Service Men - Haddock - Heyes

234 - Haddock, George – Private Canadian Army Overseas
-Vol.16/1940/No.8-Aug. p.16 – And to the Westminster Machine Gun Regiment went four of our most popular and athletic employees, Alt Anderson, Jack Gebbie, “Baldy” Haddock, and Jimmy Hall.”
- Vol.16/1940/No.12-Dec. p.7 – “Alt Anderson, of the beater room, and still holder of the Dominion welterweight wrestling title, and bosom pal “Baldy” Haddock are having oodles of fun tossing room-mates around after “lights out.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.8 – “The Fifth (Armoured) Division finds Powell River equally well represented. In the smart New Westminster Regiment are a group of well known athletes and citizens. They include “Baldy” Haddock…”
- Jan/44, p.2 – “…And George Haddock (Westminster) (is) kicking around in the same area (Central Mediterranean).”
- Vol.20/1944/No.2-Feb. p.12 – “In the Westminster Regiment (M) now in Italy (is) George Haddock…”
- Jul/46, p10 - “From the beaches of Pachino to the Po valley, with interim stops at the Hitler and Gothic lines, at Cassino, at the Morro and a score of other natural obstacles, Powell River was always there…with the Westminsters (was)…George Haddock.”
235 - Hall, J.C. (Jimmie) – Private Canadian Army Overseas
-Vol.16/1940/No.8-Aug. p.16 – And to the Westminster Machine Gun Regiment went four of our most popular and athletic employees, Alt Anderson, Jack Gebbie, “Baldy” Haddock, and Jimmy Hall.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.8 – “The Fifth (Armoured) Division finds Powell River equally well represented. In the smart New Westminster Regiment are a group of well known athletes and citizens. They include Jimmie Hall…”
- Jan/44, p.2 - “…And Jimmie Hall (Westminster) (is) kicking around in the same area (Central Mediterranean).”
- Vol.20/1944/No.2-Feb. p.12 – “In the Westminster Regiment (M) now in Italy (is) Jimmie Hall…”
- Nov/44, p.4 – (K-47854) Westminster Regt. (M) CA CMF “Have just received another batch of cigarettes and News Letters, and I feel that I should finally stir myself to acknowledge the Company’s kindness…Am a bit fascinated by the idea of women in the plant. How do those gal pulptesters carry those huge buckets? Do they brew a better tea than Bob Dunlop? Tommy Oldale is home by now, no doubt, and will give you first hand information.”
- Jul/46, p10 - “From the beaches of Pachino to the Po valley, with interim stops at the Hitler and Gothic lines, at Cassino, at the Morro and a score of other natural obstacles, Powell River was always there…with the Westminsters (was)…Jimmie Hall.”
236 - Hamilton, Tom – Private T.S. Company
- May/43, p.5 – (now in the service) “Tom Hamilton (machine tender)”
- Jul/43, p.5 – “Tom Hamilton (is) with the Active Forces at Vernon.”
237 - Hank, ??
- Mar/44, p.3 – (in a letter from W.E. Peebles) “Met a fellow by the name of Hank who came from P.R. the same time as some of us in 1940.”
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238 - Hansen, David
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PH002112)
- Jan/44, p.2 – “David Hansen, youngest of the Hansen clan is also in the Navy. (ed: Remember, he was the kid who was just starting high school when you {older men} left.)
239 - Hansen, I.E. (Ivan) – LAC RCAF-RAF India Command
SM-Hansen, I.E. (Ivan) – LAC RCAF-RAF India CommandSM-Hansen, I.E. (Ivan) – LAC RCAF-RAF India Command-2
(PH002156) (PH002156-2)
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.15 – “For eighteen months, cadet training has been compulsory in BC High Schools. In Powell River, the Air Force and Army cadets have been training steadily for the past year…Already the local cadets have begun to send their graduates to the armed forces…From the Air Cadets, Sergt. Bernarr Gallicano and Ivan Hansen have gone into the RCAF…Ivan Hansen is the son of Alf Hansen…a decoration holder of the last war. Ivan is an all-round athlete and one of the best swimmers and divers in the district.”
