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  • Killed in collision
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 7 Sep 1944, p. 5     William Bevan, 29, of Merritton was instantly killed last night at about 7:25, when the motorcycle which he was riding west on, collided with the tow truck of LePage's garage, at the corner of No. 8 Highway and Park road. A heavy rain was falling at the time. Dr. McIntyre ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 7 Sep 1944, p. 5   William Bevan, 29, of Merritton was instantly killed last night at about 7:25, when the motorcycle which he was riding west on, collided with the tow truck of LePage's garage, ...
  • Wounded overseas
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 22 Jun 1944, p. 1     Rfm James Robert Smith, 21, son of Pte. Herbert and Mrs. Smith, Kidd Ave., Grimsby, has been wounded in action in France, according to information received by his mother. He enlisted in Toronto early in 1940 and has been overseas for nearly four years. His family has a splendid service ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 22 Jun 1944, p. 1   Rfm James Robert Smith, 21, son of Pte. Herbert and Mrs. Smith, Kidd Ave., Grimsby, has been wounded in action in France, according to information received by his mother. He ...
  • Rev. J.A. Ballard retires St. Andrew's rectorship
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 20 Jan 1944, p. 1,7     Close to 200 adult members and adherents of St. Andrew's Anglican Church attended the annual Vestry meeting, held in the High School Auditorium, on Monday evening. It was by far the largest meeting in all the long history of the church. It was more than just a Vestry meeting, for ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 20 Jan 1944, p. 1,7   Close to 200 adult members and adherents of St. Andrew's Anglican Church attended the annual Vestry meeting, held in the High School Auditorium, on Monday evening. It was by far ...
  • Norman Lawson well known here
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 23 Mar 1944, p. 1     Three times wounded with the First Territorial Regiment in France, during the last war, and later awarded the Mons Star, Norman Lawson, 53, Mountain View apartments, Hamilton, was found dead on a Mountain highway above Ravenscliffe avenue last Friday afternoon. Police were asked to locate Mr. ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 23 Mar 1944, p. 1   Three times wounded with the First Territorial Regiment in France, during the last war, and later awarded the Mons Star, Norman Lawson, 53, Mountain View apartments, Hamilton, was found dead ...
  • Gainsboro loses a fine official
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 23 Mar 1944, p. 1     William T. Fralick, Wellandport, who was warden of Lincoln County in 1933, died last Wednesday night at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, in his 55th year. Mr. Fralick had been reeve of Gainsboro township from 1928 to 1933, and was a member of the township council at the time of his ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 23 Mar 1944, p. 1   William T. Fralick, Wellandport, who was warden of Lincoln County in 1933, died last Wednesday night at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, in his 55th year. Mr. Fralick had been reeve ...
  • Citizenship award to Mrs. B.K. Moore
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 23 Mar 1944, p. 1,7     The selection of Mrs. Bessie K. Moore, as the fourth of our residents to receive The Good Citizenship Award, the Lions Club will undoubtedly be assured of the solid support of our citizens in their choice. The previous three awards were presented to Mrs. William H. Groce, John H. Forman ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 23 Mar 1944, p. 1,7   The selection of Mrs. Bessie K. Moore, as the fourth of our residents to receive The Good Citizenship Award, the Lions Club will undoubtedly be assured of the solid support ...
  • Reported missing on Valleyfield
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 25 May 1944, p. 1,7     ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 25 May 1944, p. 1,7   ...
  • Grimsby boy marries a Grimsby girl
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 25 May 1944, p. 4     The Grimsby (Eng.) Evening Telegraph, of Monday, April 17th, on its front page carried a two column picture of a young bridal couple, with the following caption: "From Grimsby to Grimsby for Bride - Romance awaited Sapper Robert Twocock, of the Royal Canadian Engineers, when he came from Grimsby, ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 25 May 1944, p. 4   The Grimsby (Eng.) Evening Telegraph, of Monday, April 17th, on its front page carried a two column picture of a young bridal couple, with the following caption: "From Grimsby to ...
  • Oldest Member at Anniversary
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 28 Sep 1944, p. 1     Over three-quarters of a century ago, a little girl, Effie Clarke, was confirmed in St. Andrew's church. On Sunday, that same little girl, now Mrs. Effie Black of Hamilton, attended the anniversary services, being the oldest member of the church in attendance. Mrs. Black, "Aunt Effie" to the ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 28 Sep 1944, p. 1   Over three-quarters of a century ago, a little girl, Effie Clarke, was confirmed in St. Andrew's church. On Sunday, that same little girl, now Mrs. Effie Black of Hamilton, attended ...
