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  • Stanley Balkwill
    Stanley Balkwill
    imagetextmystery       Stanley Balkwell Killed during World War
    imagetextmystery     Stanley Balkwell Killed during World War
    County of Brant Public Library
    Burford Township Historical Society
  • Baby Photo of Stanley Balkwill
    Baby Photo of Stanley Balkwill
    imagetextcomment       Born Bfd Stanley Balkwell Killed at Debert N.S. won DFC in War
    imagetextcomment     Born Bfd Stanley Balkwell Killed at Debert N.S. won DFC in War
    County of Brant Public Library
    Burford Township Historical Society
  • Military Photo of Stanley Balkwill
    Military Photo of Stanley Balkwill
    imagetext       Stanley Balkwill born in 17 King [W] Burford at Buckingham Palace to receive D.F.M in WWII He was killed at Debert in 1945 People with him are aunt + uncle I was o/c South Maitland across Bay at time of Stanley's death + stood by his coffin at Turo R.R ...
    imagetext     Stanley Balkwill born in 17 King [W] Burford at Buckingham Palace to receive D.F.M in WWII He was killed at Debert in 1945 People with him are aunt + uncle ...
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    Burford Township Historical Society
  • James Robert "Bob" Welsh
    James Robert "Bob" Welsh
    imagetext       James Robert "Bob" Welsh was born on 6 October 1919 in Ayr, Ontario. He grew up, attended Ayr Public School, and upon graduation, worked at a local grocery store. Bob served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a mechanic from 1941 to 1945. After completing training at Trent and ...
    imagetext     James Robert "Bob" Welsh was born on 6 October 1919 in Ayr, Ontario. He grew up, attended Ayr Public School, and upon graduation, worked at a local grocery store. Bob ...
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  • Telegrams Re John "Jack" Chapple Tate, October 1942
    Telegrams Re John "Jack" Chapple Tate, October 1942
    text       John "Jack" Chapple Tate was the youngest of three children of George R. and Gertrude Louise [Chapple] Tate, born in Paris, Ontario on 19 January 1911. He grew up at 79 Walnut Street, and attended Paris Central Public School, Paris District High School, and St. James Anglican Church. His sister ...
    text     John "Jack" Chapple Tate was the youngest of three children of George R. and Gertrude Louise [Chapple] Tate, born in Paris, Ontario on 19 January 1911. He grew up at ...
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  • James Waldron "Wally" Creeden
    James Waldron "Wally" Creeden
    imagetext       Born on 4 February 1922, James "Wally" Waldron was the eldest of three and oldest son of James W. and Elsie E. Creeden on Paris, Ontario. Wally enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and became one of the youngest men to earn his pilot wings at the age of ...
    imagetext     Born on 4 February 1922, James "Wally" Waldron was the eldest of three and oldest son of James W. and Elsie E. Creeden on Paris, Ontario. Wally enlisted in the ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Canada's WWI Boy Soldiers: The Story of the Young Soldiers' Battalion
    Canada's WWI Boy Soldiers: The Story of the Young Soldiers' Battalion
    textimage       Acting Lance Corporal John (Jack) Henry Foster Babcock, (1900-2010) is remembered as Canada's last known surviving veteran of WWI. Babcock, who enlisted at 15 years of age, was the last link to the 640,000 Canadian men and women who served in the First World War. As a member of the ...
    textimage     Acting Lance Corporal John (Jack) Henry Foster Babcock, (1900-2010) is remembered as Canada's last known surviving veteran of WWI. Babcock, who enlisted at 15 years of age, was the last ...
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  • Camp 20: The History of Brantford's Second World War Military Training Centre 1940-1946
    Camp 20: The History of Brantford's Second World War Military Training Centre 1940-1946
    textimage  1940-1946     The History of Brantford's Second World War Military Training Centre 1940-1946. It must have been an exciting time at camps like Camp 20. Young men--some very inexperienced, just off the farm--were required to attend military camp with such a wide variety of other people. A whole new world of personalities, ...
    textimage  1940-1946   The History of Brantford's Second World War Military Training Centre 1940-1946. It must have been an exciting time at camps like Camp 20. Young men--some very inexperienced, just off the ...
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  • Wings above the Skyline: The Story of No. 5 Service Flying Training School, Brantford, Ontario, Canada, 1940-1944
    Wings above the Skyline: The Story of No. 5 Service Flying Training School, Brantford, Ontario, Canada, 1940-1944
    textimage       When WWII began there was a great need for trained aircrew to fight the enemy. A Plan, the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, was created that built a massive system of air training facilities across Canada. As one part of this enormous plan Brantford, Ontario became an Air Station training ...
    textimage     When WWII began there was a great need for trained aircrew to fight the enemy. A Plan, the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, was created that built a massive system ...
