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Troops of the 9th Canadian Infantry Brigade (Stormant, Dundas, and Glengarry Highlanders) go ashore from LCI (L) 299 (Landing craft infantry) at Bernieres-sur-mer, Normandy, France om June 6, 1944 Photo: Gilbert Alexander Milne/Canadian Dept. of National Defence/ Library and Archives Canada/ PA-122765

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Airmen buying lingerie at Osborne’s Ladies Wear on Ross Street in Red Deer, 1943.

Other notable military anniversaries in 2014:

Men of the 78th Battery Royal Canadian Artillery at Worthing, England. Many of these men were from Red Deer and landed on Juno Beach on D-Day, June 1944.

July 28: 100 years since the start of the First World War Nov. 9:

25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall

Aug. 19: 70 years since the Liberation of Paris April 1:

90 years since the Royal Canadian Air Force was created

H.M.C.S. Red Deer, 1941. This minesweeper, named for the Alberta community, saw action in the Battle of the Atlantic and the Battle of the St. Lawrence during the Second World War. Photos courtesy of Red Deer Archives June 6, 1944 is widely remembered Meanwhile, back in Red Deer, the as one of the most significant dates in news of the great invasion was greeted world history. That was the day when with joy, mixed with a lot of worry. In the the greatest seaborne invasion ever morning, there was a brief ceremony known was successfully launched by at the A-20 Army Camp north of 55th the Allied Forces on the beaches of Street. There were prayers by the Red Normandy, France. In many respects, Deer Ministerial Association and the D-Day was the beginning of the end of camp chaplain, followed by a ceremothe Second World War. nial parade Canada played a crucial role in In the afternoon, one thousand peothis epic battle. The Canadians were ple gathered at City Hall Park for a pubamongst the best-trained and best-prelic service. Red Deer Ministerial Associpared troops under Allied Command. Under the master plan for the invasion, ation led the prayers. All of City Council the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division and was on the platform, as were the offithe 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade cers from the A-20 Camp. The camp were assigned the job of landing at band played hymns. The Nazarene ColJuno Beach, an eight kilometre-long lege choir led the singing, along with beachhead including the French vil- local schoolchildren. Over the following weeks, there was lages of Courseulles, Bernieres and St. Aubin-sur-Mer. The 1st Canadian more news of victory in battle, but at an Parachute Battalion was to join in aerial ongoing cost of many lives. Neverthelandings beyond the beaches. less, the hope of ultimate victory in the The invasion, originally set for June War was finally being fulfilled. More5th, was delayed by bad weather. Nev- over, through the skill and courage of its ertheless, despite continuing rough troops, Canada won a new and respectseas, the unprecedented armada set ed place on the international stage. out the next day. Michael Dawe Heavy bombing of the German deNovember 2014 fenses was carried out from midnight until dawn, Let’s take a moment to remember followed by naval shelling. By 8 a.m. the seathe many Canadians who fought for borne landings had befreedom, justice and equality. gun. Despite heavy fire from the German defenders, the Canadians successfully made their way ashore. After consolidating their positions, several units began to fight their way inland. By the end of the day, some of those Canadian units had pushed farther inland than any other components of the Allied landing forces. There was great success, but also at a great cost. On D-Day, the Ca6720 Johnstone drive, Red Deer nadians suffered nearly Across from Ramada Inn & Tim Hortons on 67th St 1000 casualties, including 403-347-7777 340 men killed in action.

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Remembrance Day 2014

November 11th “Lest We Forget” Red Deer Arena 10:40 a.m. Assembly 10:50 a.m. Marching on the Colours O’ Canada Invocation Lord’s Prayer The Last Post 11:00 a.m. Minute Gun Silence Two Minute Gun The Lament Reveille

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Branch of Service: Army/Air Force Years Enlisted: 1939 – 45 (Army), 1947 – 73 (Air Force) Theatres of Service: WWII Medals: 1939-45 Star, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp During WWII, he met his future bride while he was involved in a bridge construction project in Zutphen, Holland. They were married on Nov. 28, 1946. He was posted throughout Canada and Germany.

Harvey served in the 10th Field Ambulance Royal Canadian Medical Corps. He was with the army reserve but posted overseas in 1943-45. Served in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Awarded the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, 1939-45 Star, Defence Medal, The War Medal and was Mentioned in Despatches. He received two citations: one for Outstanding Good Service and Great Devotion to Duty, signed by Field Marshall Montgomery, and another one for Distinguished Service, signed by L. Lawson, Secretary of War for the King. In fighting around Caen, France, the Official History of the Canadian Medical Service notes that on the 25th of July, Captain Fish’s unit handled over 400 causalities in one 24 hour period. Dr. Fish was promoted to Major on the 10th of February, 1945.

Gunner GUNNER J.H. Lind J.H. LIND

In the army from 1942 to 1944, he served in Italy and Holland, was wounded and returned home.

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SAMUEL MCKEE EDGAR

Stationed with the PPCLI, Company C, Mr. Quartly was one who was selected to carry a Bangalore Torpedo up to the front line wire entanglement where he was to throw it at the Germans. At that place, near Mt. Cassino, Italy, the Germans opened fire and he lost his life.

Victor was a 20-year-old farm boy from Blue Ridge, Alberta when he joined the Calgary Highlanders. He served from 1939 to 1945 with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps in France, Germany, Belgium and Holland. At the end of the war he married a Belgium girl and in 1945 returned to the farm. Medals received include the 1939-1945 Star, the George Medal, Canadian Voluntary Service, and the Germany Star.

Gunner, WW 2 Les joined the 78th Field Battery which combined with the 22nd Battery from Gleichen and the 44th Battery from Prince Albert, Sk, to form the 13th Field Regiment, CA. Les fought in Belgium, Holland, Germany and took part in “D” Day, June 6, 1944.

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Branch of Service: Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Unit: Aerospace Engineering. Years Enlisted: 19551975. Served: 3(F) Wing Zweibrucken, Germany. Medals Awarded: CD, SSM (NATO). Aviation technician with RCAF F86 Sabre Team which in 1960, won the third straight Guynemer Trophy, emblematic of all Nato annual air-to-air gunnery supremacy, during competition in France, Germany and Italy.

Royal Canadian Navy, L-Coder, 1942-1945. Bob spent 3 years on a Corvette during convoy duty in the North Atlantic and on a frigate attached to a striking force in the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay.

Sgt. Cox served with the Canadian Army for nine years, spending one year in Korea with the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. He received the Korean Medal and the United Nations Korea Medal.

Joe joined 6th Light AntiAircraft Regiment of the Royal Canadian Army in December 1941. He served as a bombardier in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. He was discharged in December 1945. Joe was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France-Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and clasp, and the 1939-1945 War Medal.

Sam was living in Salmon Arm, BC when WW1 broke out and signed up with the 30th BC Horse Regiment which formed the overseas unit of the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles. Sam was wounded in the left hand in the battle in Lens, France.

