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Hutchinson, L.

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Three Lindsay boys entered Army same day, sailed over in same ship, in same hospital

Gunners Laurie Hutchinson, Fred Lewis and William Wallace, 3 friends, now in same hospital ward, following wounds received in France.

Three Lindsay young men, Gunner Laurie Hutchinson, Gunner Fred Lewis and Gunner William Wallace, have had some exciting and unusual experiences in the War of Invasion in France.

The three young men were members of the reserve unit at the outbreak of war and enlisted on the same day and at the same time in Ottawa. They sailed overseas in the same ship.

In England the boys were separated and went across the channel to France in different units. They fought in the opening days of the invasion and all three were wounded. Strange as it may seem the three friends met again when they found themselves in the same ward in the same hospital in England. Gnr. Hutchinson was wounded in the arm and shoulder; Gnr. Lewis was seriously injured with shrapnel and Gnr. Wallace wounded in the head.

Laurie Hutchinson, aged 21 years, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Hutchinson, 1 York St. Lindsay, Gnr. Lewis’ relatives now reside in Peterboro and Gnr. Wallace’s parents have moved to Almonte.

Mr. and Mrs. Hutchinson have another son Gunner Ross Hutchinson, serving in France. Mrs. Hutchinson has seven nephews in the active forces.

Media Type:
Genealogical Resource
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Date of Publication:
23 Aug 1944
Personal Name(s):
Laurie Hutchinson ; Fred Lewis ; William Wallace
World War II Service Files
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.355106582875 Longitude: -78.7359713624573
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Hutchinson, L.