- Apr/43, p.4 – 5 EFTS, High River Alta “Please thank the Powell River Company for the 500 cigarettes. I must admit I don’t smoke, but they were heartily received by my chums. After Manning Depot, I was sent to Claresholme for duty, and it was some duty. It consisted of an every “Joe” job they could think of, and some they made up on the spur of the moment.”
- Oct/44, p.2 – “LAC Ivan Hansen, you know, that sun-blackened lad that used to do the high diving stunts with the rest of the school kids, is now with the RAF India Command.”
- Nov/44, p.3 - (in a letter from “Spud” Raimondo} “Have run across…Ivan Hansen…”
- Jan/45, p.4 – (in a letter from Don Clarke) “Ivan Hansen (is) in this squadron. See a lot of Ivan…our work is very interesting.”
- Jan/45, p.5 – (in a letter from Graham Wright) “Would like to say hello to Ivan Hansen. (ed: write Ivan at: (R-181403) #435 Squadron RCAF India Command.)”
-Vol.21/1945/No.1-Jan. p.10/11 – “Last week from somewhere in India, a letter arrived from Cpl. “Dint” Hunter…Said Dint: “It was just like Old Home Week when I arrived out here. Hardly arrived at the station before I ran into Ivan Hansen, Don Clarke, Bob Gornall and Johnny MacIntosh.”
- Feb/45, p.3 – “The News Letters are coming along in good time and am sure glad to get them…I see Don Clarke practically every day and Bob Gornall (R-74519), both being in the same squadron. On Christmas eve they gave us one bottle of beer and 5 pkgs of Woodbines and a couple of boxes of matches. We got the same issue on New Year’s and haven’t seen beer since.”
- Vol.21/1945/No.4/5-Apr./May p.11– “Out in India working with the swiftly advancing forces of Admiral Mountbatten is the 435
th Squadron, RCAF. In the squadron six Powell River lads are carrying on the fight against the Jap. These are Flying Officers Don Clarke and Jock MacIntosh, Corporals Bob Gornall and Dint Hunter, LAC Ivan Hansen and Ron Smythe. All of these lads were posted seperately to the RAF India Command, and were unaware of each other’s whereabouts. Don Clarke was posted to the 435th Squadron. A few days later Jock MacIntosh turned up to make it a Powell River two-some. Then came along Dint Hunter, wondering what he would find in India. He found Don and Jock, who had been joined by Ivan Nansen, Bob Gornall and Ron Smythe. “It was just like Old Home Week,” reminisced Dint in a recent letter.”It was sure great to see so many of the old gang together, and, believe me, we made the most of it.”
240 - Harding, F.E. (Fred) – Lance Corporal Canadian Army Overseas
- Jul/43, p.4 – (in a letter from J. Heaton) “Bill Price and Fred Harding are the only ones I see often.”
- Aug/44, p.1 – (K-98002) HQ 3
rd Can Division RCASC “Fred Harding (is) starting upward with stripe number one.”
- Oct/44, p.4 – (in a letter from Bill Crockett in Hospital) “Have seen Fred Harding…looks fine.”
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241 – Harper, Ernie A. – RCAF
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242 - Harper, H.R. – Gunner Canadian Army Overseas
- Aug/44, p.3 - HAA Regt. 11th Cdn HAA Bty CAO “Just received the July Newsletter and 600 cigarettes. Thanks a lot. They were both welcome…Hard to pass an opinion on France, but since leaving England, we sure miss the pubs. That pint of bitters in the evening was all right, you know.”
- Apr/45, p.3 – “Received the last 900 cigarettes and News Letter. Sure pleased to read about so many of the boys getting home. Here’s hoping it will be all over when you receive this note.”
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243 - Harper, Jack - Canadian Army Overseas
(PH002259)
- Vol.18/1942/No.7-Jul. p.13 – “Summer and embarkation leaves are bringing manyy of the boys back home for brief and well earned holidays…Jack Harper (is) among the lads who have been with us in recent weeks.”
