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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2014
Storage Location
Box 216, File 24
R11 S4 Sh5 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 216, File 24
R11 S4 Sh5 B2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2014
Scope and Content
Emails and a copy of a photograph of Bob Rice, who was an airman who trained at the #14 Service Flying Training School Aylmer. He was killed during an aircraft training exercise near Norwich, Ontario on July 28, 1943.
Name Access
Baldwin-Sands, Lori
Aylmer (Ont.)
Subject Access
Second World War

Second World War Soldier - Orville Long's Grave

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives139296
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Clachan Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
2012
Accession Number
2015-20
Storage Location
R13 S2 Sh2 B3 21
  4 images     1 website  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Clachan Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2015-20
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R13 S2 Sh2 B3 21
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
2012
Series
Clachan Women's Institute fonds - Tweedsmuir History series
Physical Description
4 photographs : col.
Scope and Content
Four colour photographs concerning the grave of Orville Albert Long (service number A116352), a Second World War soldier, included in the Clachan Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume Six, page 21. Trooper Long was born in 1921 to Garnet H. and Annie Mae (Purcell) Long in Wardsville. He was a member of 14th Canadian Hussars, R.C.A.C., and was killed in action on August 27, 1944. He is buried at Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery in Calvados, France:
Trooper Long's gravestone, with a picture of him [21a];
A view of Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery [21b];
A memorial ceremony [21c];
A scenery shot, possibly taken in France [21d].
For more information, see Library and Archives Canada's Service Files of the Second World War - War Dead, 1939-1947: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/second-world-war/second-world-war-dead-1939-1947/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=41904&
For more information, see Library and Archives Canada's Canadian Virtual War Memorial: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2333804
Name Access
Clachan Women's Institute
Clachan (Ont.)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
Second World War
War Memorials
URL Notes
Link directs to the source information for this image, from the Tweedsmuir book.
Images
Websites / Street View

War Brides Speaking at W.I. Meeting

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives138830
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Clachan Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
2010
Accession Number
2015-20
Storage Location
R13 S2 Sh2 B2 F1 36b
  1 image     1 website  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Clachan Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2015-20
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R13 S2 Sh2 B2 F1 36b
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
2010
Series
Clachan Women's Institute fonds - Tweedsmuir History series
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.
Scope and Content
Colour photograph of Edna Simpson and Ruby Fletcher at a Clachan W.I. meeting held March 22, 2010, included in the Clachan Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume Four, page 36. The two women were war brides and spoke of their experiences during and after the Second World War.
Name Access
Clachan Women's Institute
Clachan (Ont.)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
Second World War
URL Notes
Link directs to the source information for this image, from the Tweedsmuir book.
Images
Websites / Street View

Members of the Elgin Regiment who served in the Second World War

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives9783
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1944-2004
Accession Number
2015-22
Storage Location
Box 90, File 42
R5 S4 Sh1 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2015-22
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 90, File 42
R5 S4 Sh1 B2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1944-2004
Scope and Content
-Photocopies of newspaper articles about Private Gordon B. precoor, who served in the Elgin Regiment during the Second World War. The newspaper articles are from 1944.
A newspaper article from the Edmonton Journal about Bob Hewitt, a member of The Elgin Regiment who served in the Second World War.
Subject Access
Second World War

Biographical and Historical Information

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives23576
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Emerson Meyer fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1981-2007
Accession Number
2007-35
Storage Location
C7 Sh2 B1 F34
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Emerson Meyer fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2007-35
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C7 Sh2 B1 F34
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1981-2007
Series
John Emerson Meyer fonds - Miscellaneous records series
Physical Description
17 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Biographical and historical information relating to Flight Sergeant John Emerson Meyer, killed on active duty as a bomber pilot in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, June 1942, compiled by Tom Hosie, son of George Hosie, who married Meyer's widow, Margaret, in 1944.
Subject Access
Second World War

Second World War Memorial, Runnymede, England

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives23589
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Emerson Meyer fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[199-?]
Accession Number
2007-35
Storage Location
C7 Sh2 B1 F42
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Emerson Meyer fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2007-35
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C7 Sh2 B1 F42
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[199-?]
Series
John Emerson Meyer fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
4 photographs : col. ; 9 x 12.5 cm
Scope and Content
Four colour photographs showing the Second World War Memorial at Runnymede, England, [199-?].
Subject Access
Second World War
Images

