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  Many citizens of Lindsay with interest the following article from the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix referring to John S. M. Allely, a son of Mr. G. W. Allely, Kent St. West, a graduate of Lindsay Collegiate Institute and a brother of Town Clerk and Treasurer W. R. Allely. The paper produces a picture of Lt.-Col. Allely and adds:
  "Lieut. Col. J. S. M. Allely, who has been promoted overseas from the rank of Major, according to word received by Mrs. Allely, 420 Albert Ave.
  "A graduate of Queen's and Harvard Universities, Lt.-Col. Allely was with the Economics Department of the University of Saskatchewan for three years before he was called out for full time duty as Adjutant of the University of Saskatchewan Contingent, Canadian Officers Training Corps.
  "In January 1642 (sic), he was promoted to the rank of Captain and was posted to the staff of National Defence Headquarters at Ottawa. He returned to Saskatoon in September 1943, when he was made Administration Officer of the C.O.T.C. and was promoted to the rank of Major in December of that year. Before going overseas Col. Allely was serving as a special instructor of Economics in Civil Affairs Course at Kingston, with which service he is now overseas."

From the Warder (unknown date) 1944
  Many residents of Norland and district will be pleased to read in the last issue of this paper a clipping from a Saskatoon paper in reference to the honors achieved by Jack Allely youngest son of G. W. Allely of Lindsay who for years was our local post master and genial merchant. Jack has certainly climbed the ladder of fame by leaps and bounds both in the educational and military world. His last promotion being that of Lieut.-Colonel. His brother Captain Laurie Allely is also overseas and we will be watching with interest their progress as they manfully take their place in their country's cause.

Media Type
Genealogical Resource
Item Types
This card is part of a larger collection of World War II personnel clippings. The project began in 1944 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 (now Kawartha Lakes)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. Some of the files contain great amounts of detail, while others have just a name.
Date of Publication
21 Sep 1944
Date Of Event
Summer 1943
Personal Name(s)
Allely, John S. M. ; Allely, G. W. ; Allely, W. R. ; Allely, Laurie
Language of Item
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.35012 Longitude: -78.73286
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.42094 Longitude: -75.69029
  • Saskatchewan, Canada
    Latitude: 52.11679 Longitude: -106.63452
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Holder
Kawartha Lakes Public Library
Location of Original
Kawartha Lakes Public Library - Archives
Kawartha Lakes Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address
190 Kent St W.
Lindsay, ON K9V 2Y6
(705) 324-5632
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