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1958 Remberance Day- Brechin- (7th)
1958 Remberance Day- Brechin- (7th)
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 Michael "Mick" Edward Crosby
Michael "Mick" Edward Crosby
Michael, born in Mara Twp., in 1916, a son of William Crosby and Margaret Clarke, He had 3 brothers who also served in WWII Mick served in the Royal Canadian Navy, HMNS Restigouche __Chech it out -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMCS_Restigouche_(H00)
1958 Remberance Day -Charlie Shier
1958 Remberance Day -Charlie Shier
James 'Jim' William Crosby- WWII
James 'Jim' William Crosby- WWII
James Crosby, a son of William Crosby and Margaret Clarke, born in Mara, served in WWII-1943-1945, in France and Germany. James' brothers Emmet, Thomas & Michael also served in WW2
Rifleman Ambrose Patrick Doherty-- Beny-sur-Mer, Canadian War Cemetery, France
Rifleman Ambrose Patrick Doherty-- Beny-sur-Mer, Canadian War Cemetery, France
Ambrose was a son of Willam Doherty and Roseanne Fountain, he died June 11, 1944., at the age of 24. He was a member of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, and was part of the 'D' Day, 3rd. Canadian Division, which landed on 6th of June 1944. Rifleman Doherty, is buried in the BENY-SUR-MER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. -- Grave ref. III B. 2.-- this cemetery has a total of 2048 burials.
WW II Veteran Percy Hepinstall, a Chief Petty Officer, RCN
WW II Veteran Percy Hepinstall, a Chief Petty Officer, RCN
WW II Veteran Walker Joslin, Lieut Commander, RCNR
WW II Veteran Walker Joslin, Lieut Commander, RCNR
Born in Coopers Falls, 4 Sep 1903, a son of Joseph Thomas Joslin & Adelaide Gertrude Hepinstall. He was known as Walker. In the 1920's he was a sailor on the Great Lakes, where he earned his Captain's paper. When the depression hit, he joined the Ontario Provincial Police in Norhern Ontario. In 1939 the war broke out iand he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve, as a Captain of a minesweeper. He went on to earn the rank of Lieut. Commander.
L.A.C. William Herbert SMITH
L.A.C. William Herbert SMITH
Leading Aircarftman, of the RCAF, William was a son of Herbert Clarence & Helen Jeanette (Quinn) Smith of Gamebridge. He died 4 April 1945, at the age of 20. He is buried in the Harrogate (Stonefall) cemetery in Yorkshire, England. this family memorial in the Gamebrige, Knox Presbyterian cemetery, honours his sacrifice for our county.
Bill MacDonald & Hugh Crosby
Bill MacDonald & Hugh Crosby
Harold Robert STEWART
Harold Robert STEWART
Harold served in WW2, as a Rifleman, in the Queen's Own Rifles, (Canada) . He was a son of Donald & Catherine (Carmichael) Stewart, and is buried in the Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Gamebridge.
Denis Gerrard McCarthy K.I.A.
Denis Gerrard McCarthy K.I.A.
Private McCarthy, was a member of the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders, R.C.I.C., he died on June 18, 1944. Killed as he slept near Vieux Caron,France, by a mortar Born in 1918, in Mara Twp., a son of John & Katerine (Harrigan) McCarthy of Brechin. the following is a transcribe of a letter his parents recieved: Somewhere in Normandy 16 July 44 Major J. F. Peterson D.D.G. Highlander Canadian Army British Western Expeditionary Force Dear Mr. McCarthy: This is an exceedingly difficult letter to write, and I know how very difficult it will be for you to read. But I feel that I must write to you, not only because I think every parent has a right to know what happened to his son, but because I was genuinely fond of him. In this company we all held Denis in very high regard, and I may tell you that his death was a very great shock to his platoon. I know you will want to know what happened, so I am not going to spare you the details. My only hope it that this certainly will not add to your grief. We reached the village of Vieux Caron, and remained there for a considerable period. There was a lull in activity by the Germans and we lived exceedingly well, an in little danger except for patrolling at right. Denis was on outpost duty one night and returned to the rear of his platoon to sleep in the morning. We had had no shelling for about a fortnight and were sleeping above ground sometimes. Denis went to sleep beside a haystack that morning. About an hour later the Germans opened on us with their multi-barrelled mortar. One of the shells fell beside Denis and was instantly killed. There is nothing I can write to relieve you, although it may be some comfort to know that his death was painless. It is the kind of death we all hope for when our turn comes. That is all I can say to you. I want you to know that your son fought bravely and skilfully through the invasion and that he had the admiration and friendship of his officers and comrades. He was a true comrade and shall not forget him. His platoon commander, Lieut. Carter, told me he was going to write to you. I don’t know whether he did write, for he was very seriously wounded a short time afterwards. In any event, I wanted to write myself. Earlier, we had thought Denis’ grave was at Villons Les Buissons, but since then I have visited it. He is buried with three of his comrades beside the school at Vieux Caron. French school children place flowers on his grave daily. Sincerely J. Anderson, Major
Warrant Officer Michael Patrick McDonnell
Warrant Officer Michael Patrick McDonnell
born in Rama, (Rathburn) in 1926, a son of Joseph Michael McDonnell & Mary Elizabeth Dudenhoffer, Warrant Officer Michael Patrick McDonnell drowned, May 8, 1968. In a routine training exercise, 22 paratroopers were blown off course and landed in the figid water of the Ottawa River off the shores of Wegner Point. He was one of seven who did not survive that night. W.O. McDonnell who enlisted in 1944, was one of the Forces' top jumpers and had 401 jumps to his credit. He was survived by his wife Helene and two children. Keywords: Memorial Cairn Wegner Point
Rama Monument
Rama Monument
Rama Road- Monument- reconizing members of the community who served in WW1, WW2, and the Korea War.
Archie E CURRIE, 1925-1986
Archie E CURRIE, 1925-1986
a son of Walter Wood and Laura May Wood. During WWII, his father recieved a telegram advising Archie was missing in action. Three months later he was advised Archie had been a prisoner of war, but had returned to England.
Rama -Soldiers
Rama -Soldiers
members of the Rama Comminity who served in World War 2. (This monument is off Rama Road by the Cumminity Centre)
Edmund McLaughlin
Edmund McLaughlin
MCLAUGHLIN, Edmund Francis : Sapper McLaughlin, was a member of the R.C.F. service number B/129606. He returned from overseas in poor health, and succumbed to his illness two years later at a Military Hospital in Toronto, 2 September 1947, at the age of 25. He was a son of Hugh McLaughlin and Ethel Philomena McCorkell, of Mara, his brother Patrick was killed in action, and his brother Joseph also served overseas. Sapper McCorkell is buried in St. Columbkille’s Cemetery, in Uptergrove. His name appears on the Mara Township Cenotaph, by the Brechin Legion
Private Jerome B. DONNELLY
Private Jerome B. DONNELLY
Served in WW2.
