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Day: July 5, 2022

Lost soldier found: The life, death and rebirth of Private John Lambert
Defence Today, Front Lines

Lost soldier found: The life, death and rebirth of Private John Lambert

He was just 17, a private in the Newfoundland Regiment killed during an all-but-forgotten battle of the First World War. His name was John Lambert, and his remains lay undiscovered alongside those of a German and three British soldiers beneath Belgian soil near St. Julien for 99 years. He was the only one of the group identified. “This has been a long and challenging investigation for us.” The five were reburied along with two other soldiers of unknown origins during a military ceremony at the New Irish Farm Cemetery in West-Vlaanderen on June 30. “This has been a long and challenging investigation for us,” said Louise Dorr, a caseworker at the British Defence Ministry’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre. “It’s a matter of great sadness to me personally that we haven’t been a...
How Master Corporal Harding earned a Medal of Military Valour in Afghanistan
Military History, Military Milestones

How Master Corporal Harding earned a Medal of Military Valour in Afghanistan

Master Corporal Christopher Harding had served three tours in Bosnia before he began the first of two tours to Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion, Prince Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in January 2006. “If there was ever a unit I could go back to, it would be 'B' Company 2006,” said Harding in In Their Own Words: Canadian Stories of Valour and Bravery from Afghanistan, 2001-2007. “It was a company that just clicked. Everybody seemed to mesh. Morale was high and that led to our success.” It began with non-stop patrols. “We certainly ran into problems like suicide bombers and…the odd small ambush in Kandahar City.” By the end of March, he was sick of patrols. “Even though it was still very dangerous, it became routine.” But things were about to change. Taliban were swarming i...

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