Service Men - Ingram - Jones

282 - Ingram, Doug – Petty Officer RCN
SM-Ingram, Doug – Petty Officer RCN SM-Ingram, Doug – Petty Officer RCN -2
(PH002151) (PH002151-2)
- Vol.17/1941/No.12-Dec. p.7 – “Another Cranberry father and son duet is Sergeant Ray Ingram of the RCAF Machine Room oilers-and son Doug, at sea with Canadian Navy.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.3-Mar. p.2/3 – “Working out of eastern ports, guarding convoys, hunting submarines or sweeping up mines, are lads who were born here, or who spent most of their lives in our midst…(including.)…Doug Ingram…”
- Apr/43, p.1 – “And several months back Able Seaman Doug. Ingram, son of Ray Ingram, and Edith Johnston, daughter of Bert Johnston, took the plunge. Edith’s brother, Signaller Robbie Johnston, married Marguerite Reed, prior to his departure for overseas.”
- Feb/44, p.1 – “Doug Ingram, RCN, who recently arrived Overseas, has a well-earned Petty Officer’s cap.”
- Vol.20/1944/No.3-Mar. p.13 – “And this list doesn’t include those local marriages like Doug Ingram and Edith Johnston.”
- Apr/44, p.3 – (#3637) HMCLCI (L) #299 %GPO London “I received the November and December News Letters today so just had to break down and try to tell you how swell they were to receive. I hope they come along steadier now. I am in a nice part of the south coast and Harry Riley, Beppie Tomado, Dan Hopkins and Ron Fraser are with me. Rob Johnston, my brother-in-law, has just finished a spot of leave down here with us so it has been like old home week. Cave Baum is here too and the toasts were many and sweet.”
- Vol.20/1944/No.4-Apr. p.12 – “Doug Ingram has coaxed a petty officer rating out of the hat.”
- Jun/44, p.2 – (re: Normandy invasion) “Quite a number of the lads (including)…Doug Ingram…were probably kicking around somewhere in the vicinity.”
- Vol.20/1944/No.7-Jul. p.10 – “In the landing craft that grated in broad daylight on French soil…probably included…PO Doug Ingram…”
- Oct/44, p.3 – “Another…salty tar to turn up suddenly (was) Petty Officer Doug Ingram…Doug, on the landing craft, touched down on “D” Day…Had a nice chat with Doug and Edith, and both send their best to the old crowd.”
- Jan/45, p.5 – (in a letter from Beppie Tomado) “Doug Ingram (is)on the east coast.”
- Feb/45, p.1 – “…the following have arrived overseas: Petty Officer Doug Ingram RCN for hi second tour...”
- May/45, p.5 – (in a letter from E. Silvester) “There are four of us Powell River boys here and as far as I can make out they (include) Doug. Ingram…”
- Jul/46, p.6 - “Lads like…Doug Ingram…kept Powell River colors at the masthead, as convoy after convoy battled its way to the sorely pressed shores of the United Kingdom.”
- Jul/46, p.7 - (re: D-Day) “Carrying Canadians of the famous Third Division to the beaches (was)…Doug Ingram…”
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283 - Ingram, Ray – Sergeant RCAF
(PH002150)
- Vol.17/1941/No.12-Dec. p.7 – “Another Cranberry father and son duet is Sergeant Ray Ingram of the RCAF Machine Room oilers-and son Doug, at sea with Canadian Navy. Ray is also a veteran of the last war.”
- Vol.19/1943/No.5-May. p.10 – “Angus Bethune, Jackie Redhead, Ray Ingram and Frankie Mannion have been boosted to full sergeants.”
- Aug/43, p.1 – “In case we forgot to mentionit, Ray Ingram is now a Sergeant and stationed at Tofino Bay, with the RCAF.”
- May/44, p.3 - “Sgt. Ray Ingram…(was) home on leave recently.”
