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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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D-Day Conneaut, Ohio, in 2015

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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)

I am a member of a re-enacting group called la société d’histoire In Memoriam in Quebec. In 2014 we decided to participate as soldiers of the Régiment de la Chaudière at the annual D day event in Conneaut, Ohio, USA. This event has taken place every year since 1999. During the event we represent military camps in England before D-day and at the end of the weekend, we recreate the landing of allied troops on the beaches of Normandie. It was an amazing experience with more than 2000 re-enactors from all over North America. For the 2015 event I wanted to do something different. I looked at all the different corps and units of…

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