Service Men - Vandervoot - Zilnic

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609 - Vandervoot, Harold – LAC RCAF Overseas
(PH002170)
- Vol.17/1941/No.5-May. p.11 – (under this issue’s) “The Cover Picture”, Harold Vandervoort, of the Camera Club, makes the headlines with this week’s [month’s - ??] photograph.”
- 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…Harold Vandervoot…”
- May/43, p.5 - (now in the service) “Harold Vandervoot…with the RCAF…”
- Jan/44, p.4 – (R-221997) Photo 2 AOS RCAF Edmonton “Received the smokes ok – and brother Walt asked me to write and say “thank you” for him. He is over in England.”
- Dec/44, p.5 – (in a letter from Walter Vandervoort) “I have seen Harold…several times, as I’m stationed not to far away.”
- Feb/45, p.4 – (in a letter from A.P. Holborne) “In the past month I’ve seen Walt and Harold Vandervoort.”
- Apr/45, p.3 - (in a letter from Claude Borden) “…Guess Pete Holborne has told you that he, Harold Vandervoort, and myself had a couple of get-togethers up in Holland.”
- May/45, p.2 – “Harold Vandervoort is rampaging around Occupied Europe with the Photographic Section of the RCAF. Sent us a picture of Belsen which he took personally—and all we can say is that the newspapers have only given us a pale pink version of what happened at that charnel house. Harold writes that his section turned out over 3 million prints between D-Day and V-E Day.”
- May/45, p.3 – (R-221997) #6 MFPS RCAF Overseas “…Here’s No.1 of Volume 1 of another unit newspaper…Pete Holborne and I are the only P.R. boys in 39 Recce Wing…No. 5 and 6 MFPS did all the processing for 400 Squadron—and boy, there is a squadron—3 million 91/2 x 71/2 prints between D-Day and V-E Day. For example, every paratrooper who took part in the Rhine crossing had photographs of the area in which they were working…if I recall correctly the figures for that “do” laid end to end the prints would stretch out to 47 miles, and we used something like 10 tons of chemicals in just over 24 hours…We are having a chance to look over Germany…Anxious to be on our way home.”
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610 - Vandervoort, W.D. (Walt) – Lieutenant Canadian Army Overseas
(PH002207)
- Jan/44, p.4 – (in a letter from Harold Vandervoort) “Received the smokes ok – and brother Walt asked me to write and say “thank you” for him. He is over in England.”
- Feb/44, p.5 - (re: Reunion) “Liked the group (photo) with Bat MacIntyre, Walt Vandervoort, Lionel Rorke, Martin Naylor, Roy Lund, Gene Messmer, all in dignified relaxation.” (re: Reunion) “Liked the group (photo) with Bat MacIntyre, Walt Vandervoort, Lionel Rorke, Martin Naylor, Roy Lund, Gene Messmer, all in dignified relaxation.”
- Dec/44, p.5 – 11
th Cdn Field Park Coy RCE CAO “…It is very gratifying to know that the Company’s rehabilitation plans go beyond the mere return of the boys to their former jobs, and seeks to give a boost to those who are ambitious and want to advance themselves…I have seen Harold and Pete Holborne several times, as I’m stationed not to far away. At present am billeted with a Dutch family and they are really pro-Allied. I had a 48 in Brussels, and what a head the day after!”
- Feb/45, p.4 - (in a letter from A.P. Holborne) “In the past month I’ve seen Walt and Harold Vandervoort.”
- May/45, p.4 – CE ADM HQ 1
st CAO “Just a few lines to say how much I appreciate the smokes which I received today. I’m a bit short and when 900 came from the Coy. Today I was in clover. I’m in #12 Cdn. Gen. Hospital, have been here for three weeks. I had a strep infection in my throat (a result of the foul dust of Cleve and Emmerich, they sure were flattened) and when it was cleared up they took my tonsils out. Doc Morrison will be glad to hear that as he threatened me, just about every year, with a tonsillectomy. I’m going back to Army HQ on Friday and from then on I don’t know. I won’t be going to Burma unless I get a special invitation and a boost, five years next month since Bill Lloyd and I carried the banner down the hill with the first P.R. contingent. P.R. has had a lot of publicity here this week as the MacLean’s arrived with the P.R. story – bet I could get a few thousand volunteers to come back with me. Well, I hope this finds everyone well in P.R. I wouldn’t be surprised if I walked in sometime in the near future,”
611 - Vanichuk, Mike
- Apr/44, p.3 – “Mike Vanichuck is working in a logging camp.”
