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October 12, 1943 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.
- Media Type:
- 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.
- Date of Publication:
- 12 Oct 1943
- Personal Name(s):
- Roy Bools ; James Bools ; John Bools
- World War II Service Files
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- Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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