Lindsay N.C.O., 26
10 years in army
Sgt.-Major A. Gemmill in Reserves 6 years
Lindsay, April 25 (Special) A veteran at the age of 26, with military experience of ten years, Sgt.-Major A. Gemmill, RCA, who has been invalided home from England, is anxious to continue in the service of his country.
Sgt.-Major Gemmell, who had been attached to reserve units for six years, enlisted the first day of war with the only unity to be completely mobilized in Lindsay. Following training at Lindsay and Petawawa he was promoted to the rank of sergeant-major in June 1941. In November 1941, the regiment went overseas and is considered to be one of the crack units in England.
While in England Sgt.-Major Gemmell served under a Lindsay officer, Capt. Grant Ferguson. The young soldier states that the main impression a visitor to England would received was that the country was one gigantic fortress.
One arrival at his home in Lindsay Sgt.-Major Gemmill was greeted by his wife and two-year-old baby he had never seen. He is a son of Mrs. Margaret Gemmill and the late Herbert J. Gemmill. There are three brothers also in active service, Basil and Keith in Italy and Patrick with the RCN.