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  • Page 85: Dickerson, Merrill
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       .... He enlisted on July 2nd 1940 at Peterboro, with the Stormont, Dundas...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     .... He enlisted on July 2nd 1940 at Peterboro, with the Stormont, Dundas...
  • Page 75: Devitt, James Frederick
    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 ...
  • Page 39: Dawson, Richard Harold
    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 ...
  • Pages 119-120: Connaghan, Marvin Joseph
    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 ...
  • Page 1: Dack, John A.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical 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 ...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical 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 ...
  • Pages 177-178: Cowan, William
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical 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 ...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical 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 ...
  • Page 73: Devitt, Alex
    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 ...
  • Page 55: Dean, 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 ...
  • Pages 141-142: Copeland, Ross
    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 ...
  • Pages 135-138: Cook, Leo
    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 ...
  • Page 169: Burley, Herbert Cambell
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       Warrant Officer G. Herbert Burley of Fenelon Falls, Ont. paid the supreme sacrifice in World War II. From the Honour Roll for Victoria and Haliburton Counties of those who have given their lives in the cause of freedom.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     Warrant Officer G. Herbert Burley of Fenelon Falls, Ont. paid the supreme sacrifice in World War II. From the Honour Roll for Victoria and Haliburton Counties of those who have ...
  • Pages 179-180: Cowan, William
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       William Cowan of Maple Lake, of Maple Lake, Ontario, paid the supreme sacrifice in World War II. From the list of the Honour Roll of Victoria and Haliburton Counties. He died on July 8, 1944. The card was erroneously labelled as "Harry Cowan".
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     William Cowan of Maple Lake, of Maple Lake, Ontario, paid the supreme sacrifice in World War II. From the list of the Honour Roll of Victoria and Haliburton Counties. He ...
  • Pages 69-70: Chalmers, J. J. (Jim)
    ImageTextGenealogical ResourceNewspaper       J. J. Chalmers from a group photo - members of the Original 45th Battery, Lindsay – November 21, 1945. James John Chalmers was killed in action on August 8, 1944.
    ImageTextGenealogical ResourceNewspaper     J. J. Chalmers from a group photo - members of the Original 45th Battery, Lindsay – November 21, 1945. James John Chalmers was killed in action on August 8, 1944.
  • Pages 69-70: Chalmers, J. J. (Jim)
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical 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 ...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical 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 ...
  • Pages 201-202: Cro, Charles McKenzie
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       .... Cro's father at Cedar Beach.   Prior to his enlistment in March 1940, he...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     .... Cro's father at Cedar Beach. Prior to his enlistment in March 1940, he...
  • Pages 135-138: Cook, Leo
    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 ...
  • Page 10: Cambridge St. United Church Honour Roll
    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 ...
  • Page 19: Davidson, Ross F.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical 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 ...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical 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 ...
  • Pages 69-70: Chalmers, J. J. (Jim)
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical 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 ...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical 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 ...
  • Page 122: Brown, DeWillet Francis
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       Flt Sgt. D.F. Brown presumed dead – 13 June 1945.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     Flt Sgt. D.F. Brown presumed dead – 13 June 1945.
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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.