Gunner Paul Mulvihill
Gunner Paul Mulvihill
Serving with the C Battery of the RCHA and has been since 1998. He is shown above, second from left.
Clifford Engell
Clifford Engell
WW2 -Veteran
Pvt. Lillian Lefebvre
Pvt. Lillian Lefebvre
Served with the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC) from 1942 to 1946
CPL  Kenneth John COLLINS
CPL Kenneth John COLLINS
WW2 -Veteran
Sapper Thomas Mulvihill
Sapper Thomas Mulvihill
Was with the Royal Canadian Engineers from 1942 to 1945
Trooper  Gerald Clement Donnelly
Trooper Gerald Clement Donnelly
WW2 Veteran, buried in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Brechin
Sgt. Faustus (Fosty) Mulvihill
Sgt. Faustus (Fosty) Mulvihill
Served with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry from 1943 to 1945
Trooper Vincent Mulvihill
Trooper Vincent Mulvihill
Served with the First Tank Resupply Regiment from 1944 to 1945
Warr. Off. (ret.) Michael Mulvihill
Warr. Off. (ret.) Michael Mulvihill
Was with the Canadian Provost Corps from 1958 to 1991
Medals
Medals
(L--R) The 1939--1945 STAR The Italy Star The France and Germany Star The Defence Medal Canadian Volunteer Medal The War Medal 1939--1945
Sergeant John Thomas  Steele
Sergeant John Thomas Steele
B/41182- Sergeant Steele, was a member of the Lincoln & Welland Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps. While stationed in St. John's, Newfoundland, he died in a fire at the Knights of Columbus Hostel, 12 Dec. 1942. (99 died in this fire) He is buried in Mount Carmel, R.C. Cemetery, St. John's, Newfoundland. Born in Atherley, 6 Aug. 1921, a son of John Thomas Steele & Anna Sarah Hobson.
Ambrose Patrick Doherty- K.I.A.
Ambrose Patrick Doherty- K.I.A.
Ambrose was enlisted with the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C, he was killed on action, June 11, 1944, and is buried in the Beny-sur-Mer Candian Cemerty, Calvados, France. Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery is about 1 kilometre east of the village of Reviers, on the Creully-Tailleville-Ouistreham road (D.35). Reviers is a village and commune in the Department of the Calvados. . The village of Beny-sur-Mer is some 2 kilometres south-east of the cemetery. It was on the coast just to the north that the 3rd Canadian Division landed on 6th June 1944 (D-DAY); on that day, 335 officers and men of that division were killed in action or died of wounds. In this cemetery are the graves of Canadians who gave their lives in the landings in Normandy and in the earlier stages of the subsequent campaign. Canadians who died during the final stages of the fighting in Normandy are buried in Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery. There are a total of 2048 burials in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. There is also one special memorial erected to a soldier of the Canadian Infantry Corps who is known to have been buried in this cemetery, but the exact site of whose grave could not be located.
St. John's, Knights of Columbus Hostel Fire
St. John's, Knights of Columbus Hostel Fire
Sergeant John Thomas Steele, was one of the 99 who died in this fire. Front page of the St. John's newspaper, Monday Dec. 14, 1942. On Saturday, December 12, 1942, many people in St. John's were sitting at home behind their blackout curtains, listening to "Uncle Tim's Barn Dance" on the radio station VOCM. This weekly program was broadcast live from the Knights of Columbus Leave Centre on Harvey Road in St. John's. Just after 11:00 pm, people listening to the broadcast heard the singer on stage break off in the middle of a song, then someone shouted "Fire, fire." Sounds of people panicking could be heard, then smashing glass, then the broadcast went silent. About 500 people were in the building when it caught fire. Most were watching the radio broadcast, but some were sleeping in the servicemen's hostel. The windows in the hall of the newly-built K of C Leave Centre had been boarded over to meet blackout regulations. Doors were either locked, or barred from the outside. The wooden building burned very quickly. Paper streamers that had decorated the ceiling of the hall ignited and fell onto the people below. A few windows and doors were smashed open, but many people could not escape. As the building rapidly burned to the ground, 99 people died, and another 107 were hurt. St. John's had seen many serious fires over the years, but never one with such loss of life. At the time, there were rumours of sabotage by a German agent, but the cause of the fire was never determined
Letter from Ambrose P. Doherty-Dec. 18, 1943
Letter from Ambrose P. Doherty-Dec. 18, 1943
Ambrose wrote this letter to his sister Mary Lee.
Private John Albert DACK- Holten, Netherlands
Private John Albert DACK- Holten, Netherlands
Private Dack, was K.I.A. 21 April, 1945, in the Netherlands. He is buried in the Holten Canadian War Cemetery. Holten is a village 20 kilometres east of the town of Deventer, on the main A1 motorway from Amsterdam to Bremen in Germany. Historical Information: The Netherlands fell to the Germans in May 1940 and was not re-entered by Allied forces until September 1944. The great majority of those buried in Holten Canadian War Cemetery died during the last stages of the war in Holland, during the advance of the Canadian 2nd Corps into northern Germany, and across the Ems in April and the first days of May 1945. After the end of hostilities the remains of over 1,300 Canadian soldiers were brought together into this cemetery
Ambrose Patrick Doherty Enlistment Papers
Ambrose Patrick Doherty Enlistment Papers
Private Charles William Myers  St. GERMAINE- Adegem, Belgium
Private Charles William Myers St. GERMAINE- Adegem, Belgium
Private St. Germaine was K.I.A, 16 Sep. 1944. He is buried in the Adegem Canadian Cemetery, Belgium. Adegem Canadian War Cemetery is located midway between Brugge (17 km) and Gent (26 km) on the N9 which connects the two towns. Historical Information: In the last week of September 1944, the Allies held the city of Antwerp, but the Germans held both shores of the Scheldt estuary, so that the port of Antwerp could not be used. The task of clearing the southern shore of the estuary was allotted to the 3rd Canadian Division, aided by the 4th Canadian Armoured Division and the 52nd Division. Their operations lasted from October until the beginning of November 1944; by 3 November the Germans had been cleared from the north-west corner of Belgium and the south shore of the Scheldt was free. There had been fierce fighting for two weeks for the crossing of the Leopold Canal. The majority of the men buried at Adegem died during the operations for the clearance of the south bank of the Scheldt, but many Canadians who lost their lives elsewhere in Belgium were also brought here for burial. A number of isolated graves from various communal cemeteries and churchyards in Belgium have also been brought into this cemetery since the end of the war. The cemetery now contains 1,119 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War and one unidentified burial of the First World War. There are also 33 Polish and two French burials.
Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) Gordon Joseph FERGUSON-K.I.A., Hanover Cem.
Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) Gordon Joseph FERGUSON-K.I.A., Hanover Cem.
Died 14 January 1944, at the age of 24. He is buried in the Hanover War Cemetery, Hanover, Germany. Many of the graves in Hanover War Cemetery were brought in from prisoner of war camp cemeteries, small German cemeteries and from isolated positions in the surrounding country. The cemetery contains 2,407 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 62 of them unidentified. There are also 39 non-war burials and 10 war graves of other nationalities, most of them Polish. Hanover War Cemetery adjoins Hanover Military Cemetery, a substantial post war cemetery of more than 3,000 burials.
Pte. St. GERMAINE K.I.A. /ADEGEM CANADIAN WAR CEMETRY, BELGIUM
Pte. St. GERMAINE K.I.A. /ADEGEM CANADIAN WAR CEMETRY, BELGIUM
Resting place of Private St. Germaine. K.I.A. SEPT. 16, 1944. ADEGEM CANADIAN WAR Cemetery--In the last week of September 1944, the Allies held the city of Antwerp, Belgium, but the Germans held both shores of the Scheldt estuary, so that the port of Antwerp could not be used. The task of clearing the southern shore of the estuary was allotted to the 3rd Canadian Division, aided by the 4th Canadian Armoured Division and the 52nd Division. Their operations lasted from October until the beginning of November 1944; by 3 November the Germans had been cleared from the north-west corner of Belgium and the south shore of the Scheldt was free. There had been fierce fighting for two weeks for the crossing of the Leopold Canal. The majority of the men buried at Adegem died during the operations for the clearance of the south bank of the Scheldt, but many Canadians who lost their lives elsewhere in Belgium were also brought here for burial. A number of isolated graves from various communal cemeteries and churchyards in Belgium have also been brought into this cemetery since the end of the war. The cemetery now contains 1,119 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War and one unidentified burial of the First World War. There are also 33 Polish and two French burials
DOHERTY & STINSON /BENY-SUR-MER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France
DOHERTY & STINSON /BENY-SUR-MER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France
resting place of Trooper Stinson and Rifleman Ambrose Doherty. BENY-SUR-MER CANADIAN WAR Cemetery--The Allied offensive in north-western Europe began with the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944. Many of those buried in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery were men of the 3rd Canadian Division who died either on 6 June or during the early days of the advance towards Caen, when the Division engaged a German battle group formed from the 716th Division and the 21st Panzer Division. The cemetery contains 2,048 Second World War burials, the majority Canadian, and 19 of them unidentified.
Denis Gerrard McCarthy WWII Medals
Denis Gerrard McCarthy WWII Medals
Denis Gerrard McCarthy's WWII Medals Presented to Private McCarthy's parents after WWII. Top--- Canadian Clasp –Memorial Cross—Regiment Medallion—Dog Tags lL-R-- War Medal 1939-45, Defense Medal, Memorial Cross (or the Silver Cross) --Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, 1939-1945 Star. **The Memorial Cross, the gift of Canada, was issued as a memento of personal loss and sacrifice on the part of widows and mothers of Canadian sailors and soldiers who laid down their lives for their country during the war; -
McCARTHY & SPEIRAN / BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France
McCARTHY & SPEIRAN / BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France
resting place of Dennis Gerrard McCarthy and Private Billy Speiran. BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN Cemetery--The Allied offensive in north-western Europe began with the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944.(D-Day) For the most part, those buried at Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery died during the later stages of the battle of Normandy, the capture of Caen and the thrust southwards - led initially by the 4th Canadian and 1st Polish Armoured Divisions - to close the Falaise Gap. Almost every unit of Canadian 2nd Corps is represented in the cemetery. The cemetery contains 2,958 Second World War burials, the majority Canadian, and 87 of them unidentified. )
COULTER & McLAUGHLIN /Runnymede Memorial- Surrey, United Kingdom
COULTER & McLAUGHLIN /Runnymede Memorial- Surrey, United Kingdom
Warrant Officer Everett Malcom Coulter and Warrant Officer Patrick Ignatius McLaughlin are honoured at this memorial. The Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede, overlooking the Thames on Cooper's Hill four miles from Windsor, commemorates the names of over 20,000 airmen who were lost in the Second World War during operations from bases in the United Kingdom and North and Western Europe and who have no known graves. They served in all commands from Bombers to Maintenance, and came from all parts of the Commonwealth as well as countries in Europe which had been taken by the Germans (such as Denmark, the Netherlands, or Poland) and whose airmen continued to fight in the ranks of the Royal Air Force. The memorial was designed by Sir Edward Maufe with sculpture by Vernon Hill and ceilings by John Hutton.
P.O. COOPER/ Harrogate Stonefall Cemetery , Yorkshire, United Kingdom
P.O. COOPER/ Harrogate Stonefall Cemetery , Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Pilot Officer (Air Gunner) Edgar Harvey Cooper, is buried at this cemetery, in Yorkshire, United Kingdom. He died Jan. 1, 1945, his aircraft crashed on take off. HARROGATE STONEFALL CEMETERY--Many airfields were established in Yorkshire during the Second World War, among them R.A.F. station at Harrogate, Linton-on-Ouse, Tockwith, Rufforth and Marston Moor. No. 6 (R.C.A.F.) Bomber Group, had their headquarters at Allerton Park near Knaresborough and all the stations controlled by this group were in the area north of Harrogate, the largest base having its headquarters at Linton-on-Ouse. Nearly all of the 988 Second World War burials in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery are of airmen, two-thirds of them Canadian. (1 of the burials is an unidentified R.A.F. airman), Many of these men died in the military wing of Harrogate General Hospital. During the early months of the war, a piece of land was set aside for service war burials in Sections 20E and 21E and in July 1943, the Air Forces Section was opened at the north-eastern corner of the cemetery for burials from airfields in Yorkshire and the north-eastern counties. A few of the war graves from this period are scattered elsewhere in the cemetery. There are also 23 servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated at Harrogate Stonefall. This total includes six casualties alternativley commemorated by special memorial because their graves in churchyards elsewhere* could no longer be maintained. * Low Moor (Wesley Place) Methodist Churchyard; Edlington (St Peter) New Churchyard ; Denholme Wesleyan Reform Chapelyard.)
