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Friday, November 11, 2016

Lest we forget



This is my grandfather, John Ernest Butler, standing in front of the War Memorial in St. John's, NL, wearing the medals he won during WWI, surrounded by his children. Only months after his 19-year-old brother, Harry, was killed at the battle of Beaumont-Hamel, Ernest enlisted by lying about his age. He was only 16 years old. He was lucky enough to return home safely.

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