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Governor General Awards Meritorious Service Medal to Couple Honouring Canadian Military History

This article was initially published in the Maple Leaf – 

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, presented honours to 39 recipients during a ceremony at Rideau Hall this past Thursday, 25 April, 2019, at 1030hrs.   

Recipients were recognized for their excellence, courage or exceptional dedication to service with one of the following honours: a Meritorious Service Decoration (Civil Division), a Decoration for Bravery or the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.

Britons Diana Beaupré, M.S.M. and Adrian Watkinson, M.S.M. (Canterbury, United Kingdom) created Far From Home, a project that preserves the memory of Canadian Armed Forces members who perished during the First World War and are buried in the United Kingdom. Over the past 10 years, the couple has travelled the country to identify, photograph and record lost or forgotten tombstones of nearly 3 900 servicemen and women. Their meticulous research has inscribed those names onto previously incomplete pages of Canadian military history.

Photo: DND

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