Service Men - Savage - Sutton

547 - Savage, W.A. –Gunner Canadian Army Overseas
- Mar/45, p.2 - “A final note announcing the arrival overseas of W.A. Savage #2 CITR CAO.”
- Mar/45, p.4 – (K-604213) #2 CITR CAO “Thanks for the News Letter which I sure enjoy—and for the cigarettes which are hard to get over here. Am waiting any day now to get a crack at Jerry. Like it very much here.”
548 – Scarlett, J.H. – Corporal RCAF
SM-Scarlett, J.H. – Corporal RCAFSM-Scarlett, J.H. – Corporal RCAF-2
(
PH002147/2122) (PH002122-2)
- Vol.20/1944/No.2-Feb. p.13 – “Among Air Force personnel serving in the (Mediterranean) (is) Cpl. J.H. Scarlett…”
- Vol.21/1945/No.2-Feb. p.10– “In January, three more…returned (including)…Sgt. Jack Scarlett, who saw over two years’ service in England and France.”
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549 - Schon, L.A. (Bert) (Tish) – Flight Lieutenant RCAF
(PH002220)
- Vol.17/1941/No.10-Oct. p.15 – “Other local boys who have gone overseas in recent weeks include…Bert Schon, with the supply department, RCAF.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.8-Aug. p.8 – “Heading the Powell River service parade was the London reunion of local overseas men, at the Canadian Beaver Club, on July 26
th. Through the initiative of LAC “Tish” Schon, this affair brought 72 Powell River boys of all ranks and services together in London, for what all describe as an outstanding day in their lives.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.4/5/6 – (see Powell River Reunion 1942, p. 2 and 3 above)
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.24 – (see Powell River Reunion 1942, p. 2 and 3 above)
- Apr/43, p.2 – “Please convey to the Directors and Management my warmest thanks for the most welcome gift of 1,000 cigarettes received recently. A gift of cigarettes like these is always appreciated, particularly since in this officers’ mess, we may purchase only 40 cigs. A week, at the rate of 1/6d per 20 (the cheap rate allowed service men), and it is needless for me to mention the vast difference in quality between English and Canadian cigarettes. (Pilot Officer Schon goes on to praise the splendid work of the BC Overseas Tobacco Fund) and concludes by saying, “We from BC are often envied our Government Tobacco Service, and also take a great pride in it.”
- Jul/43, p.5 – “In a special letter from PO Schon, he writes that Mr. Geo. Fraser invites all P.R. Ex-servicemen to visit him in England. Mr. Fraser lived in Powell River in the 1920’s and many of the older employees in the Forces may remember him. His ddress is:--20 Dorchester Way, Kenton, Middlesex, Eng.”
- May/44, p.2 – “That human dynamo, F/O L.A. Schon, has received a well merited boost, and when you next see or write to “Tish” it’s Flight Lieutenant Schon.”
- Aug/44, p.2 – “…and we have a report that FO [sic] “Tish” Schon may be returning to Canada soon.”
- Sep/44, p.2 – “Flight Lieutenant Tish Schon arrived in town this week (Sunday, Oct. 8) and we are looking forward to getting all the inside dope after Tish settles down a bit.”
550 - Scott, Frank – Private Canadian Army Overseas CMF
- Vol.20/1944/No.2-Feb. p.12 – “The Divisional troops, Artillery, Service Corps, Tank Brigade, etc., have Pte. Frank Scott…”
- May/44, p.4 – (in a letter from Grace Scott) “My big brother Frank is still in Italy and has a little to say about the liquid refreshment over there. He is in the best of health.”
- Jun/44, p.5 – (K-49069) #1 Trans. Pltn. #2 CIB Coy RCASC CAO CMF “I received today one thousand of the very best cigs. And don’t think they weren’t welcome. I lost the card, because I got it in the first week in March, but these were mailed in November…Also I’m caught up in my News Letter. Thanks again. By the looks of things there are a number of the fellows in Italy but I’m darned if I can run across any of them. So say Hello to all of them for me, and I hope to meet some of them…Parts of this country must have gone dry. There must have been a bunch of Canadians ahead of us in the area, because they give us a long sad song when we ask for vino. But I have never run across a bigger bum than an Itie (that is over here)…When we are on the round we scrounge vino and eggs. So we aren’t doing badly.”