- Aug/43, p.1 – “Jack Harper (son of Bert Harper) (has) returned from Overseas.”
- Jul/44, p.3 – “Jack Harper, Jr., discharged, (has) been back in civies for many months…Jack is working in the mill.”
244 - Harper, N.L. (Brick) - Flight Sergeant RCAF Overseas
- Vol.17/1941/No.6-Jun. p.8 – “Well, this sure is a great life…I (Jack Young) haven’t seen any of the boys since my last trip to Toronto, where I met Dawson Pirie, Harry Buchanan, Brick Harper and Norman Burgess.”
- May/43, p.2 – “Brick Harper is a Corporal with the RCAF Overseas.”
- Jun/45, p.3 – (R-76080) 63 Base RCAF Overseas “…I sure got a surprise today when I read my name amongst the list of the King’s Birthday Honors as having been mentioned in dispatches. Suppose I got this for being in time for breakfast every morning…Frank Mannion is here with me and we have some great old chats. Hope to be seeing you soon. (ed. note: We are looking out for you, Brick.)”
245 - Harper, W.R. (Bob) - LAC
- Feb/45, p.1 – (Overseas arrivals) “(R-278375) COPD Staff RCAF Overseas.”
246 - Harrett, R. – Private Canadian Army Overseas
- Jan/45, p.3 – (K-46467) HQ CRU MT Section CAO “Pte. R. Harrett is back in England after stopping one in Belgium.”
247 - Harris, G.W. (George) – Sergeant Canadian Army Overseas
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Vol.15/1939/No.12-Dec. p.16 – “…Along with Norm are Dave Jack, well-known Powell River soceer player, who enlisted shortly after Norman, and George Harris, formerly of the staff of the Bank of Montreal in Powell River. All these boys have a wide circle of friends locally, and their safe arrival through the subs and mines of the North Sea will be welcome news to their many well-wishers. Carry on, Seaforths!”
- Vol.16/1940/No.1-Jan. p.14 –…Norm says, as far as he knows, the other Powell River boys in the Seaforths, Dave Jack and Bob Harris, are keeping well…”
- Vol.17/1941/No.2-Feb. p.3 – “The Seaforths, who will be to the fore if any invasion of Britain is attempted, include…George Harris, of the Bank of Montreal…”
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.8 – “The old First Division, the Seaforths, mighty in name and tradition, have seven Powell River boys in the ranks. There is Corp. Harris…”
- Vol.20/1944/No.2-Feb. p.12 – “The Vancouver Seaforths, who haave been in the thick of the fray since Sicily, included Cpl. George Harris…”
- Feb/44, p.2 – (K-52272) “G.W.Harris original Seaforths, and formerly with the Can. Bank of Montreal here, is a Sergeant out in Italy.”
- Vol.20/1944/No.4-Apr. p.12 – “George Harris, formerly Bank of Commerce, is a sergeant with the Seaforths in Italy.”
- Jul/46, p.8 – “From Powell River in those almost forgotten days, went…George Harris…with the Seaforths in December, 1939.”
- Jul/46, p10 – “To the best of our knowledge, (one of) the first Powell Riverites to touch down on Sicilian beaches on this first Canadians “D” Day (was) Sgt. George Harris of the Seaforths, formerly in the Bank of Commerce here…”
- Jul/46, p10 - “From the beaches of Pachino to the Po valley, with interim stops at the Hitler and Gothic lines, at Cassino, at the Morro and a score of other natural obstacles, Powell River was always there…With the Seaforths...(was)…Sgt. George Harris…”
248 - Hartley, John – Pilot Officer RCAF Overseas
- Apr/43, p.1 – “…John Hartley (is a) Flight Sergeant.”
- Aug/43, p.3 – (R-122443) RCAF OTU Patricia Bay BC “Am now stationed here after a spell in the East and it’s grand to be back in BC again. Had my first look at Powell River from the air yesterday and it really looks grand. Ft. Lieut. Harry Donkersley, DFC, is stationed here (Patricia Bay) and I had the pleasure of meeting him and am looking forward to the pleasure of flying with him. Thanks for the News Letter and wishing you and the P.R. Company the best of luck. My regards to all the lads in the Service.”
