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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Service Duty at Remembrance Day

Yesterday was Remembrance Day and I had official RCMP Bear guard duty. Luckily the weather cooperated otherwise... I might have been a soggy bear.



I always like to learn a bit about one of the soldiers on the cenotaph...

This year, It's the guy on the bottom of the left hand column: Arnold V. Malpass of the 7th Battalion (#77218).

Arnold was born Sept 5, 1893 in Nanaimo, B.C. His Parents were James Malpass and Elizabeth Annie Victoria Malpass. Victor was one of 10 children! As a young man, Victor worked as a bank clerk and was a member of the local militia. He joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force on November 6, 1914 down in Victoria. According to his papers he had a fresh complexion, light brown eyes and dark hair. He was shipped overseas to Europe, probably early in 1915. Private Malpass died of his wounds on June 17, 1915 at Le Treport Military Hospital on the east coast of Normandy, France.
Arnold V. Malpass - Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Other info available at Geni.
May he, and all the other war dead, rest in peace.

6 comments:

  1. Very nice post Sandy. If Stuffies were in charge, there would never be a war and everyone would get along.

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    1. So beary true. We Stuffies embody how mice, foxes, hamsters, bears, dogs, and all sorts of other species can get along so well.

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