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Stories of Service and Sacrifice

Gilles Martin

Gilles Martin

Army • Home Town: New Richmond, Quebec

For quite a long time, I wondered if it was really worth it. [...] Well, after reflecting [...] I understood that if we hadn’t gone, history would definitely not have been the same.

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Doug Raynbird

Doug Raynbird

Army • Home Town: Winnipeg, Manitoba

So for the next 10 months, that’s what I did, played the guitar and sang. We went to a two week tour up to Tokyo. We went two tours over to Korea with the show, two different shows.

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Raphael “Ralph” Dael

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Pamela MacLeod

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Leonard “Scotty” Wells

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Claude Petit

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Herménégilde Dussault

Herménégilde Dussault

• Home Town: Quebec City, Quebec

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Frank Jefferies

Frank Jefferies

Army • Home Town: Bristol, United Kingdom

A shell would land, and then the next one might be down in front of it, maybe say about 200 metres and then the next one would be about 100 metres up, so we knew they were registering from the way the shells were coming in.

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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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Wayne Marshall

Wayne Marshall

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.

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Susan Beharriell

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Gerry O'Pray

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Don McLean

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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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Camille Ouellet

Camille Ouellet

Air Force • Home Town: Quebec

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Joseph Mulvaney

Joseph Mulvaney

Army • Home Town: Ontario

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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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Paul Métivier

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John Frederick Mould

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Norman McHolden

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George Scherer

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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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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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Emilien Dufresne

Emilien Dufresne

Army • Home Town: Cloridorme, Quebec

In Düsseldorf, we passed a group of women on the side of the road. They tried to give us water but the Germans wouldn’t allow it.

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Glennis Boyce

Glennis Boyce

Air Force • Home Town: Saint John, New Brunswick

I tried to break it gently to my mother by telling her that I was thinking of joining the RCAF. At that time, I had already been sworn in.

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Helen “Jean” Crawley

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Eric Jensen

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Amos “Wilkie” Wilkins

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Lionel “Jack” Martin

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Eric McFall

Eric McFall

Air Force • Home Town: Montreal, Quebec

And I said, well, our motto is, Press On, Regardless. So we’ll go without a radio, we don’t really need it until we get back so we flew on.

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Harold Bronson

Harold Bronson

Air Force • Home Town: Cherhill, Alberta

I ended up flying a Tiger Moth, which is a small training plane. And I flew it and I landed it right by my house, in northwest of Edmonton, got out and showed my folks

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