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Local Boy Enjoys
Petty Officer R. Bools has experiences in few mos. equal to lifetime
Hopes to again return overseas
I didn't see any snow and ice last winter and I hope I don't see any this winter, declared Stoker Petty Officer Roy Bools, R.C.N., who returned to his ship recently after a 21-day leave at his home, Hamilton St., town.
Roy, who enlisted three years ago, has been engaged in one of the 17 Canadian Corvettes doing merchant convoy duty in the Mediterranean.
While not permitted to divulge any details of their activities, he did report however, that it has been a wonderful experience, — in fact, he had seen countries and had experiences in a few months, that he would never have had in an ordinary life time during years of peace.
The weather was lovely. They were treated well and altogether enjoyed life. There is better sailing weather there than is found around Canada.
Roy said that he had never met a Lindsay boy in the Navy yet, although he understood there were quite a few local boys in that branch of the armed services.
It is a year and a half since Roy was home and now that his furlough is over, he again hopes to return overseas.
The young naval officer is a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Bools, Hamilton, St. A younger son, John Bools, is in the Ordnance Corps Band at Kingston.
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- Genealogical Resource
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- James Roy Bools whose home is at 23 Hamilton Street, Lindsay, enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy on 2 October 1940 as a Stoker 1st Class. He had been with the Canadian National Railways prior to enlistment. Stoker Bools trained at Halifax N.S. and gained two promotions while in the service. He was made Leading Stoker in 1941 and Petty Officer in 1943. He went overseas on 26 December 1940.
Petty Officer Bools arrived home on 11 June 1945 and was given his discharge from active service on 11 July 1945.
- Date of Publication:
- 12 Oct 1943
- Personal Name(s):
- Roy Bools ; James Bools ; John Bools
- World War II Service Files
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