It was while fighting overseas in France and The Netherlands that Pte. Cooke was wounded, yet he persevered bravely with the rest of his unit.
North Novie of the Week: Pte. William A. Grant
Although he was only 15 at the time, Pte. Grant felt compelled to fight and was able to lie about his age and join up in 1939. In 1941, Pte. Grant sailed to England as one of the 'original' North Nova Scotia Highlanders.
North Novie of the Week: Captain Stephen Stanley Bird
Captain Bird was born on April 18th 1920, to Will R. Bird and Ethel M. Bird. He was named Stephen after his father's brother who had been killed in action during WW1.
North Novie of the Week: Pte. Allan Wardrope
Pte. Wardrope enlisted into the Canadian Armed Forces when he was 17 years old. He joined the North Nova Scotia Highlanders as a part of A Company and fought valiantly during their Normandy campaign.
North Novie of the Week: Pte. Charles Doucette
Pte. Doucette served with the NNSH as part of C Company. On June 6th 1944, he fought alongside his fellow men in an attempt to defend Authie, France. When the Germans took over Authie, many men were captured.
North Novie of the Week: Gunner Russell Clarke
Russell served with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders Militia before turning 18 in 1942. He then joined the Royal Canadian Artillery, going overseas on July 20, 1
North Novie of the Week: Cpl Earl Jewers
Cpl. Jewers was born in Liscombe Mills, Nova Scotia. He was an original North Nova Scotia Highlander who went overseas in 1941, and served as a radioman/signalman.
North Novie of the Week: Pte. Harris O’Brien Sr.
Pte. O'Brien was an original North Nova Scotia Highlander who went overseas in 1941. He became a dispatch rider (military messenger), a very dangerous occupation to have.
North Novie of the Week: Cpl Earl Gouchie
Cpl. Gouchie was born in Nappan, Nova Scotia. He trained in Amherst, NS before heading overseas during WW2 as an original North Nova Scotia Highlander. Cpl. Gouchie was a Rifleman for 'D' Company, and was a D-Day veteran.
North Novie of the Week: Sgt. Maj. William Angus “Bill” Baillie
Sgt. Maj. Baillie was an original North Nova Scotia Highlander who went overseas during WWII. He was one of the soldiers who liberated Authie, France in 1944.