612 - Vanichuk, Pete – WO1 RCAF Overseas
- Vol.17/1941/No.11-Nov. p.6 – “Martin Naylor and Pete Vanichuk are now Sergeant-Pilot and Sergeant-Gunner respectively.”
- Jul/43, p.1 – “Pete Vanichuck has been promoted to W.O. First Class.”
613 - Verdiel, Louis – Lieutenant Canadian Army Overseas
- Jan/45, p.2 – “Lieut. Louis Verdiel, RCA, was back on a 30-day leave from France. Looks smart and efficient and says hello to his many old friends.”
- May/45, p.2 – “Lieut. Louis Verdial, after a month in Canada, returned overseas just before D-Day. Will probably return to Canada with his unit.”
- May/45, p.4 - #1 CBRG CAO “Although it is late I am sending you this letter on V-E Day from London, England. The jubilant crowds have not yet ceased their singing and cheering, and I can really say that never before had I seen so many happy people crowded together in such a dense and closely packed throng. You see very few who are under the influence of liquor but nevertheless there seems to be a practically inexhaustible strength or vitality that prevents the crowds from quietening down, and you hear songs of every description in various tongues being sung at the same time.”
614 - Vince ??
- May/45, p.6 - “Sports are on there way back with all the fellows returning to the old stamping ground. Expect to line up a bumper track meet for July 1st next year. Will have lots of help then with Vince…as (an) official.”
615 - Vincent, Eddie – Lance Corporal Canadian Army Overseas
- Aug/44, p.1 – “Eddie Vincent (K-602616) RCCS Seaforth Armouries, Vancouver (is) starting upward with strips number one.”
- Mar/45, p.2 – “A final note announcing the arrival overseas of Eddie Vincent #6 CITR CAO.”
616 - X Virag, J.E. – 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) J.E. Virag…- all youngsters, who were part and parcel of our community and athletic life, were sucked up in the tempest.”
617 - Vizutti, D.G. (Dino) – Private Canadian Army Overseas
SM-Vizutti, D.G. (Dino) – Private Canadian Army OverseasSM-Vizutti, D.G. (Dino) – Private Canadian Army Overseas-2
(PH002257) (PH002257-2)
- Jul/46, p10 - “All specialist branches were liberally sprinkled with lads from the paper town…(including)…Dino Vizutti, 48th Highlanders.”
618 - Walker, W.E. (Bill) DFC – Flight Lieutenant RCAF Overseas
- Dec/44, p.1 - “Alf Tate has been promoted to Flight Lieutenant, in which lofty atmosphere he will find many old pals, including…Bill Walker…”
619 - Walker, Cliff – Sergeant Canadian Army Overseas
SM-Walker, Cliff – Sergeant Canadian Army OverseasSM-Walker, Cliff – Sergeant Canadian Army Overseas-2
(PH002255) (PH002255-2)
- 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.17/1941/No.3-Mar. p.11 – “Word comes of the safe arrival in England of Cliff Walker, former high school student. Cliff is in the artillery and has been promoted to corporal.”
- Jun/43, p.1 – “Gunner Cliff Walker is now Lance Sergeant.”
- Jul/43, p.2 – “Sgt. Cliff Walker also took the plunge and was married in England in May last.”
- Jul/43, p.5 – (K-92414) 53 Lt AA Bty RCA 11 Lt AA Regt RCA CAO “Thanks ever so much for the six hundred cigs received just as I was heading away for my honeymoon last month – consequently the delay in acknowledging receipt. A thousand pardons but a million thanks. I’ve been getting the News Letter regularly and it’s quite a feature. It’s certainly surprising how the lads get around. The letter regarding the re-union came a bit too late. I was back from fourteen days’ leave and found it waiting for me. As it happened that was the big day for me so it would have been a bit hard for me to show up. Had a lovely time in glorious Devon. Ah! What cider.”