WILLIAM R. EDGAR

HARRY PEARCE

JOSEPH C. TURPLE

SGT. PHILLIP J. NEIS

PVT. CARL V. NEIS

CPL. LARRY NEIS

WW1, 187th Overseas Battalions and 50th Battalion Bill was shot in the jaw at the Battle of Amiens, France in August 1918 and returned to Canada.

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Mr. Bickford was enlisted for two years with the Tecumseh Unit of the Coast Guard, based out of Halifax. Medals received include the Atlantic Star and Canadian Volunteer Service Medal.

Phillip served in the 29th Battery with the Royal Canadian Army. He enlisted in 1941-46 and later in the Reserves from 1950-53 and regular force from 19541968. He arrived in Britain in 1942 and was on the first barges on D-Day. He was awarded the 1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, 1939-45 War Medal, Special Services Medal – NATO Bar, Queen’s Jubilee Medal and Canadian Forces Decoration with Bar.

Harry was a Navigator with the Royal Canadian Air Force during WW2. He was with the No.434 Squadron     On December 18, 1944 his squadron went down over Belgium with all members killed except the wireless operator who was able to parachute out.  Harry is buried in Leopoldsburg. Belgium.

Carl served in the army, 260 BTN CEF, Veterans Guard of Canada. He enlisted in 1918-1919 and 1941-45. He served in Siberia in the First World War as a sniper with CEF Siberia, based out of Vladivostok. He served in Canada during the Second World War. Medals received include the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and War Medal.

Branch of Service: Canadian Army – First th Division, 13 Bttn., Infantry Years Served: Feb. 23, 1915 to March 30, 1919 Theatres of Service: Trenches of France, etc. Medals: 1914 – 15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal Originally form Nova Scotia, Joseph had a homestead in Alberta in 1909. After enlisting, he arrived in the trenches in August of 1915. He was wounded on March 13, 1916 and again on September 16, 1916.

Larry enlisted as a soldier apprentice in 1954-56 and served with the first draft to Egypt in 195657. His units included RC Sigs, 3 RCHA Sigs Trp, 56 Canadian Sigs and LDSH Sigs Trp. He served with the United Nations Emergency Force in Egypt and was awarded the United Nations Emergency Force Medal and Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal. He was enlisted with the army until 1961.


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Cpl. R. FRANK KREPPS

A member of the Canadian Provost Corps, Division I, he served in the UK, Mediterranean and Europe. He received the 1939-45 Star, Italy Star, France Germany Star, Defence Star and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal. He became the personal bodyguard for General Charles Foulkes in Holland. He served with three brothers and his father.

Frank joined up in Saskatoon in October 1942 at 17-years-old. He started with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps and later joined the Royal Canadian Engineers 2nd Battalion B company as a dispatch rider. He spent many months in England getting ready for the invasion. He landed on Normandy Beach via land craft. “It wasn’t very pretty but I got through it OK,” he said. “I’ve had better days!” He was discharged in Regina in 1946. He received the 1939-1945 France and Germany Star, Defence Medal and Service Medal and a medal for the liberation of Holland. Two of his brothers and his sister also served. Frank is a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion.

SGT. WILFRED GIBNEY “May We Always Remember Our Heroes”

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Served in the 1st Division of the Army in 1940. He received several medals while in Europe.

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George served in the Second World War in the army. From Melville, Saskatchewan, George served as a motorcycle courier. He stayed with the army from 19211951. He is the proud father of Richard, Wendy and Douglas.

Branch of Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Years Served: 19431945 Theatres of Service: Canada Medals: 1939-1945 Service Medal Lester served as a Sergeant Navigator. He lives in Red Deer.

WILLIAM HERBERT BAUGH “Our rights and freedoms were won for us”

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Born and raised on the family homestead near Clive, AB. , Bill enlisted with the Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers in Calgary on July 21, 1943. After training in Hamilton, Ontario Bill served in the U.K. and Continental Europe as a radio operator thereby earning the WWII European Campaign Ribbon. Bill was discharged from the forces in Calgary on April 5, 1946 with the rank of Craftsman and awarded the Defence Medal, the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal (with Clasp) and the War Medal (1939-1945).

MARGARET STANKIEVECH (NEE. NICHOLSON) “Veterans...they are the brave men and women who have put their lives at risk to protect our country.”

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Margaret Stankievech served with the WAAF of the RAF from July 1942 to November 1945 in the United Kingdom. After training, she was posted to #56 OTU Tealing then to #6, RCAF Bomber Group Yorks. She travelled from headquarters to RCAF stations where she met her husband, whom she married on Oct. 24, 1945. She received the Defence medal and the 1939-45 Star.

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George enlisted in 1915 and served with the 8th Machine Gun Company in France. He was wounded in 1917 at the Battle of Hill 70. At Vimy in 1918, he was severely overcome by machine gun fumes. On November 11,1918, he was manning a machine gun tower in the town square of Mons, Beligum, when Armistice was declared. Two weeks after returning home and while employed digging a water well, he was overcome by gas fumes and died.

From Trochu, Sidney served overseas with the Calgary Highlanders in the First World War.

Jack Christie was an able seaman with the Radar Unit of the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. He enlisted in 1943 and served until 1945. He served in the Battle of the Atlantic on escort ships. He was awarded the 1939-45 Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Bar and the Victory Medal.

CLIFF FULLER

Cliff was Petty Officer, 1st Class with the Royal Canadian Navy. He served his country for 32 years on the vessels HMCS Bonaventure, HMCS Preserver and HMCS Ottawa. He also served at CFBs in Ottawa, Comox (2), Holberg, Edmonton, Lahr (Germany), Golan Heights and Alert. Medals awarded were, Canadian Service Award/with two clasps, UN Peacekeeping, Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal, NATO Medal/with Alert clasp, Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal/with clasp, Alberta Emergency Services Medal

AARON E. STANKIEVECH

An airframe mechanic with the #6 RCAF Bomber Group, Aaron Stankievech was stationed in the United Kingdom and served from January 1943 to July 1946. He received the Defence Medal, 1939-45 Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp and the 193945 War Medal.

L. SGT. WILLIAM MABEN

William enlisted in 1915 and served with the 49th Regiment in France. He was wounded at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. He was awarded the Military Medal in 1918 at the Battle of Amiens. On September 30, 1918, during the Canal du Nord offensive, leading to the capture of Cambrai, he was severely wounded and died the next day. He is buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery near Arras, France.

Leon, one of the founders of Trochu, served in the French Army in World War I and was decorated with the Legion of Honour and the Croix de Guerre. He advised US troops later in the war before returning to Trochu.

Cpl. Allwright served with the RAF from 1940-46 and with the RCAF from 1952-70. He served in WWII and the Korean War.

HENRY HANNA

Corporal Army 0600 Unit 1941 - 1945 Henry Hanna of Trochu AB attended Canadian Army Trades School in Hamilton, Ontario. Becoming a qualified electrician, he enrolled under the National Resources Mobilization Act in the Canadian Army Overseas at St. John’s Nfld. on Sept. 27, 1941. Here he worked on Army Vehicles, returning to civilian life on demobilization in 1945.

