Thursday, March 28, 2024

Havelyn Elmer Chiasson

Havelyn Elmer Chiasson (1921 – 2019) from Miscou Island, New Brunswick – Canada, attended an English and French school while his father worked as a fisherman.

When the Second World War began in 1939, Chiasson enlisted in the Carleton and York Regiment in Bathurst before later becoming a member of the North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment.

He would serve with this unit until the end of the conflict as a radio operator.

On 4 May 1945, Chiasson’s Colonel asked him to send out a broadcast radio message that said: “Ceasefire! Don’t fire unless you are fired on!” These words, within a few hours, marked a ceasefire on the Western Front.

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