Patricia and Allan Siemens, siblings from Waterloo and Paris, Ontario, respectively, are currently following in the footsteps of their father’s service during the Second World War. They are seen here at the Juno Beach Centre with a picture of their father, Lance Sergeant Hal Siemens (known as Buck) 2nd Canadian Wireless Intelligence Unit (1939-1945). A Mennonite farm boy, he was excommunicated from the church for joining up. His mother tongue was German. He was also fluent in Dutch and English. He passed away on September 14, 1994.
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