PTE. LAWRENCE VIRGEL PIMM

Pte. Pimm was a member of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. He fought in the Italian campaign from Sicily to Ortona and was killed in action on Dec. 6, 1943 approaching Ortona. Medals received include the 1939-1945 Star, Italy Star, Canadian Voluntary Service Medal and the Defence Medal.

WARREN FRANCIS KEEFE

Warren served with the 434 Bluenose Squadron of the RCAF. After one bombing mission, they were flying home somewhere over Germany during a blackout. No landmarks were visible and there was no moon. The pilot asked the navigator where we were. The navigator replied “I don’t know.” There was only enough fuel to get home. In a moment, the pilot asked the navigator to retrace their last movements. He did so, and was then able to re-establish his bearing and get them back to England. The average age of the crew was 23.


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Served in the 14th Calgary Tanks from Feb 21, 1941 – Aug 4, 1945. Saw action in Britain, Central Mediterranean and North Western Europe. Decorated with 1939-45 Star, Italy Star, France & Germany Star, Defence medal, Canadian Volunteer medal with clasp, 1939-45 War medal and Dieppe Bar.

Served in the Women’s Division RAF in the Bomber Command unit. She served in England as an Instrument Mechanic. She was awarded the Defense Medal and the 1939-1945 Medal.

CPL. ALPHONSE ST. GERMAIN “To the men and women who served in our armed forces, we pay tribute.”

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Served with the Seaforth Islanders in Scotland, England, Sicily, Italy, France and Germany. Taken prisoner in Italy and spent 24 months in a POW camp in Germany. Awarded the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, the Italy Star, 1939-45 Star, Defence of Britain Medal, and Victory Medal.

D.W. DICK BREWER “We proudly salute those who understood the value of freedom in our country.”

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Branch of Service: R.C.N.V.R. (Ablebodied Seaman on a corvette) Unit: Buctouche, Halifax Years Enlisted: 1943 – 1945 Theatres of Service: North Atlantic, Triangle Run Though raised on the prairie at Lacombe, Dick was a true sailor. He never suffered sea-sickness no matter how fierce the waves were.

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A gunner with the Royal Canadian Artillery, Mr. Arthur won several medals during WWII including the France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, Great Britain Medal, and Voluntary Service Medal with clasp.

SILAS M. LAWRENCE

Silas M. Lawrence was a gunner with the Royal Canadian Artillery from 1940-1946. He was awarded the FranceGermany Star, the Defence Medal, Great Britain Medal, and the Canadian Voluntary Service Medal with Clasp.

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Enlisted in Regina in 1952. Served with the RCAF in Eastern Canada and was trained in St. Jean, Quebec. Her postings included Trenton-Clinton, Ontario and Lac St. Denis, Quebec.

Sgt. Derbyshire enlisted in September 1950. He served in the Korean War with Lord Strathcona’s Horse. His medals consist of Korean Medal, United Service Medal, United Service Medal (Congo), Canadian Centennial Medal 1967, Canadian Forces Decoration and Clasp, and Peacekeeping Medal.

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187 and 50th Battalions C.E.F, then the 4th Canadian Machine Guns. Gassed and wounded twice in action.

Wellington was with the Royal Canadian Air Force and served as a bombing instructor in Canada and overseas from 1942-45.

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Pte. Atkins served with the 202nd Battalion of the CEF during WWI in France and England, and was wounded on the battlefield, then returned home.

Enlisted in 1941 with the Canadian Postal Corps, he was discharged in April 1946 following service in England during WWII.

Lois Atkins served with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942-45 in Canada.

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As a member of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment, Canadian Field Section, he spent six months with the occupation forces and was Discharge Sergeant in 1946. He served in Canada, United Kingdom and Europe.

Completed 31 missions. During one of these missions, an anti-aircraft missile went through the body of the plane approximately two feet in front of the mid upper gunner without exploding. Surprisingly, no serious mechanical damage nor injuries were received.

Robert enlisted in the Edmonton Regiment, Canadian Army Active Service on November 27, 1939. He received the 1939-45 Star, the Italy Star, France-Germany Star, Defence of Britain Medal and the Canada volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

RUFUS FRANKLIN JONES

Served with the Canadian Infantry 31st Battalion as a Private during WWI. Jones was killed in action on the 3rd of May 1917 and has no known grave, but his name is inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France. Rufus was only 20 years of age.


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Derek joined the Reserves in 1994 and transferred into the Regular Force in January of 1997. He served as an Artillery Gunner with the 1st Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery out of Shilo, Manitoba and the 2nd Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery in Petawawa, Ontario. He served in 2 overseas deployments: one in Bosnia in 2001 and the other in Afghanistan in 2007. During his career he deployed on several humanitarian aids for Canada. . After proudly serving with 16 years of service he decided to release and move to Red Deer where he now has the opportunity to serve his community as a Real Estate Associate.

Branch of Service: Royal Canadian Artillery, 78 Battery. Years Enlisted: 1939 – 45 Theatres of Service: N.W. Europe, Italy Medals: 1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defense Medal, Volunteer Service with clasp Medal 1939-45

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Branch of Service: Service Corps Unit: 34 Composite Company Years Enlisted: 4 Theatre of Service: European Medals: CSM and Clasp, 1939 – 1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939 – 1945

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Pte. Smalley was awarded the British Empire (King George) Medal for outstanding heroism for assisting in the rescue of a pilot from a crashed, burning plane that carried ammunition. He enlisted with the Seaforth Highlanders on Sept. 8, 1939, five days after war was declared. He went overseas with the First Division.

DONA JOSEPH DURAND “With Honour and Respect to Our Veterans”

Served with the Calgary Highlanders. Was killed in battle at Vimy Ridge.

FLYING OFFICER DALPHAS E. COULLIARD

Branch of Service: Air Gunner, RCAF Years Enlisted: 1943 Theatre Served: Bomber Command, England Medals: 1939-45 Star, France/Germany Star, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Volunteer and Clasp, Defense Medal, Bomber Command 1939 – 45. Three-quarters through his tour, Dalphas’ aircraft received heavy damage but still made it home. The plane crashed on landing and Dalphas was out of action for one month. He still has problems with his knees because of the crash.

CPL. WILFRED D. COULLIARD

Branch of Service: Field Engineer, Canadian Army Years Enlisted: 1915 Theatre Served: Europe, France Medals: two ribbons awarded Wilfred and his buddy were in the trenches when the gas rolled in. In the confusion, the friend took Wilfred for dead. Wilfred was later picked up and returned to hospital in England, then on to Moose Jaw. He would go meet the troop trains returning the soldiers from Europe and, to his surprise, one day saw his old buddy. Wilfred greeted him, but his friend was afraid to touch him; the friend believed himself to be dying and thought he was simply seeing the ghosts of his old friends.

PHYLIAS DURAND Participated in the battle of Vimy Ridge and was wounded in the action.

