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Private Lewis Luke Currie was my Grandfather

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“Lewis Currie was my Dad’s father. Lewis’ mother died when he was eight, she died at the age of 31. They lived in Dartmouth Nova Scotia. Lewis, his brother and three younger sisters were sent to different places because their father was unable [to take care of them]. Lewis was sent to the Antigonish Catholic organization, but ran away when he was 13. He found farm work in Enfield, Nova Scotia where he met my grandmother and had three children. They lived in a very small tarpaper shack; an old henhouse given to them by the owner of the farm. It caught fire some years later. Lewis and his friend…

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In Remembrance: Sgt. Lloyd Millon

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    PHOTO: Sergeant L.F. Millon of the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit with a group of British Army photographers, Bruges, Belgium, 29 October 1944. (L-R): Sergeants R. Stiggins, J. Connolly, L.F. Millon, E. Smales, C. Crocker - Credit: Sgt. K.B. Dougan / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-150149 / Restrictions on use: Nil / Copyright: Expired

Remembrance Day in Canada is a day to reflect on the sacrifices of Canadian soldiers; to those who have fallen, are presently serving, and to honour and say thank you to the many veterans. To commemorate Remembrance Day, November 11, 2016, I am reposting an article I had posted previously on September 8th, 2014 (on the old CFPU website). Documented with the help of two excerpts from the War Diary of the Public Relations Group overseas, is the unfortunate tale of Sgt. Lloyd Frank Millon, a member of the Canadian Army Film & Photo. In an undated letter, (sometime in early 1943) to then Captain Lawrence Audrain*, Lloyd Millon expresses an interest in joing the CFPU;…

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