Canada – Canadian soldier of the First World War identified

March 30, 2022 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces have confirmed the identification of remains recovered during a munitions clearing process north of Lens, France, as being those of Sergeant Richard Musgrave, a Canadian soldier of the First World War. The identity was confirmed through historical, genealogical, anthropological, archaeological and DNA analysis.

Richard Musgrave was born in Blackrigg, Scotland in 1884. He worked as a teamster in Calgary before enlisting at the age of 30 with the 56th Overseas Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) on April 30, 1915. After sailing from Montreal and training in England, Private Musgrave travelled to France in February 1916, now as a member of the 7th Infantry Battalion (British Columbia), CEF. He achieved the rank of sergeant in March 1917, was wounded in April but remained on duty, and was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in July of that year.

On August 15, 1917, Sergeant Musgrave fought with the 7th Battalion during the first day of the Battle of Hill 70 near Lens, France. He was reported missing that day and was presumed to have died as part of the battle. He was 32 years old. The Battle of Hill 70 continued until August 25, 1917, with a heavy toll of more than 10,000 Canadians killed, wounded, or missing. More than 140 men of the 7th Battalion were killed, 118 of them missing and never found.

The Canadian Armed Forces has notified the family of Sergeant Richard Musgrave’s identification and is providing them with ongoing support. Sergeant Musgrave will be buried at the earliest opportunity in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Loos British Cemetery in Loos-en-Gohelle, France.

The Canadian Armed Forces Casualty Identification Program, within the Directorate of History and Heritage, identifies unknown Canadian service members when their remains are recovered. The program also identifies service members previously buried as unknown soldiers when there is sufficient evidence to confirm the identification.

Soldier Ape NFT Celebrates 20K+ Members

Recently, Soldier Ape NFT is proud to announce that the NFT project has reached 20K+ Members on Twitter and Discord. The craze about these non-fungible tokens has outgunned almost every other trend; often at times, they are the trend. Metaverse, on the other hand, is finding silent takers.

One such project named Soldier Apes Army is gaining a lot of momentum with over 9000+ members on Discord and over 12k followers on Twitter. The NFT project, unlike others, will include the community from the start, providing a route for recommendations and comments from the very users of the game. The Soldier Apes Army NFT Collection has a total of 10,025 Soldier Ape NFTs stored as ERC-721 tokens on the Ethereum blockchain and hosted on IPFS (interplanetary file system).

Soldier Apes Army is intended to be a P2E (play-to-earn) game. The game requires NFTs, which can be purchased on OpenSea and in PreSale. Each NFT entitles the player to participate in the game. The game, in its true essence, is created by the people and for the people who play it.

The game plan is to develop a 3D isometric gaming environment, which is interactive, but with scalable visuals, enabling gamers with less powerful hardware to enjoy a seamless gaming experience. Each of these digital creatures is unique and produced by highly skilled artists.

In the Apaverse, also known as “Home of the Apes”, once the 10,000 Soldier Apes NFTs are sold out, the first owners of the 10 rare General Apes NFTs, will receive a one-time payment of $10,000 each. Moreover, the first owner of the 3-star Lieutenant General Ape NFT will also earn a Mercedes-AMG G 63.

The game will be based around the Soldier Apes Army NFT collectibles and players can utilise their Soldier Apes as characters in the Apaverse. The objective is one – to establish Soldier Apes Army as the premier NFT PvP and P2E (play to earn) gaming environment on the Ethereum blockchain.

Commenting on the mission and vision of the project, the Soldier Ape Founding Team stated, “Our mission is simple: to be the leading Apes NFT PvP and P2E gaming ecosystem on the Ethereum blockchain. We will be building our game around the Soldier Apes Army NFT collectibles, where players use their Soldier Apes as their characters in a unique gaming metaverse.”

The project has clocked over 9000 members on Discord, outbidding its Phase 2 goals of 5000 members by a heavy margin. The project is also in a partnership with EGamea, a leading Game Development Studio for the playable Demo game, “Home of the Apes”. In the long run, the project will organise worldwide soldiers events, followed by the public launch of the in-game token.

The NFT sector has been on a growth trajectory and with such momentum already backing the Soldier Apes Army NFT project, it is set to be the Metaverse gamechanger.

The Founding team announced that Whitelisting Mint is slated to start on February 14, 6 PM, CET., while the public sale will start on February 16, 6 AM, CET.

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Future Soldier Technology Conference 2022 Returns to London Next March

 SMi Group is delighted to announce the return of the Future Soldier Technology conference which will commence on 8th-9th March 2022 in London, alongside a pre-conference focus day dedicated to Dismounted Soldier Situational Awareness on the 7th of March.

There is an early bird saving of £200, available for bookings made by 17th December 2021. Register at

As the world’s leading meeting dedicated to enhancing dismounted soldier technology, this conference will provide delegates with a unique opportunity to see how emerging soldier equipment and materials are used to overcome challenges in soldier modernisation programmes from across the world.