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Enlisting as a Private in September 1914 with the Winnipeg Rifles, he received the Officer’s Commission in March 1916. He was awarded the military cross in July 1917 for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was later promoted to Captain.

DUNCAN MCDONELL

Duncan was a member of the PPCLI from 1935-1958. He was one of the first Canadians overseas, landing in Scotland on Dec. 30, 1939. He was torpedoed in the invasion of Sicily in 1943. Rescued and reequipped, he then landed in Italy and was involved in the battles at Monte Cassino and Ortona. He was promoted to Regimental Sergeant Major.

PHILLIP EDWARD CONNOLLY

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Phillip Edward Connolly was member of the Air Force from 1941 to 1946. While flying along the west coast on submarine patrol, his plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean. He was rescued six hours later lying on the wing of his plane with a broken back. He was demobilized with rank of warrant officer, First Class.

Unit: Regina Rifles Regiment Years Enlisted: 1939 1945 WWII Medals: War Medal 1939-45, Defence Medal Was on active duty during D-Day Born: Jan. 21, 1921 Swalwell, AB Died: Feb. 24, 1967 – Valley View, AB

Enlisted in Calgary on Nov. 23, 1915 with the 89th Battalion and then transferred to the 31st Battalion of the Canadian Infantry. He was killed in action on Sept. 27, 1916 at Vimy Ridge, France.

Branch/Unit: Canadian Army, Loyal Edmonton Regiment, Queens Own Rifles. Year enlisted: 1944. Served in United Kingdom, Holland, Germany. Medals awarded: Frane/Germany Star, Canadian Voluntary Service Medal and Clasp. L.C. Cecil attended the Victory Parade in Berlin in 1945 with “D” Company, Loyal “Eddies.” He transferred to Queens Own Rifles for occupational duty in Germany. He served in Amsterdam and Den Hague and was discharged in 1946.

SGT. WALTER P. GUTSCH

Years Enlisted: 24 Years. Served: The Korean Conflict, UN Peacekeepers in Canada, Far East, Continental Europe and Cyprus. Unique Experiences: Served bases throughout Canada and Germany. Served with the First Battalion Black Watch as Military Police and Peacekeeper for the United Nations. Canadian Volunteer Medal for Korea, United Nations Service Medal, Cypress and Canadian Forces.

HAROLD CLINTON MCDONELl

Branch of Service: Army Unit: Canadian Expeditionary Force Years Enlisted: 1915 1917 Served: Europe Fought at Vimy Ridge, Killed in Action, Hill 70, France, August 15, 1917, Age 19

L/CPL. WAYLAT ELLIS

Enlisted in Victoria, B.C. on May 11, 1916, he served with the CMR in Germany. He was discharged on May 1, 1919.

ROBERT ELLSWORTH CORNELL

Robert was best known as a man who enjoyed life and meeting people. He served his country in the WWII as a Sergeant with the Calgary 3rd Anti-Tank Regiment. Canadian Army (Active) 1941 – 1945. Served in Canada, Britain, & North West Europe. Medals Awarded: 1939 – 1945 Star, France & Germany Star, Defense Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp, and War Medal 1939 – 1945.


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EDWARD JOSEPH DONOVAN Freedom Is Never Free

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Edward was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Italy Star, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and clasp and the War Medal 1939 - 1945. He served in the 2nd Armored Regiment Lord Strathcona’s Horse.

HENRY HECTOR MCLEAN “It’s our freedom that makes this Country great!”

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Hector enlisted at Portage La Prairie, Man. His training ended at Red Deer, A20 unit where he was a Lance Corporal, Driver Trainer. Serving overseas, he suffered an injury to his left wrist and returned home and to work for the City of Red Deer. Hector remained in Red Deer until his passing on September 29, 2009.

CHARLES SCOTT

WWI - April 17, 1891 - November 11, 1971 Enlisting in the 25th Battery of the Canadian Field Artillery in Ottawa, Ontario on July 22nd, 1915, Charles served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force - 22nd Howitzer Battery in Britain, France and Belgium from 1915 - 1919. Bis Brigade was involved in the famous Battle at Vimy Ridge in April 1917 and as Passchendale in the fall of 1917 .

JAMES RONALD SCOTT

WWII - March 9, 1923 - June 14, 1998 Ron Scott joined the 78th Field Battery R.C.A. in Red Deer, Alberta on June 3rd, 1940 and was in active service with the 13th Canadian Field Regiment in Britain, France and Belgium. His Regiment took part in “Operation Overlord” and fought in the historic June 6th, 1944 D-Day invasion on the beaches of Normandy. Ron was wounded in action in Belgium on April 24th, 1945.

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MWO JIM SHEA “ To Honour and Remember”

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“We have Freedom, Peace and Hope. Thanks to those who have served.”

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“We remember . . . and will never forget your love for us.”

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LANCE CORPORAL ALBERT WILLIAMSON

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Master Warrant Officer Jim Shea participated in several peacekeeping missions including the Golan Heights from February 1977 to February 1978, Cyprus from April 1986 to October 1986, Bosnia from December 1997 to May 1998, May 1999 to December 1999, April 2000 to May 2000 and March 2004 to September 2004. In his tours of duty, he served from Alert to the Middle East. He served in a support role and provided freedom of movement.

An original member of the Edmonton 49th Battalion, he served as a “Runner” and Brigadier General Griesbach’s personal scout, often going out to scout enemy movements. One night at 2:30 a.m. during the Battle of the Somme, he was reporting to the General when a shell hit their command dugout, burying nine men. Four were killed and three wounded. Frank luckily escaped with the General by digging their way out. He fought in the battles of Sanctuary Wood, the second battle of Ypres, Somme, Vimy Ridge and the Battle of Mons. Wounded on May 6, 1917 at Vimy Ridge by shrapnel.

Gwen was a member of the Wrens with the Royal Canadian Navy in Newfoundland from 1943 to 1945. She received two medals.

A member of the 28 Company Forestry Corps for nearly four years, Mr. Williamson served in Scotland, then on to Continental Europe. He was discharged in December 1945

Stanley was a Flying Officer with the RCAF during WWII, Regular Force. He trained as a Bomber Navigator stationed at Edmonton, Clareshome and Rivers, Manitoba. Receiving his Navigator wings in 1945, he was assigned to go fight in Japan when the war ended. In the 50s, he served as Commanding Officer of the 97th Squadron Air Cadets and later commanded all Alberta Air Cadets at Summer Camp at Sea Island Air Station B.C. He also served as president of Field Marshal Alexander Branch of the Canadian Legion in Vermilion, Alberta. He passed away on Nov. 22, 2000.

John J. Bill was a Chief Petty Officer with the Royal Canadian Navy in Nova Scotia from 1943-45 and received two medals. He is one of four brothers and one sister who served overseas and returned home to Canada.

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PTE. RICHARD H. BILL A tribute to the Canadian Armed Forces, of yesterday & today!

