Five Twocock Brothers Serving the Empire
Grimsby Independent, 20 Jul 1944, p. 1
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20 Jul 1944
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Twocock, William Norman ; Twocock, George ; Twocock, Robert ; Twocock, Donald ; Twocock, Edward
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Pictured above are the five fighting sons of Mr. and Mrs. William Alfred Twocock, 44 Depot Street, all in the army and by so being, are rigidly upholding the family tradition of defending the Empire. The Twocock family came to Canada from England in 1912 and settled in the Kirkland Lake district and moving to Grimsby about five years ago. The great-grandfather of the boys was a Barge Pilot on the river Thames and was a State Bargeman for Queen Victoria. The grandfather, William, who resides in the Mansion apartments, was also a River Thames Pilot and was on service in Canada in the last war with the 166th Batt. The father was overseas with the 75th Batt. and served three years in France with the 60th Batt. of Montreal, being wounded three times.

The boys pictured above are:

Wm. Norman, 25 years old, a driver-mechanic with the 2nd Field Co., R.C.E. He enlisted March 22nd, 1940 and went overseas in May of that year.

George, 23 years old, driver-mechanic with the 2nd Field Co. R.C.E. Enlisted 22 March 1940, and went overseas in May. He took part in the Dieppe raid, was wounded and is now a prisoner of war in Germany.

Rpbert, 22 years old, is a radio operator. Enlisted June 28, 1940 with the Simcoe-Grey Forresters. Is now with the 2nd field Co.R.C.E.

Donald, 21 years old. Enlisted May 25, 1941. Is a Private with an Anti-Aircraft battery and was through the terrific Croydon blitz.

Edward, 19 years old. Enlisted Sept 2nd, 1941 at the age of 16 years and succeeded in getting overseas with the R.C.R's. The older brothers made application for his transfer to the Engineers so they would be all together and that is when the authorities caught up to him and he was sent home as he was too young for overseas service. He is now a Sergeant with the Edmonton Fusiliers, stationed at Niagara.

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Five Twocock Brothers Serving the Empire