George Cole at 17 years of age in Ottawa. Cole enlisted with the 13 Platoon Highlanders of Ottawa in June, 1940.
Cole took his machine gun training in Three Rivers, Quebec, 1941.
George Cole in Belgium, 1944. Cole was involved in the June 6 landing at D-day that year.
"We saw our first real action the next day when the enemy overran the Winnipeg Rifles and came up to the positions in which we were set"