Lindsay Soldier Killed in Action
Another Lindsay soldier has paid the supreme sacrifice in the person of James Alexander Balfour, a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Balfour, 13 Division St. Official word to this effect was received a few days ago from Ottawa.
Sergt. Alex Balfour was stationed with the Royal Canadian Dragoons at St. John’s in 1940 and at Camp Borden the same year, getting overseas in the Fall of ’41. He served in Italy in the Fall of 1943 and the Spring of ’44. He was then transferred to England and later to the Western Front in France, Belfium and Holland. When killed in action he was with the A. & S. Highlanders.
The young soldier was born in Lindsay, was a graduate of the Collegiate Institute and a member of William St. Baptist church. His is the first casualty from the above church. He was quite athletic and a very popular young man.