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Richard Bill was a member of the Canadian Scottish Regiment from 1942-46 in Europe. He was wounded in France on June 8, 1944. He married Winnifred Carr in London, England on January 12, 1945. He received five medals.

PTE. CHARLES W. BILL

Charles Bill served with the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps from 1942-1946 in Europe. He received five medals.

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SERGEANT WALTER MACKENZIE “In memory of many . . . In honor of all . . .Thank You!”

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Walter belonged to the 1st Canadian Division out of Red Deer. He enlisted in 1914 and served until 1919. He participated in the battles of the Somme, Ypres, Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele and Hill 70. He was in the first gas attack from the Germans. As a sergeant he advised the men to wet their kerchiefs from around their necks and put over their faces. He had no idea if it would help. Everyone listened to Walter but one soldier who later died. After the war, Walter received 160 acres in Knee Hill Valley and farmed there till he retired to Innisfail.

ALLAN ANDERSON

Flight Sergeant Allan Anderson of the RCAF from Huxley was shot down over Holland on May 22, 1944. He had just been married to an English girl in January of that year. He is buried in Parish Cemetery Goudriaan, Holland.

R.C.A.F. Squadron 432 Years: 1939 - 1945 We are very grateful that our father and grandfather, Dave Wagstaff, bravely represented Canada during World War II. Stationed in Eastmoor, England, Dave was a mid-upper air gunner who completed tours of operation over Germany.

William, from Vermilion, Alberta, served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII. He was a Fight Lieutenant pilot to the #354 (RAF) Squadron. This squadron was formed on May 10, 1943 at Drigh Road, Karachi, India, as a general reconnaissance unit. In December 1943, anti-submarine patrols were augmented by attacks on enemy shipping off Burma and both types of operation were continued until the squadron was disbanded on May 18, 1945. Manyluk was killed in action on Dec. 30, 1944 when his Liberator Aircraft 3EV 942 failed to return from operations. Manyluk has no known grave but his name is inscribed on the Singapore War Memorial in Singapore. He was 22.

A member of the Calgary Highlanders, Pte Joseph Bill served in Europe from 1942 to 1945 and received six service medals. He was wounded in France on August 13, 1944.

EDWARD HAROLD (TED) BILL

Ted Bill was a member of the R.C.A, Ordinance Corp and the Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers from 1939 to 1946. He served in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany and received the France and Germany Star, 1939-45 Star and the Canadian Volunteer Medal.

SERGEANT MYRTLE E. HUEPPELHEUSER (FAIRBAIRN) Branch of Service: Code and Cypher Years Enlisted: 1943 - 1945 Theatres of Service: Western and Eastern Air Command


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LANCE CORPORAL JEAN M. HILMAN (MATSON) “Their lives are worth remembering.”

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MARK EDWARD SIMPER

Branch of service: Royal Canadian Navy Unit: Naval Instructor for the Black Rock Naval Fleet School Years enlisted: 2000 to present Served in Operation Apollo in support of the war on Terrorism. Medals: awarded the Southeast Asia Service Medal Mark recorded a record 79 consecutive days at sea during the War on Terrorism. He sailed on the HMCS Calgary for 2012-2014 for sea trials and an International exercise RIMPAC. He is currently a Naval Instructor at the Black Rock Naval Fleet School.

Jean was known for her irrepressible sense of humor a valuable asset during the war years. Stationed in Woodstock, Ontario 1944-1946, Jean was an excellent mechanic and driving instructor both skills which were well used when she returned to civilian life.

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SGT. SHAWN EADES

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Branch of Service: Edmonton Garrison Unit: 1 CER with 12 Field Squdron Yrs Enlisted: 1995- Aug 20 2008 Tours Served: Bosnia, Kosovo, 3 Tours in Afghanistan Shawn was on his 3rd Tour of Duty and was killed by an IED in a convoy while on a mission in Afghanistan. He was known as a strong leader that loved his wife and his family. Shawn left behind his wife, Lisa Schamehorn and 2 Daughters -Breanna and Niya Eades ages 4 and 7 at the time.

HORACE WARDEN “Honoring Our Heroes”

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Royal Canadian Signal Corp, WW 2 Served in Korea, Germany (2 tours), Congo Medals Awarded: Korea Volunteer Service Medal, Special Service Medal (NATO), Canadian Service Medal, UN Service Medal (Korea), UN Service Medal Medal (Congo), Alta. Centennial Medal, Veteran Affairs Commendation

PTE. ARTHUR HAVELL “We recognize and salute all these men and women past . . . present”

Arthur served with the RCEME that went to England. Served in France, Holland Belgium and Germany. He returned to Canada and resided at the Suffield military base.

HUBERT JOHN (JACK) EDWARDS

IVAN C. EDWARDS

PTE. GEORGE HAVELL

PTE. LESLIE HAVELL

Enlisted Sept. 1943 Oct. 1946. Stationed in Trenton On. as a Mechanic. Received Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and The War Medal.

Resided in England during WWI and enlisted in the Royal Horse Artillery. His family came to Canada during WWII and he enlisted with the RCAF.

Enlisted August 1943 September 1945. Served in the Canadian Army U.C., Infantry Corp. in Canada and Britain. Ivan received the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and The War Medal.

Leslie served in WWII with the RCASC as a truck driver. After the war he came back to the family farm at Lousana.

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“Honoring our veterans proudly”

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“From generation to generation may we remember those who served and continue to serve.”

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MASTER WARRANT OFFICER BOB PROSPERO

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CAPTAIN FRANIC JONES

W.O. Prospero served as a Peacekeeper with the Canadian Contingent Multinational force and observes (MFO) in Sanai, Egypt. His position from November 1, 1996 to May 21, 1997 was supply quartermaster.

Enlisted in the army in 1941, served overseas from 19411945 in England, Africa, Monte Carlo, France, Holland and Germany Released 1945. From 1946 to 1968 he was a RCAF instrument technician. Medals awarded include the 1939-1945 Star, Italy Star, France-Germany Star, Defense Star, CVSM and clasp, and War Medal.

PTE RAY BASCOMBE Gone but not forgotten.

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Enlisting in Calgary in 1940, Pte. Bascombe served in Britain and France during WWII. He received the 1939-45 Star, France Germany Star, Defence Medal, King George VI Medal and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal.

He served in the Atlantic with the navy in 1944. He was awarded the Atlantic Star, the 1939-45 war medal and the Canadian Volunteer Service medal.

Served his country from 1954-81 in the RC Signals, serving in Indochina, Europe, Cypres, and Eygpt.

GUNNER ALFRED R. BASCOMBE

After enlisting in 1942, this Pine Lake native became a member of the 3rd RCA, 4th Anti Aircraft, and 67th Battery unit. He served in Britain and Europe. He passed away in March 2003.

