Life After Dieppe
Don Honeychurch of Calgary shares a photo that appears on his father’s wartime photo album. Don suspects the photo was taken in Holland.
Wilfred Honeychurch (second row, 5th from left) started out as a bandsman with the South Saskatchewan Regiment. “He ended up going to Dieppe in August 1942 as a stretcher bearer,” explains Don. “Luckily he landed at Pourville where the survival rate seemed a little higher! After Dieppe they wanted to send my dad to lieutenant training, but he thought he would rather be a live bandsman than a dead lieutenant, so he transferred to the Royal Canadian Engineers Band.”
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