- Sep/44, p.1 – “Frank Scott is still in Italy.”
-Vol.21/1945/No.1-Jan. p.11 – “I passed Frank Scott on the road to Rimini,” said Charlie Robson, “but only had time to wave. But it was another memory of Powell River.”
- Jul/46, p10 - “All specialist branches were liberally sprinkled with lads from the paper town…(including)…Frank Scott, RCASC.”
551 - X Scriven, G.H. – Trooper Canadian Army Overseas
- Jul/46, p11 - “Our military casualties in the Italian campaign were not light…G.H. Scriven…paid the supreme sacrifice…”
552 - Serle, William C. – Private RCAF
- Mar/45, p.6 – “A final flash that…R. [sic] Serle (has) received (his) final discharge.”
553 - X Shaw, R.W. (Bob) – Flight Sergeant – RCAF Overseas
- Jul/46, p13 - “How well we remember these lads, because they were first in battle and were in our minds and hearts for so long…(including) Bob Shaw…- all youngsters, who were part and parcel of our community and athletic life, were sucked up in the tempest.”
554 - Silvester, E.A. (Ernie) – Leading Seaman RCNVR
- 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…Ernie Silvester…”
- Aug/44, p.1 – “Ernie Silvester (V-3342) HMS Jamaica % GPO London has been boosted to Leading Seaman.”
- Sep/44, p.4 (80) – (K-36342) HMS Jamaica Mess 29 “The News Letter is still coming along and enjoyed very much. It is really good-O [sic] and swell as a reference to look up any of the boys. My first week over here I met Bill Price and Steve Elly. On the troop ship I ran across Pte. Mooney…Am on an English cruiser now. There are about forty Canadians on board.”
- May/45, p.5 – HMCS Ontario Mess 39 “I just received the January News Letter and it did quite a bit of chasing to catch up to me so I thought it best that I tell you my new address. We haven’t been around very much lately but did take in the big football game at Hampden Park, Glasgow between Scotland and England. It was a good game but I must admit the English boys had it all over the Scots. The “Ontario” is Canada’s latest cruiser and it’s a corker. There are four of us Powell River boys on here and as far as I can make out they are Doug. Ingram, Syd Gaganoff and Jim Stapleton. I guess that’s about all for now. Thanks a lot for the News Letter, it’s really swell and I appreciate it very much.”
- Jul/46, p.8 - “Replacing the Uganda in eastern waters was Canada’s latest and finest cruiser, HMS Ontario. She arrived with Ernie Sylvester (sic)…in time to take part in the official surrender of Hong Kong.”
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555 - Simard, R.D. (Roly) – Gunner Canadian Army Overseas
(PH002271/2334)
- Apr/43, p.4 - “We wish to acknowledge and thank…Pte. Roly Simard...for (his) nice letter.”
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556 – Simonetta, Joe - Canadian Army Overseas
(PH002266)
557 - Skorey, Joe
- Dec/44, p.2 - “Discharged too (is) Joe Skorey, back in the Machine Room…”
Sleigh, Dudley ( 1894 -1975 )
Pasted GraphicIn 1924 Dudley Sleigh emigrated to Canada with his wife and children. Prior to that when he was 15 he had enlisted in the Royal Marine Band and served with them for 15 years playing trombone and bass fiddle.

In 1926 he saw an ad in a bookstore in Vancouver that a band was being organized in Powell River so he jumped on a Union boat and started working on the "bull gang" the next day in the Powell River Company’s pulp and paper mill. He had to walk from Wildwood to the Townsite for band practices and concerts.

In 1940, at the age of 47, he signed up for the war effort at the Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, and was demobbed in 1944. He served on many ships including The Roxburgh. While on the ship HMS Erin he was engaged in the Battle of Jutland. He also travelled with the Prince of Wales aboard the HMS Renown on a tour of Malta, India, Japan and other points. His final voyage was aboard the HMS Emperor of India based in Malta with the Mediterranean fleet and sailed to Spain, Norway and the West Indies.