The agenda has been released, featured speakers for 2022 include:

· Major General John Collyer, Director Information, British Army

· Brigadier Matthew Cansdale, Head of Future Force Development, British Army

· Brigadier Mark Totten, SRO Commando Forces, Royal Marines

· Mr Nick Taylor, 1* Team Lead, Soldier, Training and Special Projects (STSP), DE&S, UK MOD

· Colonel Zdenek Mikula, Head of Mechanized & Infantry Section, Land Forces Development Department, Capabilities Development & Planning Division, Czech Armed Forces

· Colonel Jan H. Vonk, Program leader STRONG, Defence Material Organisation, Dutch MOD

· Colonel (Ret.) Kurt “Travis” Thompson, Deputy Director, Soldier Lethality Cross Functional Team, US Army Futures Command

· Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Dawe, Commanding Officer, Infantry Trials and Development Unit (ITDU), British Army

· Lieutenant Colonel Gareth Davies, SO1 Soldier Systems, TommyWorks

· Lieutenant Colonel Denny Dresch, PdM PEO Ground Soldier Systems, PEO Soldier, US Army

· Lieutenant Colonel Sébastien Gasnier, Branch Deputy, Infantry Doctrinal and Advanced Studies Department, French Armed Forces Infantry School

· Major Magnus Hallberg, NATO LCG DSS Chairman, NATO/Swedish Armed Forces

· Dr Robb Wilcox, Director, Soldier Performance Optimization Directorate, DEVCOM, US Army

For the full agenda and speaker line-up are available at

Future Soldier Technology Conference

Conference: 8th-9th March 2022

Pre-conference Focus Day: 7th March 2022

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Canada – Canadian soldier of the First World War identified

Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces have confirmed the identification of a previously unknown grave as being that of Lance Corporal Morgan Jones Jenkins, a Canadian soldier of the First World War who was buried as an unknown soldier at the Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, in Haucourt, France.

Morgan Jones Jenkins was born in Wales in 1886 to a minister and his wife who would lose two other sons in the First World War. After immigrating to Canada, he studied at the Manitoba Agricultural College before enlisting in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) in Saskatoon, and joining the 3rd University Company, based out of McGill University. The company sailed for England on September 4, 1915. Overseas, he was transferred to Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), wounded, promoted, and assigned to the Canadian Corps’ intelligence service for 18 months. Having rejoined PPCLI, he was declared killed in action on August 28, 1918, during the Second Battle of Arras, following a difficult advance on Jigsaw Wood, a position used by the enemy to defend the Fresnes-Rouvroy Line in France. He was 32 years old.

The Canadian Armed Forces have notified the family of Lance Corporal Jenkins’ identification and are providing them with ongoing support. A headstone rededication ceremony will take place at the earliest opportunity at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery in France.

The Canadian Armed Forces Casualty Identification Program, within the Directorate of History and Heritage, identifies unknown Canadian service members when their remains are recovered. The program also identifies service members previously buried as unknown soldiers when there is sufficient evidence to confirm the identification.

Veteran Soldier Turned Author Combines Action and Adventure With Heart in Gripping Historical Fiction

“Please do not hate men that fought for either side because they were ordered to fight, and they did so bravely, as they all suffered equally,” added the author.

Author Keith A. Youse provides readers with a glimpse into the plight of soldiers in his novel, “Death and Deliverance: A Young Civil War Soldier’s Journey.”

“Death and Deliverance” brings readers back to September of 1861, when a naive young man named Israel Youse left his family and farm behind to join the Fighting Chippewas, the 81st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the Army of the Potomac. He was filled with the excitement of youth and adventures as he set off with his cousin Davey to fight the Confederacy. Fueled by dangerous challenges, relentless fear, and the continuing effort to survive personal and physical battles, Israel is quickly driven to manhood, and the thrill that once warmed him leaves him cold and lonely.

Author Youse shares that although presented as historical fiction, the narrative is written by a former combat soldier who has studied the Civil War and whose great-great-grandfather, Israel Youse, is written in as the main character of the book.

“I want readers to begin to understand the exhausting stress, danger and fear felt by the soldiers from both armies. Subsequently, I wanted to have them be very aware of the truth that what was suffered by those soldiers is what all warriors suffered through in all wars since then,” stated Youse.

The author emphasizes that it’s important that the readers understand the message of guidance by dedicated men in command, those civilians who cared for soldiers, and the mentoring by adults. He also wants them to understand what causes “soldier’s heart” and its relationship to post-traumatic stress disorder that warriors during the last 60 years have been affected by. Youse expresses that when fear and anxiety seem unending, turning to God in prayer is not only helpful but biblical as well.

The novel is suitable for teenagers, but the author advises sharing the reading experience with an adult so that someone can explain their questions on historical significance, battles and the importance of the soldier’s families. It is also a good read for combat Veterans as the challenges of each battle or ambush are imminent regardless of the period of the war.  

“Death and Deliverance” is a stark portrayal of the bravery and passion of a conflicted nation, reminding readers that those on the other side of the line are not that different and forcing them to find the courage to fight and the strength to pray.

Death and Deliverance: A Young Civil War Soldier’s Journey
Written by Keith A. Youse
E-book | $3.98
Paperback | $9.98

Book copies are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online book retailers.

About the Author

Youse was born in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. During the height of the Vietnam conflict, he found himself torn between what he felt was his duty to his country and finishing his college education. He enlisted in the United States Army and volunteered for airborne training to go to Vietnam. After being decorated for bravery and exemplary service, his tour of duty in Vietnam was over. Youse used the reality of those experiences he had in military service and combat to authenticate the action in “Death and Deliverance.” His love of American history and his patriotic spirit dramatize the events of his counterparts in the Civil War.