284 - Innes, P.V. (Phil) – Pilot Officer RCAF
SM-Innes, P.V. (Phil) – Pilot Officer RCAFSM-Innes, P.V. (Phil) – Pilot Officer RCAF-2
(PH002148) (PH002148-2)
- Apr/45, p.2 – “Recent discharges include…Phil Innes (curtailment of RCAF)…”
285 - Jack, D.A. (Dave) – CSM 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 Corp. Dave Jack, formerly of the machine room…”
- Vol.17/1941/No.4-Apr. p.11 – “Another former employee, Dave Jack, machine room, has joined the bendicts. Dave, on one of his furloughs, went north to Scotland, and married an old schoolgirl sweetheart.”
- Vol.17/1941/No.11-Nov. p.7 – “And from the old First Division in England comes word that Dave Jack, of the Machine Room, is now a full-fledged Sergeant.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.6-Jun. p.12/3 – “Dave Jack, with the posh Seaforths, says the average Canadian private today has to know as much as a major in the last war, and that a sergeant (Dave is a sergeant) is equal to the 1914 brigadier.”
- 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 Sergt. Dave Jack, ex-machine room and soccer star…”
- Vol.19/1943/No.4-Apr. p.11 – “There is a story behind the pictures (on this page). The story concerns the hero, Sgt. Dave Jack…Dave was overseas with a Highland regiment in the last war. In those active days he made the acquaitance of and walked out with a charming Scots lassie. After the war, Dave came to Canada-and came alone. For a variety of reasons he decided to seek fame and fortune before sending for the lassie of his choice. Came the depression years and there was not much fame and fortune for anyone. But, Dave remained single. And when the present war broke out he was one of the first to leave Powell River. He went overseas with the Seaforths in 1939, and went on leave to Scotland-and found his old sweetheart like himself, still single and just waiting for Dave. And that’s the story; the picture on this page-a picture of Mrs. And Mr. Dave Jack. We wish them both all the happiness in the world and hope to make that in person in the not too far distant future.”
- Jun/43, p.1 – “…and Dave Jack is a CQMS.”
- Jul/43, p.3 – (K-52784 – see below) 1-CSRW Canadian Army Overseas “Many thanks to Powell River Company for cigarettes received and also for the Powell River News. That big lug Joe Graham is sure lucky. I’ve been trying for three years to make that trip. All the best Joe. Remember the Sunday we had together at the first reunion. How’s old man Campbell (Jock). Can’t keep us old timers down eh Jock! Tell Sandy Allen his home town still makes “guid whusky”.”
- Vol.19/1943/No.10-Oct. p.10/11 – “Company Sergeant-Major…Dave Jack of the Seaforths didn’t go to Sicily with his outfit. In Dave’s own inimitable style he describes his experience: “Just before the outfit left for Sicily, they lined us up and hauled all us old crocks out and told us we were staying behind. Believe me, it was tough seeing that bunch go and not being able to sail with them. Guess it looks like England for us-until the going gets really tough and the SOS goes out for the “old reliables”.”
- Vol.20/1944/No.2-Feb. p.12 – “Dave Jack and Sgt. Norm Hill were left behind when the (Seaforths) sailed.”
- Vol.20/1944/No.3-Mar. p.13 – (in a list of those who have married) “Have you forgotten…Dave Jack…?
- Mar/45, p.3 – (K-527848 – see above) “…Still receiving the News Letter regularly. It’s a great idea and I’m sure it’s the only one in circulation. Living in hopes of seeing the Old Town this summer. Five years and four months is a long time.
- Mar/45, p.3 – (in a letter from Mike Belyk) “…There are three other Powell River lads here, Dave Jack, Bill Jamieson and Jack Cadwallader.”
- Jun/45, p.5 - “A pretty fair summer all round. Willingdon Beach well crowded in June and July. Nice a lot of the “old” soldiers like Dave Jack…hanging around the old swimming hole regularly.”
