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June 21, 1944
  Word was received by Mrs. M. Armstrong of Janetville stating that her son, Pte. Cecil Armstrong, who is overseas, had suffered a broken leg. There were no details, merely the statement that a letter would follow.

July 10, 1944
Pte. Armstrong Janetville Boy is Recovering

  Mrs. M. Armstrong, Janetville, has received further word as to the injuries sustained by her eldest son, Pt. Cecil Armstrong in England.
  Pte. Armstrong was thrown from a motorcycle with the result that his right leg was broken in two places below the knee, his side lacerated and one hand badly cut.
  The message also stated the he was progressing well along the road to recovery.

July 24, 1944
Full Details are Received of Accident

  Omemee, July 24 (PNS) - Word has been received by Mrs. Cecil Armstrong, nee Dorothy Ellis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Ellis, Omemee, that her husband, Pte. Cecil Armstrong, R.C.O.C. has been injured in a motorcycle accident in England. On Friday Mrs. Armstrong received a letter from her husband's nurse advising her of the extent of his injuries. He is suffering from a compound fracture of the right leg and severe side lacerations and his right arm is injured causing temporary paralysis.
  Pte. Armstrong enlisted in the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps in September 1941, and landed in England on June 18th, 1942. His wife and little son Jimmie, reside in Omemee with Mrs. Armstrong's parents Mr. and Mrs. W. Ellis. Jimmie was born after his father left Canada.
  Mr. and Mrs. Ellis also have two sons serving in His Majesty's forces, LAC David Ellis, who is at present with the R.A.F. in France and Tpr. Harry Ellis, R.E.C.C.E. who is stationed at Dundurn, Sask.

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:
Jul 1944
Personal Name(s):
M. Armstrong ; Cecil Armstrong ; W. Ellis
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