- Mar/44, p.1 – “Jack [sic] Hartley, RCAF Overseas, is climbing into big money with a nice WO2…”
- Mar/44, p.3 – “Thanks for the 500 cigarettes which were forwarded on from Pat Bay. The fags were in good condition. I sure have enjoyed the News Letter and hope they will come to me over here. Am saving them for a post war diary. Give my best to all the boys at home and overseas.”
- Mar/45, p.1 – “Johnny Hartley is up to Pilot Officer…”
- Jun/45, p.2 – “John Hartley is back with us…”
249 – X Hassell, Ewart – Trooper 28th Armoured Reg’t. Canadian Army Overseas
SM-Hassell, Ewart – Trooper 28th Armoured Reg’t. Canadian Army OverseasSM-Hassell, Ewart – Trooper 28th Armoured Reg’t. Canadian Army Overseas-2
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Vol.16/1940/No.7-Jul. p.2/3 – “Another father and son combination is that of Harry Hassell, of the wharf crew, and his son Ewart. Both were accepted in the DCOR, Vancouver’s famous infantry unit.”
- Vol.17/1941/No.12-Dec. p.7 – “From Cranberry comes father-now Company Sergeant-Major Harry Hassell, of the Wharf Crew, and now with the DCOR’s in an eastern camp-and son Ewart, a private in his dad’s battalion.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.5-May. p.8 – “At least five Powell River boys crossed the pond with the “Dukes”…(including) Private Ewert [sic] Hassell…”
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.8 – “In the Fourth Division, our boys comprise the better part of a platoon in the First Battalion DCOR’s who have recently arrived overseas as an armoured unit. The list includes Trp. Ewart Hassell…”
- Apr/43, p.4 – “Just a line of appreciation for the Powell River Company smokes. We are kept busy here and the people are very hospitable – and now the fine weather is starting, we are looking forward to the months ahead.”
- Vol.19/1943/No.10-Oct. p.10 – “Other Powell River men now with the Eighth Army (in Italy) include Trooper Ewart Hassell, Lieutenants Ken Barton and Jack Gebbie.”
- Vol.20/1944/No.2-Feb. p.12/13 – “The Divisional troops, Artillery, Service Corps, Tank Brigade, etc., have Tpr. Ewart Hassell…”
- May/44, p.1 – “Also (thanks to) Ewart Hassell for the much appreciated copy of the ‘Crusader’.”
- Jul/46, p10 - “All specialist branches were liberally sprinkled with lads from the paper town…(including)…Ewart Hassel [sic], Tanks Corps…”
- Jul/46, p11 – “Our military casualties in the Italian campaign were not light…Ewart Hassell…paid the supreme sacrifice…”

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250 - Hassell, H.W. (Harry) – CSM CIBTC
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Vol.16/1940/No.7-Jul. p.2/3 – “Another father and son combination is that of Harry Hassell, of the wharf crew, and his son Ewart. Both were accepted in the DCOR, Vancouver’s famous infantry unit. Harry served during the World War, 1914-1918 with the Imperial forces.”
- Vol.16/1940/No.11-Nov. p.15 – “Harry Hassell of the wharf is now “Sergeant Harry,” and spends his time training awkward squads.”
- Vol.17/1941/No.12-Dec. p.7 – “From Cranberry comes father-now Company Sergeant-Major Harry Hassell, of the Wharf Crew, and now with the DCOR’s in an eastern camp-and son Ewart, a private in his dad’s battalion. Harry is back for his second whirl at the Hun.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.1-Jan. p.3 – “Captain and Adjutant Eric Barlow, formerly of the Canadian Bank of Commerce and Company Sergeant-Major Harry Hassell of the Wharf, head our contingent of the “Dukes”.”
