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The Deployment Story of Andrew Olney (Canadian Army, Second World War)

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English
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CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
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S2012.2169.1

Story Text: 

Re: M/Cpl Andrew G. Olney, 1st Canadian Army, 35th Field Battery, 5th Armoured Division.
My father, Andrew G. Olney of Danville, Quebec enlisted on his birthday, September 4, 1939, one day after Britain declared war. He was with the Sherbrooke Fusiliers, 35th Field Battery and embarked on the Empress of Britain in December 1939. He served the entire six years returning in August 1945.