- Jul/46, p.8 - “From Powell River in those almost forgotten days, went…Dave Jack…with the Seaforths in December, 1939.”
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286 - Jackson, T.S. (Ted) – Private Canadian Army Overseas
(PH002229)
- Oct/44, p.3 – “Some recent arrivals overseas include…Ted Jackson (K-49907) E Coy 1st Bn Rocky Mountain Rangers, CAO.”
- Nov/44, p.2 – “…and Ted Jackson, following his father’s footsteps…”
287 – Jacobs, Jimmy
- Vol.16/1940/No.9-Sep. p.6 – “Jock Campbell…is with the Canadian Scottish in Victoria, along with a large crowd of Powell River boys, including Jimmy Jacobs, Rusty Taylor, Joe Hugh Carney, Joe Tash, Hock Pelley, George and Bill Crockett, Colin McLauchlan and many others.”
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Vol.16/1940/No.7-Jul. p.2 – “Outstanding in recent local enlistments is the example of Jimmy Jacobs and his sons. Jimmy…joined the Canadian Scottish, and his three sons accompanied him. Jim served in the last war…”
- Vol.17/1941/No.9-Sep. p.7 – “…News has come through of the safe arrival in England of Canada’s Third Division…includ(ing) the 1
st Battalion Canadian Scottish, whose nominal roll includes twenty-two Powell River boys. Among these (is)…Jimmie Jacob [sic] …”
- Vol.17/1941/No.12-Dec. p.7 – “Two more chips of the same block are “Papa” Jimmie Jacobs, with the Canadian Scottish at Victoria, and son Dick in England with the first battalion of the same regiment.”
288 - Jacobs, Phil – Private Canadian Army Overseas
- Vol.17/1941/No.9-Sep. p.7 – “…News has come through of the safe arrival in England of Canada’s Third Division…includ(ing) the 1st Battalion Canadian Scottish, whose nominal roll includes twenty-two Powell River boys. Among these (is)…Phil Jacob [sic] …”
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.8 – “Twenty-two Powell River representatives are numbered in the ranks of the First Canadian Battalion, Canadian Scottish, Third Division. They include such stalwarts as Pte. Phil Jacobs…”
- Jul/44, p.2 - “Here are some of the Army lads thus far identified in Normandy…(including)…Phil Jacob [sic]…”
- Oct/44, p.4 – (in a letter from Bill Crockett) “Phil Jacobs is still in there pitching.”
- Jun/45, p.5 – (in a letter from B.W. MacDonald) “…Quite a few Powell River boys with me here (including) Phil Jacob [sic]…Don’t know when we will be coming home but we all hope soon.”
289 - Jacobs, R.A. (Dick) – Private Canadian Army Overseas
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Vol.17/1941/No.12-Dec. p.7 – “Two more chips of the same block are “Papa” Jimmie Jacobs, with the Canadian Scottish at Victoria, and son Dick in England with the first battalion of the same regiment.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.8 – “Twenty-two Powell River representatives are numbered in the ranks of the First Canadian Battalion, Canadian Scottish, Third Division. They include such stalwarts as Pte. Dickie Jacob (sic)…”
- Jan/44, p.4 – (in a letter from Bill Gallagher) “…Have met …Dick Jacobs.”
- Vol.20/1944/No.3-Mar. p.13 – (in a list of those who have married) “Have you forgotten…Dickie Jacobs…?
- Jun/44, p.2 – “And there is all the old crowd still with the First Canadian Scottish (including)…Dicky Jacobs…who have probably raise CAEN by this time.”
- Jul/44, p.2 – “We hear stout reports of good work by Dicky Jacob [sic], with the Scottish in Normany. Several of the fellows comment on Dicky’s skill as a forager and morale builder.”
- Jul/44, p.4 – (in a letter from Ted Dolan) “Dick Jacob [sic] is still with us and he has done a grand job ever since D Day in one of the hardest jobs of all, stretcher bearers. They were magnificent.”
