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       ...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     ...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Hill, E.I.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ... heart |of a loving brother, which read as follows:-- ; Aug,, 13th, 1944. Dear...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ... heart |of a loving brother, which read as follows:-- ; Aug,, 13th, 1944. Dear...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Maidens, B.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource      

    Hold High the Torch

    The following splendid poem written in Holland by Capt. Bruce Maidens, formerly of the Victoria Trust & Savings Co. Staff, appeared in the Canadian Army Newspaper and will be read with interest by the many friends of Captain Maidens in this district: ...

    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource    

    Hold High the Torch

    The following splendid poem written in Holland by Capt. Bruce Maidens, formerly of the Victoria Trust & Savings Co. Staff, appeared in the Canadian Army Newspaper and ...

    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
  • Arthurs, B.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ... in July, 1940. He has served in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. His four...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ... in July, 1940. He has served in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. His four...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Page 105: Arkwright, Charles R.
    TextGenealogical ResourceNewspaper       ... clippings. The project began in 1944 at the Lindsay Library. The intent...
    TextGenealogical ResourceNewspaper     ... clippings. The project began in 1944 at the Lindsay Library. The intent...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Gemmill, R.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource      

    Sgt.-Maj. Gemmill of Lindsay Invalided Home

    Soldier says "The thoughts of being on my way home were better than any treatments, I became a walking case the first day at sea"

    Mrs. Gemmill and a two-year old son (whom he had never seen ...

    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource    

    Sgt.-Maj. Gemmill of Lindsay Invalided Home

    Soldier says "The thoughts of being on my way home were better than any treatments, I became a walking case the first day at sea"

    Mrs. ...

    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Gemmill, R.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource      

    Lindsay Soldier returns home aboard Nelson


    A two-year-old son he had never seen and a happy, wife greeted Sgt. Major Ray Gemmill, RCA, of Melbourne street, Lindsay when he arrived home from England late Saturday night. While knowing that her husband was being ...

    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource    

    Lindsay Soldier returns home aboard Nelson


    A two-year-old son he had never seen and a happy, wife greeted Sgt. Major Ray Gemmill, RCA, of Melbourne street, Lindsay when he arrived home ...

    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Gemmill, R.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource      

    Lindsay N.C.O., 26
    10 years in army

    Sgt.-Major A. Gemmill in Reserves 6 years

    Lindsay, April 25 (Special) A veteran at the age of 26, with military experience of ten years, Sgt.-Major A. Gemmill, RCA, who has been invalided home from ...

    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource    

    Lindsay N.C.O., 26
    10 years in army

    Sgt.-Major A. Gemmill in Reserves 6 years

    Lindsay, April 25 (Special) A veteran at the age of 26, with military experience of ten years, Sgt.-Major A. ...

    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Gemmill, R.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource      

    Home from England, sees son first time


    A two-year-old son he had never seen and a happy, wife greeted Sgt. Major Ray Gemmill, RCA, of Melbourne street, Lindsay when he arrived home from England late Saturday night. While aware that her husband was being invalided to ...

    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource    

    Home from England, sees son first time


    A two-year-old son he had never seen and a happy, wife greeted Sgt. Major Ray Gemmill, RCA, of Melbourne street, Lindsay when he arrived ...

    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Hancock, M.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       Mr. and Mrs. Percy Hancock of Peniel have received word that their son Milton was wounded in Italy May 23....
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     Mr. and Mrs. Percy Hancock of Peniel have received word that their son Milton was wounded in Italy May 23....
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Hancock, M.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource      

    Gnr. Hancock of Oakwood is Wounded

    Mrs. Anna Hancock of R.R. No. 1, Oakwood has been advised that her son, Gnr. Milton Laverne Hancock, has been wounded while on active service overseas.


    Gnr. Hancock has been overseas for some time and was serving with the ...

    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource    

    Gnr. Hancock of Oakwood is Wounded

    Mrs. Anna Hancock of R.R. No. 1, Oakwood has been advised that her son, Gnr. Milton Laverne Hancock, has been wounded while on active service ...

    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Hancock, M.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource      

    Oakwood Soldier Reported Wounded

    Word has been received by Mrs. Anna Hancock, of R.R. 1, Oakwood that her son, Gunner Milton Lawrence Hancock has been wounded while on active service overseas Gunner Hancock has been overseas for some time serving with the Royal Canadian ...

    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource    

    Oakwood Soldier Reported Wounded

    Word has been received by Mrs. Anna Hancock, of R.R. 1, Oakwood that her son, Gunner Milton Lawrence Hancock has been wounded while on active service overseas ...

    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Hancock, M.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource      

    Oakwood boy is recovering mother learns

    Recently the Post carried the name of Gnr. M. Hancock whose name had appeared on the casualty list as being wounded in action.


    At the time no further particulars were available but Mrs. Hancock advised this office today ...

    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource    

    Oakwood boy is recovering mother learns

    Recently the Post carried the name of Gnr. M. Hancock whose name had appeared on the casualty list as being wounded in action.


    At the ...

    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Fisher, T.M.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       Bdr T.M. (Mel) Fisher who is still overseas with the Royal Canadian Artillery has been awarded the Second Clasp. Bdr. Fisher is one of the original members of the 45th Field Btry and prior to the way, served with the Victoria and Haliburton Regiment, and the 45th Field Battery, N.P.A.M. ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     Bdr T.M. (Mel) Fisher who is still overseas with the Royal Canadian Artillery has been awarded the Second Clasp. Bdr. Fisher is one of the original members of the 45th ...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Hill, E.I.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ...Normandy (France), Attack on, 1944...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     ...Normandy (France), Attack on, 1944...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Johnston, I.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       .... Ian enlisted in 1940, while a student at Queen's University, Kingston...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     .... Ian enlisted in 1940, while a student at Queen's University, Kingston...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Johnston, I.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ..., to take the sorrowful news to the family. Ian enlisted in 1940, while...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ..., to take the sorrowful news to the family. Ian enlisted in 1940, while...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Ferguson, W.G.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ... to Petawawa in May 1940, to Sussex and Tracadie N.B. in June 1941. He was sent...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     ... to Petawawa in May 1940, to Sussex and Tracadie N.B. in June 1941. He was sent...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Chalmers, J.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource      
    Killed in Action
    Word came to Mr. and Mrs. William Chalmers that their son Jim had been killed in action. Jimmy Chalmers was one of the first to enlist around here. He was in the Signal Corps and it is almost five years since he enlisted. He has been overseas for ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource    
    Killed in Action
    Word came to Mr. and Mrs. William Chalmers that their son Jim had been killed in action. Jimmy Chalmers was one of the first to enlist around here. ...
    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.