Military Monday: experiences of an Ottawa Valley WW2 stretcher bearer

The link below is to a pdf manuscript by Jean Paul Farley, written mainly by his father Raymond Farley, who recounts his experiences growing up in Casselman, joining up while underage and serving with Canadian forces in Europe.

His Farley ancestor was an early Catholic Irish arrival who married into a French family.

It is a relatively long piece, 77 numbered pages, mostly about his military experiences, and best read with an excellent European map to hand to follow all of Raymond’s travels through war zones right into Germany.

Particular thanks to Brenda Turner, who forwarded it along with the assurance that is not copyrighted and was given with no restrictions.

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