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World War II Military Personnel Newspaper Clippings
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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: World War II
  • On the Main Street - 11 January 1967
    Lindsay Daily Post, 11 Jan 1967     ...
    Lindsay Daily Post, 11 Jan 1967   ...
  • On the Main Street - 27 September 1966
    Lindsay Daily Post, 27 Sep 1966     ...
    Lindsay Daily Post, 27 Sep 1966   ...
  • On the Main Street - 21 October 1965
    Lindsay Daily Post, 21 Oct 1965     ...
    Lindsay Daily Post, 21 Oct 1965   ...
  • Fifty years ago, the men of Victoria - Haliburton heard the call to arms - 27 September 1965
    Lindsay Daily Post, 27 Sep 1965     ...
    Lindsay Daily Post, 27 Sep 1965   ...
  • Devitt, J.
        Amy Cosh scrapbook - page 110
      Amy Cosh scrapbook - page 110
  • Rheims - 2 years later
        Amy Cosh scrapbook - page 95
      Amy Cosh scrapbook - page 95
  • Mark, K.I.
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  • Frederick, E.
        WO2 Eugene Frederick, R.C.A.F., arrived in Lindsay last night, returning from Overseas aboard the Monarch of Bermuda. He expects to leave for the west coast after Christmas to receive his discharge from there...
      WO2 Eugene Frederick, R.C.A.F., arrived in Lindsay last night, returning from Overseas ...
  • Metcalfe, H.
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  • Kent, C.
        Young local Veteran back on the jobAnother of Lindsay's young veterans, Carl "Tony" Kent has again taken his place in the community life working for the CNR after an absence of nearly two years, while serving with the Canadian forces. Carl joined the RCNVR ...
      Young local Veteran back on the jobAnother of Lindsay's young veterans, Carl ...
  • Cuddahee, F.
        Another brother, Spr. Fergus Cuddahee, has been overseas for some time and is at present serving in Germany...
      Another brother, Spr. Fergus Cuddahee, has been overseas for some time and ...
  • Adams, L.
        Amy Cosh scrapbook - page 2
      Amy Cosh scrapbook - page 2
  • Elson, S.
        District Men are AwardedOttawa, March 29--A total of 467 officers and other ranks serving the Canadian Army Overseas have been decorated for gallantry in action with awards of Mention in Despatches. The list, graciously approved by His Majesty the King, was announced by ...
      District Men are AwardedOttawa, March 29--A total of 467 officers and other ...
  • Wick
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  • Spenceley, E.
        Elliot Spenceley whose home is 40 James St. Lindsay, enlisted in the RCA, 45th Battery on 22 September 1939 with the rank of Gunner. He trained at Petawawa Ontario and Sussex (NB), and was for a period at Tracade (NB). Having the trade of butcher in pre-war occupation he was ...
      Elliot Spenceley whose home is 40 James St. Lindsay, enlisted in the ...
  • Livingstone, G.W.
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  • Lodge, S.
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  • Heffernan, A.
        Bandsman A.C. Heffernan has returned from overseas and is visiting with his parents, Bandmaster and Mrs. Heffernan, William St. N...
      Bandsman A.C. Heffernan has returned from overseas and is visiting with his ...
  • Nesbitt, D.
        Douglas Nesbitt, RCAF, returned from overseas 23 June 1945.
      Douglas Nesbitt, RCAF, returned from overseas 23 June 1945.
  • Moore, J.
        JAMES MOORE, Navigator Bomber Reported to No. 1 “M” Depot, Toronto, 5 April 1943. Posted to No. 3 “M” Depot, Edmonton (Alta) on 27 April 1943. Reported to No. 7 I.T.S. at Saskatoon, Sask, on 20 May 1943. Post to No. 6 B & G, Mountain View, Ont. 3 September ...
      JAMES MOORE, Navigator Bomber Reported to No. 1 “M” Depot, Toronto, 5 ...
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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.