St George's Bay Mi'kmaq

Timeless Heros: Our War Veterans

Kulaman Ma' Wan' Ta' Siwkw - Least We Forget

On November 11th of each year WE REMEMBER.

During World War I many individuals answered the call to serve their country. This included natives of our lands as well as European settlers. Similarly, in WW2 , Korean, Vietnam, and in other recent wars, our dedicated family members, friends and strangers have answered the call.

They served side by side with fellow solders in each of merchant, navy and army- all willing to give their lives for the cause. A lot of them were not old enough. It was a minor stumbling block and so they lied about their age in order to enlist. Each and everyone of them played an important role as a link in a very strong chain. Each relying on the other, each complementing the other. Some returned and some did not.

Those of who care and those of us who respect the sacrifices made -honour them each year, pay tribute by placing a wreath in memory of those lost during Remembrance day celebrations. Others have their own personal and private way of remembering and honouring them.

Do you know of any family members or relatives that have served? If you do, have you visited them or visited their grave site? Do you have pictures of them? Have you told your children about them?

Four of my great uncles enlisted in WW1 and two returned. Many are unaware of their sacrifice. My great Uncles answered te call. I honour them each year on remembrance day. I do it out of great respect. Johny-Joe Benoitreturned. Great Uncle Victor Joseph Benoit and Great Uncle Joseph H. Benoit, left a small French speaking Mi'kmaq village and never returned. They have no descendants. Their memory can only be kept alive by relatives. This I do with pride.Great Uncles:

This page will grow to include info and photos of more "Gone but not forgot War Veterans".

This page is dedicated to all those - who returned and especially those who did not.

Past and Present


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Adolph Benoit,

Benoit Alexander, Flat Bay 1898 1993 Royal Navy Reserve WW1

Benoit Arthur, flat Bay 1900 1976 Nfld Overseas Forestry Unit WW2

Benoit David J. , flat Bay, 1898 1998 Royal Navy Reserve WW1

Benoit Henry M. Flat Bay, Jul 28, 1973 Age 86 years. Royal Naval Reserve

Benjamin Benoit, Royal Army Reserve

Joseph H. Benoit, Royal Navel Reserve

Johny E. Benoit, Royal Navel Reserve and Royal Army Reserve

Victor J. Benoit, Royal Navel Reserve


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Narcaiss Chaisson, Royal Navel Reserve, WW1


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Joseph Gabriel


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Bertram McDonlad, Royal Army Reserve


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Johny Phillip Chaisson, Royal Army Reserve


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Norman Young, Royal Navel Reserve, Gunner, WW1


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