The other young Lindsay soldier to be reported “seriously ill” is Gunner Aleck McLaren Kingsborough, a son of Mr. James Kingsborough, 51 Melbourne St. The first telegram received Saturday reported the young Gunner as being “wounded in action” while the second message on Sunday reported him to be “seriously ill”.
Gnr. Aleck Kingsborough, a graduate of the Lindsay Collegiate Institute was a member of the Midland Reservists in Lindsay when he enlisted. He received his training in Kingston and Woodstock and went overseas in April 1940.
He accompanied the first Canadian Army to Sicily and has been in all the Sicilian campaign up to date.
Two air mail letters were received from Gnr. Kingsborough recently, one dates May 10th and one dated May 21 (the latter being posted two days before the young gunner was wounded).
In these letters Gnr. Kingsborough reported playing baseball on a “real good team”, with Tommy Cook, also of Lindsay, as the star pitcher. He also tells of seeing Mervyn Wood, of Lindsay; Les Fanning of Lindsay and Ivan Thurston of Dunsford, Ont. Gnr. Kingsborough also writes of his hopes of seeing his brother Thomas Kingsborough, who is with the Dental Corps in Italy.
Gnr Kingsborough is a Radio Operator with the 92nd Battery, 3rd Field Regiment, RCA.
Incidentally Gnr. Kingsborough’s uncle is Pte. Ivan Ruck, of the Toronto Irish, who was recently awarded the Military Medal for “extraordinary meritorious action” the first member of the Toronto Irish to receive a medal.
LATER; - Since writing the above a third telegram has been received by Mr. Kingsborough to the effect that his son is now making satisfactory progress and has been removed from the seriously ill list.