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Oakville at War
War Images: Second World War
Gary Kress, Chuck Hamilton, Sid Brown, and William Holbrook (left to right). At Stanley Barracks, Toronto, before going overseas with the Lorne Scots 2nd Division of the Royal Canadian Army, 1941.
Gary Kress, Chuck Hamilton, Sid Brown, and William Holbrook (left to right). At Stanley Barracks, Toronto, before going overseas with the Lorne Scots 2nd Division of the Royal Canadian Army, 1941. Details
Military training for soldiers at Petawawa, Ontario, before being sent overseas.
Military training for soldiers at Petawawa, Ontario, before being sent overseas. Details
Convoy going to Europe from Canada in Second World War.
Convoy going to Europe from Canada in Second World War. Details
"Invasion money" provided to D-Day soldiers.
"Invasion money" provided to D-Day soldiers. Details
Postcard from Holland, 1945, honouring the soldiers who liberated the Dutch.
Postcard from Holland, 1945, honouring the soldiers who liberated the Dutch. Details
Telegram from Jimmie Gibb to Mrs. E. Gibb.
Telegram from Jimmie Gibb to Mrs. E. Gibb. Details
National Civil Defence Safe Driving Award granted to Audrey Johnson by the Banstead Urban District Council, Britain.
National Civil Defence Safe Driving Award granted to Audrey Johnson by the Banstead Urban District Council, Britain. Details
Certificate of Honour awarded to Paul Edgar Parkin by the citizens of Hamilton, Ontario for service in the Second World War.
Certificate of Honour awarded to Paul Edgar Parkin by the citizens of Hamilton, Ontario for service in the Second World War. Details
Canadian army document certifying active service on the part of Private William Cook from 25 May 1943 to discharge date of 1 August 1946.
Canadian army document certifying active service on the part of Private William Cook from 25 May 1943 to discharge date of 1 August 1946. Details
Royal Canadian Air Force certificate for Ken Chambers.
Royal Canadian Air Force certificate for Ken Chambers. Details
Card of Commendation from the Church of England in Canada for Alan G. Reith.
Card of Commendation from the Church of England in Canada for Alan G. Reith. Details
Canadian Army Discharge Certificate for James Coakley, May 9, 1946.
Canadian Army Discharge Certificate for James Coakley, May 9, 1946. Details
Royal Canadian Air Force document acknowledging the radar station service of Alvin Duncan during the Second World War.
Royal Canadian Air Force document acknowledging the radar station service of Alvin Duncan during the Second World War. Details
Letter of thanks to Westwood Soldiers' Circle from W. Philip. The Westwood Soldiers' Circle was formed in Oakville during the Second World War to communicate with and provide candies and cigarettes to Oakville servicemen overseas.
Letter of thanks to Westwood Soldiers' Circle from W. Philip. The Westwood Soldiers' Circle was formed in Oakville during the Second World War to communicate with and provide candies and cigarettes to Oakville servicemen overseas. Details
Cablegram of congratulations from Oakville Mayor JM Campbell to Peter Taylor, 20 August 1945.
Cablegram of congratulations from Oakville Mayor JM Campbell to Peter Taylor, 20 August 1945. Details
Newspaper article describing the sinking of the H.M.C.S. Trentonian by German U-boat.
Newspaper article describing the sinking of the H.M.C.S. Trentonian by German U-boat. Details
Canadian War Services Overseas Christmas card.
Canadian War Services Overseas Christmas card. Details
Newspaper article: "Safe and Well after Dieppe But Brother Still Missing - George, Roy, and Lockie Forbes with their mother."
Newspaper article: "Safe and Well after Dieppe But Brother Still Missing - George, Roy, and Lockie Forbes with their mother." Details
Newspaper article: "Flying Officer Farr Navigator, Is Missing - 27-Year-Old Oakville Man Was Once on The Star's Staff."
Newspaper article: "Flying Officer Farr Navigator, Is Missing - 27-Year-Old Oakville Man Was Once on The Star's Staff." Details
Brother and sister, James (Jim) and Margaret Hughes.
Brother and sister, James (Jim) and Margaret Hughes. Details
John MacMorran Anderson, known as Padre Jock, bound for Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
John MacMorran Anderson, known as Padre Jock, bound for Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Details
The Queen's Own Battalion Band.
The Queen's Own Battalion Band. Details
Second World War soldiers in Germany with sewing machine found in a tannery in 1945.
Second World War soldiers in Germany with sewing machine found in a tannery in 1945. Details
Flight Lieutenant John Cooper, Pilot (right) standing under a Halifax III Bomber Aircraft.
Flight Lieutenant John Cooper, Pilot (right) standing under a Halifax III Bomber Aircraft. Details
The Turnbull Brothers. From left to right: Joe, Bill, and Gordon Turnbull in Italy on the road to Ortona. The brothers fought in the same regiment of the First Canadian Tank Brigade overseas. All survived the war.
The Turnbull Brothers. From left to right: Joe, Bill, and Gordon Turnbull in Italy on the road to Ortona. The brothers fought in the same regiment of the First Canadian Tank Brigade overseas. All survived the war. Details
Royal Canadian Air Force insignia from the Second World War.
Royal Canadian Air Force insignia from the Second World War. Details
Depth charge fired from H.M.C.S. Kamloops.
Depth charge fired from H.M.C.S. Kamloops. Details
Don Bastead (back row, far right) in early 1945 with the crew of the 432 Leaside Squadron, East Moore, Yorkshire, standing beside a Halifax aircraft.
Don Bastead (back row, far right) in early 1945 with the crew of the 432 Leaside Squadron, East Moore, Yorkshire, standing beside a Halifax aircraft. Details
A Spitfire on the way to Benghazi, Libya.
A Spitfire on the way to Benghazi, Libya. Details
Junkers Ju 88 damaged by bombs at Benina, Libya.
Junkers Ju 88 damaged by bombs at Benina, Libya. Details
The officers' mess in Pegu, Burma, in 1944.
The officers' mess in Pegu, Burma, in 1944. Details
HMS Weston, Royal Navy sloop, Falmouth class, Second World War.
HMS Weston, Royal Navy sloop, Falmouth class, Second World War. Details
Oakville High School Honour Roll 1939-1945.
Oakville High School Honour Roll 1939-1945. Details
Corvette H.M.C.S. Arrowhead.
Corvette H.M.C.S. Arrowhead. Details
Diagram of a corvette.
Diagram of a corvette. Details
Fairmile in rough seas.
Fairmile in rough seas. Details
On watch aboard the HMS Weston.
On watch aboard the HMS Weston. Details
William (Bill) Cook at Bordon, England.
William (Bill) Cook at Bordon, England. Details
#1 Equipment Depot, Toronto.
#1 Equipment Depot, Toronto. Details
Seventh Victory Bond drive appeal, Second World War.
Seventh Victory Bond drive appeal, Second World War. Details
Alvin and Irene Bumby on their wedding day in England, March 16, 1943. Irene came to Canada as a war bride.
Alvin and Irene Bumby on their wedding day in England, March 16, 1943. Irene came to Canada as a war bride. Details
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