World War II Military Personnel Newspaper Clippings


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Clippings" AND "Correspondence
  
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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
  • Williamson, F.W.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ... to list of names published October 1944....
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ... to list of names published October 1944....
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Stickle, A.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Ruck, E.T.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       Pte. E.T. Ruck, of Lindsay, carried on communications by running back through fire.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     Pte. E.T. Ruck, of Lindsay, carried on communications by running back through fire.
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Pollock, D.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • McLean, A.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ...
    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
  • Graham, L.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource      
    Hello Girls:

    I have just received from you club a carton of Sweet Caps for which I wish to thank you very much. The locality roundabout where I am stationed here in Southern England is very much like that between Lindsay and Oakwood and at present is possible as nice ...

    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource    
    Hello Girls:

    I have just received from you club a carton of Sweet Caps for which I wish to thank you very much. The locality roundabout where I am stationed ...

    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • 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
  • Pages 113-116: Coneybeare, Lloyd
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ...No date [Winter 1944/1945] Dear Friends:-   Well here I am...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     ...No date [Winter 1944/1945] Dear Friends:-   Well here I am...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Hardy, J.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ... in February 1944 and was attached to the 28th Canadian Armoured (British Columbia...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ... in February 1944 and was attached to the 28th Canadian Armoured (British Columbia...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Hosking, J.H.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource      

    Sunny Italy not Sunny Italy says former local boy

    The following are a few sentences from an interesting air mail letter received this morning by a friend from Sgmn. J.H. Hosking in Italy, written Feb. 17th.


    I'm in Italy as you probably know by now. I'm ...

    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource    

    Sunny Italy not Sunny Italy says former local boy

    The following are a few sentences from an interesting air mail letter received this morning by a friend from Sgmn. J.H. ...

    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Ruck, E.T.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       Pte. E. Ruck is winner of Military Med.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     Pte. E. Ruck is winner of Military Med.
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Huff, W.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ... Br. Q.O.R. of Canada Monday, June 5, 1944. Dear Mother: Well here I am...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ... Br. Q.O.R. of Canada Monday, June 5, 1944. Dear Mother: Well here I am...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Page 170: Baber, George
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...August 1944 GEORGE BABER VIVIDLY DESCRIBES BOMBING ATTACK In France One...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ...August 1944 GEORGE BABER VIVIDLY DESCRIBES BOMBING ATTACK In France One...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • McEvoy, D.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ... was killed in action on 15 June 1944....
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ... was killed in action on 15 June 1944....
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Richmond, C.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ... in Italy, the 1944 style is a nice open air 60 cwt. truck (and I'll never again...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ... in Italy, the 1944 style is a nice open air 60 cwt. truck (and I'll never again...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Simpkins, C.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ... enlisted in the 1st Midland Regiment on 14 November 1940. He trained at Lindsay...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ... enlisted in the 1st Midland Regiment on 14 November 1940. He trained at Lindsay...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Nicholls, J.S.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       Pte. J.S. Nicholls, Eagle Lake, killed in Italy - letter received from his superior
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     Pte. J.S. Nicholls, Eagle Lake, killed in Italy - letter received from his superior
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Lamble, S.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource      
    Lindsay Boys Overseas

    Hello Girls

    Received your very acceptable gift of cigs yesterday and believe me they were more than welcome, as you will no doubt realize that I am now 'somewhere in France' and under these conditions a cigarette is worth a lot, so thanks a million ...

    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource    
    Lindsay Boys Overseas

    Hello Girls

    Received your very acceptable gift of cigs yesterday and believe me they were more than welcome, as you will no doubt realize that I am now 'somewhere ...

    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.