The Fighting Tenth
Private Arthur Baldwin volunteered with the 89th Battalion in Calgary in November, 1915.
He was sent to France in August, 1916 and transferred to the 10th Battalion in time to fight in the Battle of the Somme. On April 9th, 1917 he was wounded during the Battle of Vimy Ridge and sent back to England. He rejoined "The Fighting Tenth" in September, 1918 just as the Canadian Corps began their breakthrough of The Hindenburg Line.
Of the 5,390 men who served in the 10th Battalion, 85% were wounded, killed or captured. Arthur is representative of the thousands of Canadians who were fortunate to have survived the war, but who would ever after carry with them the scars of battle.