- Vol.20/1944/No.3-Mar. p.13 – (in a list of those who have married) “Have you forgotten…Cliff Walker…?
- Aug/44, p.4 - (in a letter from Albert Mitchell)“…Saw Cliff Walker recently…doing well.”
- Jul/46, p11 - (re: D-Day) “The supporting troops included…Gunner Cliff Walker.”
620 - Walker, E.N. – Flight Sergeant RCAF-RAF Ceylon
- Jul/43, p.2 – “LAC Walker has been transferred to the RCAF in Ceylon.”
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621 - Wallace, Dan - WO – RCNVR
(PH002208)
- Vol.16/1940/No.9-Sep. p.4/5 – “Our next note came from the Navy, from Dan Wallace, former steam plant engineer. Dan was among the first local employees to join the colors. He was called up by the Navy early this year, and has spent six months in special training at Esquimalt. He says: “We had a real Powell River gathering in Victoria recently, Harry Dunn, Sandy Allen, Sam Rees, Bill Gandy, Charlie (??) , ‘Scotty’ Abbott and myself, so figure it out for yourself.” Dan goes on to say: “I had about four months in barracks, working on Diesel engine repairs, auxiliary craft and lathes. Attended night school on machine shop and Diesel engines. These courses are provided gratis by the government. Also had six weeks on the Prince Robert (former Canadian National ship-now an auxiliary cuiser), and went to sea with her on steam trials. It was a fine experience.” Dan concludes with the remark that he expects to be posted shortly to one of the newly built vessels of the fleet.”
- Vol.16/1940/No.10-Oct. p.6 – “And of more than passing interst to Powell River was the capture of the German freighter
Weser by the Prince Robert off Mexico. The Robert is no stranger to Powell River, being a frequent visitor here on summer excursion trips. Dan Wallace…was attached to the Robert, but was transferred to a new ship just before she sailed south.”
- Vol.17/1941/No.9-Sep. p.6/7 – “In a letter from Dan Wallace, steam plant engineer, he tells his jealous pals in the mill that “I was there.” [note: Atlantic Charter August 9-12/41 secret rendevous off the coast of Newfoundland] “I was on board the
Prince of Wales for the Sunday service…Believe me, it was the thrill of all times. All the fellows wanted a close-up of Winnie and the President-and after the service we had our chance. The whole navy would go all out for Winnie-and the Old Man put on a great show for the British, Canadian and American sailors who clustered around him. Our crowd was standing right under the guns, and if you see a newsreel of the meeting, you can pick us out. When our boat left the Prince of Wales, we passed close by the rail, and Winston gave us the ‘thumbs up’ sign as we went by…We saw some of the pieces of shell from the Bismark’s guns which hit the Prince of Wales in their scrap in the Greenland Channel…Met a lot of the American sailors from the Augusta, and they are a swell lot.”
- 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.)…Dan Wallace…”
- 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 Oficer Dan Wallace…worthy of the tradition handed down and maintained by the Royal Navy.”
- May/43, p.2 – “Dan Wallace is a Chief Petty Officer at Halifax, and we understand is sweating on Warrant rank.”
- Vol.19/1943/No.5-May. p.10 – “Dan Wallace is, or is about to become a Warrant Officer.”
- Vol.20/1944/No.7-Jul. p.10 – “Somewhere in the vicinity on (a) Canadian or British destroyer (was) WO Dan Wallace…”
- Dec/44, p.3 – HMCS Lindsay % CFMO 10 Haymarket St London SW1 England “Thanks for the cigarettes and the News Letters, both of which hit the right spot. My son Danny is over here now with the RCAF. We had a couple of days together, and at the end of it I sure felt my age. Heard a V2 arrive with its double beat, then visited relatives. Paid a visit to Sergeant Dick Leese at his camp. Regards to Boys of the Old Brigade.”
- Dec/44, p.4 – (in a letter from C.D. Bird) “See Dan Wallace…occasionally. We escort one another across the Channel and back again.”
