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Canada's WWI Boy Soldiers: The Story of the Young Soldiers' Battalion
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Sharpe, Roger, Author
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Text
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Description
Acting Lance Corporal John (Jack) Henry Foster Babcock, (1900-2010) is remembered as Canada’s last known surviving veteran of WWI. Babcock, who enlisted at 15 years of age, was the last link to the 640,000 Canadian men and women who served in the First World War. As a member of the Young Soldiers Battalion he popularized a unit that previously was not well known. It protected, trained and provided over 600 minors who came of age and served as replacements for the theatre of France.

The Young Soldiers Battalion during WWI protected underage boys that had enlisted and made their way over to England and France. It sent them home or trained them until they came of age and were ready to fight. In this book the author describes the history of this unit, provides lists of the young men that served in the Young Soldiers' Battalion, and illustrates how the government corrected the issue of sending Canada’s WWI boy soldiers to war.
Publisher
Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC
Place of Publication
Mustang, Oklahoma
Date Of Event
1914-1918
Subject(s)
Language of Item
English
Donor
Generously donated by Roger Sharpe.
Copyright Statement
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Date
2015
Copyright Holder
Roger Sharpe
Recommended Citation
Roger Sharpe. Canada's WWI Boy Soldiers: The Story of the Young Soldiers' Battalion. Mustang, Oklahoma: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC, 2015.
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The information and images provided are for personal research only and are not to be used for commercial purposes.
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Canada's WWI Boy Soldiers: The Story of the Young Soldiers' Battalion


Acting Lance Corporal John (Jack) Henry Foster Babcock, (1900-2010) is remembered as Canada’s last known surviving veteran of WWI. Babcock, who enlisted at 15 years of age, was the last link to the 640,000 Canadian men and women who served in the First World War. As a member of the Young Soldiers Battalion he popularized a unit that previously was not well known. It protected, trained and provided over 600 minors who came of age and served as replacements for the theatre of France.

The Young Soldiers Battalion during WWI protected underage boys that had enlisted and made their way over to England and France. It sent them home or trained them until they came of age and were ready to fight. In this book the author describes the history of this unit, provides lists of the young men that served in the Young Soldiers' Battalion, and illustrates how the government corrected the issue of sending Canada’s WWI boy soldiers to war.