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Wall of Remembrance

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning; We will remember them. These famous words come from the famous poem, For the Fallen, by Robert Laurence Binyon.

We invite you to add veterans to our interactive Wall of Remembrance website. We hope that by sharing who they were, it will provide us with another opportunity to honour their contribution. We will remember them.

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Name:
Leo
Joseph
Pitre
Date of Birth: May 7 1920
Date of Death: September 14 2000
City:
Bathurst
Province: NB
Served With: Canadian Forces
Served In: Army
Regiment:
22 nd
Unit:
Royal Rifles of Canada
Rank: Private
War/Conflict: Second World War

His name was Leo Pitre ,he was born in 1920and he was one of 8 children. When he was 21 years old he joined the army,he was part of the ROYAL RIFLE OF CANADA.He was sent over the sea to fight the battle of Hong Kong,but they where captured as soon as they arrived there. They then became a prisoner of war for 4 years in that time they suffered a lot. When the war ended in 1945 he came home. Later he met his wife and got married and had a family, my grandfather was one of 5 kids. Leo Pitre will always be my hero.