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  • Gamble, L.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       Reported Safe in England 12 May 1945
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     Reported Safe in England 12 May 1945
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Lamb, R.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...
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    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Page 210: Balfour, Melville Earl
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       This card is part of a larger collection of World War II personnel clippings. The project began in 1944 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 ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     This card is part of a larger collection of World War II personnel clippings. The project began in 1944 at the Lindsay Library. The intent was to gather together as ...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Smith, E.
    NewspaperText       Picture of Lindsay Boy
    NewspaperText     Picture of Lindsay Boy
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Page 105: Arkwright, Charles R.
    TextGenealogical ResourceNewspaper       This card is part of a larger collection of World War II personnel clippings. The project began in 1944 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 ...
    TextGenealogical ResourceNewspaper     This card is part of a larger collection of World War II personnel clippings. The project began in 1944 at the Lindsay Library. The intent was to gather together as ...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Wooldridge, A.R.
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    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Vickery, O.
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    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Switzer, G.O.
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  • Sproule, G.
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    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Sleep, K.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...Flight Lieutenant K.S. Sleep enlisted November 1940, at the age of 18...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     ...Flight Lieutenant K.S. Sleep enlisted November 1940, at the age of 18...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Shosenburg, W.
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    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Patterson, R.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       Named as the Station Adj't in Despatch
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     Named as the Station Adj't in Despatch
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • McLean, A.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       ...
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    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Marshall, O.
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    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Little Britain
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource      

    The following boys from Little Britain and district now overseas and also in the Armed Forces in Canada have written cards and letters to the members of the W.I., expressing deep appreciate of the cigarettes and Christmas parcels they received: Lloyd Avery, Joe Armstrong, Albert Hill and George ...

    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource    

    The following boys from Little Britain and district now overseas and also in the Armed Forces in Canada have written cards and letters to the members of the W.I., expressing ...

    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Hartin, M.L.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource      

    Gooderham Boy returns home

    Gooderham, Jan 4, (PNS) - Driver-Mechanic L.M. Hartin, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. Hartin, Gooderham, was among the servicemen who returned from overseas aboard the Queen Elizabeth last week.


    He was met in Lindsay by his parents and ...

    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource    

    Gooderham Boy returns home

    Gooderham, Jan 4, (PNS) - Driver-Mechanic L.M. Hartin, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. Hartin, Gooderham, was among the servicemen who returned from overseas aboard the Queen ...

    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Hargreaves, F.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       Frank Hargreave, who has been overseas many months returned home this week....
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     Frank Hargreave, who has been overseas many months returned home this week....
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Sleep, V.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       Pilot Officer Victor Sleep enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in December 1942. He received his training at Regina and Fort William and graduated at Brandon in January 1944. He then took a General Reconnaissance course at Summerside, PEI, graduating first in his class. He was then posted to ...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     Pilot Officer Victor Sleep enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in December 1942. He received his training at Regina and Fort William and graduated at Brandon in January 1944. ...
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Nugent, W.
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    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Humphries, W.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       LAC Humphries, Walter enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force at Toronto Ontario on 25 November 1942. He trained at Toronto and received his LAC in January 1943. In February 1943 he was posted to Dunville Station. LAC Humphries was serving at Camp Borden as of June 1945....
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     LAC Humphries, Walter enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force at Toronto Ontario on 25 November 1942. He trained at Toronto and received his LAC in January 1943. In February ...
    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.