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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • Pages 49-50: Carnochan, Robert
    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 3-4: Calhoun, John
    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 173: Burton, Hugh Norman
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       Private Hugh Norman Burton of Lindsay, Ontario, paid the supreme sacrifice in World War II. From the Honour Roll for Victoria and Haliburton Counties of those who have paid the supreme sacrifice in the cause of freedom.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     Private Hugh Norman Burton of Lindsay, Ontario, paid the supreme sacrifice in World War II. From the Honour Roll for Victoria and Haliburton Counties of those who have paid the ...
  • page 145: Brown, Woodrow Beverley
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       Pte. W. B. Brown is listed as Lindsay boy serving overseas according to list of Business Girls’ Club - Warder, Oct. 1944. Pte. Woodrow Brown enlisted in the Canadian Army in September 1943. He received his training at Kingston, Ont., Cornwall and Ipperwash. He was posted overseas early in October ...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     Pte. W. B. Brown is listed as Lindsay boy serving overseas according to list of Business Girls’ Club - Warder, Oct. 1944. Pte. Woodrow Brown enlisted in the Canadian Army ...
  • Pages 47-48: Carnochan, Arthur Emerson
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       Arthur Emerson Carnochan of Haliburton, Ontario, paid the supreme sacrifice in World War II – from the Honour Roll for Victoria and Haliburton Counties. He died March 12, 1945.
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     Arthur Emerson Carnochan of Haliburton, Ontario, paid the supreme sacrifice in World War II – from the Honour Roll for Victoria and Haliburton Counties. He died March 12, 1945.
  • Pages 77-78: Christie, David D.
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource       ... his life.   Pilot Officer Christie enlisted in Toronto in August 1940...
    NewspaperImageTextGenealogical Resource     ... his life. Pilot Officer Christie enlisted in Toronto in August 1940...
  • Page 146: Brown, Woodrow Beverley
    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 ...
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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.