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Thursday, January 23, 2020
 

 

Cpl. Phillip Alexander

Cpl. Philip Alexander

Cpl. Philip Alexander of 1135 Lillian Street, Windsor, is greeted by his wife and son upon his return home from service in WWII. Cpl. Philip Valour Alexander was born in Raleigh Township and joined the armed forces in 1942. Cpl. Alexander was posted in several locations across Canada and in New York. In September of 1944 he served in England, Scotland, Italy, France, Belgium and finally Germany as part of the occupation.

 
Henry Allen - photo courtesy of Mike Allen

Henry Allen, SAPPER.

Henry Allen was a communications specialist in the army. He is pictured here during a tour of duty in Italy. He returned to Windsor following WWII.

 
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Pte. C. Baylis, 2 Armd. Bde

Pte. Baylis served in the Canadian Army overseas including Germany.


 
Wilson O. Brooks, R.C.A.F - courtesy of NABHM

Pilot Officer Wilson O. Brooks, R.C.A.F

Wilson O. Brooks born in Windsor in 1925 the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Brooks. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in April of 1943 and trained at No. 5 Bombing and Gunnery School in Dafoe, Saskatchewan. Brooks was one of the first Black commissioned officers in the RCAF to serve in a bomber squadron during WWII. In May of 1944 he earned the rank of Flying Officer at the age of 19. Brooks went on to become the first Black school principal in Toronto.

 
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Lawrence Orlo Brooks, Royal Cdn. Artillery – Killed

Lawrence Orlo Brooks, son of John and Mary Brooks of Windsor, was a Gunner in the Royal Canadian Artillery. He was killed August 8th 1944 at the age of 30. Lawrence Orlo Brooks is interred in Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery. To view the Commonwealth War Graves Commission certificate honouring Lawrence Orlo Brooks please click here:

http://www.cwgc.org/search/certificate.aspx?casualty=2331719

A/116428, 7 Medium Regt., Royal Canadian Artillery

Remembered with honour
BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

 
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Vernon Brooks


 
Ernest Sylvester Browning - photo courtesy of NABHM

Ernest Sylvester Browning

Ernest Browning signed up early and served with distinction. Mr. Browning was wounded in action in Europe. Following his return to Windsor, Ernest began a career with the City of Windsor. Ernest Browning was one of the longest serving city employees having worked in the Maintenance Department for over fifty years.

 
Bill Bush II

Bill Bush II

Bill Bush II was a military bugler in the Canadian Armed Forces.

 
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