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The last Canadian killed in the WW1 minutes before armistice

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The last Canadian killed in the WW1 minutes before armistice

by Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press Originally published: November 10, 2014 George Lawrence Price was a typical Canadian soldier in the First World War, except for the timing of his death. He holds the sad distinction of being the last Canadian and last Commonwealth soldier to die in the meat-grinder conflict that claimed more than 60,000 Canadians in its four years. A total of 10,000 men were killed, wounded or listed as missing from all participating armies on the last day of the war, according to historical records. Price, a 25-year-old farm labourer before he enlisted, was struck by a...

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20 year old Philip Lemon was killed at Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917.

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20 year old Philip Lemon was killed at Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917.

Story by Ray Drouin, Philip Lemons Nephew from the Memory Project My name is Ray Drouin, my wife's name is Helen Johnson, and Phillip Lemon was our uncle. Phillip Lemon was born in Alton, England, in 1897. His father – Henry Lemon from Alton – served twenty-four years, and retired as Sergeant Instructor in musketry with the 3rd Sommersetshire Regiment of Light Infantry in India. Henry, upon completing his (..) of twenty-four years, retired to England in 1893. He emigrated to Canada in 1906, joining his father James in Walter's Falls, Ontario. Phillip was nine years old when he left...

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