He retired from the Mill in 1958 and was a member of the Powell River Company’s 25 Year Club. He died in 1975.
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558 – Slevin, Earl
(PH002336)
- Vol.16/1940/No.11-Nov. p.15 – “Last week Earl Slevin of the Shipping Department and Cliff Walker turned up on week-end leave as Lance-Corporals.”
- Vol.16/1940/No.12-Dec. p.7 – “…Lance-Corporal Earl Slevin, of the Shipping Department, typed out daily parade states in the orderly room.”
559 - X(?) Smith, J.G. (Gordon) – Sergeant Canadian Army Overseas
- Jun/43, p.1 – “Gordon Smith (is) sprouting two stripes.”
- Jul/43, p.3 – (K-75635) 4
th Can Armored Brigade WKSP RCOC CAO “This is just a short note to let you know that I received your gift of 600 Sweet Cap cigarettes a couple of days ago. As you may well imagine they are very scarce in England and are therefore appreciated when you are lucky enough to get them.”
- Feb/44, p.2 – “And those at the reunion would have noticed that third stripe on Gordie Smith’s strong arm.”
- Feb/44, p.5 - (re: the Reunion Pictures) “…And Cpl. Jack Leclair and Sgt. Gord. Smith, natty lads, what, what!”
- Mar/45, p.3 – (in a letter from Paul Razzo) “Lately I’ve run into …Gordon Smith…in my travels around Germany.”
560 – Smythe, Ron – RCAF India
- Vol.21/1945/No.4/5-Apr./May p.11– “Out in India working with the swiftly advancing forces of Admiral Mountbatten is the 435th 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.”
561 - Snow, B.E. (Ben) – Private Canadian Army Overseas
SM-Snow, B.E. (Ben) – Private Canadian Army OverseasSM-Snow, B.E. (Ben) – Private Canadian Army Overseas-2
(PH002243) (PH002245)
- Jul/44, p.2 – “Ben Snow of Wildwood was married in June.”
562 - Sopit, M. (Mike) – Private Canadian Army
- Apr/43, p.4 - “We wish to acknowledge and thank…Pte. Mike Sopit...for (his) nice letter.”
- Jan/45, p.2 – (K-605001) #11 Trg. Btn. #6 CITR CAO
563 - Southcott, S. (Sid) – Lance Sergeant CAPF
- Apr/43, p.5 - “Sid and Bert Southcott are back in Calgary.”
- 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…Sid Southcott…”
- Mar/44, p.1 - “Sid and Bert Southcott, have climbed another rung together and are both full corporals.”
- Sep/44, p.2 – “The two Southcott brothers, Sid and Bert, who have been running a neck and neck race for promotion honors, are still in the same spot – both are now Lance Sergeants. Sid and Bert are with the Engineers at Chilliwack, at the moment.”
564 - Southcott, R.H. (Bert) – Lance Sergeant Canadian Army Overseas
-Vol.16/1940/No.8-Aug. p.16 – “Bert Southcott, of the Sulphite Department, finally received his call as an air gunner and departed eastward, all smiles, to join his pal Ernie Campbell.”
- Vol.16/1940/No.11-Nov. p.15 – “Bert Southcott, one-time Kamyr expert, is now at Toronto studying the intricacies of aerial gunnery and quartered in the once “posh” Toronto Hunt Club.”
- Apr/43, p.5 – “Sid and Bert Southcott are back in Calgary.”
- May/43, p.2 – “Bert Southcott has also picked up a couple of hooks.”
- Mar/44, p.1 – “Sid and Bert Southcott, have climbed another rung together and are both full corporals.”
- Mar/44, p.2 – “And in case we forgot to tell you, Bert Southcott junketed down to California about six weeks ago, laid his heart and fortune at the feet of Dr. Moore (who you will recall took over Tommy Urquhart’s chiropractic business in the Rodmay Hotel). Bert was accepted and now has his own Health Insurance Scheme for life. Soft, what!!”
