Doing Our Bit - Irish Canadian Rangers

GWCA Presents: Terry Copp - March 27, 2017

"Montreal’s Irish Canadian Rangers began official recruiting on Easter Monday 1916, the same day as the start of the Easter Uprising in Dublin. Their commanding officer Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Trihey was famous in the city and country for his exploits with the Montreal Shamrocks leading them to two turn-of-the-century Stanley Cups. Both Trihey and the Irish community supported John Redmond and Home Rule for Ireland, and continued to seek volunteers throughout the summer and early fall of 1916. Arriving in England, they were sent to Ireland on a tour designed to influence the ongoing discussions over the future of Ireland." -  LCMSDS

Professor Terry Copp is the author or co-author of 14 books and many articles, most focused on the Canadian experience in the two world wars. His feature articles in Legion Magazine have appeared in every issue since 1994, most recently the focus has been on Second Ypres. Best known for his two volume analysis of the Canadian Army in the 1944-1945 campaign, he is currently writing a book with the working title " Montreal and the Great War" he hopes to combine the story of the city's soldiers in action overseas and their experience as veterans with a social-cultural history of the homefront.