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WWII Casualties of Nova Scotia May 1945 They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. A listing of the names, dates of death, service numbers, ranks, cemeteries/memorials, ages of death, and places of birth or residence at enlistment.
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WWII Casualties - Nova Scotia (Colchester Co., NS) Kenneth Purdy Buchanan Private F/50171 North Nova Scotia Highlanders Killed: May 6, 1945
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The Canadian in England

“Engulfed by a Military Tidal Wave”

The article has been updated with an audio version. With almost shattering suddenness our little village of Winton was engulfed by a military tidal wave. It’s quiet “off the map” atmosphere vanished in an instant …”
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Air Operation Over Burma Wing Commander Roger Henry Tupper, RCAF
He was a long way from home in Nova Scotia as he flew the aircraft over the jungles of Burma to drop supplies. Some Burmese villagers were hiding from the Japanese when they saw billowing smoke and watched as a plane came down believing the chances were slim there would be any survivors …
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WWII Casualties - Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Co., NS) Clement Kynnersley Whalley Chaplain III Class HMCS Protector (Point Edward Naval Base), Royal Canadian Navy Veteran of WWI Died: May 21, 1945 Aged: 60
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Those Who Served WWI - Nova Scotia (Yarmouth Co., NS) Eugene Louis Muise Private 1st Depot Battalion, NS Morris Island, Yarmouth Co., NS
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Those Who Served WWI - Nova Scotia (Yarmouth Co., NS) Sylvian Muise Private 9th Canadian Machine Gun Corps South Belleville, Yarmouth Co., NS
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Those Who Served WWI - Nova Scotia (Yarmouth Co., NS) Samuel Elie Muise Private 85th Battalion Belleville, Yarmouth Co., NS
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Those Who Served WWI - Nova Scotia (Yarmouth Co., NS) Harry Jacquard Sapper 256th Railway Construction Battalion (10th Canadian Railway Troops) Quinan, Yarmouth Co., NS
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Those Who Served WWI - Nova Scotia (Yarmouth Co., NS) Joseph Raymond Meuse Gunner 1st Reinforcing Draft No 8 Siege Battery, Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery Eel Brook, Yarmouth Co., NS
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Those Who Served WWI - Nova Scotia (Yarmouth Co., NS) Floyd Ashton Flower Private 25th Battalion, NS Lower Argyle, Yarmouth Co., NS, Yarmouth Co., NS
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WWII Casualties - Nova Scotia (Yarmouth Co., NS) James Colin Kerr Lieutenant Royal Winnipeg Rifles Died: October 10, 1944 Aged: 22
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Attack on HMS Indefatigable

April 1, 1945

On Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945 the fleet carriers had flown off their first fighter strike when enemy aircraft were detected by radar seventy-five miles to the eastward, closing in on the fleet. Surgeon Lieut. Alan Vaughan was in Sick bay, located at the base of the superstructure on the main carrier deck …
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In 1945 HMS Formidable's assignment was the Pacific. On August 9, 1945, as the second atomic bomb fell on Nagasaki, the air war against Japan targets continued unabated. Hammy Gray led two flights of Corsairs on an attack against Japanese naval ships.
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Robert Hampton Gray

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WWII Casualties - Nova Scotia (Yarmouth Co., NS) Charles Allister Ritcey Lieutenant 11th Infantry Brigade Support Group Princess Louise Fusiliers, RCIC Died: May 27, 1944 Aged: 28