- Sep/44, p.2 - “The two Southcott brothers, Sid and Bert, who have been running a neck and neck race for promotion honors, are still in the same spot – both are now Lance Sergeants. Sid and Bert are with the Engineers at Chilliwack, at the moment.”
- Jan/45, p.2 – (Overseas arrivals) (K-49316) #1 CERU CAO
- Jun/45, p.3 – 16
th Can Fd Coy RCE CAO “Thanks again for the cigarettes which arrived at a very opportune time…We get our share of English cigs but they are pretty God awful, so the Company’s gift is always appreciated…Life has been pretty quiet. We are at a little fishing village of Harderwink, Holland. Picturesque and much like our BC fishing spots…Haven’t run across any Powell River lads yet but am keeping my eyes open.”
565 - Spackman, N. (Norm) – Captain Canadian Army Overseas
- Jan/45, p.2 – “Capt. Norm Spackman has just returned on rotation leave.”
566 - X Spratt, F. – Trooper Canadian Army Overseas
- Apr/43, p.4 - “We wish to acknowledge and thank…Tpr. Spratt...for (his) nice letter.”
- 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…Trooper Spratt…”
- Jan/44, p.2 – “So too (is) (in the Central Mediterranean)…Trooper Fred Spratt…”
- Vol.20/1944/No.2-Feb. p.12/13 – “The Divisional troops, Artillery, Service Corps, Tank Brigade, etc., have Tpr. Fred Spratt…”
- Jul/46, p10 - “All specialist branches were liberally sprinkled with lads from the paper town…(including)…Fred Spratt, Armoured Corps.”
567 - X Srigley, R.G. – Flight Officer RCAF Overseas
- Apr/43, p.1 – “R.C. Srigley is a Pilot Officer.”
- Jul/46, p13 - “How well we remember these lads, because they were first in battle and were in our minds and hearts for so long…(including) S.R. [sic] Srigley…- all youngsters, who were part and parcel of our community and athletic life, were sucked up in the tempest.”
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568 - Stapleton, A.B. “Jimmy”- Lance Sergeant Canadian Army Overseas
(PH002272)
- Vol.18/1942/No.2-Feb. p.9 – “Jim and Dick Stapleton have chosen the Infantry and Navy. Jim, now Corporal Stapleton, is with the DCOR’s in Nova Scotia-and Dick, second-class stoker, is in the RCN on the west coast.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.5-May. p.8 – “At least five Powell River boys crossed the pond with the “Dukes”…(including) Corporal Jimmie Stapleton…”
- 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 Corp. Jim Stapleton…”
- Aug/43, p.1 – “A.B. “Jimmy” Stapleton has been promoted to Lance Sergeant.”
- Aug/43, p.3 – (K-37957) HQ Squad. 28
th Armored regiment Overseas “Just a line of appreciation for all the P.R. Company is doing for the boys in the Service. Thanks for the cigarettes received; they certainly are a life saver after smoking some of the brands we get over here. Last, but not least, the monthly News Letter. Hats off to the people who are responsible for it. It’s humor helps to keep the morale up and I have had many a chuckle after reading it.”
- Vol.20/1944/No.9-Sep. p.9 – “In the 28
th Armored Regiment of the 4th Division (is)…Sgt. Jimmy Stapleton…”
- Nov/44, p.4 – (in a letter from Ken Matheson) “Had a visit from the press photographers last week, and if the cameras stand up to it, you may see us in one of the papers. Powell River was well represented; Howie Russell, Jimmy Stapleton, Perry Monsell, Major Barlow and myself.
- Mar/45, p.4 – (in a letter from Dick Stapleton) “Hope to get together with brother Jim one of these days for a celebration. My youngest brother joined the navy last May which makes three of us in the forces.”
- 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)…Jim Stapleton.”
- Jul/46, p12 - “…and Jimmy Stapleton (was) in the fight to close the Falaise Gap.”
569 - Stapleton, A.E. (Dickie) – A/SPO RCN
- Vol.18/1942/No.2-Feb. p.9 – “Jim and Dick Stapleton have chosen the Infantry and Navy. Jim, now Corporal Stapleton, is with the DCOR’s in Nova Scotia-and Dick, second-class stoker, is in the RCN on the west coast.”
