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  • Grimsby Flyer is Reported Missing
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 29 Apr 1943, p. 1     For the second time within 8 months, Mrs. Sarah Carleton, North Grimsby, has had the word conveyed to her, officially, that a son was missing overseas. On Sunday Mrs. Carleton was notified that "Sergt. James Carleton, R.C.A.F. is reported missing after air operations." Sergt. Carleton was a brother ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 29 Apr 1943, p. 1   For the second time within 8 months, Mrs. Sarah Carleton, North Grimsby, has had the word conveyed to her, officially, that a son was missing overseas. On Sunday Mrs. Carleton ...
  • District men were at Dieppe; List of hurt and missing is released
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 27 Aug 1942, p. 1     ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 27 Aug 1942, p. 1   ...
  • Grimsby Boy in London Fog "Went South for Winter"  Landed up in North Africa
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 4 Mar 1943, p. 1     Letter from North Africa...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 4 Mar 1943, p. 1   Letter from North Africa...
  • Promoted Sgt. Nav. O. W. "Dick" Fonger
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 4 Mar 1943, p. 1     Sgt. Nav. O.W. "Dick" Fonger who according to cablegram just received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Fonger, Port Dalhousie, has been promoted to the rank of Pilot Officer in the R.C.A.F. in England. P.O. Fonger has been overseas since early in November, having been presented with his wings ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 4 Mar 1943, p. 1   Sgt. Nav. O.W. "Dick" Fonger who according to cablegram just received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Fonger, Port Dalhousie, has been promoted to the rank of Pilot Officer ...
  • Four Fighting Grimsbyites
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 18 Mar 1943, p. 1     Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Comfort, of Grimsby Beach, have four sons in the armed services. Two are in the R.C.A.F. and two in the army. Three of the four are officers. All are graduates of Beamsville High and Vocational School. The youngest, L.A.C. Clarence M. Comfort, now only 21, enlisted ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 18 Mar 1943, p. 1   Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Comfort, of Grimsby Beach, have four sons in the armed services. Two are in the R.C.A.F. and two in the army. Three of the four are ...
  • Former Grimsby Boys in Services
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 1 Apr 1943, p. 1     Kidd, Keith Hope 'Buster': Jones, Rene: Jones, Walter...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 1 Apr 1943, p. 1   Kidd, Keith Hope 'Buster': Jones, Rene: Jones, Walter...
  • Only Son Killed On Active Service
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 1 Apr 1943, p. 1     Mr. and Mrs. Reginald W. Haist, 1145 Valleyway, Niagara Falls, received a cable Tuesday advising that their only son, Flt. Sgt. John Clyde Haist, 20, was killed on active service March 29 and will be buried in England. Haist enlisted in the R.C.A.F. in 1940 and went overseas last October. ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 1 Apr 1943, p. 1   Mr. and Mrs. Reginald W. Haist, 1145 Valleyway, Niagara Falls, received a cable Tuesday advising that their only son, Flt. Sgt. John Clyde Haist, 20, was killed on active service ...
  • Beamsville Flyer
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 1 Apr 1943, p. 1     Shepherd, D. E. son of Mr. and Mrs. George 'Pop' Shepherd...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 1 Apr 1943, p. 1   Shepherd, D. E. son of Mr. and Mrs. George 'Pop' Shepherd...
  • Decorated
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 13 Jul 1944, p. 1     Flight-Lieut. Ross "Bud" Lipsit, son of Mr. and Mrs. Awrey Lipsit, of Grimsby, has been awarded the D.F.C. Twenty-three years of age, Flight-Lieut. Lipsit is a pilot and went overseas two years ago. He is serving in the Mediterranean area and has completed a tour of operations....
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 13 Jul 1944, p. 1   Flight-Lieut. Ross "Bud" Lipsit, son of Mr. and Mrs. Awrey Lipsit, of Grimsby, has been awarded the D.F.C. Twenty-three years of age, Flight-Lieut. Lipsit is a pilot and went overseas ...
  • Ukrainian Catholic service men of Grimsby
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 28 Mar 1946, p. 3     Canada has played a vital part in that grim campaign of bringing back peace to all people...That is why this tribute is particularly being paid to the returning soldiers of Ukrainian descent of Grimsby...Ukrainians of Canada are proud of their record in World War II. 40,000 of them have answered ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 28 Mar 1946, p. 3   Canada has played a vital part in that grim campaign of bringing back peace to all people...That is why this tribute is particularly being paid to the returning soldiers of ...
  • Five Twocock Brothers Serving the Empire
    NewspaperImageText  Grimsby Independent, 20 Jul 1944, p. 1     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 ...
    NewspaperImageText  Grimsby Independent, 20 Jul 1944, p. 1   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 ...
  • Facts and Fancies: He's Helping You; You Help Him
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 11 Mar 1943, p. 2     I received a letter from overseas the other day. Of all the letters that I have received from all corners of the earth in the past 40 years, I appreciate this one more than all of them. It was from Clifford McCartney (Pop to me), overseas now well over two ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 11 Mar 1943, p. 2   I received a letter from overseas the other day. Of all the letters that I have received from all corners of the earth in the past 40 years, I appreciate ...
  • Killed in action
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 20 Jul 1944, p. 1     Cpl. Carman Hurst, 29, of Grimsby, son of Harvey Hurst and the late Mrs. Hurst was reported killed in action around Caen. Born in Grimsby, he was employed at the Farrell basket factory at the time of his enlistment. He was married to the former Mary Bubersky, now of Hamilton, ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 20 Jul 1944, p. 1   Cpl. Carman Hurst, 29, of Grimsby, son of Harvey Hurst and the late Mrs. Hurst was reported killed in action around Caen. Born in Grimsby, he was employed at the ...
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