WING COMMANDER KEN BIRCHALL, AFC, CO

Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force Years Served: 1935-1967 Ken was a pilot, so he went to England and joined the RAF. When Canada entered the war, he joined the RCAF. He was a Wing Commander and a Pilot Trainer in both England and Canada. Medals: 1939-45 Star, 193945 War Medal, Atlantic Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp, Air Force Cross, Canadian Forces Decoration Medal with Clasp

GLADYS LYLE

Served in the Canadian Women’s Army Corp in 1942 and returned home in 1945. Spent most of her time at Skinner and Currie Barracks in Calgary.

LEONARD GORDON LYLE

Leonard Lyle served as an airframe mechanic with the RCAF from 1941-46. He was stationed in Calgary, Trenton, Winnipeg and Suffield, AB. during his military career.


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R.W.E.(REX) TETLEY “The flag proudly waves because of our heroes.”

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EMILE J. ST. CYR

Emile served with the Regina Rifles in WW2 as a driver mechanic (Bren Gun Carrier). He landed on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944 and fought into Belgium, Holland and Germany. Shortly after landing on D-Day, Emile encountered a French farmer who was pleading for his life in French because the Canadians were firing on him, thinking he was the enemy. Emile, being French, heard his pleas and saved his life. In April of 1945 Emile lost his best friend in Leer, Germany: Sgt. David Porter Preston (KIA) when ambushed by an enemy machine gun set up in a marine barracks. He returned to Ponteix, Saskatchewan after the war. He received the following medals: The Canadian Volunteer Medal, The French and German Star & the 50th Anniversary Medal from the Netherlands.

Rex was in the RNWMP when WWI broke out. He completed his 5 year term at the end of 1916, and enlisted in January, 1917, being sent overseas in April. He was wounded in the ill fated Battle of Moreuil Wood in November, 1917. His two brothers also served, one being killed on the Somme in 1916. In WWII Rex served in the 2nd/78th Artillery Battery (Reserve) here in Red /Deer, finishing the war as Acting C.O. His son Stan enlisted in the RCASC in November, 1944, at the age of 17. Rex was awarded the C.V.S.M. and 191418 War Medal.

HILDING SODERBERG (SQUEEKS)

“What we have now is because of what they gave then.”

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Years Enlisted: 4. Served: Canada, United Kingdom, Continental Europe. Medals Awarded: 1939-45 Star, France/Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal. Experiences: Squeeks was born on the farm in Shaunavon, SK in 1917. Along with 2 of his brothers, he served overseas. Squeeks and Nels stayed behind to assist with the demobilization of troops while Ejnar returned to give Roy a hand at home. He settled on an acreage west of Red Deer. Passed away May 25, 2006.

WALTER POHL “They sacrificed their lives so we might live in a free country.”

Walter Pohl served in Canada, United Kingdom and Continental Europe during WWII from 194346.

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HARRY POHL

Harry saw duty in the army during WWII from 1945-46. He served as a prison guard in a POW camp in Lethbridge. He received his training in Maple Creek, SK and Calgary.

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Emanual Pohl worked as a cook in the Army during WWII. He was given the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal.

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FRED POHL “Veterans...they are the brave men and women who have put their lives at risk to protect our country.”

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Fred was enlisted from 1942-46 as a rifleman. He served in the UK and France and was wounded in 1944 & 1945. His medals include the 1939-45 star, France & Germany star, Defence Medal, War Medal, and the Volunteer Service Medal & clasp. He trained at Dundrun, SK.

SGT.FREDERICK JOSEPH BARLOW “With deep respect and lasting gratitude, we reflect upon the deeds to those who served.”

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Royal Canadian Army C.I.C. 1939 - 1944 Britain and France (Dieppe) Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and CLASP, War Medal - Enlisted Sept. 9, 1939 - in R.C.E. - Was at Dieppe & survived - Killed in an explosion during a Training exercise - July 7, 1944 at Camp Ipperwash, Left a young Wife and Son behind.

THOMAS (TOM) HOSKIN “Take a moment to reflect upon and appreciate those who fought for the rights and freedoms of mankind.”

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Thomas joined the Army in May, 1940. After serving 2 years as an instructor in Winnipeg he joined the 13th Field Regiment, 78th Battery, and hit the beaches at Courelles-Sur-Mer on “D” Day.

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RCASC - 23 Transport Unit B Ju e 11, 1951 Korea - Canada - Japan Korea and United Nation

Tpr. Baker was underaged when he joined the 14 CAR Armoured Brigade – Calgary Tank Regiment, and was sent to England in 1941. As part of the 1st Canadian Division, he participated in the Dieppe raid and was then sent with his unit to fight in Sicily and Italy. He was wounded twice and rejoined his unit in Italy, moving through France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.

SMILEY DOUGLAS, M.M.

Branch of Service: P.P.C.L.I. Unit: 2nd Battalion Years of Service: 1950 – 1951 Theatre of Service: Korea Medals: Military Medal Smiley lost his right forearm at the Battle of Kapyong.

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In Sept. 1942, Joe went overseas to engage in the war which took him to France, Africa, Italy, Belgium and Holland. He was a tank driver and received the 193945 Star Italy, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal CUSM & Clasp War Medal.

Branch of Service: Canadian Army Reserve Unit: 41 Signal Regiment, 2 Squadron, Red Deer Years Enlisted: 2001 – present Theatres of Service: Golan Heights 2005, Afghanistan 2011 Medals: CPSM, UNDOF, GCS (Afghanistan) Served in Israel and Syria and was with the last mission task force in Khandahar, Afghanistan. Promoted to

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TPR.THOMAS H. BAKER “We recognize and salute these men & women who served in the Canadian Armed Forces.”

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EDGAR BAKER

Branch of Service: RCAF/ CME

MB Ch B DIH MFOM FRSH R.A.R.V.R. 117 Squadron RAF 1941-46 United Kingdom, South Africa, Burma, India Co-pilot 68 ops in Burma Oct. 1945 - June 1946. Staff Officer at RAF 229 Group HQ India. Medical School at Leeds, England. March 1953.

Ken served with the 78 Sqd. of the RCAF. On his third trip, he was shot down while returning from Burg-Leopold. Four crew members were severely injured, the starboard engines were dead and the fuselage on fire. They managed to crossw the North Sea and land at Woodbridge Airdrome. He finished a tour of 35 bombing trips.

ERNEST BAKER

Branch of Service: RCAF Unit: CE

Years Enlisted: 1950-1980

Years Enlisted: 1940-1944

Edgar served in Canada, Europe and the Middle East. He was awarded SSM, CPSM, Cyprus, CDI medals.

Ernest served in Canada and Alaska. He was awarded CUSM Canadian War Medal.


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HAROLD PRESTON ROBERTS “In tribute to our Heroes we remember their bravery”

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JAMES FIELDING COOP James was an RCAF flight navigator who received his training at Canadian Forces Base Penhold. He never talked about his war service as he was distressed knowing that people were being killed when his plane dropped its bombs. He had to parachute out of his military aircraft, the Lancaster, many times and some 40 years later asked a novice skydiver, “Why would anyone pay to jump out of an airplane?” He returned from war duty and while stationed at a Canadian Forces Base in New Brunswick, he met his future bride, Ruth Spaulding, from Shediac, N.B. Together they moved and raised a family in Calgary where he served a distinguished career as a teacher and administrator with the Calgary Public School Board. Coop was born in 1911 and passed away in 1996. He is survived by his son Stephen Coop in Red Deer and granddaughter Caitlin Ranger. Two daughters also reside in Vancouver: Jane and Elsbeth Coop, granddaughter Beth Gulevich and a great granddaughter. Jane Coop was recently honoured as a member of the Order of Canada, as a distinguished Canadian pianist.

