties to Richmond Hill and other surrounding communities. Find us in Room A.