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  • Memory Project Archive

    Fred Sygrove (Primary Source)

    "When they started with depth charges, the explosions just about lifted the ship out of the water. This went on for hours. Finally, sometime in the evening, it stopped. We had run out of depth charges, all 75 of them." See below for Mr. Sygrove's entire testimony. Please be advised that Memory Project primary sources may deal with personal testimony that reflect the speaker’s recollections and interpretations of events. Individual testimony does not necessarily reflect the views of the Memory Project and Historica Canada.

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    https://d3d0lqu00lnqvz.cloudfront.net/MemoryProject/FredSygrove/7405_538.jpg Fred Sygrove (Primary Source)
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    Gordon Jiu Kong "Gordie" Quan (Primary Source)

    Gordon Jiu Kong "Gordie" Quan joined the Canadian Army during the Second World War. He transferred to the British Army after basic training.Please be advised that Memory Project primary sources may deal with personal testimony that reflect the speaker’s recollections and interpretations of events. Individual testimony does not necessarily reflect the views of the Memory Project and Historica Canada.

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    https://d3d0lqu00lnqvz.cloudfront.net/The-Memory-Project/image/10253_original.jpg Gordon Jiu Kong "Gordie" Quan (Primary Source)
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    Helen Jean “Jean” Crawley (Primary Source)

    "As Mr. Winston Churchill said in one of his last speeches after the war, he said “without the women, we may have lost the war.”" See below for Ms. Crawley's entire testimony. Please be advised that Memory Project primary sources may deal with personal testimony that reflect the speaker’s recollections and interpretations of events. Individual testimony does not necessarily reflect the views of the Memory Project and Historica Canada.

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    https://d3d0lqu00lnqvz.cloudfront.net/MemoryProject/HelenJeanCrawley/171_original.jpg Helen Jean “Jean” Crawley (Primary Source)
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    Herbert Lim (Primary Source)

    Herbert Lim was one of around 150 Chinese Canadians to serve with Force 136 of the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) during the Second World War. After completing his basic training with the Royal Canadian Engineers he was asked to join to join the SOE, working as wireless operator.Please be advised that Memory Project primary sources may deal with personal testimony that reflect the speaker’s recollections and interpretations of events. Individual testimony does not necessarily reflect the views of the Memory Project and Historica Canada.

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    https://d3d0lqu00lnqvz.cloudfront.net/The-Memory-Project/image/7501_original.jpg Herbert Lim (Primary Source)
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    Howard Sinclair Anderson (Primary Source)

    Howard Sinclair Anderson was under age when he enlisted in the army after the chief of George Gordon Reserve, a veteran of the First World War, went around looking for volunteers. Anderson became a Lance Corporal in the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps during the Second World War. Discover his story of serving in France after D-Day and the discrimination he faced after returning.Please be advised that Memory Project primary sources may deal with personal testimony that reflect the speaker’s recollections and interpretations of events. Individual testimony does not necessarily reflect the views of the Memory Project and Historica Canada.

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    https://d3d0lqu00lnqvz.cloudfront.net/MemoryProject/HowardSinclairAnderson/2006_original.jpg Howard Sinclair Anderson (Primary Source)
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    Ida Ferguson (Primary Source)

    See below for Ms. Ferguson's entire testimony. Please be advised that Memory Project primary sources may deal with personal testimony that reflect the speaker’s recollections and interpretations of events. Individual testimony does not necessarily reflect the views of the Memory Project and Historica Canada.

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    https://d3d0lqu00lnqvz.cloudfront.net/MemoryProject/IdaFerguson/15178_538.jpg Ida Ferguson (Primary Source)
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    Ida May “Skinny” Lackey (née Skinner) (Primary Source)

    Please be advised that Memory Project primary sources may deal with personal testimony that reflect the speaker’s recollections and interpretations of events. Individual testimony does not necessarily reflect the views of the Memory Project and Historica Canada.

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    https://d3d0lqu00lnqvz.cloudfront.net/MemoryProject/IdaMaySkinnyLackey/6109_original.jpg Ida May “Skinny” Lackey (née Skinner) (Primary Source)
  • Memory Project Archive

    Irene Jennie Miller nee Girard (Primary Source)

    In 2010, The Memory Project interviewed Irene Miller, a veteran of the Second World War. The following recording (and transcript) is an excerpt from this interview. Miller joined the Royal Canadian Air Force Women’s Division and completed basic training at the RCAF Station Rockcliffe in Ottawa. She was then sent to Halifax, where she eventually married her husband, a member of the Royal Canadian Navy. In this testimony, Miller describes her role in the signals branch, where she would log and transfer messages. She also discusses the appearance of U-boats (German submarines) in Halifax harbour and the high cost of accommodations in the city. Please be advised that Memory Project primary sources may deal with personal testimony that reflect the speaker’s recollections and interpretations of events. Individual testimony does not necessarily reflect the views of the Memory Project and Historica Canada.