- 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…such well known lads as Dick Stapleton…worthy of the tradition handed down and maintained by the Royal Navy.”
- Jan/44, p.4 – (in a letter from Eddie Behan) “…Have seen a few of the Powell River lads around here (including) Dickie Stapleton…”
- Mar/45, p.4 – (21998) HMCS Lunenburg c/o CFMO London England “Just a note to give my new address, so I won’t miss the monthly News Letter. Hope to get together with brother Jim one of these days for a celebration. My youngest brother joined the navy last May which makes three of us in the forces.”
- Jul/46, p.6 - “Lads like…Dick Stapleton…kept Powell River colors at the masthead, as convoy after convoy battled its way to the sorely pressed shores of the United Kingdom.”
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570 - Stapleton, J.R. – OD RCNVR
(PH002144)
- Mar/45, p.4 – (in a letter from Dick Stapleton) “My youngest brother joined the navy last May which makes three of us in the forces.”
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571 - Stasuik, Mike – Sapper Canadian Army Overseas
(PH002242)
- Jul/46, p10 - “All specialist branches were liberally sprinkled with lads from the paper town…(including)…Mike Stasuik, Engineers.”
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572 - Stephens, A.F. – Private RCAMC
(PH002244)
- Nov/44, p.5 – (K-51865) Roman Way Convalescent Hospital RCAMC CAO “A line of thanks for the monthly News Letter, and thanks to the P.R. Company for the 900 cigarettes which I received the other day. A very pleasant surprise indeed, and also a convenient one. I was smoking woodbines when they arrived, and I suppose you know what woodbines are like…I am having a pleasant stay at Roman Way, mainly because they maintain a bans made up of the boys in blue, and that is right up my alley…”
573 – Stevens, R.A. – Sig. Canadian Army Overseas
-Vol.21/1945/No.1-Jan. p.11 – “And from Ray Cormier, convalescing from wounds received in the Falaise Gap: “…And the other day in London I met Rod Matheson and Dick Stevens-and that called for a celebration.”
574 - Stevenson, O.J. (Ossie) – LAC RCAF
SM-Stevenson, O.J. (Ossie) – LAC RCAFSM-Stevenson, O.J. (Ossie) – LAC RCAF-2
(PH002186) (PH002186-2)
- Apr/43, p.6 – “Another item of local interest was the marriage this month of Ossie Stevenson, of Lane’s Studio, and Mrs. Ed. Davis, widow of the late Ed. Davis, well known local tailor. Ossie will leave for the east shortly, as a member of the RCAF.”
- May/43, p.5 - (now in the service) “…Ossie Stevenson (Lane Studio) with the RCAF.”
- Vol.21/1945/No.2-Feb. p.11– (photo caption) “Cpl. “Ossie” Stevenson, senior partner of Powell River Studios, returns from a photgraphic reconnaissance flight somewhere in Central Canada. Ossie has been two years with the RCAF.”
- Vol.21/1945/No.6-Jun. p.10– “The Cover Picture – For the past eight months, including the current issue, the Digester cover pictures have been taken from ther splendid set of scenic views photographed by Sgt. Ossie Stevenson, now with the RCAF photographic section…Sgt. Stevenson has greatly added to his photographic skill and knowledge during nearly three years with the RCAF. He is considered one of their topnotch men, particularly in outdoor photography. On discharge, which we hope may be soon…he will return to Powell River to take over the Powell River Studios…”
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575 - Strachan, A. (Sandy) – Sergeant RCAF
(PH002219)
-Vol.16/1940/No.8-Aug. p.5/16 – “We had quite a reunion here. Five Powell River boys all got together-Jack Carr, Charlie MacIntosh, Chuck Couvelier, Sandy Strachan and myself (Ernest Campbell). About all we could do was have our pictures taken.”
- Vol.16/1940/No.11-Nov. p.15 – “Sandy Strachan and Charlie MacIntosh are stationed, for the time being, at RCAF headquarters in Vancouver.”
- Mar/44, p.3 - “Flying Officer Jack Carr is still at Alliford Bay where he was joined by Sgt. Sandy Strachan last October.”
