11 November 2016

We Remember

Do you know someone who enlisted in World War I in Canada?

-- Search the WWI CEF database --

Do you know a Canadian killed while serving his country?

-- Search the Commonwealth War Graves database --

My wife's grandfather, a member of the Canadian Cyclist Battalion, (pictured, in the kilt) was wounded by German shelling and carried around shrapnel from WWI for the rest of his life.

And he was one of the lucky ones who got to come back and have a family and live out a long, productive and rewarding life. Two of my grandfather's brothers were killed, one in Belgium and one in France.


4 comments:

Bill E said...


Honor them by not taking the freedom they died for for granted - someone died to keep you free - a lesson lost on red diaper doper snowflakes

Neo Conservative said...

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i would love to see today's college snowflakes explain their ptsd over donald trump to the veterans of the first and second world war.,

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Ron Lix said...

My grandfather was in the PPCLI and was wounded on the first day of the Batlle of Amiens. His brother was a Sapper, and was shipped home with the wounded suffering from what they called then "feeble mindedness" or shell-shock.

Neo Conservative said...

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"ron lix says... My grandfather was in the PPCLI"

i can't begin to imagine the horror that these young men were confronted with. in addition, there were no one year tours of duty... you basically lived in a muddy, bloody rat-infested trench for the duration of the war... or until you were killed or wounded, or lost your mind.

all the imbeciles at college and university demanding safe spaces because somebody questioned their desire to trade in their genitals should have to serve a mandatory term in the military.

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