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    https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/images/tce_placeholder.jpg?v=e9dca980c9bdb3aa11e832e7ea94f5d9 Irene Jennie Miller nee Girard (Primary Source)
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    James Eagle (Primary Source)

    "The next thing I know I hear a creaking noise – “Hey, we’re moving here you know?” So I go up on deck, hurrying up. I looked where we were coming from. There’s a little dark spot over there, which is Seattle. There’s water all around me. I said, “What the hell did you get yourself into now?”" See below for Mr. Eagle's entire testimony. Please be advised that Memory Project primary sources may deal with personal testimony that reflect the speaker’s recollections and interpretations of events. Individual testimony does not necessarily reflect the views of the Memory Project and Historica Canada.

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    https://d3d0lqu00lnqvz.cloudfront.net/MemoryProject/JamesEagle/14305_original.jpg James Eagle (Primary Source)
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    Jean-Louis Blais (Primary Source)

    The testimony of Mr. Blais has not been translated in English yet. Please consult the French version. Please be advised that Memory Project primary sources may deal with personal testimony that reflect the speaker’s recollections and interpretations of events. Individual testimony does not necessarily reflect the views of the Memory Project and Historica Canada.

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    https://d3d0lqu00lnqvz.cloudfront.net/The-Memory-Project/image/15017_600.jpg Jean-Louis Blais (Primary Source)
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    Jeanne Bouchard (Primary Source)

    "I found a family in the army, which continues still. Family, my family is the army. It is the CWAC." Please be advised that Memory Project primary sources may deal with personal testimony that reflect the speaker’s recollections and interpretations of events. Individual testimony does not necessarily reflect the views of the Memory Project and Historica Canada.

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    https://d3d0lqu00lnqvz.cloudfront.net/MemoryProject/JeanneBouchard/5074_538.jpg Jeanne Bouchard (Primary Source)
  • Memory Project Archive

    Johanna Raymond (née Stadfeld) (Primary Source)

    Ms. Johanna Raymond enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1951. Initially trained as a Fighter Control Operator at the time of the Korean War, she served in the ranks until her discharge at the end of 1955.Please be advised that Memory Project  primary sources may deal with personal testimony that reflect the speaker’s recollections and interpretations of events. Individual testimony does not necessarily reflect the views of the Memory Project and Historica Canada.

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    https://d3d0lqu00lnqvz.cloudfront.net/The-Memory-Project/image/13278_original.jpg Johanna Raymond (née Stadfeld) (Primary Source)
  • Memory Project Archive

    John Baptist James “John the B” Marchand (Primary Source)

    John “the B” Marchand from Okanagan Reserve #1 was a Bren gunner during the Second World War. He served in the infantry from 1943 to 1945. Learn more about Marchand’s time in the trenches during the Italian Campaign. Please be advised that Memory Project primary sources may deal with personal testimony that reflect the speaker’s recollections and interpretations of events. Individual testimony does not necessarily reflect the views of the Memory Project and Historica Canada.

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    https://d3d0lqu00lnqvz.cloudfront.net/MemoryProject/Marchand_Gunner_Tweet.jpg John Baptist James “John the B” Marchand (Primary Source)
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    Joseph Aaron “Joe” Friedman (Primary Source)

    "There was a lot of targets but both sides were doing cruel things. There’s nothing sweet or easy about war and there’s nobody fighting clean wars anymore." See below for Mr. Friedman's entire testimony. Please be advised that Memory Project primary sources may deal with personal testimony that reflect the speaker’s recollections and interpretations of events. Individual testimony does not necessarily reflect the views of the Memory Project and Historica Canada.

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    https://d3d0lqu00lnqvz.cloudfront.net/MemoryProject/JosephAaronJoeFriedman/956_538.jpg Joseph Aaron “Joe” Friedman (Primary Source)
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    Joseph William “Joe” Vicaire (Primary Source)

    Please be advised that Memory Project primary sources may deal with personal testimony that reflect the speaker’s recollections and interpretations of events. Individual testimony does not necessarily reflect the views of the Memory Project and Historica Canada.

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    https://d3d0lqu00lnqvz.cloudfront.net/MemoryProject/JosephWilliamJoeVicaire/4630_original.jpg Joseph William “Joe” Vicaire (Primary Source)