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  Word has been received that Pte. Orval Barkwell is now serving overseas.

February 1, 1944

  The many friends of Orval Barkwell of Kinmount, are glad to see him home again after spending the last six months in Kiska, one of the Aleutians. His wife accompanied him from Saskatoon to Kinmount, where they will visit Orval's mother, Mrs. J. Barkwell, and friends in the village.

July 1, 1945

Solst, Holland, July 1/45
Dear Folks—
  Thought I would drop the Society a line today to let you know I received your grand parcel on Friday night. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all a million for it. Everything was in perfect shape. It is sure swell to know the people at home remember us. I hope to be back some time in August, if I don't go on Occupational Duty. I am at a little place in Holland by the name of Solst. Most of the Canadians are around this district (but I have not met any of the boys from home, except Gordon Eason.
  Give my best regards to everyone and thanks again for the grand parcel.
Orval Barkwell.

November 7, 1945

  Another of our local young men has returned from overseas in the person of Pte. Orvall Barkwell. Orval spent half of his furlough with his wife at Saskatoon and now is visiting his home here, Mrs. Barkwell accompanying him. We are all pleased to have both Orval and his wife back in our midst.

November 14, 1945

  Pte. and Mrs. Orval Barkwell returned to Kingston, where Orval expects to get his discharge.

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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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Orval Barkwell ; Gordon Eason
World War II Service Files
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