Black Watch regiment returns to Wallers
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walk in the footsteps of those who came before us, whether in the Black Watch or other regiments, it moving, said Eric canada goose outlet eu Booth, a former Black Watch reservist. moving. The people have made us feel very welcome. grandfather wasn’t in the same canada goose outlet niagara falls regiment, but did move through the same village in 1918. Thresh served with the 22nd Battery of the Royal Canadian Artillery.
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miner’s daughter looked up at him and said ‚la guerre c’est fini the war is over, Booth said.
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About 200 local residents turned out, including a local hockey team that’s preparing for a trip to Quebec City’s upcoming PeeWee tournament.
The day’s events started with a wreath laying at a monument dedicated to local soldiers, but then moved to the town square in front of a church for speeches about Canada’s role in the liberation.
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„He was sick after he got back from the war,“ Gemmell said. „He died young, like a lot of them did.“
There was also a dedication to a fallen canada goose outlet vancouver Black Watch soldier. A street in Wallers has been named after Corporal Hugh Gray, killed by a German mortar shell canada goose outlet england just days before the signing of the Armistice that ended the war.
Gray made it through the village and was on a reconnaissance patrol alone. The street where he was killed is now called „Rue Caporal H. Gray.
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