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Sol Morris (Primary Source)

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Sol Morris served as a Royal Canadian Engineer in the Second World War. Read and listen to his testimony below.

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Sol Morris's unit of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals got to see Paris after the war was over. Mr. Morris is standing, fifth from right.
As they travelled through France after the end of the war in June 1945, Mr. Morris unit stopped to see the palace of Versailles.
Sol Morris in Holland, 1944.
Sol Morris in England in October 1945, before he returned to Canada. Mr. Morris arrived in Canada on December 28, 1945.
Sol Morris (right) and James Rhodes, the youngest member of their Signals unit. James Rhodes was killed in action on July 23, 1944 and is buried at Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.
On May the 8th, when the war was over, I was in Germany, at that time heading for Wilmshaven, but we stopped.


My name is Sol Morris. I joined the Black Watch Reserve in April 1940. I joined the Active Army in May of 1942. I went overseas around Christmas of '42. I embarked LST on June the 2nd, '44, and disembarked Juno Beach at 8:30 am on the 6th of June – D-Day. I was in charge of the scout car, and I was attached to the 16th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, but I landed with Bren gun carriers of the Chaudière Regiment. I fought through France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. On May the 8th, when the war was over, I was in Germany, at that time heading for Wilhelmshaven, but we stopped. I arrived home on December 28th, 1945.