Denis Gerrard McCarthy -KIA
Denis Gerrard McCarthy -KIA
on leave
G.J. FERGUSON/ Hanover War Cemetery, Hanover, Germany
G.J. FERGUSON/ Hanover War Cemetery, Hanover, Germany
Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) Gordon Joseph Ferguson, is buried in this cemetery in Hanover, Germany. HANOVER WAR CEMETERY- -Many of the graves in Hanover War Cemetery were brought in from prisoner of war camp cemeteries, small German cemeteries and from isolated positions in the surrounding country. The cemetery contains 2,407 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 62 of them unidentified. There are also 39 non-war burials and 10 war graves of other nationalities, most of them Polish. Hanover War Cemetery adjoins Hanover Military Cemetery, a substantial post war cemetery of more than 3,000 burials
Denis Gerrard McCarthy- KIA
Denis Gerrard McCarthy- KIA
Letter from Officier, to his parents.
Pte. DACK/ HOLTEN CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, NETHERLANDS
Pte. DACK/ HOLTEN CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, NETHERLANDS
Private John Albert Dack, is buried here. He was K.I.A. April 21, 1945. HOLTEN CANADIAN WAR Cemetery--The Netherlands fell to the Germans in May 1940 and was not re-entered by Allied forces until September 1944. The great majority of those buried in Holten Canadian War Cemetery died during the last stages of the war in Holland, during the advance of the Canadian 2nd Corps into northern Germany, and across the Ems in April and the first days of May 1945. After the end of hostilities their remains were brought together into this cemetery. Holten Canadian War Cemetery contains 1,393 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War
R. AGNEW / SAGE WAR CEMETERY,  Sage, Germany
R. AGNEW / SAGE WAR CEMETERY, Sage, Germany
Flight Sergeant Navigator (Bomber) Ross Maddaugh AGNEW is buried in this cemetery. SAGE WAR CEMETERY, Sage was on the line of the Allied advance across northern Germany in 1945 but most of those buried at Sage War Cemetery were airmen lost in bombing raids over northern Euope whose graves were brought in from cemeteries in the Frisian Islands and other parts of north-west Germany. Sage War Cemetery contains 948 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 158 of them unidentified. There are also 23 war graves of other nationalities, most of them Polish.)
Wm. J. Loveday / Ravenna Cemetery, Italy
Wm. J. Loveday / Ravenna Cemetery, Italy
Corporal William John LOVEDAY, K.I.A , 5 December, 1944, is buried here. RAVENNA WAR CEMETERY- On 3 September 1943 the Allies invaded the Italian mainland, the invasion coinciding with an armistice made with the Italians who then re-entered the war on the Allied side. Following the fall of Rome to the Allies in June 1944, the German retreat became ordered and successive stands were made on a series of defensive lines. In the northern Appenine mountains the last of these, the Gothic Line, was breached by the Allies during the Autumn campaign and the front inched forward as far as Ravenna in the Adratic sector, but with divisions transferred to support the new offensive in France, and the Germans dug in to a number of key defensive positions, the advance stalled as winter set in. Ravenna was taken by the Canadian Corps at the beginning of December 1944, and the burials in the cemetery there reflect the fighting for the Senio line and the period of relative quiet during the first three months of 1945. Many of the men buried there were Canadians; one of the last tasks of the Canadian Corps before being moved to north-west Europe was the clearing of the area between Ravenna and the Comacchio lagoon. Others are Indians from the 10th Indian Division, and New Zealanders. The site for the cemetery was selected by the Army in 1945 for burials from the surrounding battlefields. Ravenna War Cemetery contains 955 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 63 of them unidentified. There are also 33 First World War burials, 30 of them brought in from Gradisca Communal Cemetery in 1973, the others from communal cemeteries at Arzigano, Fano and Monterosso al Mare. Among those buried in the cemetery are 33 men of the Jewish Infantry Brigade Group which was formed in September 1944, chiefly by volunteers from Palestine; the burials at Ravenna form the largest concentration of casualties from the Brigade. There is 1 Merchant Seaman whose death is not attributable to war service and 1 French burial.) -
Pte. R. J. GAGNON, K.I.A./ Groesbeek War Cemetery, Netherlands
Pte. R. J. GAGNON, K.I.A./ Groesbeek War Cemetery, Netherlands
Private Raymond John GAGNON, was K.I.A. Feb. 28TH, 1945, in the Battle of Rhineland, he is buried here. Prior to enlisting he was a farm labourer, living in Rathburn, Mara Twp. GROESBEEK CANADIAN WAR Cemetery--Allied forces entered the Netherlands on 12 September 1944. Airborne operations later that month established a bridgehead at Nijmegen and in the following months, coastal areas and ports were cleared and secured, but it was not until the German initiated offensive in the Ardennes had been repulsed that the drive into Germany could begin. Most of those buried in GROESBEEK CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY were Canadians, many of whom died in the Battle of the Rhineland, when the 2nd and 3rd Canadian Infantry Divisions and the 4th Canadian Armoured Division took part in the drive southwards from Nijmegen to clear the territory between the Maas and the Rhine in February and March 1945. Others buried here died earlier or later in the southern part of the Netherlands and in the Rhineland. The cemetery contains 2,610 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, and nine war graves of other nationalities. Within the cemetery stands the GROESBEEK MEMORIAL, which commemorates by name more than 1,000 members of the Commonwealth land forces who died during the campaign in north-west Europe between the time of crossing the Seine at the end of August 1944 and the end of the war in Europe, and whose graves are not know. )
Trooper Sandford Frederick STINSON- K.I.A.
Trooper Sandford Frederick STINSON- K.I.A.
Killed in action, 8 July 1944. He is buried in the BENY-SUR-MER Cemetery, along the Normandy coast in Calvados, France Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery is about 1 kilometre east of the village of Reviers, on the Creully-Tailleville-Ouistreham road (D.35). Reviers is a village and commune in the Department of the Calvados. . The village of Beny-sur-Mer is some 2 kilometres south-east of the cemetery. It was on the coast just to the north that the 3rd Canadian Division landed on 6th June 1944 (D-DAY); on that day, 335 officers and men of that division were killed in action or died of wounds. In this cemetery are the graves of Canadians who gave their lives in the landings in Normandy and in the earlier stages of the subsequent campaign. Canadians who died during the final stages of the fighting in Normandy are buried in Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery. There are a total of 2048 burials in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. There is also one special memorial erected to a soldier of the Canadian Infantry Corps who is known to have been buried in this cemetery, but the exact site of whose grave could not be located.
