Three War Brides Arrive
Grimsby Independent, 29 Mar 1945, p. 6
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29 Mar 1945
Date Of Event
27 Mar 1945
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Ballard, Reginald ; Ballard, Michael James ; Rooker, William ; Siblock, Michael
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Three war brides in one day is a record for Grimsby, so far, and they couldn't have chosen a better day than Tuesday to arrive at their new homes; ... Mrs. Reginald Ballard and her son, Michael James, 14 months old, have to come to make their home with Charles J. and Mrs. Emm at Lakehome Farm, Elizabeth Street. Cpl. Ballard laid down his life at Caen in July of last year, having joined the R.H.I.L. in 1940. He met his future wife, whom he married in 1943, at Bramshott Military Hospital, Surrey, where she was serving as Nurses Aid. Mrs. Ballard's home, before the war was in Maryport, Cumberland, and after her marriage she returned there to live with her mother. Her earlier years were spent in Ayr, Scotland. Before D Day Cpl. Ballard had written to ask Mr. and Mrs. Emm, between whom and himself there existed a deep attachment, if they would give his young wife a home should he not return. The request was readily granted and was now being fulfilled, Mr. and Mrs. Emm having the joy, though tempered with sorrow, of receiving as a daughter-in-law and grandson Reg's wife to share their home. Mrs. William Rooker was on the point of being whisked off by her husband to meet the afternoon train, on which her trunk was expected, when the reporter called so the intended interview was necessarily curtailed. ... Sgt. Billy, home from Italy, on the regulation 30 days leave, with a further extension of 7 days, expects to be posted for duty in Canada. It was an exciting moment when word was brought to Mrs. Rooker on the train out of Montreal that Sgt. Rooker would be on hand to meet her in Toronto. When interviewed Mrs. Michael Siblock, daughter-in-law of Stephen and Mrs. Siblock, 78 Ontario Street, and her 21 month old son, Michael Steven, ... Mrs. Siblock's husband, L/Cpl. Siblock, R.C.A.S.C., is now with the forces in Germany ...

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Three War Brides Arrive