Joseph Standing Buffalo .... Warrior ! Jul 15, 2008 18:45:38 GMT -5
Post by liverpoolannie on Jul 15, 2008 18:45:38 GMT -5
I would like to know if there is a photograph of Joseph Standing Buffalo ......... grandson of Chief Sitting Bull ?? ( if this post is in the wrong place please move ! )
THE FIRST WORLD WAR
"For four short years our sons fought in European trenches beside their sons, our blood mingled with theirs, as for four hundred years in a different way our bloods had mixed. Four thousands of our Native brothers and now grandfathers saw the European homeland through the sights of rifles and the roar of cannon. Hundreds are buried in that soil, away from the lands of their birth. These Native warriors accounted well for themselves, and the Allied cause. ... They were courageous, intelligent and proud carriers of the shield."
"World War I-1914-1918," AMMSA , 2, 35 (November 9, 1984), p. 9.
What a shame he died so close to the end of the war ... 29th of September 1918
Here's his Attestation Papers and a picture of his headstone
also here he is in the 1911 Census ......
There is also his listing in the Canadian Book of Remembrance
It is a bit confusing as in one or two places he is listed under Buffalo, while in others he is listed as Standing Buffalo.
Here's a bit more to add to Joseph Standing Buffalo
The 12th Infantry Brigade War Diary says check Appendix 10 for October not September -
It starts here - move forward page by page by changing the final digits in the URL -
Heavy casualties are reported for the 78th at the Cambrai-Douai Road -
...... it helps to tell the story ...... reading Chapter VII of "Canada's Hundred Days" by Livesay Page 248 refers to the 78th distinguishing itself in coming up in support and beating off overwhelming forces ! it looks as if Joseph was one of many !!
General Macdonell was holding practically the same positions that his troops had captured on 27 September; further progress would be difficult until the British had captured the commanding ground north-east of Epinoy
The fighting on this Sunday had been exceedingly bitter - costing 2089 Canadian casualties and the enemy’s determined defence had made the results disappointing. General Currie was convinced however that each day’s attack by the Canadian Corps forestalled a German counter-attack, and he gave orders for the battle to be continued on the 30th !
"Great Spirit, we ask of you to receive our warriors."