Military Monday: He Lived Where You Live

This Friday is the 80th anniversary of the disastrous raid on Dieppe when over 6,000 Allied troops began the assault on Dieppe. Of 4,963 Canadians 807 died; one hundred more would succumb to their wounds or die in captivity. The Germans captured 1,946 Canadians.

Now the Juno Beach Centre has compiled the home addresses of all those Canadians who perished. About half of those houses still exist today.

At the end of July in the He Lived Where You LIve campaign each address was mailed a unique postcard that shares the name and story of the soldier of Dieppe who lived there at the time of his enlistment.

Those from Ottawa are:

Private Antonio Gariepy of Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal, R.C.I.C. (Bolton Street)
Lance Bombardier Ferdinand Herve Lalonde of the Royal Canadian Artillery. (York Street)
Lance Bombardier Lucien Joseph Fournier of the Royal Canadian Artillery, (Lyndale Ave)
Pilot Officer John Edwin Gardiner of the Royal Canadian Air Force, (Clemow Ave)
Signalman Thomas Malcolm Dean of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, (Wilton Cres)

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