Book of Remembrance, Second World War Memorial, Runnymede, England

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives23590
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Emerson Meyer fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[199-?]
Accession Number
2007-35
Storage Location
C7 Sh2 B1 F43
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Emerson Meyer fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2007-35
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C7 Sh2 B1 F43
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[199-?]
Series
John Emerson Meyer fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 12.5 cm
Scope and Content
Colour photograph showing the entry for Flight Sergeant John Emerson Meyer in the Book of Remembrance at the Second World War Memorial at Runnymede, England, [199-?].
Subject Access
Second World War
Images

John Emerson Meyer fonds

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives23591
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Emerson Meyer fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1940-2007
Accession Number
2007-35
Storage Location
C7 Sh2 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Emerson Meyer fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2007-35
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C7 Sh2 B1
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1940-2007
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
13 photographs : b&w and col.
History / Biographical
John Emerson Meyer was born in Zurich, Ontario, ca. 1919, the son of Frederic (or Frederick) Bower (or Bauer) Meyer, an Evangelical minister, and his wife Alice Hooey Meyer. The Meyer family subsequently relocated to New Hamburg, Ontario, where they were living when John married Margaret Eva Pletch of Sebringville, Ontario, July 5, 1941. John Emerson Meyer joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941 and attained the rank of Flight Sergeant, serving as a member of R.A.F. Squadron 76, stationed in England. On June 25, 1942, Meyer and his entire crew were shot down and killed during a bombing raid on Bremen, Germany. No trace of their remains or their aircraft was ever found. Meyer is memorialized at the Second World War Memorial in Runnymede, England. Meyer was posthumously awarded the Memorial Cross GRVI (also known as the Silver Cross) along with several other military service medals. Margaret Pletch Meyer was born near Sebringville, Ontario on September 7, 1917. She worked as a high school teacher in New Hamburg, Ontario. In August, 1944, she married George Hosie, the Principal at her school. Margaret Pletch Meyer Hosie died in London, Ontario on her 88th birthday, September 7, 2005.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of various records relating to John Emerson Meyer, killed on active duty as a bomber pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War, June 1942, including photographs, correspondence and his R.C.A.F. pilot's flying log book.
The fonds is organized into three series:
Correspondence, 1942-1943
Photographs, 1941-[199-?]
Miscellaneous Records, 1940-2007
Subject Access
Second World War
Related Material
The following artifacts received with this accession were transferred to the Elgin County Museum, November 4, 2008:
RCAF belt with zipper pouch;
RCAF wedge cap
8 badges
RAF wreath pin
Defence Medal
Memorial Cross GRVI (aka Silver Cross) on purple ribbon
RAF wing pin
Can Vol medal
Air Crew Europe star medal
War Medal 1939-45
1939-45 Star Medal
bar pin for medals

"West Elgin At War: Letters, Stories and Pictures of Local Men and Women in our Armed Forces in the Second World War"

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives43139
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2010
Storage Location
REF 20
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Creator
Compiled by Harley Lashbrook
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Reference Room
Storage Location
REF 20
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2010
Name Access
Aldborough (Ont. : Township)
West Elgin (Ont. : Municipality)
Subject Access
Second World War