Sergeant John STEELE
Sergeant John STEELE
B/41182- Sergeant Steele, was a member of the Lincoln & Welland Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps. While stationed in St. John's, Newfoundland, he died in a fire at the Knights of Columbus Hostel, 12 Dec. 1942. (99 died in this fire) He is buried in Mount Carmel, R.C. Cemetery, St. John's, Newfoundland. Born in Atherley, 6 Aug. 1921, a son of John Thomas Steele & Anna Sarah Hobson.
Warrant Officer Everett Malcolm Coulter, RCAF, K.I.A.
Warrant Officer Everett Malcolm Coulter, RCAF, K.I.A.
a son of Rev. Joseph & Mrs. Bessie Coulter, was shot down, Feb. 20th, 1944 his body was never recovered. His name appears with over 20,000 who have no know grave on the Runnymede Memorial, in Surrey, United Kingdom. He is honoured on the Mara Cenotaph, by the Brechin Legion. During the Second World War more than 116,000 men and women of the Air Forces of the British Commonwealth gave their lives in service. More than 17,000 of these were members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, or Canadians serving with the Royal Air Force. Approximately one-third of all who died have no known grave. Of these, 20,450 are commemorated by name on the Runnymede Memorial, which is situated at Englefield Green, near Egham, 32 kilometres by road west of London. The design of the Runnymede Memorial is original and striking. On the crest of Cooper's Hill, overlooking the Thames, a square tower dominates a cloister, in the centre of which rests the Stone of Remembrance. The cloistered walks terminate in two lookouts, one facing towards Windsor, and the other towards London Airport at Heathrow. The names of the dead are inscribed on the stone reveals of the narrow windows in the cloisters and the lookouts. They include those of 3,050 Canadian airmen.
Art STEELE
Art STEELE
Sergeant James Edward Aloysious MUGAN, K.I.A.
Sergeant James Edward Aloysious MUGAN, K.I.A.
a son of James Mugan & Catherine McGrath. Born in Mara, 12 Oct. 1915. He was member of the R.C.A.F. Killed in Action, he is buried in the Hamburg Cemetery, Hamburg, Germany. He is honoured on the Mara Township Cenopath, by the Brechin Legion. The Commonwealth section of the cemetery also contains 1,466 Second World War burials, mostly of servicemen who died with the occupying forces, or airmen lost in bombing raids over Germany. There are also 378 post Second World War graves and 14 war graves of other nationalities. * The following cemeteries are among those from which graves were brought to Hamburg:
STEELE  brothers John and Donald, with Dorthory Moase
STEELE brothers John and Donald, with Dorthory Moase
sons of John Steele and Anna Hobson. L-R is John (Johnnie) Thomas Steele, Dorothy Moase and Donald (Don) Francis Steele. John was a Sergeant in the Lincoln and Welland Regiment, R.C.I.C. Don was in the Canadian Forestry Corps. John died while stationed in Newfoundland.
J. Edward Mugan/ Hamburg Cemetery, Hamburg, Germany
J. Edward Mugan/ Hamburg Cemetery, Hamburg, Germany
resting place of Sergeant James Edward Aloysious MUGAN, a son of James Mugan & Catherine McGrath. This cemetery has 2,476 burials, including 708 WW1, burials, mostly P.O.W. The Commonwealth section of the cemetery contains 1,466 Second World War burials, mostly of servicemen who died with the occupying forces, or airmen lost in bombing raids over Germany. There are also 378 post Second World War graves and 14 war graves of other nationalities
Philip SCOTT
Philip SCOTT
WWII Veteran- son of Patrick Scott and Bridget Kelly
Flying Officer, John William Newman- Ottawa Memorial, Ottawa, Ontario
Flying Officer, John William Newman- Ottawa Memorial, Ottawa, Ontario
Listed on this Memorial, is the name of Flying Officer John William NEWMAN, a son of Harper & Laura Mabel Newman, of Gambridge. The Ottawa Memorial stands on the north-eastern point of Green Island in the City of Ottawa. Overlooking the northern branch of the Twin Falls of the Rideau River, it commands a panoramic view of the Ottawa River and the Gatineau Hills beyond. The Memorial commemorates those of the Air Forces of the British Commonwealth who lost their lives while serving in units operating from bases in Canada, the British West Indies and the United Sates of America, or while training in Canada and the U.S.A., and who have no known graves.
 Daniel Thomas SCOTT
Daniel Thomas SCOTT
WWII VETERAN- son of Patrick Scott and Bridget Kelly.
Corporal William John Loveday, K.I.A., Ravenna War Cemetery, Italy.
Corporal William John Loveday, K.I.A., Ravenna War Cemetery, Italy.
William John Loveday, was a member of the Saskatoon Light Infanty, (M.G.) R.C.I.C. He was killed in action, 5 December 1944, near Ravenna, Italy. His name appears on the Mara Twp., Cenopath, by the Brechin Legion. RAVENNA WAR CEMETERY- On 3 September 1943 the Allies invaded the Italian mainland, the invasion coinciding with an armistice made with the Italians who then re-entered the war on the Allied side. Following the fall of Rome to the Allies in June 1944, the German retreat became ordered and successive stands were made on a series of defensive lines. In the northern Appenine mountains the last of these, the Gothic Line, was breached by the Allies during the Autumn campaign and the front inched forward as far as Ravenna in the Adratic sector, but with divisions transferred to support the new offensive in France, and the Germans dug in to a number of key defensive positions, the advance stalled as winter set in. Ravenna was taken by the Canadian Corps at the beginning of December 1944, and the burials in the cemetery there reflect the fighting for the Senio line and the period of relative quiet during the first three months of 1945. Many of the men buried there were Canadians; one of the last tasks of the Canadian Corps before being moved to north-west Europe was the clearing of the area between Ravenna and the Comacchio lagoon. Others are Indians from the 10th Indian Division, and New Zealanders. The site for the cemetery was selected by the Army in 1945 for burials from the surrounding battlefields. Ravenna War Cemetery contains 955 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 63 of them unidentified. There are also 33 First World War burials, 30 of them brought in from Gradisca Communal Cemetery in 1973, the others from communal cemeteries at Arzigano, Fano and Monterosso al Mare. Among those buried in the cemetery are 33 men of the Jewish Infantry Brigade Group which was formed in September 1944, chiefly by volunteers from Palestine; the burials at Ravenna form the largest concentration of casualties from the Brigade. There is 1 Merchant Seaman whose death is not attributable to war service and 1 French burial.)
