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PTE. BEIGHTON IS REPORTED AS MISSING
Wife Resides at 71 St. Paul St. —Saw Husband Embarking on Invasion in Newsreel at Local Theatre.
Word has been received by Mrs. W. J. Beighton, 71 St. Paul St., that her husband, Pte. W. J. Beighton, is officially listed as missing in action as of July 8.
Joining the 45th Battery in Lindsay on September 5, 1939, Pte. Beighton went overseas with his unit in April, 1941, crossing the Channel in the "D" day invasion with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders, to whom he had been transferred.
Recently witnessing some invasion pictures at a local theatre, Mrs. Beighton had the thrill of clearly seeing her husband embarking for the crossing.
Despite the fact that Pte. Beighton is officially listed as missing from July 8, Mrs. Beighton has just received a letter written by him on July 12 and posted on July 13 in France, giving rise to the hope that he has been separated from his unit and is probably safe and sound.
In addition to his wife, two children, Billy, aged 8, and Beverley, aged 3, reside at 71 St. Paul.
- Media Type:
- Genealogical Resource
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- Date of Publication:
- 2 Aug 1944
- Date Of Event:
- 8 Jul 1944
- Personal Name(s):
- William Beighton ; Billy Beighton ; Beverley Beighton
- World War II Service Files
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