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The following photographs are of 748828 Fred West - the longest surviving member of the 117th Battalion. He passed away at the age of 100 in May 2000. I would like to express my appreciation to The Royal Montreal Musuem for providing me with some photographs from their collection.


Fred West - circa 1917 (note the 23rd Reserve Battalion Cap Badge)

(Courtesy of Royal Montreal Regiment Museum)

Fred West and friends - circa January 1917 (three soldiers still wearing the 117th cap badge). Fred West standing on right. Others not identified.

(Courtesy Royal Montreal Regiment Museum)

Fred West displaying Military Medal ribbon on uniform - circa 1918-19

He is now wearing the 14th Battalion cap badge

(Photo from "Tough As Nails" by Michel Gravel (West collection))

Fred West in uniform - Post WWI

(Courtesy Royal Montreal Regiment Museum)

Fred West - circa 1990's

(Courtesy of Royal Montreal Regiment Museum)

Fred West - Remembrance Day ceremony 1999

(Photo from "Tough As Nails" by Michel Gravel (photo: A.J. Groen, Clarington This Week)

Fred West's medals

(Courtesy Royal Montreal Regiment Musuem)

Fred West's gravemarker - Bowmanville, Ontario, 2000

(Photo from "Tough As Nails" by Michel Gravel)

 

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