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Stories of Service and Sacrifice

Claude LaFrance

Claude LaFrance

Air Force • Home Town: Quebec City, Quebec

Of course, at that time, you’re on your own. You’re in cloud. You can’t see anything but the enemy has radar so obviously you’re vulnerable. And you spend a lot of your time not only looking at clouds but also looking behind you.

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Herménégilde Dussault

Herménégilde Dussault

• Home Town: Quebec City, Quebec

The transcription in English is not available at this time. Please refer to the transcript in French.

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Dennis Moore

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Lionel Bourboing

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Raphael “Ralph” Dael

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Aimé Michaud

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Ramsey Withers

Ramsey Withers

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.”

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Allison Furlotte

Allison Furlotte

Army • Home Town: Nash Creek, New Brunswick

And in the middle of the night, maybe two or three o'clock in the morning, really a dark night, an explosion went off not too far from the safe trail we had to patrol. And I must have had my back turned because it got me in the back of the leg.

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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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Shannon Matechuk

Shannon Matechuk

Army • Home Town: Edgerton, Alberta

During the time there we concentrated mainly on getting the warring factions - the local warlords - to disarm and cease hostilities. We escorted humanitarian relief convoys to local villages where there were signs of famine in the local population.

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Gerry O'Pray

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Don McLean

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Wayne Marshall

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George Myatte

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Camille Ouellet

Camille Ouellet

Air Force • Home Town: Quebec

The transcription in English is not available at this moment. Please refer to the transcript in French.

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Ron Myers

Ron Myers

Air Force • Home Town: Saskatchewan

Our commitment was to do observations along the ADL, which spread from the Mediterranean down to the Gulf of Aqaba - the tip of the Sinai Peninsula -re-supplying Army and UN outposts along the ADL by air.

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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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Wilfrid Millen

Wilfrid Millen

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.

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Paul Métivier

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Thomas Marion

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Joseph Mulvaney

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John Frederick Mould

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Albert Abdey

Albert Abdey

Army • Home Town: Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom

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Sid Meltzer

Sid Meltzer

Army • Home Town: Ontario

My grandfather Joseph, who had served in the Austrian Army before settling in England, installed him with the disciplined life that the military had to offer, and its advantages.

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Catherine Stevens

Catherine “Kay” Stevens

Navy • Home Town: Saint John, New Brunswick

And we started down Spring Garden Road and by then, hell broke loose. And the navy got the blame of everything.

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Arthur Powell

Arthur Powell

Army • Home Town: Banbury, United Kingdom

And then one day I said, “Why don’t we have a camp magazine?” And they thought that was a wonderful idea.

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Reg Cooper

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Robert McGhie

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Frank “Huck, Joe Fink” Aldred

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Joseph “Joe” Friedman

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Leon Katz

Leon Katz

Army • Home Town: Montreal, Quebec

By the time I arrived in Bad Oeynhausen these laws were already in place or being put in place and I was assigned to implement and control and manage several of these laws.

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Donald McIntosh

Donald McIntosh

Navy • Home Town: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

I felt a rumble, like an explosion or something in the water. I grabbed my lifejacket I guess and I ran up onto the quarter deck. We looked back at the convoy and we could see one of the ships was sinking down from the front of the bow.

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