  • 'Way back when
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 28 Sep 1944, p. 2     On the 27th day of this month, 1913, there passed to his Eternal Home, a highly respected and much beloved citizen, in the person of Thomas Rome. "Tommy" Rome will be well remembered by hundreds of people throughout the whole peninsula. The late Mr. Rome came to Grimsby as a ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 28 Sep 1944, p. 2   On the 27th day of this month, 1913, there passed to his Eternal Home, a highly respected and much beloved citizen, in the person of Thomas Rome. "Tommy" Rome will ...
  • G.F. Hanning passes away
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 26 Oct 1944, p. 1     Was one of the best known civil engineers in the province- was in Grimsby for 17 years - was Hydro Electic pioneer. A long and useful life was terminated on Saturday afternoon when George F. Hanning, well known Civil Engineer passed away suddenly at his home, The Anchorage, in Clarkson. ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 26 Oct 1944, p. 1   Was one of the best known civil engineers in the province- was in Grimsby for 17 years - was Hydro Electic pioneer. A long and useful life was terminated on ...
  • Second war bride arrives in town
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 28 Dec 1944, p. 5     description of Mrs. Kenneth Scott's impressions of Canada...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 28 Dec 1944, p. 5   description of Mrs. Kenneth Scott's impressions of Canada...
  • Killed in action
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 27 Jul 1944, p. 1     Official notification was received last Friday by Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Emm, Elizabeth Street, that Corp. Reginald G. Ballard, 35, had been killed in action in France on July 15th. Corp. Ballard had resided with Mr. and Mrs. Emm for 11 years previous to his enlistment in 1939. He was ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 27 Jul 1944, p. 1   Official notification was received last Friday by Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Emm, Elizabeth Street, that Corp. Reginald G. Ballard, 35, had been killed in action in France on July 15th. ...
  • F.O. Bill Wilson presumed dead
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 3 Aug 1944, p. 5     Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wilson, Water Street, have received further word regarding their son, Flying Officer Bill Wilson, who was reported missing over Germany early in the year, and although the Department at Ottawa still classifies him as missing the letter adds that no hope is held out now for ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 3 Aug 1944, p. 5   Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wilson, Water Street, have received further word regarding their son, Flying Officer Bill Wilson, who was reported missing over Germany early in the year, and although ...
  • Beamsville boy killed in action
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 24 Aug 1944, p. 5     L.-Cpl. Thomas Page, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hector Page, Beamsville, was killed in action on August 9, according to word received by his parents. L.-Cpl. Page was a member of the Argyle and Southern Regiment in which he enlisted at the beginning of the war. He was born in ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 24 Aug 1944, p. 5   L.-Cpl. Thomas Page, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hector Page, Beamsville, was killed in action on August 9, according to word received by his parents. L.-Cpl. Page was a member ...
  • Reported missing
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 24 Aug 1944, p. 1     Pte. Joseph Carlton, 24, son of Mrs. Sarah Carlton, North Grimsby township, and whose wife is the former Edna Jeffery, of Vinemount, was reported missing in action August 5. In letters home the previous day he described the ruin of Caen observed as his regiment passed through to the front. ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 24 Aug 1944, p. 1   Pte. Joseph Carlton, 24, son of Mrs. Sarah Carlton, North Grimsby township, and whose wife is the former Edna Jeffery, of Vinemount, was reported missing in action August 5. In ...
  • Killed in action
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 31 Aug 1944, p. 1     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 ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 31 Aug 1944, p. 1   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. ...
  • Killed in action
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 21 Sep 1944, p. 1     Pte. Glen Lewis Bearss, of Grimsby, was killed in action in France on August 27, according to official notification received by his mother last Thursday. Twenty-four years of age, he was a son of Warren Bearss and Mrs. Ethel Bearss ans was born at Campden, near Beamsville. He enlisted in ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 21 Sep 1944, p. 1   Pte. Glen Lewis Bearss, of Grimsby, was killed in action in France on August 27, according to official notification received by his mother last Thursday. Twenty-four years of age, he ...
  • Killed in Action
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 5 Oct 1944, p. 5     Pte. Ralph "Bud" Byford, 19, only son of Mr. and Mrs. William Byford, Adelaide Street, was killed in action on Sept. 16, official notification being received by his parents on Saturday. He enlisted at Hamilton in March 1943, before he was 18 years old. After training in Canada with anti-aircraft ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 5 Oct 1944, p. 5   Pte. Ralph "Bud" Byford, 19, only son of Mr. and Mrs. William Byford, Adelaide Street, was killed in action on Sept. 16, official notification being received by his parents on ...
  • Killed in Action
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 12 Oct 1944, p. 1     Lance-Cpl. Reginald Dingman, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Dingman, Grimsby Beach, was killed in action in Italy on September 20, according to official notification received by his parents Thursday. He was wounded in action on December 26th, 1943, and had rejoined his unit some time ago. He ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 12 Oct 1944, p. 1   Lance-Cpl. Reginald Dingman, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Dingman, Grimsby Beach, was killed in action in Italy on September 20, according to official notification received by his ...
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