- Jun/45, p.4 – Sergeants’ Mess #48 CIBTC St. John’s Que. “…Thanks for the News Letters which are full of interest back here. Glad to hear that so many of the boys are getting home. This is my third camp since Brockville. It is a Permanent Force Barracks and it is about the best camp I have been in—and the beer is more plentiful here than at most places, which helps a lot. Am giving basic training to boys going to the Pacific and they are a fine bunch of lads…My regards to all the old crowd.”
251 - Hastings, Norman – AC2 RCAF
- Jul/43, p.2 – (R-181370) Ward “D” Royal Victoria Hospital Montreal Que “Thanks a lot for the News Letter, May issue, with its interesting facts about the rest of the boys, I’ve been in hospital six weeks now and am half way through my sojourn in these surroundings. I had a bad attack of pneumonia and rheumatic fever. The former is all cleared up but the rheumatic fever is rather hard to get rid of. I’m hoping to be out of hospital between the 1st to 15th of August and am looking forward to seeing you on my sick leave. I saw Vince Forbes at Lachine and Floyd Eno is up at No, 1 Wireless and expects to graduate around the middle of August. I would appreciate Bill Emerson’s address if you have it handy.”
- Jun/44, p.4 – 4945 Coolbrook St. Montreal Que “Thanks very much for keeping the News Letter coming along to me over this lengthy period. It is really grand to get the news of the fellows in the Service and also the inside information on what is taking place back home there in Powell River. Yes, I’m still in hospital, and it has been a long dreary stretch, to put it mildly, but there is hope that shortly I’ll be out again in the fresh air. I don’t know just what it is about me that the rheumatics like so much, but I’m certainly having a heck of a time getting rid of it. There isn’t very much news from around here, as I haven’t run into any of the Powell crowd, having been confined to hospital so long. Although I did see Jock and Winnie Waugh when they were up here.”
252 - Hayes, R. (Russ) – Flight Sergeant RCAF
- Apr/44, p.4 – (in a letter from Frank McBurnie) “Russ Hayes…(has) been seen in this vicinity (Boundary Bay).”
- May/45, p.2 - “Quite a number of fellows who have returned in recent months are now back on Civvie Street. These include …F/Sgt. Russ Hayes…”
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253 - Heaton, Johnny (Red) – Private Canadian Army Overseas
(PH002227) (on left ?)
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Vol.15/1939/No.10-Oct. p.8 – “Another member of the Grinder room crew, Johnny “Red” Heaton, has joined the Irish Fusiliers in Vancouver. “Red” says the Irish are a great bunch and that army life is not nearly as tough as some of the old soldiers in Powell River had painted it. “Red” is doing fine and says “hello” to all the gang.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.7-Jul. p.12 – “Several Powell River boys have landed safely overseas (including) Corporal Red Heaton…”
- Jul/43, p.4 – (K-67035) “Hq” 3
rd Canadian Division Overseas “Received your March issue of the popular News Letter and really enjoyed reading it. It is so nice to hear the boys’ opinion of their jobs and to find out where they are. Bill Price and Fred Harding are the only ones I see often. Of course, Jock Munro is always around, still arguing about soccer. We see lots of good games over here. How about giving us a little dope on sports in your next issue. Please give my thanks to the Company for the cigarettes, of which I received 600 last week and they were a life saver.”
- Jan/44, p.2 – “…in the Central Mediterranean is…a flock of others, including our old playmate Pte. Red Heaton.”
- Jan/44, p.4 – HQ 1
st Can Corps CMF “Above is my new address, so you wont delay in sending the News Letter. Had the pleasure of a couple of hours’ chat with Colonel MacGregor and we talked Powell River all the time. Is Hillbilly Jack Ellis still around. (ed: Driver Corp. in the Reserve Init.).”
- Vol.20/1944/No.2-Feb. p.12/13 – “The Divisional troops, Artillery, Service Corps, Tank Brigade, etc., have Pte. “Red” Heaton…”
- Feb/44, p.2 – “If any of you run across Red Heaton, with the CMF, that him that another old grinder room pal, Tpr J.G. McKenzie (K-71714) HQ Ssdn. 5
th CAB, is in the same area.”
