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Canada’s Most Decorated War Hero Gets Monument 81 Years After his Death

Posted by admin on Sep 23, 2011

A bugler sounded “The Last Post” and two vintage planes and a CF-18 fighter flew overhead as a monument was dedicated to Canada’s most decorated war hero Thursday.

Hundreds of people gathered at a cemetery in midtown Toronto to salute Lt.-Col. William Barker more than 80 years after his death. It was an honour that had long eluded the First World War flying ace, who died at age 35.

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