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Balfour, M.

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Cpl. M. Balfour Welcomed Home

A happy reunion took place in Toronto at the exhibition depot when Cpl. Melville Balfour of the S.D. and G Highlanders was met by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Balfour, 23 Wolfe St. Lindsay, and sisters Mrs. Geo Warren (Ruth) and Mrs. John Donald (Muriel) and their husbands.

Also on hand to welcome Mel home was his brother Pte. Walter of the Convalescent Hospital, Brampton who arrived home from overseas two months to the day. Mel and Walter had not met while overseas so there was great rejoicing when the two brothers met for the first time in four years.

A grand reception took place at the home of his sister and brother-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Warren, Toronto.

After returning to Lindsay he was met at the station by his pastor Rev. Mr. Searie and other members of the William Street Baptist Church.

Another reception was given to Mel by his brother and sister-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Norman Balfour. A beautiful table was laid and the centre was adorned with a lovely cake bearing the words Welcome Home Mel.

Media Type:
Genealogical Resource
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Date of Publication:
14 Jul 1944
Personal Name(s):
Walter Balfour ; Melville Earl Balfour ; Melville Balfour ; W.G. Balfour ; George Warren ; Ruth Warren ; John Donald ; Muriel Donald ; Norman Balfour ; Rev. Searie
Corporate Name(s):
William Street Baptist Church
World War II Service Files
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.3500279360196 Longitude: -78.7286113809204
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Balfour, M.