Lawrence Earl


Lawrence Earl was born on 29 April 1915 in Saint John, New Brunswick. During WWII, he worked as a writer and photographer for the Montreal Standard where he met his wife, Jane Armstrong. Earl was sent overseas in 1944 and covered the Canadian advance from Normandy to Germany. His war photographs were published by most of the London dailies and, in 1946, National Geographic published his photo essay on the rebuilding of Holland's dikes. After the war, the Earls occasionally collaborated on stories for Illustrated Magazine, Mirror Features, and the Montreal Standard. Earl also worked as editor of Star Weekly in Toronto and John Bull in England. After spending most of 50 years in London, the Earls returned to New Brunswick in 1999 and made their home in Grand Bay-Westfield. Lawrence Earl died on 5 April 2005 at Saint John Regional Hospital.

Thanks to Gary Davis for the corrections and additional information.

Books by Lawrence Earl

Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst
The Battle of Baltinglass
Crocodile Fever: A True Story of Adventure (also published as River of Eyes)
The Frozen Jungle
One Foreign Devil (also published as She Loved a Wicked City: The Story of Mary Ball, Missionary)
The Riddle of the Haunted River
Risk: A Novel of Suspense
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Added 17 January 2006.
Updated 07 January 2012.