WW100: ANSWERING THE CALL

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In partnership with Memorial University's WW100 Living Memorial Commemoration Program, Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador created a video storytelling project.

“Answering the Call – 100 Years Later” discovered community stories and highlighted aspects of Newfoundland and Labrador’s role in the First World War, with a focus on raising awareness for youth and future generations on the sacrifices Newfoundlanders and Labradorians made in the Great War.

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Fred Abbott, Musgrave Harbour

This video features Green Team alumna Nikki Strickland, who shares a story about her uncle - a veteran from Musgrave Harbour, NL, Fred Abbott. This veteran was wounded in a round of friendly fire and unfortunately did not make it home to Newfoundland and Labrador alive.

Walter Webber, Port Blandford

This video features Green Team alumna Brittany Holloway, who shares a story about a veteran from Port Blandford, NL, Walter Webber. This veteran has a unique story, due to a missing portion of his pointer finger.

Charles Sharp, Heart's Delight

This video features Green Team alumnus Jacob McDonald, who shares a story about a veteran from Heart's Delight NL: Charles Sharpe. This veteran was Jacob's great-great-grandfather, and unfortunately he did not return home from his time served in the First World War.

Leander Green, Sunnyside

This video features Morgan-Marie Fewer, who shares a story about a veteran from Sunnyside, NL, Leander Green. At the age of 19, Green joined the Royal Naval Reserve. Green became the first Newfoundlander to receive distinction in the First World War for his heroism.

Joseph Brumsey and John Temple

This video features Green Team Program Community Partner, Evan Butler, who shares a story about two veterans from his family, Joseph Brumsey (from Mattis Point) and John Temple (from Twillingate). Both of these veterans were medically discharged, but led very different lives upon their return home.

Thomas Ricketts, Middle Arm

This video features Nick Wells, a Regional Supervisor at CCNL, who shares a story about his ancestor and veteran, Thomas Ricketts. Ricketts served in Belgium and showed his true bravery in an event in Belgium, earning him the prestigious Victoria Cross.

Wallace Young & Jack Young, Lourdes

This video features Green Team alumnus Michael Young. He shares the stories of two NL veterans, Wallace Young and Jack Young. The pair were brothers, who lived in Lourdes and served in the First World War.

Frederick White, Flat Bay

This video features Eric White, who shares a story about a veteran from his home community of Flat Bay, NL: Frederick White. This veteran was Eric's great-great-uncle and he served in the Navy in WWI.

Robert McDonald, St. Alban's

Julie Young, an alumna of CCNL’s Green Team program, shares the story of veteran Robert McDonald, who was from her hometown. At just 20 years old, in 1916 McDonald joined the First Newfoundland Regiment. According to storyteller Julie Young, McDonald was “a hero on the home front and on the battlefield.”

George Crant, Gaultois

Green Team alumnus, Matthew Drover, tells the story of George Crant, a veteran from his hometown of Gaultois. Crant served in the First World War and left behind a family Bible heirloom, which was donated to Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church in Gaultois.

Albert Coles, Savage Cove

Alex Hayward is a CCNL alumna from the Green Team program. In this story, Hayward shares the story of her great-great-uncle Albert Coles from Savage Cove. Coles joined the effort to serve in the First World War at the age of only 18, and he sadly lost his life in the Battle of the Somme at Beaumont-Hamel.

Allan Tetford, Lewisporte

In this instalment in CCNL's commemorative WWI video series, "Answering the Call: 100 Years Later," ECHO Program alumna Cara Thoms shares a story about a veteran from her hometown of Lewisporte. This veteran was named Allan Tetford, and upon returning from the First World War, he lived his life with a bullet in his lungs.

William Burke, Conne River

Green Team alumni Jackson Drew and Kira Drew of Conne River share a story about their great-grandfather, William Burke. He enlisted in 1918, and just a week later was hospitalized for an influenza, but this did not stop him from returning to serve upon his recovery.

Cyril Sceviour, Lewisporte

In this instalment of CCNL's commemorative WWI video series, "Answering the Call: 100 Years Later," the mayor of Lewisporte, Brain Sceviour, shares a story about his grandfather Cyril Sceviour, who survived a very close call in WWI.

John Charles Piercey, Sunnyside

This video features Master Corporal Roger Snook and his daughter, ECHO Program alumna Kaitlyn Snook. Together, they share a story about John Charles Piercey, a soldier whose memory lives on thanks to Master Corporal Snook.

Joseph John Bursey, Hillview

This video features Green Team alumnus Cody Avery, who worked as a Team Leader on the Town of Come by Chance Green Team. Avery shares a story about his great-great grandfather, Joseph John Bursey, who served in the Navy and endured an attack from a German U-Boat while in the Mediterranean Sea.

We will remember them.