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Photos and Documents from the Collection of

Harry Denning

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Harry A. Denning

 

Born: 03 Nov 1923   Crossed the Bar: 25 Oct 1986

 

ML Q087HMCS Edmundston

 

“We went on the triangle, in the mouth of the St. Lawrence River, from Gaspe to Seven Isles and Rimouski. We were on that for two or three months, then we were sent to a fishing community on the Labrador coast, west of Newfoundland. The ice floe was so bad we never pulled up anchor for three weeks. When the ice cleared enough to sail, we were called back to to Halifax. There I was drafted off and sent to St. John’s, Newfoundland and put on HMCS Edmundston (six officers, 79 crew) on the overseas run from Newfie John’s to Londonderry, Ireland on escort duty, where I served until V-E Day, May 8, 1945. Our ship was in port at Londonderry on V-E Day and I was on duty so never got to celebrate it very much. We then came back to Sydney, NS and decommissioned our ship. After that we took the ship to Sorel, Quebec where the Gillette Razor Co. bought it. Going back to Halifax, I was a guard at Rock Head Hospital until fall when I was sent home on discharge,” wrote Harry, in "In the Light of the Flares."

Harry was always a cowboy, and after the war returned to ranching

Courtesy of Debbie McLaren

When Harry was about 16, he created this Victory Bonds poster for a contest and won 3rd place

Courtesy of Debbie McLaren

 

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