World War II Military Personnel Newspaper Clippings


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World War II Military Personnel Newspaper Clippings
  
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  • Hobbs Family
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ... at Petawawa and Woodstock and went overseas in 1940. He is at present in France, Pte...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ... at Petawawa and Woodstock and went overseas in 1940. He is at present in France, Pte...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • HMCS Lindsay
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource      

    Corvette Lindsay was in Invasion

    The Corvette Committee has received a letter from Lieut. G.A.V. Thomson, RCNVR, Commanding Officer of H.M.C.S. Lindsay, in which he states that they are continuing to receive mail and parcels from the citizens of Lindsay. He expresses his ...

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    Corvette Lindsay was in Invasion

    The Corvette Committee has received a letter from Lieut. G.A.V. Thomson, RCNVR, Commanding Officer of H.M.C.S. Lindsay, in which he states that they are continuing to ...

    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, ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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  • 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
  • Heatlie, W.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       Mr. Wm. Heatlie Jr. of Little Britain for Toronto where he has joined the Navy....
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     Mr. Wm. Heatlie Jr. of Little Britain for Toronto where he has joined the Navy....
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Page 165: Burke, Ralph H.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ...January 14, 1944 PRESENTATION IS MADE AT FRIENDSHIP HOUR Ralph Burke...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     ...January 14, 1944 PRESENTATION IS MADE AT FRIENDSHIP HOUR Ralph Burke...
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  • 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...
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  • Ward, H.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...
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    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Kinmount
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...
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  • Reeds, L.
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  • Gemmill, P.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource      

    Pat Gemmill of Lindsay who is in the R.C.N.V.R. spent the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Begley.

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    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource    

    Pat Gemmill of Lindsay who is in the R.C.N.V.R. spent the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Begley.

    ...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Martin, G.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...
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    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Pages 35-36: Campbell, George
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...March 11, 1944   Seaman George Campbell is spending the weekend...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ...March 11, 1944   Seaman George Campbell is spending the weekend...
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  • McCabe, D.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ... achievements that include such feats as the destroyer Cossack’s dash in 1940 to rescue...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ... achievements that include such feats as the destroyer Cossack’s dash in 1940 to rescue...
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  • Parker, H.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ... er jo ilje d the N a v y as an o r d in a r y 'sefanjan- in Ju ly. 1940, fr...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     ... er jo ilje d the N a v y as an o r d in a r y 'sefanjan- in Ju ly. 1940, fr...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Ward, H.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...
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    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
  • 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
  • Parker, H.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...
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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.