- Apr/45, p.3 – HMCS 1102 St. John NB “…Thanks for the cigs and also for the papers which I receive weekly. Saw Gerry Wheeler and Danny Given here so we intend to put on a P.R. reunion one of these days.”
- Jul/46, p.6 - “Lads like…Dan Wallace…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 - “Canadian destroyers and corvettes sailed in the van of the escort vessels. Among these…(was)…HMCS Lindsay with POI Dan Wallace.”
622 - Wallace, Danny
- Dec/44, p.3 – (in a letter from Dan Wallace) “My son Danny is over here now with the RCAF. We had a couple of days together, and at the end of it I sure felt my age.”
623 - Warman, J.E. – Private CMF Overseas
- 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 Joe Warman…”
- 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)…J Warman.”
624 – Warren, George – Royal Air Force
- Vol.15/1939/No.9-Sept. p.5 – “Another former Powell River boy, George Warren…is on duty also with the Royal Air Force.”
625 - Warris, Colin – Sergeant RCAF
SM-Warris, Colin – Sergeant RCAFSM-Warris, Colin – Sergeant RCAF-2
(PH002206) (PH002206-2)
- Aug/44, p.2 – “Colin Warris has graduated as a Sergeant air gunner.”
626 - Waugh, J. (Jock) – PO RCAF Overseas
- Jun/44, p.4 – (in a letter from Norman Hastings) “I did see Jock and Winnie Waugh when they were up here (Montreal).”
- Feb/45, p.4 – (in a letter from Tommy Burke) “I see Winnie and Jock Waugh frequently, but Jock has just gone overseas.”
- Mar/45, p.3 – (in a letter from John Willis) “Saw Jack Waugh last month.”
627 - Wells, Gordon (Gordie) – Corporal RCAF
- Dec/44, p.2 - “So too (confirmed corporal) (is) Gordie Wells, with the RCAF at Pat Bay.”
628 - Wheeler, G.E. (Gerry) – W/O 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 Jerry (sic) Wheeler…worthy of the tradition handed down and maintained by the Royal Navy.”
- Vol.19/1943/No.5-May. p.11 – “Jerry (sic) Wheeler…(is a) Chief Petty Officer.”
- Apr/44, p.1 - “Gerry Wheeler, who was home on leave last week, looking smart as a Sussex cricket, is climbing in with the nobs. It’s W/O Gerry Wheeler, RCNVR now fellows – and the first man what sez Gerry instead of Mr. Wheeler, will be clapped in the brig.”
- Apr/45, p.3 – (in a letter from Dan Wallace) “Saw Gerry Wheeler…here so we intend to put on a P.R. reunion one of these days.”
629 - Whitely, E.C. – LAC RCAF
- 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…LAC Whitely…”
630 - Williams, A.F. (Alf) – Private Canadian Army Overseas
- Jan/45, p.2 – “(K-694737) #11 Trg Btn #6 CITR CAO.”
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631 - Williams, C.E. (Ted) – Trooper CACTR
(PH002256)
- Apr/45, p.2 - “Quite a few of the younger chaps like…Ted Williams…expect to go overseas shortly. Talk about armies of occupation and what not.”
- May/45, p.2 - “Quite a few of the younger lads like…Ted Williams…are probably slated for the Army of Occupation and expect to go over shortly.”
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632 - Willis, J.H. (Johnny) – FO RCAF Overseas
(PH002209)
- Oct/44, p.1 – “And Johnny Willis, finishing up his training in aerial engineering, in a blaze of glory slipped out as a Pilot Officer.”
- Oct/44, p.2 - “Out in India’s sunny clime, Bill Heyes is chasing along the trail after Frank and Johnny (Mannion and Willis).”
- Dec/44, p.2 – “P.O. John Willis (J-49336) RCAF Overseas.”
- Mar/45, p.3 – (J-49336) “Please convey my thanks for the cigarettes and News Letters…spending the last couple of weeks up in Wales on a course and hope to get on the heavies soon…Saw Jack Waugh last month and ran into Bruce Paterson before he left for Canada…Think we are slated for India so will probably do our operations there.”
