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    1. Re: [CAN-NF-NORTHERN-PENINSULA] Guys and Pynns of Quirpon
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Robertmullett96 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.canada.newfoundland.northernpeninsula/5.13.3/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Melissa Metcalfe was my Great Grandmother and Alberts sister Flora was my fathers mother.I remember the day she got the call from Glacé Bay that your Great Grandfather had passed away. He had a great military background with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and survived the slaughter of the Regiment at Beaumont Hamel France during the Somme.The Regiment and all those who served are held with the highest honor in NL.I was a guest at the official opening of the new Canadian War museum while I lived in Ottawa and was very proud when the Australian Consulate made a very special point to recognize the men of your GGrandfathers NL Regiment and how they fought side by side in the nightmare of Gallopli. I have a copy of a telegram received by the Governor of NL from Melissa ,Newfoundland being a British Colony then and not a part of Canada till 1949, regarding the death of Martin your G G Grandfather and how the said news of his passing on New Years Day would be communicated to his son Albert who was now serving in France.This was the first occasion of any family death with the Regiment.July 1 every year in NL is Rememberance Day for the men of your GGrandfathers regiment.. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

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