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GEORGE BABER VIVIDLY DESCRIBES BOMBING ATTACK
In France One Week Bombed and Wounded Going up the Line
BOMB BLAST BLOWS TRUCK AND GEORGE SKY HIGH
Pte. George Baber was recently reported wounded while serving in France and just recently his mother received a letter from him which was written from the 11th Canadian General Hospital in England where he is recovering.
Mrs. Baber felt that others would be interested in George’s welfare and experiences in France and in consequence has given the Post permission to public the letter she received.
It reads:No. 11 Cdn. General Hospital,
Dear Jessie, Mother and Dad:
By the eime [time] you receive this you will know that I have been wounded.
I arrived in France a week ago Sunday and from there I was posted to the North Shore Regiment. It is a New Brunswick Regt.
Monday night we started towards the front. Tuesday morning we got orders to advance forward in trucks and about noon we were severely bombed by aircraft. I and several others crawled under a truck for protection. A bomb landed very close killing the three men under the truck and blowing myself and the truck in the air. The truck came down, part of it landing on my right arm and immediately burst into flame, severely burning my right hand.
Sometime later I was rescued by British artillery men. I was flown back to England and I am in a hospital not far from London. The doctors here are very good and expect that my hand will be all right when it heals.
Please don’t worry as I am feeling okay except for my hand. I will write with my left hand as soon as possible.Love George.
August 30, 1944
PTE. GEORGE BABER IN FRANCE ONE WEEK - BOMBED, WOUNDED GOING UP TO THE FRONT
[article same as above with the following addition]
Pte. Baber is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Baber. His father is a veteran of World War 1, in which he also suffered wounds.   George Baber was born and raised in Lindsay, attending school here. Before enlisting he worked as a fireman on the C.N.R.
November 14, 1944
Pte. George O. Baber, husband of Jessie C. (McNevin) Baber, of Lindsay, is expected to arrive home this evening.
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- Genealogical Resource
- Item Types
- This card is part of a larger collection of World War II personnel clippings. The project began in 1944 at the Lindsay Library. The intent was to gather together as much information as possible on the military record and the service of people from the Town of Lindsay and the County of Victoria (now Kawartha Lakes)who served in the war. To that end, during the years 1944, 1945, and 1946, members of the public donated photographs and updated information about their loved ones. Both library staff and the public saved and donated newspaper clippings. Some of the files contain great amounts of detail, while others have just a name.
- Lindsay Post
- Date of Publication
- Aug 1944
- Personal Name(s)
- George Baber ; Jessie Baber ; Arthur Baber ; Jessie McNevin
- World War II Service Files
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