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L.B. Pearson serving with the Canadian Forces, Salonika Base, Greece, 1916.
Private L.B. Pearson served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps (CAMC) while in Greece. The look on his face perhaps portrays the boredom that he experienced at this posting. He later joined the Royal Flying Corps and transferred to England for aerial training. Like John Diefenbaker, his political rival, Pearson never saw combat in the First World War. During the confusion of an air raid, he was struck by a London omnibus ending his military career.

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