Oakville Images
Donald Leaver


Description
Janette Schuringa
, Interviewer
Simon Jones
, Editor
Ken Wrigglesworth
, Videographer
Media Type:
Image
Video
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
This image is a screenshot taken from a video produced by the Oakville Public Library and the Town of Oakville. This video is an interview with Donald Leaver, a World War II veteran.
Notes:
In this interview, Donald Leaver tells about his experience as an officer during World War II. Donald joined the militia in 1940 with the Lorne Scots and trained in Niagara. Wanting to get into the war and see some action, he took his tests to become an officer in Toronto and then was sent to England as reinforcement. On D-Day, he was stationed at a former girls’ school and witnessed hundreds of airplanes flying back and forth from the battle. When he went to the mainland, he was stationed with the Algonquin Regiment which went up through Belgium and Antwerp. Donald speaks about the many incidents that he had at time until he was wounded by a piece of shrapnel and sent to Antwerp and then back to England. Donald married his wife Eileen on January 2 in England and then she later met him in Canada after he returned. This is a very heartfelt and detailed interview that is a pleasure to watch.
Publisher:
Oakville Public Library and the Town of Oakville
Place of Publication:
Oakville, Ontario
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
VIOI0005
Collection:
Oakville at War Veteran Interviews
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 43.4473682625124
    Latitude: 43.4473682625124 Longitude: -79.6665048808289
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Terms of Use:
Creative Commons Noncommercial: This work may be copied, distributed, displayed, and performed, as well as have derivative works based upon it — but for noncommercial purposes only.
Contact
Oakville Public Library
Email
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Agency street/mail address

Oakville Public Library

Central Branch

120 Navy Street

Oakville ON L6J 2Z4

Tel: (905) 815-2042

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Donald Leaver
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Donald Leaver


This image is a screenshot taken from a video produced by the Oakville Public Library and the Town of Oakville. This video is an interview with Donald Leaver, a World War II veteran.