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Banners honour our local veterans, now in greater numbers


TRURO – The Hometown Heroes project has doubled in size this year.

The Town of Truro Parks, Recreation and Culture department started the project last year. The project features area veterans with names and faces, on display on pole banners in the downtown area.

With 12 faces featured in its first year, the project saw another 13 added this year. They’ll be on display leading up to tomorrow’s Remembrance Day, being taken down shortly thereafter.

Those featured are listed here, in alphabetical order, and the order they appear in the accompanying panels, left to right, going down.

CECIL ALLEN

Served with the Pictou Highlanders in World War II

PO WILLIAM (BILL) BEAUMONT

May 1930-Feb. 2014

Served with the Royal Canadian Navy in the Korean War

LT. RONALD FRANK BOYCE

Served with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders in World War II

JAMES WILLIAM CHIPMAN

Years of service: 1951 to 1979

Served with the Canadian Armed Forces

PTE. WILLIAM RICHARD GUINAN

Years of service: 1916-1917

Served with the 25th Battalion (Nova Scotia Regiment) in World War I

Killed in action

PTE. HOWARD ‘BUBBLES’ HANHAM

Years of service: 1940-1945

Served with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders in World War II

Wounded in France

CSM SEYMOUR W. (NICK) HOWES

Served with the Royal Canadian Engineers 16th Field Company in World War II

Decorated for bravery in the field

CPL. SHIRLEY B. JAMIESON

Served with the Canadian Army in World War II

PTE. GEORGE R. MACBURNIE

June 1915-April 1983

Served with the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps in World War II

MCPL CHRISTOPHER MACKENZIE

Served Jan.-Aug. 2007 with the 2 RCR Infantry, Hotel Company on Operation Athena in Afghanistan; heavy machine gunner

L/CPL JOHN JOSEPH MACKINNON

Served with the Royal Canadian Signal Crops, Italian Campaign with West Nova Scotia Regiment in World War II

CHARLES BURTON MACLAREN

Years of service: 1941-1945

Served with Royal Canadian Artillery

CAPT. STANLEY N. MACLEAN

Served with the 1st Division Theatres of Service in World War II; served in Canada, Britain, Central Mediterranean area and Northwest Europe Mentioned-in-Despatches

EDWARD W. MCCOLLOM

Years of service: 1939-1945

Served with F857 Medical Corp. in England, France, Belgium and Holland

MCPL ROBERT MCCREADY

Years of service: 1963-1990

Served with the Royal Canadian Regiment in Germany (three years) and four months each in Cyprus (1970 and 1975), and Egypt (1973-1974)

WO FRANK ROBERT MELLISH

Feb. 1968-Sept. 2006

Served with the 1st Royal Canadian Regiment

Killed in action

KENNETH STUART MEYER

Served May 1942-Feb. 1946 with the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II

Flight lieutenant

JOHN (JACK) A. MURPHY

Years of service: 1939-1945

Served with HMCS Iroquois ‘Murmansk Run’ in World War II

MILLARD RECTOR

Years of service: 1940-1945

Served with 1st Special Service Force in World War II

 

CPL CHRISTOPHER J. REID CD MiD

Sept. 1971-Aug. 2006

Served with Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light C COY in Afghanistan

Killed in action

PTE. WALLACE V. SMITH

Served with the 1st Canadian Division Cape Breton Highlanders in World War II (1944-1945) and with the 2nd Royal Artillery Division Bombardier in the Korean War (1951-1952)

MAJOR JAMES M. SOY, M.C.

Served with the 85th Battalion Nova Scotia Highlanders in World War I and 13th Company Canadian Forestry Corps in World War II

SGT. JOHN ROSS SULLIVAN, CD

Feb. 1953-April 1954

Served in the Korean War

DONALD H. WILLIAMS

April 1923-Aug. 2015

Served with the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II

GEORGE ABNER WOOD

June 1919-Jan. 1976

Served as a gunner with the Canadian Army in World War II

The Town of Truro Parks, Recreation and Culture department started the project last year. The project features area veterans with names and faces, on display on pole banners in the downtown area.

