1916: Chinook as a wartime code language…again
The 88th Victoria Fusiliers (perhaps including a Janes or two) in 1914, about to go to Europe to fight (image credit: CFB Esquimalt Naval Military Museum)
…and I’m happy to find more of the latter:
Chinook [language] adopted to elude censor – Percy and Harry Janes, of Duncan, write from German Prisoner of War camp… Left Victoria, drafted from 88th Regiment, Victoria Fusiliers…
Wouldn’t it be great to dig up more info about these fellas? All I know yet is that Percy left Ymir (near Nelson, in the Kootenays) in 1915 to live with Harry.