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Galway Township Honours Veterans of World War II
Kinmount, Nov. 5, (PNS) – Reeve David Curtain and the members of the Galway Municipal Council were hosts to local returned service men on the evening of November 2nd.
Several returned men were present and an evening of dancing was enjoyed, after which a delicious lunch was served.
Reeve Curtain called on Fathers Walsh and Black to speak to the boys and their friends. Both expressed their pleasure at seeing the members of the Services restored to their homes.
Ronald Barkwell, ex-Artillery Sergeant replied on behalf of the community, thanking the Municipality for their generous captionon.
This part of the evening ended with God Save the King and dancing continued for some time. Over forty friends from Peterborough had come by chartered bus to attend this reception.
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- Ronald Barkwell of Kinmount Ontario, enlisted in the Canadian Army during the third month of the war (1939). He joined the 45th Battery as a Gunner and received promotions to Bombardier and Sergeant before leaving Canada in November 1941. Sgt. Barkwell went through a long and arduous training period in Southern England. Tired of the inactivity, he asked to be allowed to go to Italy and after several delays left England at the end of February 1944.
Sgt. Barkwell is still serving in Italy (September 1945). He was at Ortona and has seen some heavy artillery action. Several attempts to relegate Sgt. Barkwell to an instructing post have been unsuccessful as he means to serve in the front lines – his age (36 years) may prevent him from serving in the field much longer – September 1944.
Sgt. Barkwell transferred to the 7th Field Regiment, 8the Field Rgt. And 17th Field Rgt.
Sgt. Barkwell arrived home on 12 July 1945. He was given his discharge on 2 October 1945.
Sgt. Barkwell whose home address is Haliburton was prior to the war engaged in the grocery business.
- Date of Publication:
- 5 Nov 1945
- Personal Name(s):
- Ronald Barkwell, David Curtain
- World War II Service Files
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