- Jul/44, p.4 – (in a letter from Bill Crockett) “Dick Jacob [sic] and I had a good snort of decent French wine last night. Dick also supplied me with my late supper, coming on the shape of a nice big steak.”
- Jan/45, p.3 – “Well Dickie Jacobs has finally been hooked. Married a lass from Notts, and quite chirpy about it.”
- Jan/45, p.2 – Depot Bn #6 CITR CAO “…I suppose you are aware of the fact that I finally went off the deep end and got myself hitched to a lass from Notts, and I’m warning all wolves to keep away from my door when I get back to Powell River because I’m bringing a 25 pounder along with me…My best to Bill Crockett and tell the old man he’d better finish the job and open up a beer parlour.”
-Vol.21/1945/No.1-Jan. p.11 – “And from Ray Cormier, convalescing from wounds received in the Falaise Gap: “I saw Dick Jacob in hospital. Hasn’t changed a bit, and we spent the time talking about Powell River.”
- May/45, p.3 - (in a letter from K. Gustafson) “…have seen…Dick Jacobs…”
- Jun/45, p.4 – (in a letter from T.R. Lambert) “Quite a few P.R. boys here, including…Dick Jacob [sic]. Dick was on the Scottish team which won top honors in the Third Division…”
- Jul/46, p11 - (re: D-Day) “Hitting the beaches in that first unstoppable assault with the Scottish…(was)…Dickie Jacob [sic].”
290 – Jamieson, L.A. – W/C RCAF Overseas
- Vol.20/1944/No.2-Feb. p.13 – “Among Air Force personnel serving in the (Mediterranean) (is) Sgt. L.A. Jamieson…”
291 - Jamieson, L.D. (Len) – Corporal Canadian Army Overseas
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.8 – “Twenty-two Powell River representatives are numbered in the ranks of the First Canadian Battalion, Canadian Scottish, Third Division. They include such stalwarts as Pte. Len Jamieson…”
- Jul/43, p.1 – “Lin [sic] Jamieson of the Canadian Scottish has picked up a first stripe.”
- Mar/44, p.2 - “Jack [sic] Hartley, RCAF Overseas, is climbing into big money with a nice WO2, to keep company with Len Jamieson.” (note: this comment seems out of place as a “WO” is a much higher rank than a “Lance Corporal”. This person may not be
L.D. Jamieson but rather L.A. Jamieson of the RCAF Overseas.
- Jul/44, p.2 - “Here are some of the Army lads thus far identified in Normandy…(including)…Len Jamieson…”
- Aug/44, p.1 – “Glad to announce that Len Jamieson (K-57733) H Sec 2 Coy Signals 3
rd Can Division, has put up his second hook.”
- Jul/46, p11 - (re: D-Day) “Hitting the beaches in that first unstoppable assault with the Scottish…(was)…Len Jamieson.”
292 - Jamieson, W.W. (Bill) – Corporal Canadian Army Overseas
- Jul/43, p.5 – “Bill Jamieson of the Production Office is with the Active Forces at Vernon.”
- Dec/44, p.2 – “Pte. Jamieson, W.W. (K-51305) “B” Coy #3 CITR CAO.”
- Feb/45, p.3 – 7
th Coy #1 CSRU CAO “Just a note to thank the Powell River Company for the precious 500 Players I received a few days ago, along with a couple of News Letters that have been following me around…Thanks to the News Letter I’ve made connections with Johnny Lawson, who is at present in hospital near this camp (Roman Way Convalescent Hospital)…I don’t care much about this English beer, but no doubt I will in time.”
- Mar/45, p.3 - …There are three other Powell River lads here, Dave Jack, Bill Jamieson and Jack Cadwallader.”
