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Birtle's Veterans: World War II


Some of Birtle's Recruits: (left to right) Albert Spencer, Lloyd Newsham, Buck Dodge,
Wilf Finch,
Dick Thomson, Jim Hough, and Ed Finch

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Legion Hall 1934


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For more information on our veterans, please refer to our history book, Passing It On, available at our library, or online at the University of Manitoba digital collections library.

 

Adderson, C. Mel


Andrews, Francis J. W.

Winnipeg Grenadiers
Jamaica, Bermuda, Hong Kong
1941–1945 prisoner of war in China and Japan




 

 

 

Ashcroft, Trooper Cromar

14th Army Tank Regiment
(The Calgary Regiment [Tank])
Canada, Europe
1941–1945

 

 

 

 

Ashcroft, Derry


 

Ashcroft, Eunice M. (Hince)

Auxiliary Territorial Service, Women's Army Corps
Served in Aldershot (South coast of England)
1943–1945



 

 

 


Ashcroft, Trooper Frank M.


Canadian Armoured Corps, Lord Strathcona Horse, and the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa
Served in Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Holland, and Belgium
April 1943–July 1946

 

 

 

Bannon, Joe


 

Barker, Jack B.

 

Bartram, Private Jack

18th Manitoba Reconnaissance
Driver-Mechanic
Canada
March 1941–December 31, 1945

 

 

 

 

Billaney, Henry Sherman

Served in tank and signal corps
Served in Canada, Sicily, Italy, France, Holland, and Belgium
June 1941–October 1945


 

 

 

Black, Hector

 

Blelloch, David

 

Blelloch, John

 

Blelloch, Robert

 

Bolter, John (Jack) Lawrence

Served with the army in Ottawa,
in the military band
1942–1945

 

 

 


Brentnail, Leslie

 

Brown, G.

 

Butler, William

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Carnegie, Don

 

Carscadden, Lorne

 

Cluett Sisters

 

Cochrane, Corporal Ralph B.

Royal Canadian Air Force
Served in Canada, England, and North Africa
May 1941–July 1945

 

 

 


Cooley, L. Percy

 

Dair, Alf

 

Dair, Joe

 

Dandridge, Edgar Norman

Royal Canadian Artillery
17th Field Battery, and 15th Field Regiment as a member of a gun crew
Served in Germany, Normandy, and Holland
January 1941–December 1945

 

 

 

Dearle, Don G.

 

Dearle, Norman A.

 

Dearlove, 1st Lieutenant Phyllis (Wady)

United States Army, 50th General Hospital
Served as a Registered Nurse in Scotland and France
1943 to ?

 

 

 

 

 

Dingman, Victor

 

Dodds, Corporal George

Royal Canadian Air Force
Aero Engine mechanic “A”
Served in St. Thomas, Ontario; Moncton, New Brunswick; and Trenton, Ontario
June 1940–July 1945

 

 

 


Dodge, William Wellington

#3 Provost Corps
Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Canada, Sicily, Europe
July 1940–August 1945

 

 

 


Downes, Lance Corporal Wilbur Lawrence

Canadian Army, Vehicle Driver
Canada, Europe
Sept 12, 1941–Feb 12, 1946

 

 

 


Dunn, Frank



Edgar, Robert

 

English, Doug

 

Farquar, William

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Finch, Squadron Leader George H.

Served in North Africa, Sicily, Italy in No. 13 Squadron
Anti-submarine patrol
Died March 17, 1945

Commemorated at the Alamein Memorial in Egypt

Commemorated in Manitoba in A Place of Honour, page 131. Finch Lake in Northern Manitoba is named for him.


 

Finch, Wilf

 

Flynn, George

 

Flynn, Gerald (Bud)

 

Fulton, Col Lockie

XII Manitoba Dragoons, Royal Winnipeg Rifles
Normandy, Belgium, Germany, and Holland
1933 to 1950s

For a more complete story of his career,
click here (pdf 120 KB)

For a 1943 letter home, click here (pdf 3.5 MB)

 

 




Fulton, L. A. C. Tom

Royal Canadian Air Force
Air Crew Canada
1940–1945

 

 

 



Fulton, Victor

 

Gerrand, P/O Norman H.

