Part Forty-One ~ We Remember

June 18, 2017

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead: Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved: and now we lie
In Flanders fields!

     Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

 

 

Westport remembers our own who fell during The Great War (WWI):

  • Orval Adam ~ Member of The Royal Flying Corps ~ Date of Casualty:  April 1, 1918 ~ Aged 31 Years

  • Frederick Board ~ 2nd Canadian Infantry Battalion ~Date of Casualty:  Sept. 13th, 1917 ~ Aged 23 Years

  • John Cherry Boyd ~ 2nd Canadian Infantry Battalion ~Date of Casualty:  August 18th, 1917 ~ Aged 23 Years

  • Theo. Charbonneau ~ 8th Canadian Infantry Battalion ~Date of Casualty:  November 19th, 1917 ~ Aged 21 Years

  • David A. Herlehy ~ Died at Sea ~ Enlisted Name: David Herley ~ Naval records not yet released, further details not available

  • Robert A. Kane ~ 3rd Field Co. Canadian Engineers ~Date of Casualty:  December 12th, 1915 ~ Aged 26 Years

  • Andrew Kish ~ 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles ~Date of Casualty:  Sept. 7th, 1917 ~ Aged 24 Years

  • Terrance J. McCaffrey ~ Killed in Action ~ Date of Casualty:  Nov. 3rd, 1917 ~ Aged 27 Years

  • Edward Nixon ~ 27th Battalion Canadian Infantry ~ Date of Casualty:  November 6th, 1917 ~ Aged 31 Years

  • Harry Cecil Roushorn ~ 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles ~ Killed at Vimy Ridge ~ April 9th, 1917 ~ Aged 23 Years

  • William Truelove ~ 3rd Machine Gun Company ~ Date of Casualty:  Sept. 24th, 1918 ~ Aged 24 Years

  • George Earl Wing ~ 4th Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles ~Date of Casualty:  April 9th, 1917 ~ Aged 24 Years

 

 

 

 From the pages of The Westport Mirror, 1917

 

 

 From the pages of The Westport Mirror, 1917

 

 From the pages of The Westport Mirror, 1917

 

 Westport boys line up at Town Hall before shipping off overseas to serve their time in The Great War

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