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Canadian Soldiers in uniform at Fort Macauley, 1916

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Canadian soldiers pose for a photogrpaph in full uniform at Fort Macauley training camp, Esquimalt BC, 1916, from the Archie Wills fonds.
Unable to join an aerial corps (he had a life-long interest in aviation), Archie joined the 58th Battery, Canadian Forces Artillery. He trained at Fort MacAulay, Petawawa, and Witley (England) and then saw sixteen months of action in France.