Royal Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force
Served in Italy
1942, killed in action July 23rd,1944
Buried in Assisi War Cemetery, Perugia, Italy

Commemorated in Manitoba in A Place of Honour, page 159. Gerrand Lake in Northern Manitoba is named for him.

 

 

Haines, Jack

 

Haines, Neil

 

Hamilton, Doug

 

Hamilton, Frank

 

Harcus, Sgt. Sam

Royal Canadian Air Force
Served in Gibraltar and Malta
Spring 1941–August 1941
Killed in action


 

 


Hay, Jack

 

Hickman, Bill

 

Hickman Evelyn

 

Hickman, Fred

 

Irvine, Sgt. Kitchener

Royal Winnipeg Rifles
Canada, South Africa, Europe
1943–1946

 

 

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Irvine, Gunner Roy

     Canadian Forestry Corps
     Canada, United Kingdom, Europe
     Aug. 1940–Oct. 1945

 

 

 

 

 

Johnson, Flying Officer Garth Borland

Killed in action November 26th, 1944
Royal Canadian Air Force
Buried in Stonefell Cemetery,
Harrogate, England.

 

 

 

 

 

Johnson, Josephine

 

Johnson, Pte. Prairie G.

Canadian Army
Canada
1944–1945

 

 

 

 

Johnston, Don

 

Johnston, Dunc

 

Johnston, Margaret

 

Joyce, Corporal Delmar

Canadian Army
5th Armoured Division
Canada, England, Mediterranean, Europe
1941–1945

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Kee, Bill


 

Kee, Sam

 

Lane, Corporal John Len

Canadian Army Service Corps
Canada, United Kingdom, Europe
February 1941–January 1946


 

 

 

Lund, Alf N.

 

Lund, Loren

 

Malcolm, George

 

McCleod, Cliff

 

Miller, Harry

 

Mitchell, S/Sgt. Thomas John Brock

Canadian Army
Canada, England
1941–1945

 

 

 

 

Moir, Leonard

 

Mountain, AW1 Anne

Royal Canadian Air Force
Wireless Telegraph Operator
Canada
May 1943–September 1945

 

 

 


Mountain, Pte. Elizabeth Mary (Molly)

Canadian Women’s Army Corps
K. Company
Canada
World War Two

 

 

 


Mountain, Signalman Norman

Royal Canadian Navy
65th flotilla, crewed in torpedo boat
Canada, United Kingdom
August 1941–September 1945

 

 

 


Mountain, Gunner Richard Farndon

Royal Canadian Artillery
4th Artillery, 15th Regiment
Canada, United Kingdom, Europe
1941–1945

 

 

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Munn, Jack


 

Newsham, Cpl. Lloyd

#3 Provost Corp
Canada, United Kingdom, Europe
1940–1945

 

 

 

 

Noble, Ian

 

O'Keefe, Charles

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Parton, George

 

Peterson, Cpl. Norman

Infantry and Service Corps
ten bases across Canada
1944–1945

 

 

 

 


Pettendreigh, George

 

Phillips, George

 

Pittendreigh, Bill

 

Poole, Jack

 

Pratt, C.A.

 

Pratt, Dennis


 

Pratt, L. A. W. Eileen Adelaide

Royal Canadian Air Force
Canada
September 1943–November 1945

 

 

 

 


Pratt, Sgt. Fredrick Brian

Royal Canadian Air Force
Squadron #405 and #419
Pathfinder Missions
Canada, United Kingdom, Europe
1942–1945

 

 

 


Reed, Tom

Royal Canadian Air Force
Wireless Instructor
Canada
1940–1945

 

 

 

 

Ringland, Jack


 

Robert, Hector Lucien

C. Provost Corps
Canada, United Kingdom, Europe
March 1942–February 1945


 

 

 


Roberts, Flt. Pilot Warren Ainsley

Royal Canadian Air Force
Vancouver Squadron Pathfinder Force
January 30, 1944—killed in action over Berlin
Buried in the Berlin War Cemetery 1939-1945

Commemorated in Manitoba in A Place of Honour, page 369. Roberts Rapids on the Gowan River in Northern Manitoba is named for him.

