Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Here I Am...

...fighting back the tears again.

Canadian soldier Pte. Alexander Johnston gets a proper funeral after 93 years
"Lost for 93 years amid the muddy fields of France and the mists of history, a Canadian soldier received a final, proper burial on Tuesday, and the thanks of a grateful nation.

Pte. Alexander Johnston, a 32-year-old conscript from Hamilton, Ont., went missing on the battlefield here nearly a century ago and was presumed dead, one of more than 11,000 Canadian casualties from the First World War with no known grave.

On Tuesday, he was honoured at a poignant funeral, attended by Canadian and Scottish relatives who had not known Johnston — or each other — but whose families have now been reunited by the discovery of a common ancestor."
"There are more than 28,000 missing Canadian soldiers from both the First and Second World Wars, some whose remains lie in graves with unmarked headstones, and others who have no formal grave at all."

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Blogger Dave in Pa. said...

Last Post for Pte. Albert Johnston. Requiet in Pacem.

October 27, 2011 8:19 pm  

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