The Pinhey’s Point Foundation marks the 100th anniversary of the First World War by presenting a summer long exhibit at Pinhey’s Point Historic Site.

This display, which runs until August 31st, follows Sergeant Charles Hammett Pinhey and his fellow soldiers of the 38th Ottawa Battalion to their first posting, not in France but in Bermuda.

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(Sergeant Charles H Pinhey, second row at far right, with officers and other non-commissioned officers of the 38th Battalion in Bermuda. Photo courtesy PPF, Constance Snelgrove collection.)

Associated Program event: The Foundation is also presenting a free public lecture at the site on Friday August 22nd at 7 p.m. Dr. Duncan McDowall of Queen’s University will give an illustrated presentation “From the heaven of Bermuda to the hell of the Somme: Ottawa’s 38th Battalion enters the Great War.”

Refreshments will follow the talk. The Foundation extends a special welcome to the Cameron Highlanders for this event.

Pinhey’s Point Historic Site is scenically located on the banks of the Ottawa River in the rural Kanata/Dunrobin area. For directions to the site, please visit the Foundation’s webpages.