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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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Shell Shocked is today’s PTSD

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Shell Shocked is today’s PTSD

The Herbert Laurier “Bert” Irwin Story: by Herbert James Irwin from the Memory Project. When war was declared in 1914, Herbert Irwin tried to enlist immediately but because he was only 16, his family retrieved him from the recruiting depot. Herbert returned the following year and was accepted into the Artillery. My name is Herbert James Irwin, the son of Herbert Laurier "Bert" Irwin, who enlisted in the Canadian Field Artillery in 1915 at the age of seventeen, and served overseas until the end of the war. He was engaged in a number of battles: Ypres, Somme, Vimy Ridge, Arras,...

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The Past, the Present and the Future.

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The Past, the Present and the Future.

As most of you are aware, we have finished our relationship with the Juno Beach Association. Over the years, supporters of D-Day Wear enabled us to participate in honouring Canadians that were killed in Action on June 6th, 1944. Through your patronage of our product line, you made it possible for us to donate $54,250.00 to the Juno Beach Centre, where we were able to purchase 217 name plaques for fallen Canadians; some as young as 17 years old; and for that, we thank you. We have changed direction and are now focusing our donation funds to organizations that deal...

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