633 - X Wilshire, Maurice – Private Canadian Army Overseas
- Mar/44, p.4 (44) – (K-66262) D. Coy SH of C Can Army CMF “Thanks for the cigarettes that have caught up with me at last. They are welcome and here we only get the “V” issue. At one place here I met Sid Fraser, Gil Maslin, Len Taylor, Mickey McPherson and a few others.”
- 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)…Maurice Wilshire…”
- Jul/46, p11 - “Our military casualties in the Italian campaign were not light…Maurice Wilshire…paid the supreme sacrifice…”
634 - Wilshire, Sid – LAC RCAF
- Apr/43, p.5 (9) - “Recent enlistments around town include…Sid Wilshire…”
- Jan/44, p.4 – TTS St. Thomas Ontario “Received the smokes and many thanks… Jack Long from P.R. is in the same Coy. here, so we have the cigarette problem pretty well under control now. Expect to be posted soon – regards to all the gang in the office and mill.”
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635 – Wood Nelson – RCNVR
(PH002127)
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636 - Woodruff, Don – P Sub-Lieutenant RCNVR
(PH002128)
- Aug/43, p.1 – “Don Woodruff has passed his qualifying exams for Sub-Lieutenant in the RCNVR.”
- Jun/44, p.2 (60) – “Don Woodruff upholds the reputation of blue water by turning up in town with his Sub-Lieutenant’s braid a-glittering in the Powell River sunshine. (Don brought something else along besides braid.)”
- Jun/44, p.2 – “What Don Woodruff brought into town on his last furlough besides braid was a brand new wife. A Second Looie rank and a bride at one fell swoop is nice going
637 - X Woodruff, R.J. (Dick) – Sergeant Pilot – RCAF Overseas
- Vol.16/1940/No.11-Nov. p.14 – “And back on the lone prairie, at Brandon,…Shadow Brooks, Don [sic] Woodruff and Robin Leese are going through the preliminary motions of forming threes, squad drill and rifle parctice. All three boys hope to take to the air shortly.”
- 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 Jack (sic ?) Woodruff…”
- Vol.19/1943/No.11-Nov. p.11 – (under “We Will Remember Them”)
“Sgt-Pilot Woodruff, Jack
RCAF Oct ’42
Germany, Raid.”
- 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) Sgt. Pilot Dick Woodruff, Jr. over Germany…- all youngsters, who were part and parcel of our community and athletic life, were sucked up in the tempest.”
638 - ?X Woodward, Curly
- Jan/44, p.3 – (in a letter from Charlie Murray) “Hear that Curly Woodward has gone active. (Ed note: Curly, is back again, Charlie, honorably discharged. The old knee crocked up again.)”
639 - Worth, John – Leading Cook RCNVR
- Feb/44, p.1 – “John Worth, who knew a thing or two about cooking in pre-war days, is out of dungarees and in the white with a Leading Cook certificate.”
- Vol.20/1944/No.4-Apr. p.12 – “John Worth has been moved up to corporal.”
- Oct/44, p.4 – (V-42006) HMCS M.L. 050 Gaspe Que “…The News Letter has been coming regularly…Have just finished a six weeks rest period and am now on Canada’s first M.L. …Life on the Atlantic Patrol isn’t quite as exciting as that of the boys overseas, but we do have the odd thrilling moment.”
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640 – Wright, Charlie (Mickey) – Canadian Army Overseas
(PH002248)
641 - Wright, Graham – Corporal RCAF Overseas
- Vol.18/1942/No.11-Nov. p.9 – “Up in Alaska group of Powell River boys had a get-together at the hjome of Don Gahan, former company employee. These included…AC1 Graham Wright…”
- Apr/43, p.4 - (in a letter from Stan Richardson) “Lately I’ve met quite a few of the boys including…Graham Wright…”
- Jan/45, p.5 – (R-157518 (Can.) 6430 S.E. RCAF Overseas “…Enclosed a copy of our Wing newspaper. Hospitality is great up here, same as in Belgium. But unlike Belgium, “the land of plenty”, there is very little to go on up here in Holland. Would like to day hello to Ivan Hansen and Gordie Hughes.”
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642 – Wright, Jack – CSM ‘E’ Company
(PH002288)
643 - Wright, “Spike”
- Aug/44, p.2 – “…and “Spike” Wright, who started his training with E Company, has been made a lance corporal.”