Joined the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals in July 1940, served as Coprporal with the 4th Field Regiment. Was awarded the Bronze Cross of Netherlands by Queen Wilhelmina and later the award for distinguished service by King George V.

JAMES ROY GOODWIN This Day Is Remembered And Quietly Kept

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As a member of the RCNVR and Merchant Navy, he served on oil tankers and cargo ships in convoys in the Battle of the Atlantic. He served off both East and West coasts of Canada, North and South Africa, Burma, India Australia and Great Britain. He was awarded the 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Burma Star, Defence Medal, 1939-45 Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, 1939-45 War Medal and the Canada Medal.

WILLIAM H. EARL Remembering our Veterans with pride for their beliefs of freedom and peace.

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“We recognize and salute these men and women who served in the Canadian Armed Forces.”

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Branch of Service: RCAF Unique Experiences: Flew in Hampton bomber where I was a Wireless Operator and air Gunner. Converting to Wellington bomber and converting to Lancaster bomber. Had 40 sorties over enemy territory on first tour. Had 13 sorties over enemy territory on second tour.

DOUGLAS THORBURN STEPHENSON

Branch of Service: Army Theatres of Service: Red Deer, Calgary Doug was born and raised in Red Deer and served as a partsman in Red Deer and then in Calgary until 1945. Doug was one of four brothers from Red Deer to serve in WWII. Doug was a grandson of the Rev. Leonard Gaetz.

SGT. EDWARD STEPHENSON

Branch of Service: RCAF Years Enlisted: Oct. 1940 – Nov. 30 1941 (killed in action, age 20)

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Ted was born June 17, 1921, and was raised in Red Deer. He enlisted in October 1940 in the RCAF, taking his elementary training at Toronto, Ottawa and Virden, Manitoba, receiving his wings from the service flying school at Dauphin, Manitoba. He was killed in a flying accident in Scotland on November 30, 1941 and is buried in Scotland. He is one of o four brothers who served in WWII.

MWO JOHN J. WEBBER “November 11 . . . A Day We Can Never Forget”

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Branch of Service: Canadian Army and RCAF Units: 706 CommSqn Borden, 708 CommSqn Trenton, 743 CommSqn Penhold, 749 CommSqn Red Deer, and 1 Signal Squadron Calgary Years Served: 33 Served in Theatres: U.N. Emergency Force II Middle East – 1974; U.N. Disengagement Observer Force, Golan Heights – 1978-79 Member of Military Merit; Canadian Decoration with 2 bars; Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal; Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal; UNEF II; UNDOF

BOB ROLAND

Bob Rowland served with the Scottish Regiment A Division and was killed in action in Holland.

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SGT. LLOYD QUINTON

Joined the militia in 1940 and saw active service with the Calgary Regiment Tanks in 1941. Lloyd was wounded in Italy. He received the 1939-1945 Star, Italy Star, FranceGermany Star, Defence Star, Dieppe, Canadian Volunteer Service Star, and Victory Medal.

JOHN “JACK” LEONARD STEPHENSON

Branch of Service: 3rd Field Regiment,, Royal Canadian Artillery Years Enlisted: 1939 – 45 Theatres of Service: England, Italy and Belgium Jack was born and raised oin RedDeer. He enlisted in 1939 with the 3rd Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery. He served in England, Italy and Belgium from 1939 to 1945. He was one of four brothers who served in WWII. He was a grandson of Rev. Leonard and Caroline Gaetz.

CPL. JARED SKINNER

Branch of Service: PPCLI, 3rd Batt. Para Company. Years Served: 2006 – 2012. Theatres of Service: Afghanistan Sept. 2009 – May 2010. Medals: Campaign Star. In basic training, Jared was recognized as top sniper in his class. While in Afghanistan, Jared was in PPCLI’s 1st Bttn, RECCE Platoon and experienced many firefights. His time of service provided excellent discipline, physical and mental strength as well as many friendships that will last a lifetime.

TROOPER JAMES QUINTON

A member of the Armoured Corps of the Canadian Army, he did a tour of duty in Holland with the Calgary Tank Regiment, and with the 17th Duke of York in Germany. He received the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and the Victory Medal.

WILLIAM DAVID STEPHENSON

Branch of Service: Army Unti: 2nd Canadian Artillery Holding Unit Theatres of Service: Italy Dave was born in Edmonton, but grew up in Red Deer. He served overseas as a bombardier with the 2nd Canadian Artillery Holding Unit. Dave was one of four brothers from Red Deer who proudly served his country. He was a grandson of Rev. Leonard and Caroline Gaetz.

SGT. JAMES T. SETTERS

Enlisted in 1939 with the RCEME Division. Served in England during WWII for 4-1/2 years. Returned to Canada in 1945. Passed away October 1993.

CAPTAIN FRANK MAXWELL

JAMES OLIVER OUELLETTE

F/O HOWARD NORTHEY

CPL. BETTY NORTHEY

Joined South African Air Force in 1939. He served in North Africa with 12 Bomber Squadron before being seconded to RAF Coastal Command. While on antisubmarine patrol with 210 Squadron his Catalina aircraft attacked and fatally damaged U-476 off the coast of Norway. He lived for many years in Red Deer before passing away in 1999.

F/O Howard Northey served overseas with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

James was born on December 12, 1931. He only lived for 21 short years. He was part of the 1st Battalion, PPCLI. He was enlisted from 1950-1952. James was a sniper and a scout. James was awarded the Korea Medal and the UN Service Medal.He was killed in action on May 21, 1952 while leading a patrol of the 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in Korea. He was buried in the UN Military Cemetery, Tangkok, Busan, Korea.

(NEE. TROUP)

Cpl. Betty Northey served in the women’s division of the Royal Canadian Air Force.


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MARKERVILLE’S ALLAN-RAMAGE FAMILY - A FIGHTING FAMILY November 11 “We Remember”

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It is rare to see as many as six members of one family in the Armed Forces, but the Allan-Ramage family of Markerville can claim this unique honour. They are Archie Allan, Allan Ramage, Jock Allan, William Allan, William Ramage and George Ramage. Each one returned safely home from overseas in 1945 & 1946. These men are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Ramage, who have each been married twice. Mrs. Ramage was Mrs. Allan prior to her marriage to Mr. Ramage; and the three Allan men came to Canada from Scotland in 1927. A newspaper clipping stated, “These men are fine physique and are men that any district would be proud of. The family is one that is always a real pleasure to visit as guests are always welcome and sure of a pleasant time.”

