Oliver Cole leaning on a double-decker bus, London, England, 1942.Oliver Cole
Oliver Cole during basic training, Beach Grove, Prince Edward Island, 1940.Oliver Cole
Oliver Cole, in Royal Canadian Legion blazer, 1996.Oliver Cole
Page two from Oliver Cole's Soldier's Service Book, showing his personal information at enlistment.Oliver Cole
Page from Oliver Cole's Service Pay Book, showing his rate of pay for July 1942 ($1.30/day).Oliver Cole
"We got off the boat and waded to shore, water to our waist. When I got in the field the field kitchen was there, so I got the tea pot on and we had hard tack and corned beef. That was our lunch, first day."