This is an update to an article printed about a year ago. Since that time additional names have been added to the list.
The Memory Project is a nationwide bilingual project that connects Veterans and Canadian forces personnel with the opportunity to share their stories with Canadians in classrooms and community forums. In addition to our speakers’ bureau, The Memory Project has created a record of Canada’s participation in various global conflicts, including the Second World War and Korean War, through oral interviews, digitised artefacts, and memorabilia.
The Memory Project is an initiative of Historica Canada and is made possible with generous funding from Canadian Heritage and Veterans Affairs Canada.
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Here is a list of interviews with Sapper veterans:
- Stephen Albert “Steve” Bandurka - Engineers
- Jack Barry 33rd Fd Coy
- Ivar “Little Jesus” Bjerke 4th Fd Park Sqn
- Peter Chisholm 59th Fd Sqn
- John Clarkson 4th Fd (Air) Svy Coy
- Lally Robert “Jim” Finsten, RCE Construction Engineers (Artisan Coy)
- James Kitchener “Jim” Fox - RCE and RCAF
- James Victor “Vic” Johnson 57th Fd Sqn
- Art Lang 6th Fd Coy
- Ted Lawson, 1st (Air) Field Survey Company
- Bill Ludlow 16th Fd Coy
- James Foch “Jim” McAvoy No. 1 Workshop and Park Company
- Malcolm MacConnell, RCAF
- Frederick Laing “Mac” McDonald 1st Bn RCE
- W. G. “Bill” Millhausen
- William Murray 4th Fd Park Sqn
- David Peat - Kiska
- Herb Francis Pragnell, RCE, PPCLI
- Norman E. Purcell - 6th Fd Coy
- J. Norbert Todd - 16th Fd Coy
- Emmanuel Denis Piette - Canadian Railway Troops
- William Allan Douglas Yuill 57th Fd Sqn