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May 2, 1945
Lindsay Soldier Killed in Action

  Another Lindsay soldier has paid the supreme sacrifice in the person of James Alexander Balfour, a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Balfour, 13 Division St. Official word to this effect was received a few days ago from Ottawa.
  Sergt. Alex Balfour was stationed with the Royal Canadian Dragoons at St. John’s in 1940 and at Camp Borden the same year, getting overseas in the Fall of ’41. He served in Italy in the Fall of 1943 and the Spring of ’44. He was then transferred to England and later to the Western Front in France, Belfium and Holland. When killed in action he was with the A. & S. Highlanders.
  The young soldier was born in Lindsay, was a graduate of the Collegiate Institute and a member of William St. Baptist church. His is the first casualty from the above church. He was quite athletic and a very popular young man.

May 30, 1945
Son Was Killed On German Front

  Celebrations for VE-Day were dimmed for Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Balfour, Division St. when they received information that their son Sgt. Alex James Balfour had been killed in action.
  Sgt. Balfour enlisted with the Royal Canadian Dragoons at St. John’s, Que. in August, ’40, going overseas in the fall of 1941. After further training in England he went to Italy in August, 1943, and returned to England in March 1944 to take a special course.
  He was later transferred to the Manitoba Dragoons and went to France on ‘D’ Day. At the time of his death he was fighting with the Allied forces in Germany.

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Genealogical Resource
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Died on April 19, 1945.
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.
Watchful Warder
Date of Publication:
21 May 1945
Date Of Event:
19 Apr 1945
Personal Name(s):
James Alexander Balfour ; J.J. Balfour ; Alex Balfour
Corporate Name(s):
William Street Baptist Church
World War II Service Files
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Page 203: Balfour, Alexander

Died on April 19, 1945.