- Mar/45, p.3 – “…A million thanks for the 900 cigs received last week. Arrived just when I was out of Canadian ones. Haven’t had much leave yet, but had a good look at London yesterday on an Army educational Tour. Saw Westminster Abbey, House of Parliament. Might have seen more but a V2 landed too close for comfort.”
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293 - Johns, W.H. (Bill) - WO2 RCAF
(PH002149)
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Vol.15/1939/No.10-Oct. p.8 – The Electrical Department lost the services of Bill Johns, well-known and popular lineman. Bill passed the rigid Air Force test and will probably be in the radio and wireless testing division. His fifteen years’ experience in many branches of electrical work made the technical test a breeze. Physically – well, we all know Bill, and that test was just as easy. Bill’s many friends in the district will wish him good luck and happy landings.”
- Apr/43, p.1 – “Bill Johns is a WO2”
- Apr/43, p.4 – (in a letter from Stan Richardson) “Lately I’ve met quite a few of the boys including…Bill Johns…”
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294 - Johnson, J.R. – Private Canadian Army Overseas CMF
(PH002237)
- Jul/43, p.3 – Cpl. [sic – more likely Tpr not Cpl](K-92357) 9th CAR (BCD) “I’m sorry I’ve taken so long to thank you for the swell gifts of cigarettes. I’ve received both lots of 600 and thanks awfully; they are real life-savers. I’m going to bring a packet of English smokes back with me and if ever I hear anyone complain of a Canadian cigarette, I’ll give him an English wartime one – he will never complain again. I’ve received two editions of the News Letter to date and they supply more really interesting news than any paper I’ve read yet. If the folks at home realized that the little everyday occurrences that take place are really what keep us in close contact with them; it may not seem of any interest to them but we eat it up over here. I’m anxiously awaiting your next edition. At present am practising up on diving for a Gala Sports Day, July 14th. The youngsters of B.C. are miles ahead of the standard of swimmers and divers over here.”
- Vol.20/1944/No.2-Feb. p.12 – “The 9
th Armored Regiment recently arrived in the Mediterranean area…Some of those identified include…Cpl. Dickie Johnson…”
- Dec/44, p.4 – “…I received a pleasant surprise the other night while watching a short news-reel, to see Powell River, the dock, the old Government Wharf and sections of the mill flash on the screen. My chest just swelled as the commentator said some very complimentary things about the old town. It left a lump in my throat, otherwise I would have hollered out “That’s my Home Town”…Since midsummer I have been driving a jeep, and so help me, I believe I’ve aged ten years. They just aren’t human. I covered well over ten thousand miles, and we had a few close calls. I have seen a lot of the world in the past four years, and I am convinced Powell River has as much to offer, if not more, than any place I’ve yet seen.”
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295 – Johnson, R.G. (Bob) – RCAF
(PH002225)
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296 – Johnston, Barney
(PH002142)
297 - Johnston, Dick - Corporal
- Vol.16/1940/No.8-Aug. p.5 – (picture caption) “Dick is with the newly-formed motorcycle corps.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.8 – “In the Ninth Armoured Regiment (BCD) of the same division (is) Corp. Dick Johnston…”
- Jan/44, p.2 - “…in the Central Mediterranean is…Corp. Dick Johnston...”
- Jun/44, p.2 – “Dicky Johnston reports seeing Ralph Kenny in Italy, but only had time to wave to him from a passing truck.”
- Jul/46, p10 - (re: Sicily and Italy) “The 9
th Armored regiment had with them Dick Johnston…”
298 - Johnston, Douglas – LAC RCAF
SM-Johnston, Douglas – LAC RCAF SM-Johnston, Douglas – LAC RCAF -2
(PH002153) (PH002153-2)
- Feb/45, p.2 – “Young Doug Johnston has just been discharged, and placed on Civilian Reserve.”
