Remember Them: Earl Jewers

Part of an ongoing tribute to honour Canada’s war veterans.

Canadian veteran Earl JewersPhoto: Courtesy of Veterans Voices of Canada

Veteran Profile: Earl Jewers

Earl was born in Liscombe Mills, N.S., in 1922. He landed on the “Nan White” sector of Juno Beach on June 6, 1944, with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. He was an HQ Company radioman/signalman. He still resides in Nova Scotia.

“We got up to an anti-tank ditch very close to Authie, where the fighting was very heavy ahead of us and around us, and the orders came to us to destroy our weapons, (then) it was everybody for himself. It was kind of chaos, because everybody who was still alive was running through the fields. We had 80 dead that night. You’re not just a battalion of soldiers; you were a family of soldiers, as the saying goes. We still are, the few that’s left.”

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Originally Published in Our Canada