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WWI Veterans

WWI Veterans

It's a sad thought, but soon there will be no veterans from the first world war left.

One of the last surviving Canadian veterans of World War I, died on May 4.  Clifford Holliday was only 16 when he enlisted in the Canadian Army. Serving as a private with the 43rd Battalion, Camrom Highlanders, he spent more than two years on the front lines, fighting in some of the fiercest battles of World War I. At Belgium's Hill 60, only 127 men from his 1,100-member battalion survived. Holliday suffered two injuries during the war; he was shot through the calves in Belgium and suffered a shrapnel wound to his face in France.

Lest we forget.

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