World War II Military Personnel Newspaper Clippings


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World War II Military Personnel Newspaper Clippings
  
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1940-1949
  
Year
1944
  
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  • Welsh, G.A.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ...
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    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Smith, A.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ... from Oct.. 1940 to March, 1941 and again proceeded Overseas on Nov. 9, 1941...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ... from Oct.. 1940 to March, 1941 and again proceeded Overseas on Nov. 9, 1941...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Junkin, G.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...-Canadian paratroop unit he was engaged in fighting in Italy in March, 1944...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ...-Canadian paratroop unit he was engaged in fighting in Italy in March, 1944...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Hadwyn, R.
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    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Watt, F.
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    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Sonya
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    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Roberts, L.
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    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Johnston, J.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource      

    Omemee Flyer gets 1 out of 4 over France in yesterday's fight

    FO J.R. Johnston of Omemee was mentioned in an early broadcast today as having accounted for one of the four German fighter planes shot down over France yesterday.


    Congratulations! Go after them and ...

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    Omemee Flyer gets 1 out of 4 over France in yesterday's fight

    FO J.R. Johnston of Omemee was mentioned in an early broadcast today as having accounted for one of the ...

    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Higgins, G.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ... overseas in February 1944....
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     ... overseas in February 1944....
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Hadwyn, R.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource      

    Fighter at Fifteen

    After 18 operational sorties comes Canada's youngest Air Gunner

    THE YOUNGEST KNOWN GRADUATE OF the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan is Roy Hadwyn of Lindsay, Ontario, who joined the RCAF in 1942 when he was ...

    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource    

    Fighter at Fifteen

    After 18 operational sorties comes Canada's youngest Air Gunner

    THE YOUNGEST KNOWN GRADUATE OF the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan is Roy Hadwyn of Lindsay, Ontario, who joined the ...

    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Grant Family
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource      

    Lindsay Family, formerly of Cannington, represented by five sons in Armed Forces

    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Grant proud of record - one son wounded - took part in D-Day Invasion - One son in Russian and other ports.

    When one son enlisted in the service, ...

    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource    

    Lindsay Family, formerly of Cannington, represented by five sons in Armed Forces

    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Grant proud of record - one son wounded - took part in D-Day Invasion - ...

    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Grant Family
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource      

    Five sons of Lindsay parents in the service
    One son wounded

    Mr. and Mrs. William Grant, 10 Colborne St. W., have five sons in the service and are naturally proud of the record. Mr. and Mrs. Grant, who have been residents of Lindsay a comparatively short time, formerly ...

    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource    

    Five sons of Lindsay parents in the service
    One son wounded

    Mr. and Mrs. William Grant, 10 Colborne St. W., have five sons in the service and are naturally proud of the ...

    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Graham, L.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource      
    Hello Girls:

    I have just received from you club a carton of Sweet Caps for which I wish to thank you very much. The locality roundabout where I am stationed here in Southern England is very much like that between Lindsay and Oakwood and at present is possible as nice ...

    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource    
    Hello Girls:

    I have just received from you club a carton of Sweet Caps for which I wish to thank you very much. The locality roundabout where I am stationed ...

    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Gendron, C.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource      

    Mrs. Gendron of Bobcaygeon received word during the week that her son Clary Gendron of the R.C.A.F. had arrived safely in England Mrs. Gendrons elder son Melville has been overseas for some-time.

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    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource    

    Mrs. Gendron of Bobcaygeon received word during the week that her son Clary Gendron of the R.C.A.F. had arrived safely in England Mrs. Gendrons elder son Melville has been overseas ...

    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Gamble, L.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       Reported Safe in England 12 May 1945
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     Reported Safe in England 12 May 1945
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Gamble, L.
    Newspaper      

    Pte. Laverne Gamble wounded but is Remaining on Duty

    Mrs. Laverne Gamble, 12 Queen St. (Nee Madeline Cotey) has received an official telegram to the effect that her husband, Pte. Laverne Gamble was wounded in action in France on Aug. 28th, but is "remaining on ...

    Newspaper    

    Pte. Laverne Gamble wounded but is Remaining on Duty

    Mrs. Laverne Gamble, 12 Queen St. (Nee Madeline Cotey) has received an official telegram to the effect that her husband, Pte. Laverne ...

    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Douglas, H.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource      

    Harold Douglas, who is stationed at Brockville, arrived in Haliburton on Friday. Harold was overseas and returned early in the summer and he and Mrs. Douglas are visiting his mother and other relatives for a few days.

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    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource    

    Harold Douglas, who is stationed at Brockville, arrived in Haliburton on Friday. Harold was overseas and returned early in the summer and he and Mrs. Douglas are visiting his mother ...

    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Dart, J.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ... took part in the invasion of France, being wounded in Normandy on 9 July 1944...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     ... took part in the invasion of France, being wounded in Normandy on 9 July 1944...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Clarke, H.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       Sgt. Harry A. Clarke, 26, son of Mr. George Clarke, R.R.2, Lindsay, is reported as being seriously wounded in France. Sgt. Clarke attended school in Ops Township and Lindsay, enlisting with the 45th Field Battery here and received his training at Petawawa before going overseas three years ago. His ...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     Sgt. Harry A. Clarke, 26, son of Mr. George Clarke, R.R.2, Lindsay, is reported as being seriously wounded in France. Sgt. Clarke attended school in Ops Township and Lindsay, enlisting ...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Pages 81-82: Chynoweth, Earl Carlton
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...August 22, 1944 Norland Boy Wounded While on Active Duty ¬† Cpl...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ...August 22, 1944 Norland Boy Wounded While on Active Duty Cpl...
    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.