To brig-gen. J. A. Clark, must be given the credit of creating and training this fine fighting ma chine. His natural aptitude for war, devotion to the duty of looking after his unit in every possible way and his gallantry upon all occasions, coupled with the fact that he. Had as fine material as existed in the Empire to work with, resulted in the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada becoming one of the finest battalions in the British Army. It is hoped that the reading of this history of heroic deeds and supreme sacrifices will create in the minds and hearts of readers an unshakable determination to insist upon Canada having an efficient citizen army. Such a force is our best guarantee against a repetition of the Armageddon through which we have just passed.