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APPENDIX I   345

 

Fort, P.Q.; H. W. S. Soulsby, Haileybury, Ontario; C. R. H. Taylor, Weymouth, Nova Scotia; R. W. Wood, Pardshaw, Duncan, British Columbia.

"The eighteen cadets who just missed their opportunity are:

"R. J. Agnew, Toronto; M. Cann, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; A. H. Dand, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia; M. Gauvreau, P.Q.; J. M. Grant. Halifax, Nova Scotia; H. J. F. Hibbard, St. Malachie, P.Q.; G. V. W. Hatheway, Fredericton, New Brunswick; C. C. Jones, Halifax, Nova Scotia; J. D. Laurie, Quebec; R. F. Lawson, Chesterville, Ontario; W. Maitland Dougall, Koksilah, Vancouver Island, British Columbia; L. W. Murray, Pictou Landing, Nova Scotia; D. B. Moffatt, Citadel, Quebec; J. E. W. Oland, Halifax, Nova Scotia; W. A. Palmer, Halifax, Nova Scotia; A. W. Silver, Halifax, Nova Scotia; G. A. Worth, Eglinton, Ontario; R. C. Wilson, Edmonton."

Some of these cadets had but a brief stay ashore. Four of them were on board the Good Hope in the Battle of Coronel. Among the casualties on that ill-fated ship, which bravely battled against overwhelming odds, were Midshipmen A. W. Silver, W. A. Palmer, G. V. W. Hatheway, and M. Cann. On several other British ships there were officers and men of Canadian birth, and when the casualties from such ships as the Aboukir, Hogue, and Hawke were published, it was found that men who claimed the Dominion as their native land had made the supreme sacrifice while helping guard the shores of Great Britain and the highways of trade.


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