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Bertrand Langelier (Primary Source)

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Vancouver Feature: Hero Slain on a Vancouver Street

The following article is a feature from our Vancouver Feature series. Past features are not updated.


Constable Robert McBeath stopped a drunk driver on Granville Street in the wee hours of an October morning in 1922. It was routine police work for the twenty-four year-old constable, but it would cost him the life he had risked just a few years before, when he earned the Victoria Cross at the Somme.

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Ivan Harvey Feldberg (Primary Source)

Ivan Feldberg served in the Canadian Army  (PPCLI) during the Second World War. Listen and read his testimony below.

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Douglas Sample (Primary Source)

Douglas Sample served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. Read and listen to his veteran testimony below.

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Jerry Crowe (Primary Source)

Jerry Crowe served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War.

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Joy Loveridge (Primary Source)

Joy Loveridge enlisted with the British Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) in 1939, weeks after the Second World War was declared. She served as a clerk at RAF Station Debden, in Essex, England during the Battle of Britain and the station was frequently bombed. She met her husband Doug, a navigator with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). She resigned from the WAAF to go with him to Canada. She then joined the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC) when Doug was posted back to England. She returned to work in London, where she found out that Doug's aircraft had been shot down and he was missing in action. She learned after Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day) 1945 that he had been a prisoner-of-war. Reunited, they returned to Canada in 1946.

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Bertram Hoffmeister

Major General Bertram (Bert) Meryl Hoffmeister, OC, CB, CBE, DSO & Two Bars, ED, Canadian Army officer, businessman (born 15 May 1907 in Vancouver, BC; died 4 December 1999 in Vancouver, BC). During the Second World War, Hoffmeister commanded the Seaforth Highlanders in Sicily, the 2nd Infantry Brigade at Ortona (1943) and the 5th Canadian Armoured Division, which distinguished itself under his courageous leadership in Italy and later in North-West Europe. Military historian Jack Granatstein has referred to Major General Hoffmeister as one of “the best Canadian fighting generals of the [Second world] war.”When the war ended, Hoffmeister resumed his career in the BC forest industry and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1982.

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Albert Joseph Noel (Primary Source)

Albert Joseph Noel served in the Canadian Army in the Second World War. Read and listen to Albert Joseph Noel’s testimony below.

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Albert Edward "Big Al" Revie (Primary Source)

Albert Edward "Big Al" Revie served in the navy during the Second World War. Read and listen to Albert Revie’s testimony below.

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Alan Sutherland (Primary Source)

Alan Sutherland served as a signalman in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Read and listen to Alan Sutherland’s testimony below.

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Albert Waddington (Primary Source)

Albert Waddington served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. Read and listen to Albert Waddington’s testimony below.

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Albert John Park (Primary Source)

Albert John Park served in the  army during the Second World War. Read and listen to Albert John Park’s testimony below.

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Albert Schondelmeier (Primary Source)

Albert Schondelmeier served in the army during the Second World War. Read and listen to Albert Schondelmeier’s testimony below.

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