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Gemmill, R.

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Sgt.-Major Ray Gemmill dies after long illness

Sgt. Major Ray Gemmill, well-known Lindsay boy, died late last night in Toronto East General Hospital. He was in his 28th year.

He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Margaret Warburton; two sons, John Raymong and David Robin, and his mother, Mrs. H.J. Gemmill. His father predeceased him in August 1943.

Mr. Gemmill chose the army as his career and at the early age of 16 he joined the Victoria-Haliburton Rifles and became a Sergeant. When the regiment was converted to the 45th Battery he changed from Infantry to Artillery, still retaining his rank of sergeant.

At the outbreak of war he re-enlisted for active service going overseas with 45th Battery. During his three years’ service he was promoted to Sergeant-Major. He was sent back on medical grounds as a stretcher case in April 1944.

Since his return to Canada he had been constantly under the doctor’s care and was admitted to Toronto East General Hospital where he succumbed to his illness last night.

His remains are resting at John Anderson’s Funeral Home for service in the Chapel on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2.30 p.m. Interment at Riverside Cemetery.

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Genealogical Resource
Item Types:
Died on November 15, 1945
Date of Publication:
16 Nov 1945
Date Of Event:
15 Nov 1945
Personal Name(s):
Keith Gemmill ; Keith Eldon Gemmill ; Patrick Gemmill ; Bazil Gemmill ; Margaret Gemmill ; Ray Gemmill ; Raymond Edward Gemmill ; John Raymond Gemmill ; David Robin Gemmill ; Margaret Warburton
World War II Service Files
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.3563309612237 Longitude: -78.7432921933423
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Gemmill, R.