"Warm Welcome Given to Heroes of Epic Naval Engagement"
November 21, 1940


Lewis Tilley (L) & George Squires (R) St. John's Nov. 21, 1940

(Courtesy Eva Murphy)



Seaman Squires and Tilley home on leave -
Thousands line streets to cheer survivors of the "Jervis Bay" (15 minutes)




Seaman Tilley and Squires hear an address by His Excellency The Governor at Government House (2:30 minutes) during the official and public welcome to the naval heroes on November 21st.

Read the full article (page 13) from the Memorial University Digital Archives. For more information, visit here.



Visit the CBC News website to read this article created for Remembrance Day 2012.

Includes a 1959 interview with Lewis Tilley, and a 2012 interview with his sister, Eva.

CBC Article



Christine Davies CBCThanks to Christine Davies at CBC Newfoundland. Christine describes herself as an “audio archaelogist”. Every Tuesday at 12:15 PM, Christine digs among old tapes and discs to bring you a sound recording and story from Newfoundland’s past. Christine graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) from the University of King’s College in Halifax in 1983. Following a brief stint in private radio, she began working with CBC in 1985 as a TV reporter in Labrador City and Happy Valley-Goose Bay and later with Radio in Grand Falls-Windsor and St. John’s. Always interested in history and the contents of the CBC Radio Archives, she went back to school in 2000. Two years later, with a Master of Library and Information Studies from Dalhousie University in her hands, she returned to work as an Associate Producer responsible for the Music Library and Radio Archives.



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