- Oct/44, p.4 – (R-58329) RCAF Station Patricia Bay BC “…Am still on the coast, much to my regret, and when I pick up a News Letter and see how the fellows are scattered all over the world, it gets me down at times…Can imagine the arguments that will come up when all the old crowd gets back and have their first stag…only one thing bothers me. Where the heck will we find a hall big enough to hold us all?”
576 - X Stusiak, Nick – Pilot Officer RCAF Overseas
SM-Stusiak, Nick – Pilot Officer RCAF OverseasSM-Stusiak, Nick – Pilot Officer RCAF Overseas-2
(PH002117) (PH002117-2)
- Vol.18/1942/No.3-Mar. p.3 – “The Commonwealth Air Training schools are turning out more and more pilots, observerrs and gunners. Recent graduates include Sergeant-Pilot Nick Stusiak…”
- Vol.18/1942/No.7-Jul. p.12 – “Sergeant Pilot Nick Stusiak, on leave a few weeks ago, is stationed somewhere on the northern BC coast with his squadron of fighting planes.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.11-Nov. p.9 – “And also somewhere in Alaska is Flight Sergeant Nick Stusiak, whose portrait, in color, was a recent front page display on the magazine section of the Dominion-wide circulated Montreal
Star.”
- 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…Nick Stusiak…”
- Aug/43, p.4 – “By the way Gord (Menzies), Nick Stusiack just dropped in after a year in Alaska, and says to say hello.”
- Feb/44, p.2 – “Pilot Officer Nick Stusiak (has) arrived Overseas with the new 111
th Squadron RCAF.”
- Mar/44, p.2 – “Pilot Officer Nick Stusiak feels a shade sorry for brother-in-law Joe Small and his pals when the monthly liquor ration comes round. Nick says there is no shortage where he is. There certainly shouldn’t be, since Nick is near Ayr, the heart of the world’s whiskey belt.”
- Jul/46, p13 - “How well we remember these lads, because they were first in battle and were in our minds and hearts for so long…(including) Nick Stusiak…- all youngsters, who were part and parcel of our community and athletic life, were sucked up in the tempest.”
577 - Stutt, R.J. (Bob) – Sergeant RCAF
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.8 – “In the Ninth Armoured Regiment (BCD) of the same division (is) Bob Stutt…”
- Vol.20/1944/No.2-Feb. p.12 – “The 9
th Armored Regiment recently arrived in the Mediterranean area…Some of those identified include…R.J. Stutt…”
- Jan/45, p.1 – (K-1144) A Squad. 9
th CAR (BCD) CAO CMF “Out in Italy, Bob Stutt is now eating the rich and nourishing grub furnished in the Sgts. Mess.”
- Jul/46, p10 - (re: Sicily and Italy) “The 9
th Armored regiment had with them Bob Stutt.”
577 - Stutt, R.J. (Bob) – Sergeant RCAF s
SM-Stutt-RJSM-Stutt, RJ-papers
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.8 – “In the Ninth Armoured Regiment (BCD) of the same division (is) Bob Stutt…”
- Vol.20/1944/No.2-Feb. p.12 – “The 9
th Armored Regiment recently arrived in the Mediterranean area…Some of those identified include…R.J. Stutt…”
- Jan/45, p.1 – (K-1144) A Squad. 9
th CAR (BCD) CAO CMF “Out in Italy, Bob Stutt is now eating the rich and nourishing grub furnished in the Sgts. Mess.”
- Jul/46, p10 - (re: Sicily and Italy) “The 9
th Armored regiment had with them Bob Stutt.”
Updated: 2013-Feb-14 - added pictures
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578 – Sutherland,
(PH002287) (possibly correct)
-
Vol.15/1939/No.9-Sept. p.5 – “Inspector Sutherland, in charge of the Powell River detachment, Provincial Police, has left Powell River, and will probably return to England shortly, to rejoin his old regiment, the “Lincolns.” Inspector Sutherland won the DSO and DCM during the World War.”
