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The Cost of World War II for Canada

21,000 Canadian soldiers participated in the 6 June 1944 D-Day landing.

340 Canadian soldiers lost their lives on D-Day. Another 574 were wounded and 47 were taken prisoner.


More that one million men and women volunteered for military service in the World War II at a time when the country’s population was just 11 million.

More than 400,000 soldiers were from Ontario – During the war, 45,000 Canadians lost their lives while another 55,000 were woulded.

More than 45,000 women enlisted in the Canadian military, more that 10 per cent servedoverseas. During the war, 46 nurses lost their lives. – Canada had the highest number of enlisted personnel per capita of any country in WWII.

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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