Oakville Images
Alan John Cutmore
Description
Ken Wrigglesworth
, Videographer
Janette Schuringa
, Interviewer
Koorosh Zarezadeh
, Editor
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 Alan John Cutmore, a World War II veteran.
Notes
In this interview, Alan John Cutmore talks about his experiences in the Canadian navy. In 1938, Alan and his family moved to Oakville from Toronto. He was seventeen. He and his brother went into the service in 1942. In June of that year he went to Halifax for training in the navy and his brother went west at the same time. That was the last time he saw his brother; he died in the invasion of southern France. John went on to Scotland and the HMCS Niobe, which was the Canadian naval base. He worked on the HMCS Weston as a stoker in the boiler and engine rooms and patrolled off the coast of Africa as well as escorted convoys from the U.K. to the Dutch West Indies During this time, he had a few harrowing experiences. John remembers the celebration of VE day at home with his wife.
Publisher
Oakville Public Library and the Town of Oakville
Place of Publication
Oakville, Ontario
Date of Original
January 24, 2007
Subject(s)
Local identifier
VIOI0001
Collection
Oakville at War Veteran Interviews
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    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:oplreference@oakville.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

Oakville Public Library

Central Branch

120 Navy Street

Oakville ON L6J 2Z4

Tel: (905) 815-2042

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Alan John Cutmore


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 Alan John Cutmore, a World War II veteran.