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Royal Canadian Legion Branch 41, St. Thomas - Remembrance Service

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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Royal Canadian Legion Branch 41, St. Thomas file
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Storage Room:
Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C9 Sh3 B2 F1 34a
C9 Sh3 B2 F1 34b
C9 Sh3 B2 F1 34c
C9 Sh3 B2 F1 34d
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St. Thomas Times-Journal
graphic material
Physical Description:
4 photographs : b&w 19 x 18 cm or smaller
Publication Info.:
34c was published in the Bygone Days section of the St. Thomas Times-Journal and on the Archives' flickr site: April 7, 2012.
Scope & Content:
Four black and white photographs used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published April 10, 1967 with captions:
"Placing the Wreath - Two veterans from both the South African War and World War I placed the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 41 wreath at the Cenotaph on Pearl Street during the remembrance service Sunday (April 9, 1967). They are Harry Marshal, left, and Roy Palmerston, right. After the Cenotaph ceremony a worship service was held at the Legion hall on John Street. The service was conducted by Rev. J. L. Petrie and by Rev. Charles Cook." (34a)
"Vimy Veterans - On their return to the Legion Hall on John Street after the wreath-laying ceremony on Pearl Street on Sunday afternoon, these three Vimy veterans talked over old times. Looking at an old photograph are, left to right, George Hambleton of Stoney Creek and formerly of St. Thomas; Chuck Bentley and his brother, Edward Bentley, both from St. Thomas." (34b)
"Veterans of Vimy - The Battle of Vimy Ridge was commemorated in St. Thomas on Sunday with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Pearl Street Cenotaph. Left to right are, front row: A. B. Ellis, Roy Palmerston, Jack Bentley, Art Cooper, Harry Marshall and A. E. Watts; second row, J. F. Pratt, George Smith, Dan Jackson, Cyril Brown, Chet Smith, Maurice Heath, M. Nicholls; third row, E. B. Martel, Bert Watson, Jim Baron, Ted Bentley and Charles McAvay; fourth row, Reg. Mayne, Ellis Walker, Art Hardy, George Tanner, Rev. Charles Cook, Louis Mann, not identified; fifth row, Bill Crocker, Alex Betterley, Ernie Mitchell, Fred Lawson and George Hambleton; sixth row, J. E. Johnson, Frank Sefton, not identified, Joe Skelding, Stan Robinson, Harvey Pettit and C. W. Ball," (34c)
Photograph 34d is of Vimy Ridge ceremonies. The photograph was not used in the St. Thomas Times-Journal.
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Royal Canadian Legion. Lord Elgin Branch, No. 41 (St. Thomas, Ont.)

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