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  • John Joseph Bialas
    John Joseph Bialas
    imagetext       John Joseph Bialas, the eldest son of John and Katherine (Serdersky) Bialas, was born on 7 May 1921 in Brantford, Ontario. He attended St. Basil's Separate School and was a member of the St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church. He was one of Brantford's best known young hockey players, ...
    imagetext     John Joseph Bialas, the eldest son of John and Katherine (Serdersky) Bialas, was born on 7 May 1921 in Brantford, Ontario. He attended St. Basil's Separate School and was a ...
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  • John Dancavitch
    John Dancavitch
    imagetext       John Dancavitch, the son of Alex and Norah, was born on 3 November 1921 in Brantford, Ontario. The family moved away from the city while John was a child, although returned when he was fourteen years old. He worked on a farm, then for a year at the Cox-Brook grocery ...
    imagetext     John Dancavitch, the son of Alex and Norah, was born on 3 November 1921 in Brantford, Ontario. The family moved away from the city while John was a child, although ...
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  • Letter, John Bialas to Mary Dancavitch, 18 September 1944
    Letter, John Bialas to Mary Dancavitch, 18 September 1944
    objecttext       Sept 18 1944 Wesmr Reg (M) C.A. C.M.F. Dear Mary: Received your very lovely letter of Aug 27th two days ago but answered every one else's letters first because I wrote to you about 5 days ago and did not have a letter from you Mary. So I think even ...
    objecttext     Sept 18 1944 Wesmr Reg (M) C.A. C.M.F. Dear Mary: Received your very lovely letter of Aug 27th two days ago but answered every one else's letters first because I ...
    County of Brant Public Library
  • Letter, John Bialas to Mary Dancavitch, 1 February 1943
    Letter, John Bialas to Mary Dancavitch, 1 February 1943
    objecttext       John Joseph Bialas, the eldest son of John and Katherine (Serdersky) Bialas, was born on 7 May 1921 in Brantford, Ontario. He attended St. Basil's Separate School and was a member of the St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church. He was one of Brantford's best known young hockey players, ...
    objecttext     John Joseph Bialas, the eldest son of John and Katherine (Serdersky) Bialas, was born on 7 May 1921 in Brantford, Ontario. He attended St. Basil's Separate School and was a ...
    County of Brant Public Library
  • Joseph "Joe" Bialas
    Joseph "Joe" Bialas
    imagetext       Joseph "Joe" Bialas was born in 1923 or 1924 to John and Katherine (Serdersky) Bialas. He was the second youngest son, with John Joseph being the eldest son, and Frank the youngest. There were also two daughters in the family, Alice and Mary. During the Second World War, he served ...
    imagetext     Joseph "Joe" Bialas was born in 1923 or 1924 to John and Katherine (Serdersky) Bialas. He was the second youngest son, with John Joseph being the eldest son, and Frank ...
    County of Brant Public Library
  • Paris 1915 Military Collage
    Paris 1915 Military Collage
    imagetext       A collage of 66 vignettes of men in World War I military uniforms with their name listed below. In the centre "1915 Paris" is flanked by two crossed Union Jacks. The collage is signed on the bottom right corner "C. Plomby Paris". Name of individuals listed from the top row ...
    imagetext     A collage of 66 vignettes of men in World War I military uniforms with their name listed below. In the centre "1915 Paris" is flanked by two crossed Union Jacks. ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Leslie Lamb
    Leslie Lamb
    objectimagenewspapertext       Leslie Lamb was born on 26 January 1925 in Saint Helens, Lancashire, England to Daniel and Annie (Gilleeney) Lamb. They family lived on Marshalls Cross Road, and Leslie attended school around the corner at Robins Lane School. From the age of fifteen to eighteen, he served in the local cadets, ...
    objectimagenewspapertext     Leslie Lamb was born on 26 January 1925 in Saint Helens, Lancashire, England to Daniel and Annie (Gilleeney) Lamb. They family lived on Marshalls Cross Road, and Leslie attended school ...
    County of Brant Public Library
  • Remembrance Day Ceremony, c. 1935
    Remembrance Day Ceremony, c. 1935
    imagetextmystery       Remembrance Day Ceremony, c. 1935
    imagetextmystery     Remembrance Day Ceremony, c. 1935
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Pupils watching a military parade about 1942
    Pupils watching a military parade about 1942
    imagetextmystery       Pupils watching a military parade about 1942. D.A. Smith.
    imagetextmystery     Pupils watching a military parade about 1942. D.A. Smith.
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • V. E. morning in Paris, 1945
    V. E. morning in Paris, 1945
    imagetext       V. E. morning in Paris, 1945. Photo by D.L. Brontmier. Danny Pelton.
    imagetext     V. E. morning in Paris, 1945. Photo by D.L. Brontmier. Danny Pelton.
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Ceremony marking the end of World War 2, May, 1945
    Ceremony marking the end of World War 2, May, 1945
    imagetext       Ceremony marking the end of World War 2, May, 1945. Negative and enlargement by D.A. Smith.
    imagetext     Ceremony marking the end of World War 2, May, 1945. Negative and enlargement by D.A. Smith.
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
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