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  • Richard Bertram listed missing, presumed dead
    Newspaper  Grimsby Independent, 22 Oct 1942, p. 1     Word was received last month that Flt. Sgt. Pilot Richard Edgar Bertram, R.C.A.F., was "missing" after a night operational flight over enemy territory,followed by official advice that he was "missing believed killed". Flight Sgt. Pilot Bertram was born November 9th, 1912, on the farm at Grimsby ...
    Newspaper  Grimsby Independent, 22 Oct 1942, p. 1   Word was received last month that Flt. Sgt. Pilot Richard Edgar Bertram, R.C.A.F., was "missing" after a night operational flight over enemy territory,followed by official advice that he was "missing ...
  • Walter Page is reported missing
    Newspaper  Grimsby Independent, 9 Apr 1942, p. 1     Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Page formerly of Grimsby have received word that their son, Flight Sergeant W.D. ("Wally") Page is missing after air operations. Attached to No. 214 R.A.F. Bomber Squadron, the young flier has been over France and Germany on several occasions recently, and was looking forward to ...
    Newspaper  Grimsby Independent, 9 Apr 1942, p. 1   Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Page formerly of Grimsby have received word that their son, Flight Sergeant W.D. ("Wally") Page is missing after air operations. Attached to No. 214 R.A.F. Bomber ...
  • Lieutenant Reginald Baisley is among first of Canadians to be killed in Dieppe sortie
    Newspaper  Grimsby Independent, 27 Aug 1942, p. 1     One of the first deaths reported as a result of the action last week at Dieppe was that of Lieutenant Reginald S. Baisley of Winona, an officer of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. Lieut. Baisley's family received word Thursday evening that he was killed in action. Born in Winona, Lieut. ...
    Newspaper  Grimsby Independent, 27 Aug 1942, p. 1   One of the first deaths reported as a result of the action last week at Dieppe was that of Lieutenant Reginald S. Baisley of Winona, an officer of the Royal ...
  • Killed in action
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 3 May 1945, p. 1     Pte. Edward Emsley, son of Melbourne and Mrs. Emsley, Victoria Avenue who was reported killed in action in Germany last week. He had been overseas since September 1942 with the Canadian Armoured Brigade Co., R.C.A.S.C....
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 3 May 1945, p. 1   Pte. Edward Emsley, son of Melbourne and Mrs. Emsley, Victoria Avenue who was reported killed in action in Germany last week. He had been overseas since September 1942 with the ...
  • Reported missing
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 4 Jan 1945, p. 1     Mr. and Mrs. John Slade received word last week that their son, S/Sgt. Harold Slade, is reported missing in Italy as of last August. The official word was sent to his wife in England and she in turn notified his parents. S/Sgt. Slade was born in Grimsby and educated in ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 4 Jan 1945, p. 1   Mr. and Mrs. John Slade received word last week that their son, S/Sgt. Harold Slade, is reported missing in Italy as of last August. The official word was sent to ...
  • Died on Service
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 11 Jun 1919, p. 8     News has just been received from the mother of one of those brave men who marched away from Grimsby on August 15, 1914 in the Fighting "B" Squadron, 2nd Dragoons Detachment, under Lieut. J.A.M. Livingston that he had succumbed to gas and wounds received in action, over a year ago, ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 11 Jun 1919, p. 8   News has just been received from the mother of one of those brave men who marched away from Grimsby on August 15, 1914 in the Fighting "B" Squadron, 2nd Dragoons ...
  • Airman's mother was Grimsby Girl
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 2 Mar 1944, p. 1     The funeral of Sgt. Pilot John Thomas Brockbank, 20, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Brockbank, Read, near Burnley, Lancashire, Eng., was held on February 23. Sgt. Pilot Brockbank was killed on active service February 19. His mother is the former Alice Cloughley, of Grimsby, Ont., and he was ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 2 Mar 1944, p. 1   The funeral of Sgt. Pilot John Thomas Brockbank, 20, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Brockbank, Read, near Burnley, Lancashire, Eng., was held on February 23. Sgt. Pilot Brockbank ...
  • Reported missing
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 22 Jun 1944, p. 5     Deputy Reeve George and Mrs. Crittenden, Grimsby Beach, received word on Monday that their grandson. Sergt. Elvin Todd, R.C.A.F., was reported missing overseas, the information coming to them from their daughter in Sudbury. He is 21 years of age. Sergt. Tod received his wings as an Air Gunner at ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 22 Jun 1944, p. 5   Deputy Reeve George and Mrs. Crittenden, Grimsby Beach, received word on Monday that their grandson. Sergt. Elvin Todd, R.C.A.F., was reported missing overseas, the information coming to them from their ...
  • Reported missing
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 29 Jun 1944, p. 8     An official telegram has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Handzuk, 95 John St., Oshawa, informing them that their son, Sgt. John Harold Handzuk, R.C.A.F., is missing after air operations over enemy territory on the night of June 11. Sgt. Handzuk enlisted in the R.C.A.F. in October, 1942, and ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 29 Jun 1944, p. 8   An official telegram has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Handzuk, 95 John St., Oshawa, informing them that their son, Sgt. John Harold Handzuk, R.C.A.F., is missing after air ...