- Mar/44, p.2 – “We are betting that an even hundred will come back with British brides (and wish the boys in the CMF would remind Red Heaton that things aren’t quite the same in the back streets of Bari, Foggia, etc. as they were around Riverside!)”
- May/44, p.4 – ADV HQ 1
st Can Div CMF “… Finally received the News Letter, after missing about three copies, and it was sure good to read it again…am going to Bari on leave and will be able to tell you if it has any resemblance to Riverside on New Year’s Eve. How is Tommy Prentice coming along with the liquor ration…He should be out here to sample the wine, just like paint remover.”
- Jul/44, p.1 - “These are some of the more recent (papers) – as they are also those fascinating Mediterranean papers that…Frank Donnelly…and scores of other fellows have sent along.”
- Jul/44, p.2 - “Quite a number of the boys have visited Rome, including…Red Heaton – and most of the gang say “I’ll take Riverside.”
- Jul/44, p.4 – (in a letter from Bill Crockett) “Dick Jacob and I had a good snort of decent French wine last night (ed: Wonder how it stacks up against that stuff that Red Heaton and Charlie Robson are quaffing down in Italy, Bill)”
- Aug/44, p.3 – “July News Letter arrived o.k., and it was the first in nine weeks…and speaking about Reunions in Powell River, for the love of Mike, don’t include wine on the ration list. Never want to look that stuff in the face again…and tell Frank Oldale to get me a nice sharp picaroon, as I’ll be back swinging it soon. All the best to the gang.”
- Feb/45, p.3 – “Red Heaton, after wading and wallowing across half the waterways of Italy gave the classic retort: “Water! Does the so-and-so think we’re standing in beer!”.”
- Jul/46, p.8 - “From Powell River in those almost forgotten days, went John “Red” Heaton…John joined the Irish Fusiliers and went overseas in 1942
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254 - Hembroff, Laurence (Slick) - Sergeant RCAF Overseas
(PH002241)
- Vol.17/1941/No.12-Dec. p.7 – “The two Hembroffs, father Lawrence, sergeant in a Searchlight battalion, and son Bill in the RCAF, are both keeping the old flag flying. Lawrence was on the electrical staff, and Bill was in the Steam Plant.”
- Jul/44, p.3 – “And your old pal, Sgt. Lawrence [sic] “Slick” Hembroff, has received his discharge. Expect him back here any day.”
- Feb/45, p.2 - “Laurence “Slick” Hembroff is back in the mill again and chasing ohms, watts and amperes about the place with his old gusto. Slick, after a year’s convalescence, returned to work early in March. And Mert Golley stepped in a couple of days before “Slick”. Back at his old trade of electrician and finds Powell River a pretty good spot. (P.S.) All the lights in town and the mill went out the other night. Don’t know whether “Slick” and Merton were around or not!!”
255 - Hembroff, L.W. (Bill) – Corporal RCAF
- Vol.17/1941/No.12-Dec. p.7 – “The two Hembroffs, father Lawrence, sergeant in a Searchlight battalion, and son Bill in the RCAF, are both keeping the old flag flying. Lawrence was on the electrical staff, and Bill was in the Steam Plant.”
- Jul/43, p.1 - “Margaret Hughes (is) a full Corporal…It was always a row with the Hembroff family over this…Bill Hembroff, who has been in the forces for the last two years, grabbed off two stripes about a week ahead of sister Margaret – which saved a family squabble”
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256 - Henderson, Eric – LAC RCAF Overseas
(PH002273)
- May/43, p.4 - (in a letter from Charlie Murray) “Have just arrived over here, along with Eric Henderson…”
- Aug/43, p.2 – (in a letter from Garnet Gibson) “I was over here from January to April before I met any P.R. boys, but one night I met Eric Henderson…”
257 - Heritage, G.W. (Wilf) – Sergeant RCAF
- May/43, p.2 – “Wilf Heritage is Sergeant…”
- May/43, p.5 - “We thank the scores of boys who have written us and are only sorry we can’t include all your letters. We hope to get around to most of them some time. Meantime we would like to acknowledge letters from…Wilf Heritage…”
- Jan/44, p.2 – “Sgt. Wilf Heritage, RCAF, is doing duty at Waterloo, Quebec.”
