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July 8, 1944

  Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Balfour have received an interesting letter from their son Pte. Melville Balfour who is serving with the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders in France. Pte Balfour relates that he and his buddies came across some beehives near their lines and while they got stung a bit getting it they were able to have a taste of honey.
  He also writes they are securing beef, eggs and milk to add to their diet.

July 15, 1944
Pte. Balfour Is Wounded In Normandy

  Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Balfour of Wolfe St. Lindsay have received official word to the effect that their son, Melville Earl, has been wounded while on active service with the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders Overseas.
  Pte. M. E. Balfour enlisted in 1940 and went overseas in 1941.
  A younger brother, Walter is also serving overseas and is attached to the Lincoln and Wellington Regiment.

August 16, 1944
ENLISTED AT 20 YEARS, NOW A CASUALTY
Pte. Melville Balfour, of Lindsay, Wounded on Active Service.

  Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Balfour, 23 Wolfe St., have received word that their son, Pte. Melville Earle Balfour aged 24 years, has been wounded while on active service in France. The young soldier enlisted at the age of 20 years and was wounded in the invasion on Caen July 8th. Pte. Balfour enlisted at Peterboro [Peterborough] and saw training at Kingston, Ottawa, and Debert (N.S.). He had been overseas for 3 years.
  Pte. Walter George Balfour, a younger brother is also serving in France.

August 23, 1944
Lindsay Soldier Wounded At Caen

  Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Balfour, 23 Wolfe St., have received word that their son, Pte. Melville Earle Balfour, aged 24 years, has been wounded while on active service in France. The young soldier enlisted at the age of 20 and was wounded in the attack on Caen on July 8. Pte. Balfour enlisted at Peterboro [Peterbrough] and trained at Kingston, Ottawa, and Debert (N.S.). He had been overseas for three years. Pte. Walter George Balfour, younger brother, is also serving in France.

Media Type:
Newspaper
Text
Genealogical Resource
Item Types:
Clippings
Articles
Notes:
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.
Publisher:
Watchful Warder
Date of Publication:
1944
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Walter Balfour ; Melville Earl Balfour ; Melville Balfour ; W.G. Balfour
Collection:
World War II Service Files
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.35012 Longitude: -78.73286
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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