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The Almonte train wreck of Dec. 27, 1942: Part Two

PEMBROKE — The train wreck involving a troop train slamming into the back of a passenger train at Almonte on Dec. 27, 29142 made international news headlines. The Canadian Press reported on it in a special overseas newspaper for soldiers serving in Europe. While none of the soldiers on the troop train were injured, several servicemen on the passenger train were killed including two cousins from Chalk River, 28-year old Private Eldon MacDonald and 22-year-old Trooper Charles MacDonald. A double funeral attended by military officials from Camp Petawawa was held for the two young men a few days after the crash, a gravesite scene that repeated itself throughout the Ottawa Valley. Read More
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