- Joseph Arthur Jesseau
- January 04, 2013 - 12:40
Thanks for the interesting information about my GrandFather, Arthur Francis Jesseau. Every little tid bit is added to the already Lengthly File that I and my Father before me ( Albert Jesseau ) has accumulated over the past 40 years. Your Truly Joseph Jesseau
- October 08, 2012 - 09:18
if telling these stories also tells about the true horrors of war and the loss of life ,limb, and humanity not about the glory of winning medals, serving your country, and such nonsense, then it might be a worthwhile pursuit. war is horror and should never be presented as anything else.
- John Shortiss
- October 08, 2012 - 08:33
Delighted to hear that MUN is carrying out this project and bringing the lives of the men and boys who served with the Royal Newfoundland Regt and other units during WWI to the fore as the 100th Anniversary approaches . No doubt there will be "Nay Sayers" who will knock the project with the usual trite rubbish and accusations of it being a celebration of Imperialism/Militarism. To them I say go and stand in a military graveyard in Europe, your thoughts wont be about glorifying Imperialism/Militarism. Your thoughts will be with all those young men and their families and the lyrics of "The Green Fields of France" (Well how do you do,young Willie McBride....) should come to mind. My great-granduncle John Doran a boy soldier, sailed on the SS Sicilan from St. Johns on August 28th 1916. He died on Sept 23rd 1917 from wounds received near Ypres. He is buried at Canada Farm Cemetery. Ar dheis De go raibh an-anam dilis