  • Died of wounds
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 29 Jun 1944, p. 8     Two weeks ago Mrs. Betty Haynes was notified that her son, Pte. Allan Haynes, was reported seriously wounded during the invasion. Sunday another telegram came advising that her 22-year-old son had died in action Thursday, June 25, presumably with the 8th Army in Italy. The message from Army ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 29 Jun 1944, p. 8   Two weeks ago Mrs. Betty Haynes was notified that her son, Pte. Allan Haynes, was reported seriously wounded during the invasion. Sunday another telegram came advising that her 22-year-old son ...
  • Reported missing
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 26 Oct 1944, p. 7     Official notification has been received by his parents that Lance-Cpl. Thomas Maguire, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Maguire, Ridge Road, Grimsby, is missing in action. Twenty-four years of age, he went overseas less than three months ago and was attached to the Black Watch R.H.R. of Canada. He had ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 26 Oct 1944, p. 7   Official notification has been received by his parents that Lance-Cpl. Thomas Maguire, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Maguire, Ridge Road, Grimsby, is missing in action. Twenty-four years of age, ...
  • Wounded
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 26 Oct 1944, p. 7     Pte. Everett K. May, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold May, 4 Gibson Ave., Grimsby, is reported wounded and seriously ill. The notification received by his parents from Ottawa stated: "Officially wounded in action - date not yet available - and becoming seriously ill October 14. Nature of wounds described ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 26 Oct 1944, p. 7   Pte. Everett K. May, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold May, 4 Gibson Ave., Grimsby, is reported wounded and seriously ill. The notification received by his parents from Ottawa stated: ...
  • Wounded
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 26 Oct 1944     Corporal Charles "Chuck" MacKenzie, son of Alex and Mrs. MacKenzie has been wounded on the Western Front according to official notification received by his parents. The date and nature of his wounds are not yet available. "Chuck" was in Belgium on October 8th, according to a letter received from ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 26 Oct 1944   Corporal Charles "Chuck" MacKenzie, son of Alex and Mrs. MacKenzie has been wounded on the Western Front according to official notification received by his parents. The date and nature of ...
  • Killed in action
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 26 Oct 1944, p. 7     Sgt. (W.A.G.) James L. Powell R.C.A.F. of Grimsby, was killed on active service overseas on October 14 and was buried in England on October 17, according to official notification received by his parents. Nineteen years of age, he was a son of L.W. Powell,at present working at Orangeville, N.Y., and ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 26 Oct 1944, p. 7   Sgt. (W.A.G.) James L. Powell R.C.A.F. of Grimsby, was killed on active service overseas on October 14 and was buried in England on October 17, according to official notification received ...
  • 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, 9 Nov 1944, p. 5     Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Secor, of Ridgeville, have been advised that their son, Pte. Clifford Leslie Secor, was killed in action, Oct. 23, in Holland. Born in Grimsby Centre in 1921, he attended Grimbsy Centre Public School and the Smithville High School, and before enlistment was employed in ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 9 Nov 1944, p. 5   Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Secor, of Ridgeville, have been advised that their son, Pte. Clifford Leslie Secor, was killed in action, Oct. 23, in Holland. Born in Grimsby Centre in ...
  • Killed in action
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 16 Nov 1944, p. 1     Almost one year-Christmas 1943- Sergt. Bruce James Cullen, 30, was killed in action in Italy. This information has just come to the Independent this week. Sergt. Cullen was a son of Mrs. Cora M. Smith of Grimsby by a former marriage. He enlisted in September 1941 and trained at Camp ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 16 Nov 1944, p. 1   Almost one year-Christmas 1943- Sergt. Bruce James Cullen, 30, was killed in action in Italy. This information has just come to the Independent this week. Sergt. Cullen was a son ...
  • Louie Pettigrew Killed by Mine
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 23 Nov 1944, 1, 9     The following is a letter received by Reeve J.G. Pettigrew of Smithville from Captain May of his son's regiment ... Dear Mr. Pettigrew: I take the liberty of writing you on the occasion of the tragic death of your son killed in action 1st October, 1944. Believe me, all the ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 23 Nov 1944, 1, 9   The following is a letter received by Reeve J.G. Pettigrew of Smithville from Captain May of his son's regiment ... Dear Mr. Pettigrew: I take the liberty of writing you ...
  • Reported missing on Valleyfield
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 18 May 1942, p. 1,7     ...
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  • Reported missing on Valleyfield
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 25 May 1944, p. 1,7     Surgeon-Lieut. Clarence E. Irvine, R.C.N.V.R., of Timmins and Grimsby, reported missing in the sinking of H.M.C.S. Valleyfield in the north Atlantic, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Irvine, 26 Oak Street, Grimsby, and a brother of Mrs. Audrey Topp, of Silverdale. Born in South Grimsby township, ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 25 May 1944, p. 1,7   Surgeon-Lieut. Clarence E. Irvine, R.C.N.V.R., of Timmins and Grimsby, reported missing in the sinking of H.M.C.S. Valleyfield in the north Atlantic, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Irvine, ...
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