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<<In Remembrance - Canadian Blood >>
« on: Wednesday 08 November 06 21:11 GMT (UK) »
Hi, all...anyone who wishes to add a tribute onto this old thread, please do so at any time!

This was written by Joseph Stuart Jerome - My husband's uncle...while in hospital in Colchester, Eng. between June and Aug. 1944. He was wounded on D-Day

   There were no stars
   to greet us that early morning,
   Just machine gun bullets at dawn.
   Dead and wounded lying on the beaches,
   Canadian blood running red in the sand.

   Grey, cloudy French skies above us,
   Angry Norman seas behind.
   German soldiers “dug in” in front of us,
   Fighting o'er the same foreign land.
   Battleships firing bright off the water,
   Fighter planes high overhead
   Shot and shells screaming in the dawning,
   Canadian blood running red in the sand.

   Braver hearts never left their homeland
   To fight on some far foreign shore.
   Dead and wounded lying on the beaches-
   Canadian blood running red in the sand.

   When the great war of might is over
   And I'm home with my loved ones once more.
   I know I'll never forget that sad dawning
   When Canadian blood ran so red in Norman sands.

Metis Soldier Joe Jerome served with the Regina Rifle Regiment



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Re: For Remembrance Day - Canadian Blood
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 09 November 06 01:30 GMT (UK) »
JJ,

Thank you for sharing the poem with us.

Karen
Gandley (but known as Stanley in Canada)- Ireland to Birmingham<br />Ball, Kempson & Franklin - Birmingham<br />Shorter - Surrey<br />Dyer - Devon<br />Dawkins - Co. Cork, Ireland<br />Heffernan - Ireland
Huck - Alsace, France
Reinhart - Baden, Germany
Bowman & Ellis - England
Etheridge - Gloucestershire

Who all came to Canada in a little row boat, clap clap, clap your hands!!

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Re: For Remembrance Day - Canadian Blood
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 09 November 06 03:14 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Karen, Jim is very proud that his Dad's brothers as well as his dad fought in WW2 and he also had many great uncles who fought in WW1.
 
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Re: For Remembrance Day - Canadian Blood
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 09 November 06 03:47 GMT (UK) »
JJ

What a wonderful poem. Thank you for sharing.

Janice
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Re: For Remembrance Day - Canadian Blood
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 09 November 06 04:39 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Janice....Here's the site I made  to honour my own family...
http://www.members.shaw.ca/remember  My parents look so sharp in uniform.
The photos were colourized back then by my mom. It's their anniversary the day
after Remembrance day... The site was their "gift" that year... :)  J.J.
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« Reply #5 on: Friday 17 November 06 00:55 GMT (UK) »
Even though it's past the day, it's relevance is still related to this topic...
at the annual Louis Riel Day ceremonies, I ran into a wonderful couple I
know, a metis Veteran of  WW2 and his delightful war bride, also married
60 years...
They had gone to the 60th D-Day celebration in France a year and a half
ago..and they were so pleased with their reception, as the veterans were
treated like royalty for their participation....they said one fellow,who said
he was 6 at the time...remembers his families relief .... and he thanked as
many veterans as he could.

 Have to admit I didn't have a dry eye throughout...must have sprung a leak,
 or something... :) J.J.
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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 06 November 07 14:53 GMT (UK) »


Sgt. Brian Ignatius Joseph Daly / RAF Volunteer Reserve
Casualty: 17 / 04 /1942 / Shot down near le Vieil-Evreux
Aircraft: Lanc I L7536 KM-H  Base: Waddington 44 squadron

Mom's first Fiance Brian Daly. He said he wanted to be engaged to her, but dared not talk about marriage, because he probably wouldn't make it. He didn't...To my father's credit, in honour of Brian's name, he suggested that their first born son be named after him....and he was named Bryan.

My mother and father both served overseas in WW2...Bless them...
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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 06 November 07 19:10 GMT (UK) »
Oh JJ, how wonderful of your father to do that!!!  :'(

Karen
Gandley (but known as Stanley in Canada)- Ireland to Birmingham<br />Ball, Kempson & Franklin - Birmingham<br />Shorter - Surrey<br />Dyer - Devon<br />Dawkins - Co. Cork, Ireland<br />Heffernan - Ireland
Huck - Alsace, France
Reinhart - Baden, Germany
Bowman & Ellis - England
Etheridge - Gloucestershire

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« Reply #8 on: Thursday 08 November 07 20:18 GMT (UK) »
Here is John S. Carway being taken off a ship after being wounded on the Dieppe raid.

Stlill very much alive and living in N. Ontario.

Great Idea J.J.