Gnr. P.W. Hart, of Lindsay,
Hospitalized at Kingston
Kingston, Jan 9 (SPECIAL) – Nine officers and 10 other ranks, one of whom was Lt.-Col. M. Isbester, M.C., Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General of Military District No. 3, who was awarded the O.B.E. in the New Year’s honour list, arrived here late last night from overseas. Col. Isbester had been in the United Kingdom on a tour of duty.
Two of the group, Pte. K.E. Watkins, of R.R. No. 5, Picton, Ont., and Cpl. H.F. Shaw, Peterborough, Ont., were returned to Canada for duty near their relatives under the Triwound scheme. Soldiers eligible for such leave either have been wounded three times or have long service and two wounds.
Cpl. Shaw, a member of the famous Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, was first wounded in Sicily in 1943 by shrapnel in the knee and leg, and again in the left foot and leg during action last year seven miles from Ortona.
A former professional hockey player with Philadelphia and New York American, Sgt. S. Grossett, who spent over four years overseas was wounded in the right arm during enemy action near the Seine River.
Lt. T.K. Robertson of 67 King Street E., Brockville, was injured in England just before D-Day when an eight-hundred – weight truck in which he was riding rolled over in an accident. He suffered two broken vertebrae.
Lt. Francis Thomas Marlay, of Kingston, was met at the station by his father, Capt. T. Marlay, officer in charge of records at Fort Frontenac. Lieut. Marlay was overseas five years, and saw action in Normandy.
Those admitted to Kingston Military Hospital were Capt. Francis Smith Atkinson, 358 Brock St., Peterborough; Lt. John Clark Stephenson, 105 ½ Station Street, Belleville; Lt. Claire Allison Rose, 116 Sydney Street, Cornwall; Gnr. P.W. Hart, 100 Adelaide Street, Lindsay; Pte. E.J. Graham, Norwaood, Ont., and Cpl. S. Clarke, 249 Simcoe Street, Peterborough.
Others in the group who returned were Major J.W. A. Russell – Colborne, Ont.; Lt. W.J. Burns, 122 Sydney Street, Cornwall; Gnr. J.L. Blair, Borckville;; Pte. J.W. Downer, 458 Boliver Street, Peterborough; Sgt. S. Mason, 11 Beverly Street, Kingston, and Sgt. H.Q. Rushworth, 28 Ponton Street, Belleville.