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Letter from the Front - Laurie Melbourne

  • CA BWGPL LHC-Her-WWII-2016-11-07-07
  • Stuk
  • 1944-06-14

"News From home Appreciated Most By Boys May 25, 1944 Dear Mr. McKenzie: My first copies of The Bradford Witness arrived a few days ago and I can assure you it was indeed a pleasure to read news of the old town. My mail has been coming through exc...

Laurie Melbourne

Flt.-Sgt. Ken. Patience Stated Missing Overseas

  • CA BWGPL LHC-Her-WWII-2016-11-07-10
  • Stuk
  • 1944-06-07

"Word has been received by his mother in Toronto that Flight Sgt. Kenneth Patience is missing after air operations. Sgt. Patience is the youngest son of Mrs. Patience and the late Wm. Patience, the latter a native of South Simcoe who died in Flora...

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P.O. Bill (Sonnie) walker is Awarded the D.F.C.

  • CA BWGPL LHC-Her-WWII-2016-11-07-12
  • Stuk
  • 1944-06-21

"Word was received last week by Mr. arnold Walker, of Blubber Bay, B.C., formerly of Bradford, that his only son, William, has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for dropping blood plasma to the Partisan troops of General Tito's Yugoslavi...

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Waste Paper and Rag salvage

  • CA BWGPL LHC-Her-WWII-2016-11-07-14
  • Stuk
  • 1944-06-07

"Another waster Paper and Rag Salvage will take place in Bradford Friday, June 16. The local Veterans again will make a complete tour of the village, both the business section and the residential section, in an effort to secure every scrap of wast...

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Letter from the Front - Bruno Cavallo

  • CA BWGPL LHC-Her-WWII-2016-11-08-09
  • Stuk
  • 1943-10-20

"To the Bradford Witness: Have arrived safely overseas. As this is my first trip to this country, I'm looking forward to seeing a great deal of it. I think, in fact, I know that I'll still like good old Canada. I'm writing this letter along with o...

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"The noise of the aircraft, the guns..." & "Street names"

  • CA BWGPL LHC-Newsp-Arti-PH26593-2016-08-31-03
  • Stuk
  • 1994-06-08

Contains biographies on Trooper Keith Noble & Trooper Art Turner, photograph of Bradford Legion veterans at D-Day 50th anniversary, and a photograph and account of Harold Metcalf of Cookstown in World War II

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Neilly, Albert Scott obituary

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  • Stuk
  • 1942-06-03

Event Date : Thursday, May 28, 1942 Event Type : Death Description : Son to Louis A. and Florence C. Neilly of Gilford, brother to Louis, Isabella, Carrie, Allen and Billie died in his 27th year as a result of a flying accident. The Sergeant-Pil...

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Memoriam of World War II

  • CA BWGPL LHC-Her-WWI-2017-04-10-08
  • Stuk
  • 1953-11-11

Memoriam in the Bradford Witness for those who lose their lives in WWII.

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Loyal Canadians Should Vote 'Yes' On Plebiscite

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  • Deel
  • 1942-04-15

"Government Should Be Free to Meet Any Emergency The eyes of the world will be upon Canada on April 27, when the plebiscite vote will be submitted to the people of this country. Canada will be on trial before the world, and rightly or wrongly, the...

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Hon. Earl Rowe Pleads to Electors for Strong 'Yes' Vote on Plebiscite

  • CA BWGPL LHC-Her-WWII-2016-11-07-03-2016-11-08-07
  • Deel
  • 1942-04-29

"To the Electors of Dufferin-Simcoe: As your representative in the House of Commons, I did oppose the principle of a Plebiscite. Howevee, our government has asked for an expression of public opinion and, under our democratic system of government, ...

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