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Walter Percy Adams - Veteran of WWI and WWII

P1330879z 1Guest speaker: David PelletierWPAdams1917-12-25 EastbourneSussex

When:  Thursday, October 15, 2015, from 19:30 to 21:00

Where: Centennial Hall,

             288 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield, H9W 4A4

Lecture in English followed by a bilingual question period

Walter Percy Adams, maternal grandfather of our speaker, was in both WWI and WWII, however he saw the most action in WWI and was awarded both the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and Military Medal (MM) amongst other medals. David will show all his medals from both World Wars as well as some souvenirs brought home by Walter Percy Adams.

Walter Percy is mentioned prominently on the website memorializing the soldiers of the 117th Eastern Townships Battalion where he was amongst the first to volunteer. He was part of the 14th RMR (Royal Montreal Regiment) for most of his action overseas.

While both sets of David’s grandparents lived in Beaconsfield, Walter Percy spent almost all his time in the Veterans Hospital as in his later years he suffered from the effects of mustard gas from a battle in WWI at Hill 70. He was also at Vimy Ridge and The Canal du Nord in 1918.