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
  • 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
  • Junkin, G.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ... in fighting in Italy in March, 1944, and was knocked out of the fighting on May 25...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     ... in fighting in Italy in March, 1944, and was knocked out of the fighting on May 25...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Frederick, G.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...
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    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Snider, A.
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    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
  • Page 278: Beighton, William John
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...No date [Fall 1944] CPL. WM. BEIGHTON WITH CANUCKS IN TOUGH BATTLE...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ...No date [Fall 1944] CPL. WM. BEIGHTON WITH CANUCKS IN TOUGH BATTLE...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Page 245: Barnsley, Leonard Ross
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ...Mar. 17, 1944 ¬† Mrs. C. H. Barnsley has received word that her son, Pte...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     ...Mar. 17, 1944 Mrs. C. H. Barnsley has received word that her son, Pte...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Menaul, A.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ...
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    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Pages 95-96: Clarke, Ross G.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ...March 9, 1944 ANOTHER LOCAL BOY BRINGS HONOUR TO COMMUNITY THE KING...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     ...March 9, 1944 ANOTHER LOCAL BOY BRINGS HONOUR TO COMMUNITY THE KING...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Ranson, N.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Reeds, L.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       L|S Lloyd Reeds gives impressions gleaned on journey to Southland
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     L|S Lloyd Reeds gives impressions gleaned on journey to Southland
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Parker, H.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Davis, B.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Parker, H.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Parker, H.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       Bobcaygeon sailor in big naval action
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     Bobcaygeon sailor in big naval action
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Brennan, H.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource      
    F/O Harold Brennan Missing

    News was received here this morning by Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Brennan that their son, Flying Officer Harold Brennan is reported missing following operations on April 21st.

    It is understood that Flying Officer Harold J. Brennan took part in ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource    
    F/O Harold Brennan Missing

    News was received here this morning by Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Brennan that their son, Flying Officer Harold Brennan is reported missing following operations on April ...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Thorpe, O.
    NewspaperText       ...
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    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Ranson, N.
    NewspaperImageText       Subs as pilot
    NewspaperImageText     Subs as pilot
    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.