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October 31, 1944
Sgt. H. Bennett is Wounded Second Time

  Word has been received in Lindsay for the second time in the space of a very short while to the effect that Sgt. Harold Bennett, whose wife resides here, has been wounded in action.
  Sgt. Bennett has been serving in Italy and had only been out of the lines recovering from injuries he had received in battle for five days.
  Sgt. Bennett's mother resides at Oshawa.

November 22, 1944
Say Lindsay Man Is Wounded Again

  Lindsay, Nov. 22 (Special) — Mrs. Thelma Bennett, of Glenelg St. W., Lindsay, has received word that her husband, Sgt. Harold S. Bennett, has been wounded for the second time in service overseas.
  Sgt. Bennett was educated in Bowmanville Public School and High School, enlisting in December, 1939, at Bowmanville. He received his training in Lindsay, Picton and Camp Borden, and went overseas with the Stormont Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders. He returned to Canada in, April, 1942 to take up instructional duties with the King's Own Rifles of Canada in Moose jaw, Sask., and Terrace, B.C.
  Sgt. Bennett returned to England in 1943 with the Irish Regiment of Canada and became an instructor until the early part of March when he joined his regiment in Italy. He received "bomb concussion" in June and had just returned to the lines when he was wounded in action. He is a son of Mrs. E. Bennett, of Oshawa.

No date [December 1944]
Sgt. Harold Bennett Was Twice Wounded

  Several weeks ago The Warder told the story of Sergt. Harold S. Bennett, a Lindsay boy who had been wounded twice in engagements with the enemy.
  Friends of Sergt. Bennett will regret to learn that no definite word has been received as to his hospital progress lately. In his second casualty Sergt. Bennett received shell fragment wounds in the muscle of his left leg.
  Several letters have been received from Sergt. Bennett but his definite progress has not been mentioned due to the fact that the wound has healed up, but the fragment of shrapnel has not been removed.
  Sergt. Bennett's mother resides in Oshawa, while his wife, formerly Thelma Thurston, lives at 83 Glenelg St. West. They have one daughter Elaine.

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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.
Lindsay Post
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Harold Samuel Bennett ; Elaine Bennett ; Thelma Thurston
World War II Service Files
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