Bruce Cane

Bruce Cane began writing about military history while a curatorial assistant at Historic Fort York, Toronto. Today, he writes technical manuals by day and pursues his passion for First World War history by night. Bruce lives with his family in Brooklin, Ontario. This is his first book.

Deward Barnes was born in Toronto in 1888. In 1916, he enlisted in the army and fought in the major battles of WWI, including Hill 70, Passchendaele, and Amiens. Struck by a bullet in 1918, he spent the rest of the war convalescing in England, and returned to Canada 1919, where he married his sweetheart, Lucy Field. Together, they raised a son, George, to whom Deward left his war diaries. Deward Barnes died in 1967.