Canada in the Second World War


Stanley Humphreys

We love it when Canadians share their stories of remembrance with us. Recently, one son told us of his father’s story, Stanley Humphreys.

 Both Stanley Humphreys and Ken Robinson (pictured above) landed on Juno Beach. 

Stanley landed on Juno Beach in June 6, 1944. He was in the same landing craft as the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, although he was a member of the Royal Berkshire Regiment. Stanley is remembered as always wearing his Canadian Lapel Badge on Remembrance Day,  his own personal act of commemoration for the 17 Royal Winnipeg Rifles that he buried in temporary graves on the beach. Over 70 years later his son, also named Stanley, still wears that same Canadian Lapel Badge to continue on the legacy of his father.

Stanley Humphreys.

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