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
  • Nesbitt, R.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Simpkins, C.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ... enlisted in the 1st Midland Regiment on 14 November 1940. He trained at Lindsay...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ... enlisted in the 1st Midland Regiment on 14 November 1940. He trained at Lindsay...
    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
  • Rivers, J.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...
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    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Lytle, C.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...
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    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Johnson, H.W.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       Dear Girls:

    This is a rather belated note of thanks for several cartons of cigarettes received by me in the past year. Many thanks girls, you are doing a fine job. Thanks to the many organizations in Canada, the boys are not going short of smokes, I suppose Lindsay is a ...

    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     Dear Girls:

    This is a rather belated note of thanks for several cartons of cigarettes received by me in the past year. Many thanks girls, you are doing a fine job. ...

    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
  • Page 239: Barnett, C. F.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...October 1944 Hello Girls:   Received your cigs today and! I am...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ...October 1944 Hello Girls:   Received your cigs today and! I am...
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Begley, L.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Begley have received a letter from their son Pte. Leo Begley. Leo says that he is in England and is in fine health. ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Begley have received a letter from their son Pte. Leo Begley. Leo says that he is in England and is in fine health. ...
    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
  • Holdaway, V.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       C26211 Sgt. V.H. Holdaway Education Branch H.Q. First Cdn. Army One of the first men in Lindsay to enlist on 1 September 1939. Orderly Room Sergeant in 45th Battery during his stay in Lindsay and Petawawa. Went Overseas in November 1941. Transferred to Education Branch overseas in June 1943.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     C26211 Sgt. V.H. Holdaway Education Branch H.Q. First Cdn. Army One of the first men in Lindsay to enlist on 1 September 1939. Orderly Room Sergeant in 45th Battery during ...
    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
  • Page 175: Bagshaw, Alick
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ...October 3, 1944 Dear Friends,   Just a few lines of thanks...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     ...October 3, 1944 Dear Friends,   Just a few lines of thanks...
    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
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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.