Canadian Red Cross Society, Dutton and Dunwich Branch fonds

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives45254
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Canadian Red Cross Society, Dutton and Dunwich Branch fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1939-ca. 2000
Accession Number
2006-08
Storage Location
C13 Sh3 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Canadian Red Cross Society, Dutton and Dunwich Branch fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2006-08
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C13 Sh3 B1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1939-ca. 2000
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
The Dutton/Dunwich branch of the Canadian Red Cross was formed on October 27, 1939 as the community mobilized for the Second World War. The organizational meeting was sponsored by the Dutton’s Women’s Institute. The first president was Bill Hollingshead and the first campaign manager, R.E. Fraser. Mrs. Hilda Crawford was in charge of the workroom committee and remained in this position until the committee was disbanded in 1960. During the war years approximately $4,000.00 was raised per year to cover such items as socks, sweaters, blankets, pyjamas, hospital gowns, pneumonia jackets and quilts. In 1943 blood drives began under the auspices of the Independent Order of Oddfellows and continued until after the war, when they were disbanded. They started up again in 1960 and were conducted at various locations through the community annually. The Red Cross Room on Main Street had wheelchairs, crutches, walkers and canes for loan for short periods of time. This branch supports the Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety programs, held in summer at the local pool. The Bobier Convalescent Home has two Red Cross volunteers who spread cheer weekly. The Emergency Services Committee helped out those in the community who had been victims of fire.The Red Cross has been at work in this community, helping to aleve human suffering whenever and wherever they can for many years.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of the administrative records of the Dutton and Dunwich Branch of the Canadian Red Cross Society, and are divided into the following series:
-Minutes, 1939-1946; 1982-1986
-Correspondence, 1941-1959
-Financial records, 1941-1968
-Miscellaneous records, ca. 1970-ca. 2000
This fonds would be of interest to researchers studying the origin and development of the Canadian Red Cross, the Canadian Red Cross Dutton/Dunwich Branch in particular, the lives of Second World War Servicemen and service organizations in Canada and Ontario in general.
Name Access
Canadian Red Cross Society. Dutton-Dunwich, Ontario Branch
Dutton (Ont.)
Dunwich (Ont. : Township)
Subject Access
Service Clubs
Charity
Second World War

Scrapbook - Bert L. Caskey

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives192348
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1927-1991
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B2 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B2 F5
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1927-1991
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Scrapbook series
Physical Description
1 volume
Scope and Content
File contains scrapbook material which includes documents, newspaper clippings, photographs, and original correspondence relating to Bert L. Caskey, who served as the clerk office Manager and Treasurer for the Public Utilities Commission in St. Thomas, Ontario, for over 40 years. File also includes a list of Public Utilities Commission employees (1952), a Hydro Electric Department employee pin, as well as a Second World War Applicant for Enlistment pin, as Caskey applied for enlistment but was rejected due to a medical condition. Photographs were likely taken at Caskey's retirement party in 1973. Material was removed from original binding for preservation purposes. Original order was maintained.
Name Access
Public Utilities Commission
Subject Access
Second World War
Images

Documents relating to Dr. Joseph Mowat Janes

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives196928
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1941-2010
Accession Number
2015-02
Storage Location
M5 S3 Sh1 B2 F20
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2015-02
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S3 Sh1 B2 F20
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1941-2010
Physical Description
0.3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains photocopies of records relating to Dr. Joseph Mowat Janes, who was a Squadron Leader in the Royal Canadian Air Force medical corps, and was stationed at the RCAF Technical Training School in St. Thomas from 1944-1945. File includes the following items: -Certificate of Service, Royal Canadian Air Force -Obituary of Joseph Mowat Janes, 1909-1983 -Brief biography of Joseph M. Janes, copied from an unknown publication -Transcript of a speech that was read at Joseph Janes' gravesite on June 19, 2010. -Wedding photograph of Dr. Joseph Janes and Helen V. Johnson, married December 3, 1945. -Passport issued to Dr. Joseph Janes in 1941.
Name Access
Technical Training School, St. Thomas
Subject Access
Military
Second World War
Access Restriction
Records are restricted due to provisions of privacy legislation, and are not in public domain. Please contact the archives for more information.

War Memorial programmes

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives4930
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2000-2015
Storage Location
Box 43, File 20
R5 S6 Sh6 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 43, File 20
R5 S6 Sh6 B2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2000-2015
Scope and Content
5 programmes.
"Township of Southwold: Southwold Veterans War Memorial" programmes for 2000-2003:
-November 12, 2000 (2 copies)
-November 3, 2001 (2 copies)
-November 2, 2002.
-November 1, 2003.
-November 6, 2004.
-a letter from Mary Clutterbuck to the Elgin County Archives, requesting that they publish some war-related Bygone Days photographs to the St. Thomas Times-Journal, 2014.
"Military Heroes: Past & Present: Honouring Veterans from all Conflicts and Our Enlisted Men & Women of Today: November 7 & 8, 2015: Dutton Dunwich Community Centre"
Subject Access
Military
First World War
Second World War

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