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World War II Military Personnel Newspaper Clippings


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V-J Display at Warder 
NewspapersTexts  , Section Classified  Samples of Victoria and Haliburton Service File and Honour Role shown - Urgent need for completion of this historic file.
Service File Subject of much Comment 
NewspapersGenealogical ResourcesTexts    Display in Warder Window much appreciated - Seek data to complete historic file.
Abercrombie, J. 
NewspapersGenealogical ResourcesTexts    Graduation from Rockliffe Training
Abercrombie, J. 
NewspapersGenealogical ResourcesTexts    Visit home
Abercrombie, J. 
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Abercrombie, J. 
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Ward-Abercrombie 
NewspapersGenealogical ResourcesTexts    Wedding announcement
Abercrombie, K. 
NewspapersGenealogical ResourcesTexts  19440924  Death of Karl Abercrombie on September 25th, 1944
Akister, George 
ImagesGenealogical ResourcesTexts    C33542 Pte. George Akister 1st Can.Base Ord. W.S. C.A.O. Pte. George Akister enlisted in the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps in January, 1942. He trained in Ottawa and Kingston and spent the winter of 1942-43 in Camp Shilo, Manitoba in the machine shop. He was posted overseas in June, 1943 and...
Alcorn, James F. 
ImagesGenealogical ResourcesTextsHas Comment?    James F. Alcorn entered from list of Lindsay Boys overseas - Oct 1944 Enlisted in the Canadian Army on July 29 1942. He received his training in Canada and proceeded overseas one year later arriving in England on August 7 1943. He has served with the forces in France, Holland, and...
Alger, L. 
NewspapersGenealogical ResourcesTextsHas Comment?    45th Battery, RCA
Allely, J. 
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Allely, R.B. 
NewspapersGenealogical ResourcesImagesTexts    Military photograph and background R.B. Allely entered from list of Lindsay Business Girls as being Lindsay boy serving overseas - Oct 1944.
Ainsworth, R. 
ImagesGenealogical ResourcesTexts    Rodney Ainsworth enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in November, 1941. He studied and trained as a radio technician at Toronto University and Clinton, and was posted overseas in July, 1943. LAC Rodney Ainsworth , R.C.A.F. attached to R.A.F., formerly of Porter's Bookstore, Lindsay. A...
Ainsworth, R. 
Images    Ronald Ainsworth joined the 45th Battery, R.C.A., Lindsay, in September 1939. He trained at Lindsay, Petawawa, Sussex (NB), and went overseas in November, 1941.
Allen, S. 
ImagesTexts    Pte. Sylvester Allen enlisted on 18 May 1943. He is stationed at Kingston at present (May 1944).
Algar, M. 
ImagesGenealogical ResourcesTexts    Robert Mackenzie (Mac) Algar, enlisted 4 December 1942 in the R.C.A.F. He trained at Toronto, Brandon, Winnipeg, Trention, & MacDonald (Manitoba). He went overseas Nov. 30th 1943, and completed one tour of Ops (38 trips). Pilot Officer Algar arrived home 17 June 1945, and received his discharge 20...
Allen, O. 
ImagesGenealogical ResourcesTexts    Trooper Osborne Allen enlisted 26 January 1943.
District Service File Nears Completion -- More Information is Required 
NewspapersGenealogical ResourcesTexts    The District Service File at the Lindsay Public Library is attracting greater attention with the service personnel returning day by day from overseas.
Victoria Co. Honour Roll in Preparation 
NewspapersTexts    Must be completed now to be effective - bring names of service personnel to library. [br]
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World War II Military Personnel Newspaper Clippings



The World War Two Military Personnel Newspaper Clippings began in 1944 as a project at the Lindsay Library. The intent was to gather together as much information as possible on the military record and the service of people from the Town of Lindsay and the County of Victoria who served in the War.


To that end, during the years 1944, 1945, and 1946, members of the public donated photographs and updated information about their loved ones. Both library staff and the public saved and donated newspaper clippings. By the time the project was finished, over 1600 cards files had been created. Some of the files contain great amounts of detail, while others have just a name.


Anyone with interest in the military, local history, veterans, or genealogy will find this digital archive very interesting and most helpful. For more than 60 years the records and files have been preserved in the Lindsay Library archives. Now they are available online.


The originators of these records did not include any information about themselves. Most likely they were created under the direction of Miss Edith Blackwood, the chief librarian of the day. They were later updated by librarian Martha Holliday. Georgia Robinson, reference specialist, used the files for research on World War II veterans but realized they were not fully accessible to the public.


In 2007 Jacob Currie, a co-op student working under the direction of Georgia Robinson, gathered the individual files from the library archives and organized them into a series of indexed binders. In 2012, a Cultural Strategic Investment Fund grant from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture provided funding to hire MLIS graduate Stephanie McPherson to convert the material from textual to digital format.


The Lindsay Library Reference Department of the City of Kawartha Lakes Public Library contains the original copies of these and other documents that provide insight into the contributions and sacrifices made by the local community during the Second World War. Library staff would be pleased to add additional items of local interest to the collection.