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First Labradorian To Die In Great War Officially Recognized As Casualty

labrador memorial.jpgA father-son duo of St. John's Doctors have uncovered what they believe is the first Newfoundlander and Labradorian to die during the Great WarWhile doing research for a book two years ago , they found documents detailing the story of Sampson Hemmell. Hemmell died during the summer of 1914. The Naval Reservist got sick aboard the S. S. Kyle travelling from Labrador to St. John's but he was never recognized as a casualty of the First World War, until the two doctors -slash -historians brought this new information to light. Jeremy Eaton joins Tony Dawson to tell us more about it.

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