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Killed in Action

Word has been officially received by Mr. Norman Harrison of Maple Lake that his son Pte. Norman Harrison has paid the supreme sacrifice in Holland, being killed on Nov. 1.

Pte. Harrison enlisted in Peterboro receiving training at Peterboro, Cornwall and Camp Borden. He previously was wounded on July 26 receiving a leg injury and had only rejoined his unit a very short time when he was killed. He leaves to mourn his loss his young wife and daughter, his father and some brothers and sisters.

Memorial Service

A very impressive memorial service for the fallen heroes of World War No. 1 was held in the Haliburton Community Hall, Saturday evening November 11. Mr. A.G. Schoffield was in charge of the service. Several appropriate hymns were sung followed by moving pictures shown by S.A. Major Alfred Dickson of Orillia Behind the Red Shield. These were pictures of the magnificent work carried on all over the world by this great organization. They were thoroughly enjoyed. Mr. A.G. Scoffield then showed slides of the boys who paid the supreme sacrifice in world war No. 1. These have been showed every Nov. 11 by Mr. Scoffield since the last war.

The meeting closed by prayer offered by Mrs. Geo. Ward for the boys in this conflict. Mrs. Ward is the mother of two boys in the services, Pte. Morley Ward in the Army overseas and Harry in the Navy.

Mr. Scoffield then read the names of the Haliburton boys who have already been killed in War No. 2. He asked that photos be sent to him of these boys so he could keep a permanent record of these as he had done for the boys of World War No. 1.

The following are the names of the heroes of this war.

Sgt. Leslie Burke of Lochlin, died as a result of a motor cycle accident in England; Elzie Henderson of Haliburton, presumed dead, missing after the fall of Hong Kong; Elmer Convert Highland Grove; Russell La Rue, West Guilford; Vernon Cowan, Maple Lake; Walter Albert Winn, Haliburton; John Albert Anderson, Tory Hill; Sgt. Loucks, Lochlin; Burt Fielding died from concussion as a result of the explosion in Quebec in July 1944, of Ingoldsby; Richard Dawson, Maple Lake; Harry Cowan, Carnarvon; Sgt. Donald Pasquino, Donald; Jas. Redner, Carnarvon, John Swanton, Maple Lake; Mervin Harrison, Maple Lake; James Nicholl, Eagle Lake.

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Genealogical Resource
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Date of Publication
11 Dec 1944
Personal Name(s)
Leslie Burke ; Elzie Joseph Henderson ; Elzie Henderson ; Norman Harrison ; Norman Harrison Gerrand ; Elmer Convert ; Russell Bruce La Rue ; Russell La Rue ; Walter Albert Winn ; John Albert Anderson ; William Richard Burt Fielding ; Burt Fielding ; Richard Dawson ; Harry Cowan ; Donald Pasquino ; James Redner ; John Swanton ; Mervin Leroy Harrison ; Mervin Harrison ; James Nicholl
World War II Service Files
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.16682 Longitude: -78.49955
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