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André Therrien

André Therrien

Army • Home Town: Bedford, Quebec

The brigade sent a company of soldiers from another unit across our lines to hold the position that I had attacked. That’s when they discovered that there were 16 Chinese bodies on the side of the hill.

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John Woods

John Woods

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.”

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William Yuill

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Arsène Dubé

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Nesta Bass

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Gilles Martin

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Lyle McIvor

Lyle McIvor

Army • Home Town: Carmon, Manitoba

In all the books they write, they mention Evans but nobody ever mentions my buddy Tolver and he's the one that went back out to get Evans.

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Delphis Cormier

Delphis Cormier

Army • Home Town: Campbelltown, New Brunswick

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Camille Ouellet

Camille Ouellet

Air Force • Home Town: Quebec

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George Myatte

George Myatte

Army • Home Town: Ontario

The United Nations decided to send in two battalions, that were outside the airport waiting in armoured vehicles – that would have been the 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, also the Van Doo regiment. That, basically, insured that the airport was going to be secure.

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Shannon Matechuk

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Don McLean

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Wayne Marshall

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Ron Myers

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Gerry O'Pray

Gerry O'Pray

Army • Home Town: Ontario

A lot of things happened while I was in the Congo. One of the things I remember was kind of a culture shock for me, as a young man coming from Nova Scotia. There were thirty-four different countries, I think, in that mission in the Congo.

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Susan Beharriell

Susan Beharriell

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.

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John Newton

John Newton

Army • Home Town: Ontario

It goes right through until August the 9th, 1918 and it stops there, and that was the day that the Canadian Army struck off at the Battle of Amiens, which was the beginning of the end of the war. I guess he was so busy after that battle started that he never had time to write in the diary.

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Albert Abdey

Albert Abdey

Army • Home Town: Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom

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Wilfrid Millen

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John Frederick Mould

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Thomas Marion

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Paul Métivier

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Norman McHolden

Norman McHolden

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.

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John Laurie Paterson

John Laurie Paterson

Army • Home Town: Manitoba

John was stringing communication lines under a heavy barrage of shelling and machine gun fire. This was the Battle of Amiens, August 8 to 16, 1918.

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William Davis

William “Bill” Davis

Army • Home Town: Toronto, Ontario

War is a terrible thing. And people survive the war by having a little humour.

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John Potter

John “Potts” Potter

Navy • Home Town: Toronto, Ontario

The big time was down the Mediterranean, that was very, very scary and exciting at the same time.

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Monty Brown

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Clare Swartzentruber

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Maurice “Whitey” White

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John Forbes

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Olive Peat

Olive Peat

Army • Home Town: Emerson, Manitoba

A lot of us, it was getting out of doing housework for $5 a month. That was the truth. That’s what we did. We worked for $5 a month and got Wednesday afternoon off

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James Brown

James “Jim” Brown

Navy • Home Town: Lincoln, New Brunswick

And that was kind of scary because you didn’t know whether these people knew war was over or not.

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