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  • Joe Turnbull
        Corporal in the 12th Canadian Tank Regiment.
      Corporal in the 12th Canadian Tank Regiment.
  • Denis Whitaker
        Served with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. Awarded two Distinguished Service Orders, for bravery at Dieppe in August 1942 and following the Rhineland Campaign in the winter of 1945. Had been wounded in Normandy July 1944. Appointed commander of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade, retiring with the rank of Brigadier-General ...
      Served with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. Awarded two Distinguished Service Orders, ...
  • Sergeant Maurice E. "Moss" Webb
        Originally with the "B" Coy, Lorne Scots, Reserve. Enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942. Awarded Wireless Air Gunner's Wing in 1943. Died following an emergency operation; buried in St. Jude's cemetery. Maurice is commemorated on the Oakville Trafalgar High School 1939-1945 Honour Roll.
      Originally with the "B" Coy, Lorne Scots, Reserve. Enlisted in the Royal ...
  • G.R. Watson
        3rd Division Stormont, Dundas and Glengary Highlanders, D Company.
      3rd Division Stormont, Dundas and Glengary Highlanders, D Company.
  • Harold (left) and Edward (right) Waller
        In England. Ed (right) first joined the 48th Highlanders, then transferred to the Lorne Scots to go overseas. Harold also went overseas with the Lorne Scots.
      In England. Ed (right) first joined the 48th Highlanders, then transferred to ...
  • Kathleen F. Taylor
        Served from 1943 to 1946 with the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service, Ldg. Wren 2946, a member of the File Revision Unit, in Newfoundland and other naval establishments across Canada.
      Served from 1943 to 1946 with the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service, ...
  • Peter F. Taylor
        Service number: B-23729. Gunner, served with the 23rd Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery Self Propelled, in England, France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany.
      Service number: B-23729. Gunner, served with the 23rd Field Regiment, Royal Canadian ...
  • Commodore O. Robertson
        Known locally in Oakville as "The Commodore," Robertson was appointed Commanding Officer of H.M.C.S. Fundy and Senior Officer of the first Minesweeping Flotilla in 1939. In 1941 he took command of one of Canada's Armed Merchant Cruisers, H.M.C.S. Prince Rupert. He was later made Commander of the Naval Dockyard and ...
      Known locally in Oakville as "The Commodore," Robertson was appointed Commanding Officer ...
  • Harry Tomkins
        Sniper, originally with the 48th Highlanders. Following World War II, remained one year overseas with the Highland Light Infantry in the occupation of Germany.
      Sniper, originally with the 48th Highlanders. Following World War II, remained one ...
  • Elizabeth Irene Thomson (Shields)
        Private with the Canadian Women Army Corps, 1945-1946.
      Private with the Canadian Women Army Corps, 1945-1946.
  • Alfred Ernest Savage
        Corporal with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Served from March 1941 to July 1945. Served as a driver for the Mechanical Transport Unit for Toronto Squadron #110, then joined Squadron #400 in England and served in Bomber Command in North Africa with Squadron #420. Originally a member of the Lorne ...
      Corporal with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Served from March 1941 to ...
  • Geoffrey W. Smith
        Enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve in 1941 as an Ordinary Seaman and trained as an ASDIC (Anti-Submarine Detector). Served in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the North Atlantic in minesweepers and corvettes, promoted to Sub-Lieutenant in 1943. Geoffrey and his wife, Joy, moved to Oakville in ...
      Enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve in 1941 as an ...
  • Catherine A. Smith
        Served with the Royal Canadian Air Force, 1939-1945. Stationed in the Toronto area.
      Served with the Royal Canadian Air Force, 1939-1945. Stationed in the Toronto ...
  • Gordon Slater
        Major, killed in World War II. Gordon is commemorated on the Oakville Trafalgar High School 1939-1945 Honour Roll.
      Major, killed in World War II. Gordon is commemorated on the Oakville ...
  • William Bourne Sinclair
        Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Engineers, later became Major. William and his wife, Margaret, moved to Oakville in 1951.
      Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Engineers, later became Major. William and his ...
  • Postcard dated June 9th, 1944 from John M. Anderson (Jock Anderson)
        John M. Anderson was known as "Padre Jock." Chaplain to the Highland Light Infantry of Canada. Landed at Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Received two Military Crosses for courage and initiative in evacuating casualites under heavy enemy fire. Jock and his wife moved to Oakville in 1963...
      John M. Anderson was known as "Padre Jock." Chaplain to the Highland ...
  • Personal Message from General B.L. Montgomery, General, Eighth Army, to all troops, Sicily, September 1943.
  • Newspaper article "A Group of Oakville Boys taken at a Canadian Army sports meet" Top row (left to right): Frank McCraney, James Steed, Harold Byers, Grant Hughes; Bottom row (left to right): Aaron Brown, Gerry Kress, Norman Flaxman
        Photo taken at the Canadian Sports Meet north of Naples, Italy, July 1944.
      Photo taken at the Canadian Sports Meet north of Naples, Italy, July ...
  • Wedding announcement for Emily Joyce Dunham and Geoffrey Smith, June 3rd, 1944
        Joy and Geoffrey Smith were married during World War II in Halifax. Geoffrey Smith enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve in 1941 as an Ordinary Seaman and trained as an ASDIC (Anti-Submarine Detector). He served in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the North Atlantic in minesweepers and ...
      Joy and Geoffrey Smith were married during World War II in Halifax. ...
  • Depth charge fired from H.M.C.S. Kamloops
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Oakville at War


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