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  • Contributors: Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Media Types: Newspapers
  • Groups: World War II Military Personnel Newspaper Clippings
  • Subject: Interviews
  • Subject: Arms & armament
  • Subject: Soldiers
  • Subject: Arms & armament
  • Adams, L.
        Amy Cosh scrapbook - page 2
      Amy Cosh scrapbook - page 2
  • Adams, L.
        Amy Cosh scrapbook - page 42
      Amy Cosh scrapbook - page 42
  • Alger, L.
        45th Battery, RCA
      45th Battery, RCA
  • Anderson, L.K.
        Congratulations to L.K. Anderson of town who received his wings at Guelph Wireless School on Thurs...
      Congratulations to L.K. Anderson of town who received his wings at Guelph ...
  • Angers
        Coboconk Family has six sons in Uniform Here are Mr. and Mrs. Stafford Angers, of Coboconk, with their 14 children, six in uniform and a seventh aiming at the Air Force. LEFT to RIGHT are: (back row): Morris, too young for service; Mrs. Angers, Pte. Sandford, Mrs. William Hannivan, Toronto, ...
      Coboconk Family has six sons in Uniform Here are Mr. and Mrs. ...
  • Arthurs, B.
       
     
  • Arthurs, J.
        Sgt. John J. Arthurs
      Sgt. John J. Arthurs
  • Attfield, A.J.
        Lt. Attfield is Reported as Missing Lt. Arthur Jesse Attfield, son of Mrs. Ruby E. Attfield, R.R. No. 2, Rosedale, has been reported missing in the 499th army casualty list released Monday. Lt. Attfield was serving with the Western Ontario Regiment on Active ...
      Lt. Attfield is Reported as Missing Lt. Arthur Jesse Attfield, son of ...
  • Austin, E.
        Earle Austin, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Austin, stationed in Ottawa, spent the New Year holiday in Haliburton...
      Earle Austin, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Austin, stationed in Ottawa, ...
  • Babcock
        Seaman is Home from Convoy Job The many friends of Leading Seaman Babcock are glad to see him back in town again. He arrived Wednesday morning and all day yesterday he was meeting friends whom he hasn't seen for some time. He was telling a Post ...
      Seaman is Home from Convoy Job The many friends of Leading Seaman ...
  • Bacon, E.A.
        Sgt. E.A. (Ted) Bacon of Lindsay, Ontario, paid the supreme sacrifice in World War II. Listed on the Honour Roll for Victoria and Haliburton Counties of those who have paid the supreme sacrifice in the cause of freedom.
      Sgt. E.A. (Ted) Bacon of Lindsay, Ontario, paid the supreme sacrifice in ...
  • Baker, J.E.
        P.O. Jack Baker, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Baker, Durham St. W. left for Rivers, Man. on Friday...
      P.O. Jack Baker, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Baker, Durham St. ...
  • Balfour, M.
        Cpl. M. Balfour is Welcomed on Arrival A happy reunion took place in Toronto at the Exhibition Depot when Cpl. Melville Balfour of the S. D. and G. Highlanders was met by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. Balfour, 23 Wolfe St. Lindsay, and sisters Mrs. Geo Warren (Ruth) ...
      Cpl. M. Balfour is Welcomed on Arrival A happy reunion took place ...
  • Balfour, S.
       
     
  • Beall, H.
        Helped Pave Way for Ramree Raid Wing Cmdr. H. Beall Flying Liberators with the KAF South-East Air Command in the India-Burma war theatre, Wing Cmdr. Hugo Beall, RCAF, son of George Beall, of Lindsay, was one of those who helped prepare the way for the ...
      Helped Pave Way for Ramree Raid Wing Cmdr. H. Beall Flying Liberators ...
  • Beall, H.
        Squeeze it, Hugh! That's all there is-—there isn't any more. says Squadron Leader Hugh Beall of Lindsay, as he pours out the last drop of tea for Flying-Officer Gordie Doherty, of Fort William. They had just got back to their base in India after a cross-country flight. They are members ...
      Squeeze it, Hugh! That's all there is-—there isn't any more. says Squadron ...
  • Beall, H.
        Lindsay Boy again in News of Burma Front Command, India, Feb. 15--Flying Liberators with the RAF South-East Air Command in the India Burma War theatre, Wing-Cmdr. Hugo Beall, RCAF, son of George Beall, of Lindsay, was one of those who helped prepare the way for the ...
      Lindsay Boy again in News of Burma Front Command, India, Feb. 15--Flying ...
  • Beall, H.
        Canadians Shared in Mandalay BlitzWith the R.C.A.F, in India, Jan. 16--One of the R.A.F. squadrons which took part in the devastating raid on Mandalay Saturday was led by Wing-Com. Hugo Beall of Lindsay. In all the attacking squadrons Canada was well ...
      Canadians Shared in Mandalay BlitzWith the R.C.A.F, in India, Jan. 16--One of ...
  • Begley, J.
        Three in Service, One Home Pte. Jos. Begley has arrived home on furlough, after spending 2 years overseas, previous to which he was 22 months with his regiment in Jamaica and also trained in Naimo, B.C. Two other brothers, Ward and Leo Begley are serving ...
      Three in Service, One Home Pte. Jos. Begley has arrived home on ...
  • Begley, L.
        Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Begley have received a letter from their son Pte. Leo Begley. Leo says that he is in England and is in fine health. ...
      Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Begley have received a letter from their son ...
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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.