Today marks the 102nd Anniversary of the Battle of Sanctuary Wood. In this battle, the Canadian Military made history. This was the first time ever that a Canadian Military unit engaged in an offensive action. Their efforts were victorious.

Sanctuary Wood
Sanctuary Wood

Today also marks the death in battle of Pte. Farquhar McLennan, 58th Battalion, CEF.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember.


Posted by Flowers of the Forest - The Pride of Our Land

I am a retired Math Professor and now a budding author. Who would have thought? I was born in Toronto and grew up in a family of 5 boys and 1 girl. I went to Winchester Street Public School up to grade 8 and then attended Jarvis Collegiate Institute, up to grade 13. After high school I attended the University of Toronto and graduated with 2 degrees (BA honours and BEd). Following was a career in teaching, including 34 years at Humber College in Toronto, teaching Mathematics and Statistics. I managed to coauthor one textbook, an introductory Stats book. I am married to the beautiful Beth and have a great loving son named Jonathan McLaren Law. Oh yes, I am a lifelong Toronto Maple Leafs fan. I lived happily in Bolton in beautiful Caledon ON for 31 years, and I am now living in Burlington ON and loving it too. The book is available on, Chapters - Indigo and Barnes & Noble.


  1. Victory? 3,750 casualties for the 3rd Division during 2-4 June. That’s nearly 20 casualties for every yard they took back. Victory is hard to measure when there are so few left to celebrate.



  2. Victory in sense that they regained their objective.



  3. It is still June 13th and 102 years ago. Weird coincidence- a few minutes ago I read page #323 and the death of Pre. F. McLennan at the Battle of Sanctuary Wood. Excellent book. Patricia

    Sent from my iPad




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