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Ken Sturdy

Discussion in 'WWII Obituaries' started by The_Historian, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. The_Historian

    The_Historian Pillboxologist Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

    Oct 26, 2003
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    Stirling, Scotland
    "A D-Day veteran who survived the World War II Battle of Dunkirk died in Calgary this weekend.
    Ninety-eight-year-old Ken Sturdy became well-known after being featured on Global News attending the Dunkirk movie premiere in 2017.
    He became emotional watching the film, describing it as a very real depiction of what happened in that 1940 battle when he was a 20-year-old signal man with the Royal Canadian Navy.
    Director Christopher Nolan had the veteran flown down to Hollywood to accept an award and speak to actors.
    “He had a standing ovation there,” daughter Honey Sturdy said. “It was quite incredible. He never forgot that experience.”
    Ken was born in Cardiff, Wales, raised in London, England and moved to Canada in his early 30s.
    He married twice and was the father of six children — two boys and a girl from each marriage.
    D-Day veteran, Dunkirk survivor Ken Sturdy dies at 98
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  2. JJWilson

    JJWilson Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2017
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    Arizona U.S.A
    Rest in Peace Mr. Sturdy, your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten :s!:...........

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