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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  • 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
  • Chynoweth, E.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resourcecomment       ...1944...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resourcecomment     ...1944...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Rich, B.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       Capt. Byron Rich loses one limb
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     Capt. Byron Rich loses one limb
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Rich, B.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     ...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Chynoweth, E.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...Normandy (France), Attack on, 1944...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ...Normandy (France), Attack on, 1944...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Rich, B.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       Capt. Byron Rich loses left leg while in France
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     Capt. Byron Rich loses left leg while in France
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Rich, B.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       Capt. Rich cables home says "Coming along nicely"
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     Capt. Rich cables home says "Coming along nicely"
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Simpkins, C.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ... Simpkins enlisted in the 1st Midland Regiment on 14 November 1940. He trained...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ... Simpkins enlisted in the 1st Midland Regiment on 14 November 1940. He trained...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Simplins, C.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       .... Clifford Simpkins enlisted in the 1st Midland Regiment on 14 November 1940. He...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     .... Clifford Simpkins enlisted in the 1st Midland Regiment on 14 November 1940. He...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Simpkins, C.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ... in the 1st Midland Regiment on 14 November 1940. He trained at Lindsay, Ottawa, St...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ... in the 1st Midland Regiment on 14 November 1940. He trained at Lindsay, Ottawa, St...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Eggleton, J.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource      

    Loses Toes
    Feels Fine

    Mr. and Mrs. W. Eggleton, King St., have received a letter from their son, Pte. John Eggleton, telling them about his wounds.


    I was wounded in the foot and I lost my first toe as well as part of my second toe but other than that I am ...

    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource    

    Loses Toes
    Feels Fine

    Mr. and Mrs. W. Eggleton, King St., have received a letter from their son, Pte. John Eggleton, telling them about his wounds.


    I was wounded in the foot and ...

    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Rich, B.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       Wounds are nearly healed
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     Wounds are nearly healed
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Rich, B.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       Capt. Rich in Toronto
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     Capt. Rich in Toronto
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Rich, B.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       Capt. Rich back
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     Capt. Rich back
    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.