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On Feb. Bruce MacDonald is a retired social studies teacher and an amateur historian in Antigonish who is researching Tate's story.
It's part of a larger project honouring the men and women from Guysborough County who served in the First World War. MacDonald said that's approximately 1, men and women — of whom were killed in action or died of wounds, sicknesses or accidents. He had been in no man's land, retrieving wounded comrades, when he was shot by German sniper fire. He had been working in Alberta as a teamster. MacDonald describes Tate as a free spirit, and says he was "energetic and perhaps a bit rebellious in his younger days.
MacDonald said Tate's story represents an entire generation affected by the war. Families were affected. Many lost children during the war, or lived alongside physically or psychologically damaged soldiers who returned to Canada. MacDonald has his own family connection to the First World War. His grandmother had two older brothers who served.
One of them, Robert Burns, was killed in the trenches of Belgium in November MacDonald said young people learn more from personal stories than a broader narrative about battles. The county has not prospered in recent years," MacDonald said. MacDonald intends to research the stories of the people from Guysborough County who died during the First World War, with a particular focus on the 71 who died in the three years between and when Canadians saw action in France and Belgium.
He plans to publish a book later this year. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.
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Now, nearly years later, another Nova Scotian is telling his story. Social Sharing.Amatuer Guysborough personals
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