World War II Military Personnel Newspaper Clippings


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World War II Military Personnel Newspaper Clippings
  
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  • Gamble, L.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       Reported Safe in England 12 May 1945
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     Reported Safe in England 12 May 1945
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Humphries, W.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       LAC Humphries, Walter enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force at Toronto Ontario on 25 November 1942. He trained at Toronto and received his LAC in January 1943. In February 1943 he was posted to Dunville Station. LAC Humphries was serving at Camp Borden as of June 1945....
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     LAC Humphries, Walter enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force at Toronto Ontario on 25 November 1942. He trained at Toronto and received his LAC in January 1943. In February ...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • St. Thomas, W.
    ImageTextGenealogical ResourceNewspaper       Canadians round up all varieties of heavy guns and quantities of enemy ammunition in their drive up the Channel coast.
    ImageTextGenealogical ResourceNewspaper     Canadians round up all varieties of heavy guns and quantities of enemy ammunition in their drive up the Channel coast.
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Robinson, H.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     ...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Pilling, C.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       Chas. Pilling in Topography Unit Air Force LAC Charles Pilling enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force on 7 May 1942. He completed a course in photography [sic] at Rockcliffe on 21 August 1942. After being stationed at Dartmouth and Gaspe he was posted overseas in December 1943.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     Chas. Pilling in Topography Unit Air Force LAC Charles Pilling enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force on 7 May 1942. He completed a course in photography [sic] at Rockcliffe ...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Pilling, C.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       LAC Charles Pilling enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force on 7 May 1942. He completed a course in photography [sic] at Rockcliffe on 21 August 1942. After being stationed at Dartmouth and Gaspe he was posted overseas in December 1943.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     LAC Charles Pilling enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force on 7 May 1942. He completed a course in photography [sic] at Rockcliffe on 21 August 1942. After being stationed ...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Parker, H.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       Nogie's Creek Lad is in the Navy
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     Nogie's Creek Lad is in the Navy
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Moore, J.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ... and commissioned on 24 March 1944....
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     ... and commissioned on 24 March 1944....
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Moore, J.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ... and commissioned on 24 March 1944....
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     ... and commissioned on 24 March 1944....
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Moore, J.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ... and commissioned on 24 March 1944....
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     ... and commissioned on 24 March 1944....
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Moore, B.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     ...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Moore, B.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       Bob Moore enlisted in the RCAF at Toronto in April 1943. He has been serving at #1 “M” Depot, Lakeside #1 “M” Depot, Central Tech, at No. 2 S.F. & S. Uplands, Carp Bombing and Gunnery, and is now at No. 5 Wireless School in Winnipeg – August ’44.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     Bob Moore enlisted in the RCAF at Toronto in April 1943. He has been serving at #1 “M” Depot, Lakeside #1 “M” Depot, Central Tech, at No. 2 S.F. & ...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Moore, B.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       Bob Moore enlisted in the RCAF at Toronto in April 1943. He has been serving at #1 “M” Depot, Lakeside #1 “M” Depot, Central Tech, at No. 2 S.F. & S. Uplands, Carp Bombing and Gunnery, and is now at No. 5 Wireless School in Winnipeg – August ’44.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     Bob Moore enlisted in the RCAF at Toronto in April 1943. He has been serving at #1 “M” Depot, Lakeside #1 “M” Depot, Central Tech, at No. 2 S.F. & ...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Johnston, M.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     ...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Isaac, G.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ... as of September 1944....
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     ... as of September 1944....
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Higgins, G.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       Ptes. George and Gladys Higgins (twins) spent their Christmas furlough with their parents Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Higgins, Gooderham....
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     Ptes. George and Gladys Higgins (twins) spent their Christmas furlough with their parents Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Higgins, Gooderham....
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Hepburn, R.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       Friends of L-Cpl. Ronald L. Hepburn are pleased to know that he arrived safely in Italy....
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     Friends of L-Cpl. Ronald L. Hepburn are pleased to know that he arrived safely in Italy....
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Hall, H.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ... and at Sydney, Nova Scotia. He was sent to Newfoundland in May 1944....
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     ... and at Sydney, Nova Scotia. He was sent to Newfoundland in May 1944....
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Hall, H.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ... and at Sydney, Nova Scotia. He was sent to Newfoundland in May 1944....
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     ... and at Sydney, Nova Scotia. He was sent to Newfoundland in May 1944....
    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
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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.