Virgil Public School - Class photo


Description
Creator:
Royal Studio, 724 Barton St. E., Hamilton, Ontario, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Black and white photograph of school children from Virgil Public School, arranged in three rows under a canopy of horse chestnut tree. Undated but probably taken in 1920s.
The photo is attached to a brown cardboard with a stamp of Royal Studio, Hamilton, and framed.
Notes:
Article "Dutch group seeks family of Virgil soldier who was killed during Second World War" by Erica Bayer (published by the St. Catharines Standard on December 5, 2011) gives more details on Jack Hutchison's death:
"Jack Leon Hutchison's plane was shot down over Holland 69 years ago, during a nighttime bombing mission in the Second World War. The Virgil native was killed, along with four other crew members. He was 25 years old.
"The target of that night when Jack was killed was a town called Bremen in Germany," Drijver said. "They were intercepted by a German night fighter and shot down." He said Hutchison was flying the Wellington twin-engine aircraft when it crashed into the North Sea near the island of Vlieland on June 4, 1942
[...]
Hutchison's parents were Lawrence Leon Hutchison and Florence Victoria Pendergast. They were married in Lincoln on May 22, 1912. He also had a brother, named James Hedley Hutchison.
Jack Leon Hutchison is buried at this graveyard in Den Burg, on the island of Texel in Holland. He was a pilot killed over Holland during the Second World War. Hutchison was from Virgil, and now, 69 years after his death, a Dutch foundation is looking for his family."
Inscriptions:
Reverse:
"James H. Hutchison mark on his chin
Jack L. Hutchison front row 4th from the right
Virgil Public School"
Dimensions:
Width: 29.5 cm
Height: 24.5 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 19.8cm
Image Height: 14.7cm
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Hutchison, Jack Leon (1917-1942)
Local identifier:
NOTLPL00085
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.21682 Longitude: -79.13288
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Location of Original:
Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
10 Anderson Lane P.O. Box 430
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
Contact
Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
Email
Website
Agency street/mail address
10 Anderson Lane P.O. Box 430
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
905-468-2023
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Virgil Public School - Class photo


Black and white photograph of school children from Virgil Public School, arranged in three rows under a canopy of horse chestnut tree. Undated but probably taken in 1920s.
The photo is attached to a brown cardboard with a stamp of Royal Studio, Hamilton, and framed.