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My Buddy Bishop!

Heroes Remember

My buddy, my best buddy, his name is on that paper there. He lived two or three streets down from me, a fellow Bishop, Jack Bishop. I met him when we enlisted. We got together and we went through basic training; went down to R & R together and leave, every weekend we used to go to Petawawa, we used to go up to the towns outside and every weekend and that, we were always together. We went to Korea and I think we were in Korea maybe a month or something and he got killed. We did everything together, you know. I had my basic training in the Reserves and he never had none so I would help him out, you know. You got to do this, you got to do it this way, you got to do it that way because I already had it so that bond sort of kept us together too but he wasn’t over there long when his time was up.

Mr. England speaks about the strong friendship he had with a fellow Newfoundlander that developed in basic training and went right through to the fighting in Korea where sadly, his buddy would only last a short time.

Douglas England

Mr. Doug England was born February 9, 1931 in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He was the oldest son of five children and at the young age of ten, he lost his mother and was cared for by his grandparents. Later, in his teenage years, Mr. England joined the Reserves and at the age of 19 transferred to active force. He joined the Royal Canadian Engineers and volunteered for service in the Korean War. After the war, Mr. England returned home to St. John’s and married. To this day, Mr. England volunteers at the local legions with a strong focus on commemorating the Korean War.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
November 10, 2015
Person Interviewed:
Douglas England
War, Conflict or Mission:
Korean War
Royal Canadian Engineer
Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO)

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