Can you help us name these (un)known soldiers?

Just in time for Remembrance Day — Can you help us identify these soldiers?

The first photo is the cover image from Christopher Morry’s new book — When the Great Red Dawn is Shining: Howard Morry’s Memoirs of Life in the Newfoundland Regiment — 11 Platoon, C Company, RNR (photo generously provided by The Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador (PANL F-4-81).

The second photo is that same group of veterans — minus one — at the Platoon’s 39th Reunion in 1954. Can you help us match the names on the reunion photo to the faces on the original photo?

11 Platoon, C Company, RNR, 1915.  Can you help us name these soldiers?
11 Platoon, C Company, RNR, 1915.
Can you help us name these soldiers?
11 Platoon, C Company, RNR, 39th reunion in 1954.
(Back Row): Charlie Watson, Howard Morry, Bill Buckley, Wilson Loveys, and Ned Mansfield.
(Front Row): Joe McKinley, Jack Sullivan, Harold Andrews, Charles (Chick) Duder, and Jimmy Lang.

Breakwater grabs two Atlantic Book Awards nominations

The Atlantic Book Awards shortlists were released yesterday — and we’re very pleased to report that we’ve got two Breakwater nominees!

Bracothe debut novel by former Canadian Forces peacekeeper Lesleyanne Ryan, has been nominated for the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award. Told from a kaleidoscope of perspectives, Braco follows fourteen-year old Bosnian refugee Atif Stavic as he crosses forty kilometres of enemy territory to rejoin his family after the fall of Srebrenica in 1995.


In the Field by Joan Sullivan has been shortlisted for the Rogers Communications Award for Non-Fiction. A compelling history, In the Field examines the legacy of the death of Lieutenant Steven Norris of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment: both the immediate effect on his community and, almost ninety years later, the lasting impact of his story. 

Ryan and Sullivan just did a tag-team Book Club reading here at Breakwater Headquarters, and we couldn’t be happier to see them on the Atlantic Book Awards list together, as well! For information on the awards or to set up an interview or Book Club visit, please contact Elisabeth de Mariaffi:

(709) 722-6680 x 226, or by email,

The 2013 Atlantic Book Awards and Festival runs May 9-16 with free literary events taking place in all four Atlantic Provinces. Festival details will be available at in the coming weeks.  Winners of the 2013 Atlantic Book Awards will be announced at a special awards show on the last night of the week-long festival, Thursday, May 16, at 7:00 p.m. at the Alderney Landing Theatre in Dartmouth, NS. It’s a special year this year for the Dartmouth Book Awards – 2013 is the 25th anniversary of these awards, some of the oldest in Canada.

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