World War II Military Personnel Newspaper Clippings


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World War II Military Personnel Newspaper Clippings
  
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1940-1949
  
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1944
  
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  • Williamson, F.W.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ... to list of names published October 1944....
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ... to list of names published October 1944....
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Ruck, E.T.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       Pte. E.T. Ruck, of Lindsay, carried on communications by running back through fire.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     Pte. E.T. Ruck, of Lindsay, carried on communications by running back through fire.
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Morin, E.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource      

    Mail ends silence of two months

    Mrs. E.P. Morin of Lindsay, Ont., received word from her husband, who is a Prisoner-of-War in Germany, today for the first time in nearly two months. The letters were dated the 1st of Oct. and Nov. 5. In his first letter he stated that ...

    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource    

    Mail ends silence of two months

    Mrs. E.P. Morin of Lindsay, Ont., received word from her husband, who is a Prisoner-of-War in Germany, today for the first time in nearly ...

    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Hall, C.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ... arrived in Italy on 5 March 1944....
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     ... arrived in Italy on 5 March 1944....
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Page 44: Day, Frank
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ... clippings. The project began in 1944 at the Lindsay Library. The intent...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ... clippings. The project began in 1944 at the Lindsay Library. The intent...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Pages 113-116: Coneybeare, Lloyd
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ...No date [Winter 1944/1945] Dear Friends:-   Well here I am...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     ...No date [Winter 1944/1945] Dear Friends:-   Well here I am...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Perryman, G.C.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       Fenelon Falls' soldier writes from Italy George Clifford Perryman whose parents reside on RR1, Fenelon Falls, Ont., enlisted for service with the Canadian Army on 8 September 1942. He entered the Royal Canadian Artillery and held the rank of Gunner. Gnr. Perryman trained at 26 CABTC Orillia and A1 Training ...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     Fenelon Falls' soldier writes from Italy George Clifford Perryman whose parents reside on RR1, Fenelon Falls, Ont., enlisted for service with the Canadian Army on 8 September 1942. He entered ...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Hardy, J.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ... in February 1944 and was attached to the 28th Canadian Armoured (British Columbia...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ... in February 1944 and was attached to the 28th Canadian Armoured (British Columbia...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Hosking, J.H.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource      

    Sunny Italy not Sunny Italy says former local boy

    The following are a few sentences from an interesting air mail letter received this morning by a friend from Sgmn. J.H. Hosking in Italy, written Feb. 17th.


    I'm in Italy as you probably know by now. I'm ...

    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource    

    Sunny Italy not Sunny Italy says former local boy

    The following are a few sentences from an interesting air mail letter received this morning by a friend from Sgmn. J.H. ...

    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Page 285: Bentham, Wilfred
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...March 14, 1944   A letter received from Wilfred Bentham who...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ...March 14, 1944   A letter received from Wilfred Bentham who...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Brown, D.F.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       Flt Sgt. D.F. Brown presumed dead – 13 June 1945.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     Flt Sgt. D.F. Brown presumed dead – 13 June 1945.
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Huff, W.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ... Br. Q.O.R. of Canada Monday, June 5, 1944. Dear Mother: Well here I am...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ... Br. Q.O.R. of Canada Monday, June 5, 1944. Dear Mother: Well here I am...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Page 277: Beighton, William John
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...August 2, 1944 PTE. BEIGHTON IS REPORTED AS MISSING Wife Resides at 71...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ...August 2, 1944 PTE. BEIGHTON IS REPORTED AS MISSING Wife Resides at 71...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Page 170: Baber, George
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...August 1944 GEORGE BABER VIVIDLY DESCRIBES BOMBING ATTACK In France One...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ...August 1944 GEORGE BABER VIVIDLY DESCRIBES BOMBING ATTACK In France One...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Schofield, R.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       Parents of Hong Kong prisoner receive first letter
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     Parents of Hong Kong prisoner receive first letter
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Beighton, W.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       W.J. Beighton of Lindsay was among the many veterans of this district who registered at the Reception and Reunion that was held in Lindsay on Saturday 19 January 1946.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     W.J. Beighton of Lindsay was among the many veterans of this district who registered at the Reception and Reunion that was held in Lindsay on Saturday 19 January 1946.
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Page 151: Bryant, Samuel Frank
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...August 10, 1944 Rfn. Bryant Lindsay Boy is Casualty   Mrs. Emily...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ...August 10, 1944 Rfn. Bryant Lindsay Boy is Casualty   Mrs. Emily...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Geach, V.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource      

    In what is her first letter home since arriving in England from Canada, Pte. Vivian Geach, of the C.W.A.C. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Geach, 61 Durham St. W. writes that she thoroughly enjoyed the experience of crossing the Atlantic. Describing the English countryside as she saw it ...

    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource    

    In what is her first letter home since arriving in England from Canada, Pte. Vivian Geach, of the C.W.A.C. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Geach, 61 Durham St. ...

    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Polito, S.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       Local boy first tank driver to enter towns
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     Local boy first tank driver to enter towns
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Richmond, C.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ... in Italy, the 1944 style is a nice open air 60 cwt. truck (and I'll never again...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ... in Italy, the 1944 style is a nice open air 60 cwt. truck (and I'll never again...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
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World War II Military Personnel Newspaper Clippings



The World War Two Military Personnel Newspaper Clippings began in 1944 as a project at the Lindsay Library. The intent was to gather together as much information as possible on the military record and the service of people from the Town of Lindsay and the County of Victoria who served in the War.


To that end, during the years 1944, 1945, and 1946, members of the public donated photographs and updated information about their loved ones. Both library staff and the public saved and donated newspaper clippings. By the time the project was finished, over 1600 cards files had been created. Some of the files contain great amounts of detail, while others have just a name.


Anyone with interest in the military, local history, veterans, or genealogy will find this digital archive very interesting and most helpful. For more than 60 years the records and files have been preserved in the Lindsay Library archives. Now they are available online.


The originators of these records did not include any information about themselves. Most likely they were created under the direction of Miss Edith Blackwood, the chief librarian of the day. They were later updated by librarian Martha Holliday. Georgia Robinson, reference specialist, used the files for research on World War II veterans but realized they were not fully accessible to the public.


In 2007 Jacob Currie, a co-op student working under the direction of Georgia Robinson, gathered the individual files from the library archives and organized them into a series of indexed binders. In 2012, a Cultural Strategic Investment Fund grant from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture provided funding to hire MLIS graduate Stephanie McPherson to convert the material from textual to digital format.


The Lindsay Library Reference Department of the City of Kawartha Lakes Public Library contains the original copies of these and other documents that provide insight into the contributions and sacrifices made by the local community during the Second World War. Library staff would be pleased to add additional items of local interest to the collection.