579 - Sutherland, Mel
- Jul/43, p.1 – “…as has also Mel Sutherland (picked up a first stripe) with the Armored Division.”
580 - Sutton, A.C. (Arthur) - Lieutenant-Colonel
- Vol.18/1942/No.1-Jan. p.3 – “Lieut-Colonel A.C. Sutton, former Governement Agent, is on the staff at Ottawa. He expects to go overseas in the near future.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.5-May. p.9 – “Last month Jack Carruthers…was home on leave after convoy duty in the Atlantic. In an Eastern Canadian port, Jack met…Lieut.-Col. Arthur Sutton, former government agent in Powell River. Col. Sutton, on special duty, has crossed the Atlantic at least half a dozen times with convoys. In London, Col. Sutton met Sergt. Battleman MacIntyre.”
- Feb/43, p.4 - “We had three of our former majors home during one week in January. There was Lieutenant-Colonel John MacGreggor, VC, O/C 2
nd CSR, Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Sutton and Flying Officer R.C. MacKenzie…Colonel Sutton is on Atlantic convoy duty and has crossed the pond quite a few times.”
- Jan/44, p.1 – “Lieut. Col. Arthur Sutton, who has been doing a stout job of commuting across the Atlantic, has been made a full Colonel. He has probably run across half of Powell River coming and going across the pond in the past two years,”
- Aug/44, p.2 – “Lieut. Col. Sutton has been discharged from the forces and has been appointed Government Agent at Duncan, BC.”
581 - Sutton, H.M.B. (Howie) – Flight Lieutenant RCAF Overseas
- Vol.17/1941/No.11-Nov. p.6 – “Within the past month, those inseperable pals of the business machine staff, Bruce Patterson [sic] and Harry Cooper, blond Frank Foyston of Kelly Spruce, and Howie Sutton of the machine room, have reported “all present and correct” from the Old Land.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.7-Jul. p.12 – “Somewhere in the same neighborhood (near, far or middle east) is Pilot Officer Howie Sutton…”
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.9 – “Over the baked sands of Libya (is) Pilot Officer Howie Sutton…”
- Vol.18/1942/No.11-Nov. p.9 – “And now from somewhere in the Egyptian desert comes word that PO Howie Sutton has been boosted a notch, and is now Flying Officer Howie Sutton, RCAF.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.12-Dec. p.4 – “Our thoughts go out to Flying Officer Howie Sutton …and others who are in the Medditerranean and North Africa and who may have little leisure in which to enjoy the Christmas trimmings we are taking as a matter of course.”
- Vol.20/1944/No.2-Feb. p.13 – “Among Air Force personnel serving in the (Mediterranean) (is) FO Howie Sutton…”
- Feb/44, p.1 – (J-6812) “Howie Sutton, with the Central Mediterranean Forces celebrated his promotion to Flight Lieutenant by bopping off a couple of Jerries one sunny afternoon. By the way, Howie now holds the top rank in the active air crew.”
- May/44, p.2 – “FLASH! Just heard Flight Lieutenant Howie Sutton is back in Canada. Hope to se him soon.”
- Jun/44, p.2 – “Flight Lieutenant Howie Sutton of Cairo, Sicily, Salerno and way points, dropped over for a hectic three days recently. Howie slipped on the boat at Comox, along with the Annual Golfers and Bowlers’ trip to the Island. “Whew!” remarked Howie, “Talk about your Cairo binges! Powell River is still second to none when the spirit of the troops is in jeopardy.” It was swell to see Howie again and he looks great. Will be leaving for Overseas in about three weeks.”
- Nov/44, p.2 – “And in case you didn’t know, Flt. Lieut. Howie Sutton is over again ready for his second tour.”
- Nov/44, p.3 – (in a letter from “Spud” Raimondo) “Have run across…Howie Sutton. Howie and I had a real bull session recently over the odd pint of mild. ”
- Dec/44, p.1 - “Alf Tate has been promoted to Flight Lieutenant, in which lofty atmosphere he will find many old pals, including…Howie Sutton…”
- Jul/46, p.15 – “…out in Sicily, Africa and Italy, Flight Lieutenant Howie Sutton was in action for nearly three years.”