August 6, 2015

Forgotten No More: The Lost Men of the 78th

Forgotten No More: The Lost Men of the 78th
The remains of eight Canadian WW1 soldiers are found in a French garden, nearly 100 years after they died in the Battle of Amiens.  Five have been identified so far, and tonight (Thursday August 6th) at 9 p.m. CBC presents Forgotten No More: The Lost Men of the 78th

Genealogist Janet Roy helped find descendants of this group. DNA was used to positively identify four of the eight: Lieutenant Clifford Neelands and Privates Lachlan McKinnon, William Simms and Sgt. John Lindell . 

Forgotten No More tells the stories of these men and follows their descendants to France. Guided by historian Andrew Iarocci, the descendants visit the battlefields where the men fought, the Canadian National Vimy Memorial where they are commemorated and the cemetery at Caix where they will be buried with full military honours in 2015.

Read more on CBC News

Photo: Imperial War Museum 
 


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