- Jun/45, p.2 – “…Doug. Johnston (is) out and working in the plant. Doug is driving the tractor on the golf course…”
299 - Johnston, Eric – LAC RCAF Overseas
- May/43, p.4 - (in a letter from Charlie Murray) “Have just arrived over here, along with Eric Johnston…”
300 - X Johnston, J.S. (Stew) – Petty Officer RCNVR
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.7 – “In the ranks of the bluejackets are scores of former employees, well known throughout the district. There is…Petty Officer Stewart Johnston…worthy of the tradition handed down and maintained by the Royal Navy.”
- Vol.19/1943/No.1-Jan. p.9 – “And when we grow a bit too introspective on this fuel shortage or freezing weather give a thought to…Stewart Johnston… and scores of others who keep the U-boats from our shores and protect our men in their journeys across the high seas in all kinds of weather.”
- Apr/43, p.1 – “Stew Johnston is a Stoker PO.”
Jul/46, p.6 - “Lads like…Stewart Johnston…kept Powell River colors at the masthead, as convoy after convoy battled its way to the sorely pressed shores of the United Kingdom.”
301 - X Johnston, N. – Pilot Officer RCAF Overseas
SM-Johnston, Douglas – LAC RCAF -3SM-Johnston, Douglas – LAC RCAF -4
(PH002153-3) (PH002153-4)
- Jul/43, p.3 – (R-74682) “Just a note to let you know I received a letter from you informing me of the re-union [sic]. I would sure have been glad to go but as I mentioned in a letter to you before, I was at a little party of my own in Dussledorf, Germany. Things are going along as usual at our squadron; one week busy as the devil and the next we almost figure the war is off. One week we were over so often we were considering taking a course in German to feel at home while we were over their territory. Don’t be surprised if I’m stage struck – I mean we are very popular, especially in the Ruhr Valley. They put at least two or three hundred lights on when we approach, trying to cone us.”
- Vol.19/1943/No.8-Aug. p.12 – “…local lads are riding the skies over Germany every night…Norman Johnston…and a score of other boys from the district have been in the thick of these tremendous events that are weakening enemy production and morale.”
- Apr/44, p.1 – “And Norman Johnston, who has dropped cookies on every Hun city between Aaschen [sic] and Berlin, has at last been boosted to Pilot Officer. Everyone joins me in the congrats, Norm. Nice work.”
- Jul/46, p13 (150) - “How well we remember these lads, because they were first in battle and were in our minds and hearts for so long…(including) Norman Johnston…- all youngsters, who were part and parcel of our community and athletic life, were sucked up in the tempest.”
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302 - Johnston, R.S. (Robbie) - Signaller Canadian Army Overseas
(PH002228)
- Apr/43, p.5 - “And several months back Able Seaman Doug. Ingram, son of Ray Ingram, and Edith Johnston, daughter of Bert Johnston, took the plunge. Edith’s brother, Signaller Robbie Johnston, married Marguerite Reed, prior to his departure for overseas.”
- Vol.20/1944/No.3-Mar. p.13 – “And this list doesn’t include those local marriages like Robbie Johnston and “Margy” Reed.”
- Apr/44, p.3 – (in a letter from Doug Ingram) “Rob Johnston, my brother-in-law, has just finished a spot of leave down here with us so it has been like old home week.”
- Aug/44, p.4 – (in a letter from Albert Mitchell) “…Saw Robby Johnston…recently…doing well.”
303 - Jones, (??) –
- May/43, p.3 – (in a letter from Vince Forbes) “There is also a lad named Jones who married Jean Staniforth – he is a police reporter on the Ottawa Journal.”
304 - Jones, D.M. (Davy) -
- Apr/43, p.2 - (in a letter from Con Matheson) “…Guess Davy Jones has a good supply (of cigarettes) anyway…”
305 – Jones, Wyvelle - RCNVR
SM-Jones, Wyvelle - RCNVRSM-Jones, Wyvelle - RCNVR-2
(PH002120) (PH002120-2)