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The July Drive

Newfoundlanders have their own unique way of remembering the Great War. By Dean F. Oliver.

The Somme (September 15 – November 11, 1916)

A century after the battle, the incredible cost in human lives remains controversial.

John William Grant

John’s plane was once sabotaged while he was transporting a Russian high-ranking officer to another location.

Lorne Lamont Saunders

He died on October 4, 1918 during the Battle of the Somme. He was 19 years old.

William "Bud" Downes

Legend had it that when the statue of the Virgin Mary fell, war would end.

George Stewart

“The lower half of the humerus was all blown to pieces. On Sept 16, 1916 the right arm was amputated.”

Charles Herman Rogers

Herman rode out into no man’s land to find a relative under his command and a sniper’s bullet grazed his temple leaving a visible scar.

Frank, Fred, and Albert Deacon

Of the six brothers, three joined the war effort while the other three William, Thomas and George stayed home and looked after the family farms.

Francis (Frank) Cuthbert Malcolm Cumming

A father of five, Francis Cuthbert Malcolm Cumming realized he wouldn’t make money from his crop, now demolished from a storm. So, he enlisted.

Austin Cook

The 2 Belgians heard there was a Canadian veteran aboard, and they wanted to personally thank him for helping save their country from the Germans.

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