We Will Remember Them: Private Edward Fagan

The graves of 80 RMR’s are laid out together in one row at Nine Elms cemetery, all killed on the assault on Vimy Ridge, 09 April 1917

Westmount, Quebec – 09 November 2021: Inspired by the book “Canada’s Dream Shall Be of Them – Canadian Epitaphs of the Great War,” by Eric McGeer and Steve Douglas, the RMR Foundation will be posting an epitaph each day during the annual Poppy Campaign that runs until 11 November 2021.

“LORD, WE LOVED HIM, HAD GOD ASKED US, WELL WE KNOW, WE WOULD CRY, O SPARE THIS BLOW”

Private Edward Fagan, 14th Battalion, August 8th 1917 (age 23)

Photo credit: William from https://billiongraves.com/grave/E-Fagan/24477316

Lest We Forget.

The above epitaphs are extracted from the book “Canada’s Dream Shall Be of Them - Canadian Epitaphs of the Great War,” by Eric McGeer and Steve Douglas, Wilfred Laurier University Press, Waterloo, Ont., 2017.

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