With 12 faces featured in its first year, the project saw another 13 added this year. They’ll be on display leading up to tomorrow’s Remembrance Day, being taken down shortly thereafter.

Those featured are listed here, in alphabetical order, and the order they appear in the accompanying panels, left to right, going down.

CECIL ALLEN

Served with the Pictou Highlanders in World War II

PO WILLIAM (BILL) BEAUMONT

May 1930-Feb. 2014

Served with the Royal Canadian Navy in the Korean War

LT. RONALD FRANK BOYCE

Served with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders in World War II

JAMES WILLIAM CHIPMAN

Years of service: 1951 to 1979

Served with the Canadian Armed Forces

PTE. WILLIAM RICHARD GUINAN

Years of service: 1916-1917

Served with the 25th Battalion (Nova Scotia Regiment) in World War I

Killed in action

PTE. HOWARD ‘BUBBLES’ HANHAM

Years of service: 1940-1945

Served with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders in World War II

Wounded in France

CSM SEYMOUR W. (NICK) HOWES

Served with the Royal Canadian Engineers 16th Field Company in World War II

Decorated for bravery in the field

CPL. SHIRLEY B. JAMIESON

Served with the Canadian Army in World War II

PTE. GEORGE R. MACBURNIE

June 1915-April 1983

Served with the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps in World War II

MCPL CHRISTOPHER MACKENZIE

Served Jan.-Aug. 2007 with the 2 RCR Infantry, Hotel Company on Operation Athena in Afghanistan; heavy machine gunner

L/CPL JOHN JOSEPH MACKINNON

Served with the Royal Canadian Signal Crops, Italian Campaign with West Nova Scotia Regiment in World War II

CHARLES BURTON MACLAREN

Years of service: 1941-1945

Served with Royal Canadian Artillery

CAPT. STANLEY N. MACLEAN

Served with the 1st Division Theatres of Service in World War II; served in Canada, Britain, Central Mediterranean area and Northwest Europe Mentioned-in-Despatches

EDWARD W. MCCOLLOM

Years of service: 1939-1945

Served with F857 Medical Corp. in England, France, Belgium and Holland

MCPL ROBERT MCCREADY

Years of service: 1963-1990

Served with the Royal Canadian Regiment in Germany (three years) and four months each in Cyprus (1970 and 1975), and Egypt (1973-1974)

WO FRANK ROBERT MELLISH

Feb. 1968-Sept. 2006

Served with the 1st Royal Canadian Regiment

Killed in action

KENNETH STUART MEYER

Served May 1942-Feb. 1946 with the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II

Flight lieutenant

JOHN (JACK) A. MURPHY

Years of service: 1939-1945

Served with HMCS Iroquois ‘Murmansk Run’ in World War II

MILLARD RECTOR

Years of service: 1940-1945

Served with 1st Special Service Force in World War II

 

CPL CHRISTOPHER J. REID CD MiD

Sept. 1971-Aug. 2006

Served with Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light C COY in Afghanistan

Killed in action

PTE. WALLACE V. SMITH

Served with the 1st Canadian Division Cape Breton Highlanders in World War II (1944-1945) and with the 2nd Royal Artillery Division Bombardier in the Korean War (1951-1952)

MAJOR JAMES M. SOY, M.C.

Served with the 85th Battalion Nova Scotia Highlanders in World War I and 13th Company Canadian Forestry Corps in World War II

SGT. JOHN ROSS SULLIVAN, CD

Feb. 1953-April 1954

Served in the Korean War

DONALD H. WILLIAMS

April 1923-Aug. 2015

Served with the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II

GEORGE ABNER WOOD

June 1919-Jan. 1976

Served as a gunner with the Canadian Army in World War II

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