NORMAN GELLERT “We remember those who fought for freedom & peace . . . yesterday and today!”

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Norm joined the RCNVR from 1943-45. He served in the Communications dept. as a Signalman aboard the HMCS Orangeville, patrolling between Newfoundland and Londonderry, Ireland on convoy escort duty. He attended the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic in Liverpool, UK in May 1993.

GEORGE GREENFIELD “By wearing a poppy we remember.”

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Royal Canadian Navy. Served from January 1943 through end of the war Served on the HMCS Arrowhead (a corvette escorting convoys and hunting U-boats in the Battle of the Atlantic.) Helped search for survivors of the HMCS Esquimalt after she was torpedoed just off the coast of Nova Scotia on April 16, 1945. George remembers relaxing on the deck of the Arrowhead before hearing and then seeing the explosion just ahead of them.   Relaxation time.....OVER!

SAMUEL KIFFIAK “Proud to Honour Our Country’s Veterans on November 11th”

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Canadian Army. Support Company of the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, Sixth Canadian Infantry Brigade, Second Canadian Division. November 1942 – February 1946. Sam served as a driver/mechanic on a tracked vehicle called a carrier which towed an anti tank gun. He saw action from July 1945 in Normandy through to the end of the war in Germany. Served in Europe, WWII.

NEIL KENNEDY “It’s our freedom that makes this Country great!”

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We honor those who served yesterday . . . today . . . tomorrow

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Royal Canadian Air Force 422 Fighter Sqdn. Baden-Baden Germany 1950-1975 Germany, Italy, France, Inuvik Canadian with Clasp, NATO Service Medal My shortest night flying east over the Atlantic and seeing the Sun setting in the West and meeting it at daybreak from the eastern sunrise.

Top (l to r) Archie, Allen, William and John Bottom (l to r) Dan, Bill and George

PERCY JAMES STRINGER

Percy served his country in both WWI and WWII. He enlisted with the Winnipeg Grenadiers in Jan. 1916 and volunteered to serve with the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force, the 100th Battalion. He saw service until Apr. 1917, then served in France until March 1919 when he was demobilized. In 1940, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Engineers and arrived in England in July. During the Battle of Britain, he volunteered to join the demolition squad in aiding the British experts to render harmless the buried missiles, loaded with deathdealing explosives. These steel-nerved engineers were known as the ‘Suicide Squad’. He served in England until his

return to Canada in 1945.

BERNIE JOSEPH BIELINSKI

Warrant Officer - Rear Gunner. Branch/Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force. Years Enlisted: May 23, 1941. Medals: Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, The Atlantic Star (1939-1945), The War Medal (1939-1945), Star Medal (19391945). Experience: Bernie had flown 1,007:20 hours 851:05 Operational hours, 94 sorties - first operational sorties on April 27, 1942. During 2 attacks on enemy submarines, his accurate and sustained fire throughout the entire action in the face of strong resistance, contributed largely to the success of the attacks.

LOU “PAPA” MORIN

Lou was anxious to serve Canada and was a young and wide eyed deck hand on the HMS Puncher. The pocket carrier took him from British Columbia, through the Panama Canal up to Norfolk VA for outfitting with guns. Their first mission was to set sail for Northern Africa where it unloaded planes in Casablanca. Subsequent crossings were through U-Boat infested North Atlantic waters. Lou had leave in the British Isles where he formed special bonds. Lou returned to visit the British Isles, Casablanca and countless other corners of the world with his loving wife Verna during his retirement years. Lou “Papa” Morin passed peacefully in July 2010 at the Kipnes Centre for Veterans in Edmonton.

STAFF SGT. FREDERICK PAUL LADWIG

Enlisting in June 1940, Mr. Ladwig served with the Royal Canadian Artillery, 13 Canadian Field Regiment, in northwest Europe. He received the 1939-45 Star, NW Europe Star, Defence of Britain, Canadian Voluntary Service and Canadian War Medal.

Lawrence LAWRENCE EDWARD Edward (TED) ROSS (Ted) Ross

Francis FRANCIS John JOHN ROSS Ross

Ted Ross, of Lousanna, served with the RCAF from 1940-46

Francis John Ross 113679 H Company, 5th Battalion, 2nd Brigade Canadian Contingent, World War I. Born Feb. 7, 1896, died Dec. 5, 1914 of spinal meningitis. First Canadian soldier to die in World War I.

HAROLD TISDALE

In November 1942, Harold joined the RCASC, Red Deer Camp A20 MT Company as a driver-training instructor. He completed the dispatch motorbike rider training course in Woodstock, Ont. He transferred overseas in 1944 and became a qualified tank transport operator. Following WWII, he volunteered for service in the Far East. He passed away on Oct. 18, 2004.

RONALD EDWARD TISDALE

One of five brothers to serve in the military, Ronald served overseas in France, Holland, Belgium and Germany. Brothers Harold and Sidney also served overseas while Reginald and Cedric stayed on Canadian soil. Sidney was the only brother wounded in action. When the war was over, all five returned to Red Deer. He passed away on March 23, 2004.

P.O.CLIFFORD A. NEWMAN R.A.F.

L.A.C. ROY A. NEWMAN R.C.A.F.

CLIFFORD G. STANNARD

JOSEPH JARVIS GRAHAM

THOMAS S. DYKES

JOHN STANLEY HUDSON

Clifford was shot down over the English Channel June 26, 1941. His body was eventually recovered and is buried in Holland. His formal education was not sufficient for him to become a pilot in the RCAF, so he paid his way to England and joined the RAF.

Joseph Graham was a mechanic with the R.C.A.F. and served from Jan. 29, 1941 to Jan. 22, 1946 in Canada and England. He was in charge of a hanger of Lancaster bombers and made sure they were in good working condition. Many times he went up with the pilots to listen to the engine, and mane times he wasn’t sure they would make it back to the runway. He was discharged as Flight Lieutenant.

Roy served as a signals man in the army on the west coast of Canada. He came down with rheumatic fever one week before he was to take his final exam for this WAG Wing. He spent six months in the hospital and was later given a medical discharge.

Thomas was an artillery gunner in the 37th battery, 11th field regiment with the 5th Canadian Armoured Division. He served from 1942 until 1946 in the Italian campaign and European theatre. He was wounded and the sole survivor when his gun took a direct hit during the fierce Italian campaign. He was then sent to the Netherlands. Here he located by sight the Germans’ artillery gun placements and reported it back.

Clifford served with the PPCLI infantry unit where he fought on the front lines. Clifford ended his service as a sergeant.

Royal Command of 36th Company of 11th Bn, Imperial Yeomanry 1900-1901 Boer War (South Africa) Lieutenant Lt Hudson was killed in action at Groenkop Hill on the farm Tweefontein on Christmas morning 1901. He was born in October 1874. In Britain he volunteered as a trooper, was accepted and sailed for South Africa in February 1900. On the Christmas morning that he was killed, Lt Hudson was in command of 36th Company of 11th Bn, Imperial Yeomanry.


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