Perley Cameron was born in Sydney NS. He joined the Cape Breton Highlanders in 1939, but transferred to the North Nova Scotia Highlanders to be sent overseas sooner. He landed on D-Day as a “carrier” driver and experienced many battles against the infamous 12th SS Hitlerjugend.
Perley finished the war with the NNSH and was one of the few “originals” to return home of those who left Canada in 1941. He passed away in May of 2001.
Where I as coming back there was a tank battle going on between our tanks an the Germans, and I came through on the carrier. They weren’t bothering with me…I wasn’t any threat to them…
Interview credit to: Eastlink Television, 1997 for raw footage (edited by VVoC)