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Grenade training was dangerous.

Heroes Remember - The First World War

Grenade training was dangerous.

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Mr. Page describes a training incident where a soldier accidentally drops a live grenade in their trench. Their sergeant throws it away just in time.

Fenton Page

Fenton Page was born on October 23, 1895 in Rockport, Nova Scotia. His father was a sea captain, and he also went to sea, serving on a government ship as a mess boy for two years. In the fall of 1917, Mr. Page enlisted in the Royal Canadian Regiment. He taught basic training in Halifax until going overseas in January, 1918. In June of 1918, Mr. Page went to France where he served as a cook in a field kitchen. His most vivid recollection is feeding the hungry in France. After the war, Mr. Page continued to chef in much more agreeable surroundings, namely private yachts.

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Video
Owner:
Veterans Affairs Canada
Duration:
0:32
Person Interviewed:
Fenton Page
War, Conflict or Mission:
First World War
Branch:
Army
Units/Ship:
Royal Canadian Regiment
Rank:
Private
Occupation:
Cook

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