Meet Hugh Buckley, a Canadian veteran of the Sherbrooke Fusiliers who was willing to die for his King and Country.

In 1944, Hugh Buckley was 19 years old. For four months he trained intensely for the invasion in London. The long-awaited day arrived, the crossing was awful, he was seasick and scared to death. Before landing on the beach at Bernières-sur-mer, he was shown a picture of a large house, which was their landmark.

When Hugh returned to Bernières-sur-mer for the 70th anniversary of D-Day, he was moved to discover that this house was now called the Canadian House.

Hugh Buckley died in 2020.

Testimonial: Hugh Buckley, Sherbrooke Fusiliers veteran

Testimonial: A young Canadian ready to die for his King and Country

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