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Canadian soldier killed in Netherlands in WWII identified
  • Canadian soldier killed in Netherlands in WWII identified

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  • The Johnston family in 1943. Clockwise from top left: Amelia holding Leona, Henry holding Yvonne, Ken, George. (Photo supplied by the Johnston family to - CBC News)

  • An unknown Canadian soldier who lay buried for decades in the Netherlands has been identified as an Alberta-born man killed in action as the Second World War drew to a close.

    And the search for his final resting place has reunited the soldier's relatives with the man who stood beside him on the battlefield as he died.

    Trooper Henry George Johnston's identity was confirmed under a program dedicated to identifying newly found skeletal remains and Canadian service members buried in nameless graves, the Defence Department said in a statement Monday.

    Wallis Snowdon · CBC News · Posted: Nov 02, 2020 11:28 AM MT | Last Updated: November 3

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