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We gratefully acknowledge the contribution to the history of our people made by Francis Patey in his book Veterans of the North, from which much of the material on this website was extracted.

Book Cover: Veterans of the North

Veterans of the North a book of pictures and stories of veterans from the Great Northern Peninsula and coastal Labrador who fought in World War I, World War II, the Korean and Gulf Wars. As you turn the pages, you will wonder who these young men and women were. When the alarm sounded that the world was at war, they did not hesitate. The left their fishing boats, their farm machinery, their mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, sweethearts and friends. They headed into strange lands, to walk on strange soil, some never to return to their homes again. ISBN 1-894294-56-4


Veterans Affairs Canada for their Canadian Virtual War Memorial and its data base:


Branch 51, Royal Canadian Legion, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, For access to, and use of, their photo collection, and in particular to Past President Paul Cooke for his encouragement in keeping this project going and making it a success.


All of those interested and concerned individuals who took the trouble to search out pictures and information from family albums and personal archives and send them along to us.

A heartfelt thanks to all of you.

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