Forgotten hero of Dunkirk finally gets his due

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James Campbell Clouston, the Second World War hero whose efforts at Dunkirk in 1940 saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of soldiers, was remembered as a “Hometown Hero” in an elaborate and fitting tribute mounted by Parks Canada on the shore of Lac St Louis, where he grew up.

Unsung hero of Dunkirk evacuation a former McGill student


A block buster film about the evacuation from the beach at Dunkirk doesn’t mention one of the most heroic naval officers there – a McGill engineering student from Pointe-Claire named James Campbell Clouston. Clouston played a key role in the evacuation of the beach and is credited with saving hundreds of thousands of lives. But his name is not generally known to McGillians or the world.