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August 10, 1943
  Pte. Walter Balfour Camp Borden spent the week-end with his parents Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Balfour Wolfe St. town.

January 4, 1944
  Pte. Walter Balfour has returned to Kingston after spending New Year's with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Balfour, Wolfe St.

February 16, 1944
  Pte. Walter Balfour has returned to the Military Trade School at Barriefield after spending a week-end leave with his parents, Wolfe St. town.

April 20, 1944
  Pte. Walter Balfour returned to Camp Borden after spending a few weeks' furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Balfour, Wolfe St.

September 6, 1944
Second Member of Balfour Family Wounded in France

  Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Balfour St. [Wolfe St.], have been advised that a second member of their family, serving in the armed forces has been wounded in the person of Pte. Walter George Balfour.
  The message received expressed sincere regret that their son had ben [been] wounded on August 19, and that he would remain attached to his unit.
  He is at present being treated for his wounds in the 18th Canadian General Hospital, England.
  A brother, Melville, was wounded just a short time ago and is still in an English hospital recovering from his injuries. He is making satisfactory improvement reports indicate.

September 23, 1944

  Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Balfour, 23 Wolfe St., have just been advised that their son, Walter George Balfour, has been wounded for the second time in France.
  Pte. W. G. Balfour is 19 and has been in France since the start of the invasion.
  The message his parents received conveyed the department’s regrets and advised them that their son would be remaining with his unit.

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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.
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Personal Name(s):
Walter Balfour ; W.G. Balfour ; Melville Balfour
World War II Service Files
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