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Service File Subject of much Comment

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Display in Warder Window Much Appreciated – Seek Data to Complete Historic File

The display in the Corner Window of the Watchman Warder attracted much attention at the time of the VJ celebration. The kindness of the management in affording an opportunity to display sample entries from the Victoria and Haliburton Service Records was appreciated. It is hoped that it will be given again at the time of Remembrance Day when a Memorial Window may be entered in honour of all those who paid the supreme sacrifice in this war.

Citizens of the town and visitors from Victoria and Haliburton counties were especially glad to see these sample entries from the Service File at the Public Library. It was not intended to parade any one or all these records but to provide and idea of their arrangement. It was very evident that snapshots are important in these records and to be preferred to newspaper photos. Clippings add greatly to the value of the record and when both snaps and clippings are included with the official write-up of facts as provided, it becomes an excellent military record. A special effort is being made to obtain complete records of those hundreds who paid the supreme sacrifice and whose names already engraved, bear the Silver Star. Those in charge are hoping to receive the records and snap shots of several thousand other servicemen in the next month and to enter them with those already complete, in a new six or eight drawer cabinet. If one is found of good design and workmanship to grace the lobby of the Public Library it has been suggested that it bear a memorial plate marking it the gift of the organization that will present it for this purpose.

The families and friends of the servicemen and women are reminded once again that it becomes their duty to the county as well as to their representatives to contribute the facts and snapshots for this file. The Victoria and Haliburton Honor Roll [sic] is meant to contain the names and records of any one who served for any time in this war, no matter in what station or place this service was given.

As a final measure to secure these records a form has been prepared to gain this information quickly. One may be obtained at the Public Library and those with contributions to enter are requested to obtain one now, complete it at once and return it without delay for entry in this Service File. The Library is open each day from 2 to 5:30 in the afternoon and 7 to 9 o’clock in the evening. Visitors are welcome and may examine the Honor Roll during these hours. The librarians will be glad to receive the completed form in the mail or at the desk.

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Genealogical Resource
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Display in Warder Window much appreciated - Seek data to complete historic file.
Watchman Warder
Place of Publication:
Lindsay, Ontario
Date of Publication:
29 Aug 1945
World War II Service Files
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Lindsay, ON K9V 2Y6
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Service File Subject of much Comment

Display in Warder Window much appreciated - Seek data to complete historic file.