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Reflection of Service

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Reflection of Service

There’s grave sites down at the, by the zoo and my brothers headstones are there or the crosses. So we always go there. We don’t do a lot that day but we go and visit them. If I’m talking to youth I would tell them to try and prevent wars. That’s right. Prevent it if you can. Try and get along with people and not shoot at them and other than that, I think Canada’s a pretty good place to live. They don’t start these things, we just end up in them, that’s it.

Mr. Edwards expresses emotion as he speaks about visiting his brother’s grave every Remembrance Day.

Stanley Edwards

Mr. Stanley Edwards was born February 17, 1923 in Big Valley, Alberta. He enlisted in the army on February 19, 1941 as part of the Calgary Tanks holding rank of trooper. He first received training on the Churchill tanks at Stettler, Alberta and for another year trained in Camp Borden, Ontario before travelling overseas to Scotland. In the summer of 1942, the crew went to England to undergo advanced training. Mr. Stanley fought in the Dieppe Raid as a member of the tank crew. He was soon captured and taken prisoner where he would remain until 1945, shortly after the war ended. Returning home to Canada, Mr. Edwards began working at the Calgary Brewery, married Anncherri and raised four children with his wife. In retirement, Mr. Edwards volunteered within his community and to this day is a member of the local legion. Now residing in Calgary, Alberta with his two daughters, Mr. Edwards is honoured in having an opportunity to travel back to France for the 75th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. This being his first time back since wartime, Mr. Edwards looks forward to seeing the terrain where he fought and visiting the gravesite of his brother who never returned home and pay tribute to those who served alongside him during this battle.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
July 28, 2017
Person Interviewed:
Stanley Edwards
War, Conflict or Mission:
Second World War

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