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Stories of Service and Sacrifice
Army • Home Town: Vancouver, British Columbia
He had no sooner said that when a sniper’s bullet crossed my left shoulder and struck my platoon runner Private Oliver killing him instantly.
Army • Home Town: Scarborough, Ontario
Literally, the battalion headquarters was only about 400 metres away - and I got down there and into the command post to report in, and people were looking at me with kind of stony faces and said, “Your friend’s gone.”
Army • Home Town: Ottawa, Ontario
You know, we were taking a quite a hammering from artillery and I really didn’t realize how bad it was at the time. But when I got down and looked back up at the hill I thought to myself, “My God, we’re lucky to have gotten away with it.”
Army • Home Town: Sydney, Nova Scotia
But on the 3rd of May, we were run over by battalions of Chinese and on that night we lost 26 killed. I think there was 40 people wounded and there was 7 or 8 taken prisoner. Now that all happened on one night and that was the scariest night of my life. That was the famous Battle of 187.
Army • Home Town: Ontario
I joined the Army in the fall of 1952, and went into a new apprentice soldier programme for boys that were sixteen years old. It was part of the regular Army. I served on continuously from then right up until just before I was fifty-six years old, giving me almost forty years of regular service.
Air Force • Home Town: Ontario
They told me I couldn't fly in a high performance jet aircraft because "my female parts would be damaged." It was quite a thrill breaking the sound barrier at 100 feet, climbing straight up and doing rolls and loops above the clouds.
Air Force • Home Town: Quebec
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Army • Home Town: Ontario
On August 8, 1918 near Cayeux (en-Santerre) about twelve miles southeast of Amiens he was wounded in the left shoulder and back. He died of his wounds on August 10, 1918 on 10 Ambulance Train en route to a Rouen hospital.
Army • Home Town: Nova Scotia
At different battles so many lives were lost that it was not always able to keep clear records of burial sites. The weather often worked against proper burials and the mud that ensued was dreadful.
Air Force • Home Town: Hoyt, New Brunswick
We were always singing; and they used to say, we were the happiest group of service people they ever came across.
Merchant Navy • Home Town: North Bay, Ontario
And our gun malfunctioned and it went off its elevating wheel, or off its elevating cogs. And the gun was stuck in an upright position with a live round up the breech.
Navy • Home Town: Berlin, Germany
U-333, Cremer, he sank the Spreewald and reported that he had sunk an 18,000-tonne ship.