Grimsby Newspapers
Killed in action
Grimsby Independent, 31 Aug 1944, p. 1

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31 Aug 1944
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Hearn, John H. ; Hearn, Richard ; Sowerby, Bessie ; Hearn, Winifred ; Cameron, Earl ; Carlton, Joseph ; Jeffery, Edna ; Carlton, James ; Henley, Ernest ; Henley, S.T.
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Corporal John H. Hearn, killed in action August 12th, of Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, since enlisting Sept. 1939. Recently celebrated 5th birthday overseas, being 31 years of age August 1st. He was born in Toronto, a resident of Grimsby since 1920. Employed at Hewson's Basket Factory until enlisting, was a member of Trinity United Church. Well known in Grimsby and district, a lover of flowers, especially roses, and a very close friend of Corporal Hurst and Corporal Ballard, both recently killed in France. His father, Richard Hearn, was a veteran of World War I, died in May 1918. His mother, Mrs. Bessie Sowerby, residing at 36 MacKay Ave., Toronto, received word of his passing. Surviving also are two sisters, Miss Winifred Hearn, a missionary nurse in South Africa, and Mrs. Earl Cameron of 225 Main Street West, Grimsby.

Pte. Joseph Carlton, 24, son of Mrs. Sarah Carlton, North Grimsby township, and whose wife is the former Edna Jeffery, of Vinemount, is reported to have been killed in action, August 5th, after having previously been reported as missing. In letters which he had written the previous day, he described the ruins of Caen, as his regiment passed through to the front. [illegible] on which Mrs. Carlton has been advised that a son was a casualty in this war. Pte. John Carlton was reported wounded and taken prisoner at Dieppe, and was later reported to have died of wounds in a German hospital camp. Warrant Officer James Carlton was reported missing on air operations overseas in April, 1943, and in May, the same year, was reported prisoner of war.

Father of five young children, Sgt. Ernest Henley, R.C.A.F., was killed in active service overseas on August 21. Official notification was received Friday by his wife, who resides at Grimsby Beach, and by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.T. Henley, of Grimsby. Born in England, he was 36 years of age last month and came to Canada when 12 years old. He enlisted over 4 years ago as a mechanic. He served for some time in the Aleutians and went overseas in January of this year after spending a furlough at his home here. Educated in Grimsby schools, he was employed at the Grimsby winery at the time of enlistment. Surviving, besides his wife and children, are his parents, two brothers and a sister. Funeral of the deceased took place on Aug. 26th, to Regional Cemetery, Harrowgate, Yorkshire, England.

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Killed in action