Trooper Michael CORRIGAN
Trooper Michael CORRIGAN
Michael Corrigan was born in Mara Twp. in 1913, a son of Hugh Vincent Corrigan and Mary Agnes Long. About 1920 the family moved to Uxbridge. Michael enlisted in the Army in WWII. The Toronto Star, May 30, 1944, reports Trp. Michael Corrigan as injured.
CROSBY EMMETT
CROSBY EMMETT
Montgomery, Duncan Ralph
Montgomery, Duncan Ralph
buried in the Atherley Cemetery, Ramara.
Patrick McLaughlin newspaper article
Patrick McLaughlin newspaper article
Patrick Ignatius McLaughlin- K.I.A.
Patrick Ignatius McLaughlin- K.I.A.
Warrant Officer Class II, of the Royal Canadia Air Force, 407 Sqdn. Killed in action, June 30, 1943-- no known grave- his name is listed on Panel 180, Runnymede Memoriial , Surrey, United Kingdom. One of 15 children of Hugh McLaughlin & Ethel 'Philomena' McCorkell. He had two brothers also serving, Joseph & Edmund. Edmund returned home in ill health, and died in a Military Hospital in Toronto, two years later.
Vet's1958
Vet's1958
FRont Right
Charlie Shier--???--Henry Deacon--Mort Currie--Gertty Donelly--rest unknown
Back rowGarnet Stewart (behind Charlie Shier)--Roy Black--Tall Man Ken Webb -Beaverton
Rifleman Ambrose P. DOHERTY, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.
Rifleman Ambrose P. DOHERTY, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.
Rifleman DOHERTY, as a member of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, he was part of the D-DAY (June 6, 1944) invasion of Normany, France. He was killed in action, June 11, 1944, and is buried in the Beny-ser-Mer, Canadian War Cemetery. In this cemetery, The Queen's Own Rifles, have memorial honouring those who lost their lives, his name is included in this memorial. Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery is about 1 kilometre east of the village of Reviers, on the Creully-Tailleville-Ouistreham road (D.35). Reviers is a village and commune in the Department of the Calvados. . The village of Beny-sur-Mer is some 2 kilometres south-east of the cemetery. It was on the coast just to the north that the 3rd Canadian Division landed on 6th June 1944 (D-DAY); on that day, 335 officers and men of that division were killed in action or died of wounds. In this cemetery are the graves of Canadians who gave their lives in the landings in Normandy and in the earlier stages of the subsequent campaign. Canadians who died during the final stages of the fighting in Normandy are buried in Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery. There are a total of 2048 burials in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. There is also one special memorial erected to a soldier of the Canadian Infantry Corps who is known to have been buried in this cemetery, but the exact site of whose grave could not be located.
Sgt. Ross M. Agnew,  K.I.A., Sage War Cemetery, Germany
Sgt. Ross M. Agnew, K.I.A., Sage War Cemetery, Germany
Army Barracks
Army Barracks
Dick Butler took this photo of his WW2 army barracks while training in Canada
Pte. Raymond Gagnon, K.I.A., Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands
Pte. Raymond Gagnon, K.I.A., Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands
Dick Butler & Friend
Dick Butler & Friend
left- Dick in WW2-- Member of the Grey - Simcoe Foresters. Richard Butler was born 4 June 1912, in Clonmel, Ireland, in 1938 he married Mary Isabella LEE, they had two sons, Michael & James.
Dick Butler, WWII
Dick Butler, WWII
when he joined the army-the Grey and Simcoe Foresters. Richard Butler was born 4 June 1912, in Clonmel, Ireland, in 1938 he married Mary Isabella LEE, they had two sons, Michael & James.
Montgomery, John Edward
Montgomery, John Edward
MONTGOMERY, John Edward - In loving memory of John Edward Montgomery, 92 years, Sunday, August 11th, 2013 at Extendicare-Falconbridge, Sudbury. Beloved husband of Mary Emily Montgomery (nee Flannery) predeceased 1986 and of Greta Montgomery (nee Flannery) of Sudbury. Loving father of Carol Keith of Washago, Patricia Zobrist of Calgary, Alberta and Susan Giebel of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Proud grandfather of Beau, Wendy, Lindsay, Eric, Kyle and Catherine and greatgrandfather of Brayden, Emily, Caitlin, Kate, Michael and Tyler. Dear brother of Nellie, Margaret, Marion, Phyllis, Jim and Bob all predeceased. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. At John's request there will be no visitation. A Memorial Mass will be held at Guardian Angels Church, 115 West St., Orillia, Ontario on Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 2pm with remains to be interred in St. Michael's Cemetery. Reception to follow at Guardian Angels Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Veterans' Advocacy would be appreciated. Canadian Veterans' Advocacy, Attn: Michael Blais, CD; 6618 Harper Dr., Niagara Falls, ON L2E 7K6. "One veteran, One standard."
Frank Collins
Frank Collins
Samuel SIMONDS
Samuel SIMONDS
born in Rama Twp., in 1902, a son of Samuel Simonds and Elizabeth McDonald. He is buried in St. Andrew's St. James' Cemetery, Orillia, Ontario.
Cpl. Ken Collins and wife Jacqueline McCaully circa 1943
Cpl. Ken Collins and wife Jacqueline McCaully circa 1943
Dorothea  "Dorothy" (Dobson) SIMONDS
Dorothea "Dorothy" (Dobson) SIMONDS
wife of Samuel Simonds. They married in 1921, she was born in 1902, in Wiarton, Bruce County, daughter of John William Dobson & Addie Williamson. She is buried in St. Andrew's St. James' Cemetery, Orillia, Ontario, along side her husband Sam.
Mara Twp. Cenotaph
Mara Twp. Cenotaph
Fallen WWII Soldiers-- from Mara Township COULTER EVERETT; GAGNON RAYMOND; LOVEDAY WILLIAM; MUGGAN EDWARD; McCARTHY DENNIS; McLAUGHLIN EDMUND; McLAUGHLIN PATRICK; NEWMAN WILLIAM; SPEIRAN WILLIAM: STEELE JOHN
Billy Elwyn Speiran, K.I.A.
Billy Elwyn Speiran, K.I.A.
Billy Elwyn Speiran Nov. 5, 1923 - July 30, 1944 Billy was the second son of Wesley and Mabel (Ainsworth) Speiran born and raised on a farm on the Eighth Concession of Mara Township. He attended school in Udney. One of his greatest accomplishments was winning the big silver cup at the Plowing Match.