 

 

Shepherd, Bert

Army Tank Corps
Canada, United Kingdom, Europe
May 1942–1946

 

 

 

 

 

Shepherd, W. O. Earl

Royal Canadian Air Force
422 Fighter Squadron
Canada, Europe
1942–1970

 

 

 


Shepherd, Gerald A.

Canadian Army
Canadian Infantry Corps Special Forces Unit
Canada
1943–1945

 

 

 

 

 

Shepherd, Wilf

Twelfth Manitoba Dragoons, Gunnery Instructor
Canada, United Kingdom, Europe
Discharged February 1946

 

 

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Smith, Neil

 

Sparks, John

 

Stewart, C.

 

Stewart, G.

 

Stewart, Jock

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Taylor, J.

 

Teasdale, Cliff

 

Thornton, Able Seaman Bruce

Royal Canadian Navy
Canada, North Atlantic
January 1944–January 1946

 

 

 


 

Treble, Bruce

 

Wady, Warrant Officer Tom

Royal Air Force
Sergeant Navigator/Bomb Aimer and instructor
Shot down on May 9th, 1941, over Germany, became a POW, released May 2nd, 1945
1935–1946

 

 

 

Walley, P/O Ernie C.

Royal Canadian Air Force
Served in Brandon, Regina, Virden,
Swift Current, and Calgary
June 1943–May 1945

 

 

 

 

Wally, Rita

 

Waterbury, Don

 

Waterbury, Lafe

 

Waterbury, Flight Lieutenant Orville

Royal Canadian Air Force
Served as Observer and Navigator
September 1940–March ?

Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross

 

 

 

 

Waters, Art

 

Webb, Flight-Lieut. Doris Maude

Royal Canadian Air Force
Sergeant Navigator/Bomb Aimer and instructor
Served in Yorkton and Calgary
1941–1946

 

 

 

 

Webb, Jack

 

Webb, Private Thomas Vivian

Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
Hamilton, Brandon, Shilo, and Camp Borden
March 1941–September 1945

 

 

 

 

Widdicombe, F/L. Clifford John (Jack)

Royal Canadian Air Force
#419 Squadron Bomber Command
Canada, United Kingdom, Germany
June 1942–1945

 

 

 


Widdicombe, LAC Daniel Diamond (Dan)

Royal Canadian Air Force 1943
1944 transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
overseas January 1945, returned September, 1945

 

 

 

 


Widdicombe, Cpl Edward George (Ted)

Fort Garry Horse Regiment
Camp Borden, England, Holland
1942–1945

 

 

 

 



Widdicombe, Robert Roland (Roll)

Royal Canadian Air Force
Honourably discharged with rheumatic fever
Worked at Stevenson Air Field, Winnipeg, during the war

 

 

 

 


Wilkinson, George

 

Wilson, Flying Officer Harold

Royal Canadian Air Force
Enlisted May 1942, killed in action July 27th, 1944.
Interred in cemetery in Clermont, France.

Commemorated in Manitoba in A Place of Honour, page 475. Harold Wilson Lake in Northern Manitoba is named for him.

 

 

 

Wilson, Flight Sergeant J. Averd

No. 23 Operational Training Unit,
Royal Canadian Air Force
Died January 29, 1943

Commemorated at All Saints Churchyard in Honington, Suffolk, England
Commemorated in Manitoba in A Place of Honour, page 475. Wilson Narrows in Allan Lake is named for him.


 

Workman, Private William R.

Tank and Signal Corps
Canada, Sicily, Italy, France, Holland, and Belgium
June 1941–October 1945

 

 

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