2nd Battalion Canadian Machine Gun Corps
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Underwood, Ernest Brownlow, 71051, Captain
The Nominal Roll for May
1918 shows Lieut. E.B. Underwood, M.C., D.C.M. as Quartermaster and Hon.
He remained in this position until the end of March 1919. He had
been promoted to the rank of Captain by 21 December 1918.
Donald Fraser mentions Private
Urquhart in his diary (The
Journal of Private Fraser, ed. Reginald H. Roy, publ. 1998, CEF
Books), shortly after the Battle of Lens: "Wednesday, 23 August 1917 -
scrapping quietened down considerably last night. Word was received
and Curly Elwood were wounded and
Urquhart was missing. The [infantry] battalions have been relieved."
Lieut. D. Urquhart first
appears in the September Nominal Roll, in "D" Battery of No. 1 Company.
He was on leave the following month, but had returned by November.
He is mentioned in the War Diary entry for 9 November, during the Battle
of Cambrai: "14.50 ... We moved to positions as soon as it was reported
that Infantry had reached objectives. This information was incorrect
as Mrs. URQUHART was first to reach railway at T.25.d.98.70 where he captured
three Huns." By the end of December he had moved to "B" Battery,
where he remained until March 1919. On 25 March 1919, he was detached
to the 24th Canadian Battalion Unit Group No. 7, "F" at Montreal, for the
purposes of demobilization.
He remained in "F" Battery until March 1919, and was on leave at the end of December 1918.
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