He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fields and trees so when he decided to come to the city, he found employment with Cedarvale Tree Surgeons in Toronto and surrounding area. He worked there until he enlisted in the Army and after a few months of training was sent overseas with the Royal Regiment of Canada. Billy was killed by a sniper on July 30, 1944 and is buried in Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War cemetery which is located on the road to Falaise France. History 101-from memory
After the Normandy landing --The Americans circled south and English circled north-Trapping three crack German armies---Montgomery put the green Canadian army in middle- "THe Faliaise Gap-"
They were slaughtered--4000 dead -14000 casualties in two weeks Mongomery had three American divisions in reserve ten miles away but wouldn't send them in to help-This told to me by a participant from the Hamilton Light--
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Pte. John Albert Dack- K.I.A.
Pte. John Albert Dack- K.I.A.
Born in Brechin, 20 May 1919, a son of John James Dack & Margaret Jane Snodden. He was killed in action, 21 April 1945, and buried in the Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands, grave VII. C. 16. He was a member of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's) Holten is a village 20 kilometres east of the town of Deventer, on the main A1 motorway from Amsterdam to Bremen in Germany. the T junction turn left towards Holten and follow this road to the roundabout. Historical Information: The Netherlands fell to the Germans in May 1940 and was not re-entered by Allied forces until September 1944. The great majority of those buried in Holten Canadian War Cemetery died during the last stages of the war in Holland, during the advance of the Canadian 2nd Corps into northern Germany, and across the Ems in April and the first days of May 1945. After the end of hostilities the remains of over 1,300 Canadian soldiers were brought together into this cemetery
a German plane that crashed near them. Joe Carrick in long coat
a German plane that crashed near them. Joe Carrick in long coat
Gordon Schachter
Gordon Schachter
Joe Carrick
Joe Carrick
Jos. Carrick, Harold Clarke, Tom Drew, Frank Vanner, Bill Beckworth
Jos. Carrick, Harold Clarke, Tom Drew, Frank Vanner, Bill Beckworth
***Pilot Officer --Edgar Harvey Cooper, -
***Pilot Officer --Edgar Harvey Cooper, -
Died January 1, 1945, at the age of 21. Member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, 9th (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Son of Oliver Horace Cooper & Bertha Hazel Gray. A tablet honouring his sacrifice, was placed in the Rama Township Council Hall, Black River, June 4, 1947.
Evin Whitney  1920 1966
Evin Whitney 1920 1966
Kenneth Ross Joslin- Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany
Kenneth Ross Joslin- Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany
P.O. JOSLIN, was shot down, 8 Jan. 1945 The small village of Durnbach lies in the south of Germany approx 45kms south of Munich. GPS Location is:- N 47 46 41 E 11 44 46 Historical Information: The site for Durnbach War Cemetery was chosen, shortly after hostilities had ceased, by officers of the British Army and Air Force, in conjunction with officers of the American Occupation Forces in whose zone Durnbach lay. The great majority of those buried here are airmen shot down over Bavaria, Wurtemberg, Austria, Hessen and Thuringia, brought from their scattered graves by the Army Graves Service. The remainder are men who were killed while escaping from prisoner of war camps in the same areas, or who died towards the end of the War on forced marches from the camps to more remote areas. DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY contains 2,934 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 93 of which are unidentified
Pilot Officer Kenneth  Ross Joslin, K.I.A.
Pilot Officer Kenneth Ross Joslin, K.I.A.
Born 5 April 1918, a son of John William and Nellie Pearl (Snyder) Joslin, K.I.A. 8 Jan. 1945, in an air raid over Germany. Buried in the Durnbach War Cemetery.
Downed German Plane
Downed German Plane
Stanford Frederick Stinson
Stanford Frederick Stinson
L to R T. Drew, D. Bonering, H. Clark, J. Carrick, T. Vanooner
L to R T. Drew, D. Bonering, H. Clark, J. Carrick, T. Vanooner
Flt. Sgt. Ross Maddaugh Agnew, K.I.A.
Flt. Sgt. Ross Maddaugh Agnew, K.I.A.
Flight Sergeant Navigator (Bomber) Ross Maddaugh Agnew, of Washago, born Nov. 8, 1908, died Feb. 11, 1943, at the age of 34. A son of Thomas Clark Agnew & Sarah Elizabeth Maddaugh. He served in RCAF, 106th (R.A.F) Sqdn. He is buried in the Sage War Cemetery, Germany. Grave 4. B. 8. A tablet hounoring his sacrifice, was placed in the Rama Township Council Hall, Black RIver, June 4, 1947.
Pilot Officer Edgar Harvey Cooper---Harrogate Stonefall Cemetery. England.-
Pilot Officer Edgar Harvey Cooper---Harrogate Stonefall Cemetery. England.-
Grave marker of Pilot Officer E.H. Cooper, in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Grave Sec. H. Row D. grave 14. He was killed while in air operations, his aircarft crashed on take off. Jan. 1, 1945. Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery is located south-east of Harrogate, on the fringe of the town, just off the A661 on Forest Lane. Historical Information: Many airfields were established in Yorkshire during the Second World War, among them R.A.F. station at Harrogate, Linton-on-Ouse, Tockwith, Rufforth and Marston Moor. No. 6 (R.C.A.F.) Bomber Group, had their headquarters at Allerton Park near Knaresborough and all the stations controlled by this group were in the area north of Harrogate, the largest base having its headquarters at Linton-on-Ouse. Nearly all of the 988 Second World War burials in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery are of airmen, two-thirds of them Canadian. (1 of the burials is an unidentified R.A.F. airman), Many of these men died in the military wing of Harrogate General Hospital
Mara Br. 488, Legion, 2011
Mara Br. 488, Legion, 2011
Joseph Basil Donnelly
Joseph Basil Donnelly
Hugh Albert CROSBY WWII
Hugh Albert CROSBY WWII
born in Mara, a son of Michael Hugh CROSBY & Mary Westlake.
P.O. Kenneth JOSLIN
P.O. Kenneth JOSLIN
This family stone in Orillia, honours Kenneth's sacrifice for his country.
Pte. Richard Godfrey Black, (Died while in the Army)
Pte. Richard Godfrey Black, (Died while in the Army)
BLACK, Richard Godfrey: Private Black was a member of the Veterans Guard of Canada, he died on May 27, 1942, at the age of 50, while he was in the Army. In the 1st. World War, Pte. Black served, with the 157th Battalion, where he was wounded and gassed. Richard was a son of Thomas Brett Black & Mary Anne Marshall. He is buried in the Atherley Union Cemetery, near the Black family stone, that honours his brother Thomas, who was killed in action in 1917. He was survived by his sister Mrs. Frank Anderson, of Atherley.