644 - Wright, Walter – Corporal RCAF
- May/43, p.3 – (R-106713) Bagatville [sic] Quebec “Thanks a million for the News Letter. It sure helps us keep in touch with the boys. Also, thanks for the cigarettes which finally found me in Quebec. Am keeping well, Going on graveyard shift. So long and keep the News Letter coming.”
- Apr/44, p.3 - “Harry Anchor is still working in Vancouver and asks to be remembered to Walter Wright and all his pals in the services.”
645 - Young, J.L. (Jack) – Sergeant RCAF Overseas
SM-Young, J.L. (Jack) – Sergeant RCAF OverseasSM-Young, J.L. (Jack) – Sergeant RCAF Overseas-2
(PH002210) (PH002210-2)
- Vol.17/1941/No.6-Jun. p.8 – “Well, this sure is a great life…I 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. Best regards to all in Powell River.”
- Vol.19/1943/No.3-Mar. p.5 – “And Pilot Officer Lionel Rorke states Frank Roberts and Jack Young are located in his squadron and that Flight Lieutenant Jock Kyles is not far away.”
- Apr/43, p.2 – (in a letter from Lionel Rorke) “Jack Young is…a corporal in the mess.”
- Vol.20/1944/No.3-Mar. p.12 – “”Cpl. Jack Young is another who feels the noose slowly tighening. “Anyway,” said Jack, “I was always partial to school teachers, and I know she will like Powell River.”
- Sep/44, p.5 – (R-74663) 405
th Squadron “Received another batch of Company cigarettes today, and they were appreciated…I have been in and out of hospital for over six months now. I developed a very bad cough and had my sinuses removed…but anyway, everything still looks good and I hope we will all be home before long.”
- Nov/44, p.3 – “Sgt. Jack Young experienced some difficulty, though not too much, in getting used to the Canadian ration of 26oz. per. Jack expects to be discharged shortly – but is considering volunteering for Burma and way points.”
- Dec/44, p.2 – “others expecting immediate discharge (include)…Sgt. Jack Young, RCAF.”
646 - Zaccarelli, Gene, LAC
- Apr/43, p.1 – LAC Gene Zaccarelli married Margaret Hindle in Powell River, Sunday, April 11th.”
647 - Zilnic, C.Y. (Cy) – Corporal Canadian Army Overseas
- Jul/44, p.1 – “Special thanks to Cy Zilnic, for copy of the North Caribbean Star.”
- Oct/44, p.3 - “…Fusilier Russ Lambert…is back at Dundurn, Sask, along with Cy Zilnic.”
- Jun/45, p.2 – “Cy Zilnic was another welcome repatriat [sic] who dropped in late in June. Cy was first reported missing and then turned up as a prisoner of war in Italy.”
648 - X Zilnic, Steve – Private Canadian Army Overseas
- Vol.19/1943/No.8-Aug. p.12 – “The Powell River district has suffered its first casualty in land fighting in the present war. It is with deepest regret that the district received news on August 10th of the death of Serg Zilnick. Serg, aged 21, who served with the Loyal Edmonton Regiment, who, with the Princess Pats and Seaforths, were in the thick of the heavy fighting around Adorna.”
- Vol.19/1943/No.10-Oct. p.10 – “Sergt. (sic) Zilnic of Lang Bay, serving with the Loyal Edmontons, paid the supreme sacrifice as his battalion engaged the Hun in a fierce action left of the Catania plains.”
- Vol.19/1943/No.11-Nov. p.11 – (under “We Will Remember Them”)
“Pte. Zilnic, S.
Edmontons July ’43
Sicily.”
- Vol.20/1944/No.2-Feb. p.13 – “Our Central Mediterranean casualties to date include the following:
Killed in action-Pte. Serg. Zilnic, Edmontons.”
- 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) …Steve Zilnic of the Edmontons…”
- Jul/46, p11 - “Our military casualties in the Italian campaign were not light…Steve Zilnic…paid the supreme sacrifice…Steve Zilnic was killed soon after landing and was our first military casualty in World War II”