258 - Heward, A. (Alan) – Gunner Canadian Army Overseas
- Jul/43, p.4 – (K-76974) “F” Bty., No. CARU, CAO “Received April’s issue of the Monthly News Letter. Many thanks. I haven’t been over long enough to see much of this country and I have spent half of it in the Hospital with a cold and such, but right now they can cut the balloons loose and let this place sink. I will be going on leave next week and maybe I will change my mind.”
- Jul/44, p.4 – 15
th Cdn. Field Regt. CAO “Have received the latest copy of the News Letter and it makes good reading. See George Baxter is over and is next door, more or less. Was sure pleased to see him and he is still supporting two hooks. This Limey air is swell. Thanks a million for the cigarettes.”
- Dec/44, p.2 – “Alan Heward, fresh from the duck boards of Holland and Belgium, dropped in on a thirty-days leave. Came back with POW’s.”
- Jul/46, p11 - (re: D-Day) “The supporting troops included…Alan Heward.”
259 - Heyes, W.A. (Billy) – Pilot Officer RCAF-RAF India Command
- May/43, p.4 - (in a letter from Charlie Murray) “Have just arrived over here, along with Billy Heyes…”
- Jan/44, p.2 – (R-157744) (Can.) A 867, RAF c/o APO 5995 “And Sgt. Pilot Billy Heyes is out in that direction (India).”
- Feb/44, p.2 – “…and Billy Heyes is with the Pathfinders on the RAF India Command.”
- Apr/44, p.4 – (in ed: note in a letter from H.G. Parker) “…also Bill Heyes, address Sgt. Pilot Heyes, W.A.,…1673 (HB) Con Unit RCAF India Command, is somewhere in India.”
- Vol.20/1944/No.4-Apr. p.12 – “Sgt. Pilot Bill Heyes is attached to the India Command.”
- May/44, p.2 – “…Jack Maguire…is doing all right and hopes to run across Hap Parker and Billy Heyes.”
- Jul/44, p.3 – “…another two Powell River lads, Sgt. Bill Heyes and Sgt. “Hap” Parker stumbled across each other along the bazaars of Calcutta. Bill was the first Powell River lad Hap had seen in over two years in India.”
- Oct/44, p.2 – “Out in India’s sunny clime, Bill Heyes is chasing along the trail after Frank and Johnny (Mannion and Willis). Bill is now a WO.”
-Vol.21/1945/No.1-Jan. p.11 – “It was certainly great meeting Bill Heyes in Calcutta,” comes from Hap Parker out in India. We talked Powell River for two hours steady.”
- Mar/45, p.6 – “A note from Bill Heyes advising us that he spent a couple of weeks in Tibet, met the people that accompanied the last Mount Everest climbers up to the 20,000 feet level. Bill also took along some carefully-hoarded Scotch which was a new and thrilling experience to many Tibetans.”
- Apr/45, p.2 – “Bill Heyes writes that he hopes to be home around September, so any of the crowd in India who intend looking him up better hurry. Bill can be located via 356 Sqdn. RAF RCAF India Command.”
- Jun/45, p.2 – “We can’t figure out the mathematics of this man’s Army or Air Force. Here’s Bill Heyes, over two years overseas and eighteen months flying in India; all set to come home and somebody suddenly decided he hadn’t put in enough hours or something.”
- Vol.21/1945/No.7-Jul. p.13- “When Pilot Officer Bill Heyes returns to Powell River this summer he will be the possessor of a unique honor. He will probably be the first Powell River resident to penetrate the mysteries of “Forbidden Tibet”. On his last leave from India, Bill, in company with three members of his crew, spent two weeks high up in the Tibetan hills, in a country which even yet, is comparatively untrod by the footsteps of the outside world. Bill’s hosts were a Tibetan family, of whose hospitality and kindness he could not say enough.”
- Jul/46, p14 – “Over Burmese jungles for more than two years was Pilot Officer Bill Heyes.”