Flying Officer Frank Cooper
Flying Officer Frank Cooper
Frank enlisted in the Air Force, in October 1942, at the age of 20. He was trained as a pilot, and in 1944 joined the 436 Squardron of the RCAF in India. He piloted a DC-3 Dakota, his mission was to fly in supplies to British Troops on the ground in Burma. He encountered several near misses in Burma, and was discharged from the Air Force in March of 1946.
Thomas Russell CRONK
Thomas Russell CRONK
Sapper, Royal Canadian Engineers. WWII- son of Samuel Cronk & Margaret Tryon. CRONK, Thomas Russell - passed away at the Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, April 16th, 2003; in his 81st year. Tom, beloved husband of Hazel nee Cowley. Loving step father of William Hill of Orillia. Dear grandfather of Brittney Hill of Orillia and Nicole Hill of Calgary, Alberta. Brother of Lloyd and his wife Marie of Head Lake, Eva of Toronto, Carl and his wife Isobel and Wes and his wife Eileen all of Washago. Predeceased by Violet, Abraham, Mary, Clayton and Jacob. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Doolittle-Carson Funeral Home, 54 Coldwater St. E., Orillia from 11 oclock Friday April 18th, 2003 until time of service at 1 oclock in the chapel. Interment to follow at St. Georges Cemetery, Coopers Falls. If desired, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family
Thomas Russel George WARREN
Thomas Russel George WARREN
son of Thomas Kitchener Warren and Gertrude Nicholson. ◦WARREN, Thomas Russel (Russ) (WWII Veteran, Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #488, Brechin) - Peacefully surrounded by his family at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Thursday, June 15, 2006; in his 83rd Year. Russ Warren, of R.R.#5, Orillia, beloved husband of June Warren. Loving father of Keith & his wife Maria of Orillia and Jo Ann & her husband Bill Emons of Brechin. Loved grandfather of Corey, Carrie Ann, Jeremy, Simone, Adriana, Theo, Karly, Kristjen & Kitchener. Dear great grandfather of Connor, Calia, Jordyn, Gavan, Ayden & Tyler. Survived by his brothers Cliff Warren & Ken Warren and sister Verna Kett all of Orillia. Will be sadly missed by all of his Hunting Buddies. Family and Friends will be received at the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes, 54 Coldwater Street, East, Orillia (705)326-3595, from 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. on Monday and Tuesday. Funeral service in the chapel on Wednesday afternoon, June 21, 2006, at 1 o'clock. Interment Udney Cemetery, Udney. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #488, Brechin, are asked to gather in the chapel for service on Tuesday evening at 6:45 P.M
Rememberance Day --Brechin 2010
Rememberance Day --Brechin 2010
Rememberance Day --Brechin 2010
Rememberance Day --Brechin 2010
Rememberance Day --Brechin 2010
Rememberance Day --Brechin 2010
Leonard LAHAY
Leonard LAHAY
Private Lahay, served with the 48th Highlanders. He died in 1967, and is buried in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Brechin.
Emmett CROSBY
Emmett CROSBY
a son of William Crsoby & Margaret Clarke-- served overseas in WW2. He died on 31 January, 1992. His gravemaker in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Brechin, honours his service to our country.
Daniel Scott
Daniel Scott
Daniel was a rifleman, in the Queen's Own Rifles, in WW2. He died 14 Feb. 1977, and is buried in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Brechin.
Lance Corporal Reuben  'JIM' COURVOISIER
Lance Corporal Reuben 'JIM' COURVOISIER
Lance Corporal Courvoisier, died in 2006, in his 81st year, and is buried in Atherly Union cemetery.
PRIVATE CHARLES P. CADIOU
PRIVATE CHARLES P. CADIOU
Pte. Cadiou, was a maember of the Canadian Infantry, he died 14 June 1992, and is buried in the Atherley Union Cemetery.
MANLEY S DOOLITTLE
MANLEY S DOOLITTLE
Manley was a leading cook in the R.C.N.R.-- he died 23 July 1959, at the age of 51, and is buried in the Atherley Union Cemetery. He is a son of William Herbert & Catherine Amy (McDonald) DOOLITTLE
TROOPER ALLAN G. MOASE
TROOPER ALLAN G. MOASE
Trooper Moase served with the British Columbia R.C.A-- He died 1 Feb. 1988, at the age of 57, and is buried in the Atherley Union Cemetery. His brother John Dullam, was also a WWII Veteran.
JOHN DULLAN MOASE
JOHN DULLAN MOASE
John served with the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, during World War II, he was wounded in batltle, 14 April, 1945. He died 26 July, 2007, at the age of 84, and is buried in the Atherley Union Cemetery. His brother Allan also was a WWII Veteran.
Gerald Patrick Harrington
Gerald Patrick Harrington
an Army Medic in WWII and a former Arborist (1923-2009)
Dolard  Duffy
Dolard Duffy
Joe Carrick-Battalion photo
Joe Carrick-Battalion photo
Nelson Duffy
Nelson Duffy
Sandy Young
Sandy Young
1958 Rememberance Day- Brechin- (2nd)
1958 Rememberance Day- Brechin- (2nd)
can you identify this veteran?
Joseph Donnelly
Joseph Donnelly
son of Ambrose Donnelly, and Mary Francis Clutchey, served in WWII
1958 Rememberance Day- Brechin (3rd)
1958 Rememberance Day- Brechin (3rd)
can you identify this veteran?
Gerard Clement Donnelly WWII
Gerard Clement Donnelly WWII
a son of Ambrose Donnelly & Mary Frances Clutchly, his brother Joe also served in WWII.
1958 Rememberance Day- Brechin--(4th)
1958 Rememberance Day- Brechin--(4th)
can you identify this veteran?
James 'Jim' William Crosby
James 'Jim' William Crosby
born in Mara Twp., a son of William Crosby and Margaret Clarke, Jim served in WWII - 1943-1945. As did 3 of his brothers, Emmet, Tom, & Michael.
1958 Remberance Day -Brechin (5th)
1958 Remberance Day -Brechin (5th)
can you identify this veteran?
Thomas Crosby
Thomas Crosby
a son of William Crosby and Margaret Clarke, served in WWII.
1958 Rememberance Day -Brechin (6th)
1958 Rememberance Day -Brechin (6th)
can you identify this veteran?
Emmet Crosby
Emmet Crosby
Emmet , a son of William Crosby and Margaret Clarke, born in Mara Twp., 15 May 1919. He served oversea in WW2, as did three of his brothers.
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