QAHN Heritage Talks Online (No. 9):
A Quebecker by choice, Andrew McNaughton was a professor of engineering at McGill University when the First World War broke out in 1914. McNaughton joined the artillery and rose through the ranks to become the Counter Battery Staff Officer of the Canadian Corps in February 1917. McNaughton used his skills and knowledge as an engineer to develop one of the Canadian Corps most pivotal technological achievements– the use of counter battery attack. McNaughton is credited with being one of the best and most knowledgeable artillery officers of the Great War, but he is little known outside of specialist military circles.
Caitlin Bailey is an accomplished non-profit leader and public history professional and is the Executive Director of two successful heritage non-profits: the Vimy Foundation and the Canadian Centre for the Great War. She is committed to highlighting the role of Canada’s history in public life and its contribution to maintaining a civil society. A graduate of the University of Calgary and McGill, Caitlin holds degrees in Russian Literature and Library and Information Sciences. She is a member of the Banff Forum and a Director of the Toronto Ward Museum.