Best well known Canadian WWI heroes

These are the best well known WWI Canadian heroes as they fought in the First World War. Thanks to some research, a trip to a war museum and some movies, these are the ones.

  • Henry James Wiser. A Canadian WWI bomber as he flew on night missions as a pilot.

  • Eric Ohman. A Canadian WWI fighter pilot as he experienced the air war first-hand.

  • James Moses. A Canadian WWI soldier as he became a fighter pilot instead.

  • Dr. Henry Norman Bethune. A Canadian WWI medic as he helped out the wounded. In the Navy, Air Force and the infantry. And like PFC. Desmond T. Doss, he was a believer in God.

  • Ebenezer William Peyto. A Canadian WWI machine gunner. For he was tougher and similar to that Abraham Ford character in the entire series of “The Walking Dead”.

  • Lt. William F.N. Sharpe. A Canadian WWI aviator as he was K.I.A. in 1915.

  • George A. Downey. An African Canadian who served in WWI for the No. 2 Construction Battalion.
  • James A. Downey. Cousin to George A. Downey, he was an African Canadian WWI soldier as he was in the No. 2 Construction Battalion.

  • Joseph A. Parris. An African Canadian WWI soldier, as he was a part of the No. 2 Construction Battalion.
  • William Parris. Joseph A. Parris’s brother as he enlisted in the No. 2 Construction Battalion with him. And as a Canadian WWI soldier, he did his best. And never left his brother at all.
  • Seldon Parris. William and Joseph’s cousin as he enlisted as a Canadian WWI soldier, to be a part of the No. 2 Construction Battalion.

  • William A. White. An African Canadian as he was one of the officers of the No. 2 Construction Battalion.

  • Daniel H. Sutherland. A Canadian WWI Lt. Col. as he was the commanding officer of No. 2 Construction Battalion.

  • Jerimah Jones. An African Canadian WWI soldier as he was a part of the No. 2 Construction Battalion. He was courageous at that time.

  • William George Barker. A Canadian WWI soldier in the Canadian Army and fighter pilot of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

  • Billy Bishop. A Canadian WWI  flying ace. After being in the infantry long enough, he became good as a pilot.

  • Thomas Ricketts. A Canadian WWI sergeant in the infantry, who was from Newfoundland.

  • Frederick Harvey. A Canadian WWI Brigadier who happened to be really good in rugby and cricket.

  • John Chipman Kerr. A Canadian WWI private in the infantry, as he went onto becoming a sergeant in the Air Force.

  • Michael James O’Rouke. An Irish Canadian soldier and dockworker. For he fought in the battle of Hill 70. Not Hill 60.

  • John McCrae. A Canadian WWI Lt. Col. as he became a poet. For he wrote that famous poem we all know. ‘In Flanders Fields’.

  • Herman James Good. A Canadian WWI soldier as he was a corporal throughout the war.

  • Harry Alchorn. A Canadian WWI soldier in the infantry as he fought hard.
  • Wilfred Lloyd Virbert. A Canadian WWI soldier in the 257th Battalion. He then later in the war was transferred the 7th Batallion.

  • George Beaumont. A Canadian WWI soldier in the infantry, as he was also a private for the Cyclist Corps in the British Army.

  • Leonard Heath Barker. A Canadian WWI soldier in light infantry as he was suppose mostly, a rifleman I believe.

And finally…

  • Humphrey Cobb. An Italian Canadian as he served in the Canadian Army for three long years. And like Wilfred Owen and John McCrae, he got into writing. As a novelist, he wrote the book “Paths of Glory”. And after that later on, his novel was made into a movie.

So these are the very best ones, that Canada knows on its heroes as they all fought in the First World War. There maybe no more WWI veterans alive, but they shall be never forgotten. Never. They shall be remembered forever. Amen to God on them all.

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