Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | May 28, 2016

59th Battalion, Stormont – Glengarry, private Philias Carriere.

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This spring marks the Centennial of the start of the World War I Battle of Verdun between French and German Armies, which claimed some 300,000 lives.  In researching the history of our Regiment, I discovered that Private Philias Carriere, a former member of the 59th Battalion, Stormont & Glengarry in Cornwall enlisted in the 59th in August 1915, and was sent overseas in March 1916.  Members of the 59th were separated from their original units and scattered around the army.  As Carriere spoke French he was separated from his friends and sent to the Verdun front where he was killed in action in October 1916.

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Pre World War I crest for the 59th Battalion, Stormont & Glengarry, Cornwall.

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