John Babcock, Canada’s last World War I veteran, has died at the age of 109. A 16-year-old when he went in search of military glory, Babcock was the last of the 650,000 men and women Canada recruited to serve in the war to end all wars.
[Photo] Montgomery visiting Canadian troops in the Kleve-Goch sector, Germany, 26 Feb 1945; left to right: Vokes, Crerar, Montgomery, Horrocks, Simonds, Spry, Mathews
RCAF Leading Aircraftwoman Muriel Almyra North, aged 21, was almost certainly the only woman in the RCAF to die in an air crash while on duty. She was killed with Flight-Sergeant William Hashim when their aircraft crashed near North Battleford, Saskatchewan on September 8, 1944.