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Commemorating the centenary of the First World War in books

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Monday Monuments and Memorials – James Wilson and Côme Laliberté, Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium

Every soldier tells a story.

Twenty-five Canadian soldiers were executed for military offences in WW1 – court martialled and shot at dawn. Two were found guilty of murder, one of cowardice, 22 of desertion. Privates Côme Laliberté and James Wilson were both shot for desertion. They are buried side by side at Poperinghe New Military Cemetery. Continue reading