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Friday, August 19, 2022


John Taylor -  photo courtesy of NAHBM

Pte. John Andrew Taylor

Pte. John Andrew Taylor, son of James and Margaret Taylor of Windsor, was a member of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment, R.C.I.C. He volunteered for duty in order to help provide for his family who lived in the the 'Tin Can City" area of Windsor around Longfellow Street. Pte. Taylor was killed the 28th of February, 1945 at the age of twenty-three. He is interred at Groesbeck Memorial Cemetery in the Netherlands. To view the Commonwealth War Graves Certificate for Pte. Taylor please click here:


In Memory of

A/58390, Lincoln and Welland Regiment, R.C.I.C.
who died age 23

Remembered with honour

Fred Thomas - photo courtesy of George Thomas

Fred Thomas

Fred Thomas was born December 26, 1923 in Windsor. In addition to his being an outstanding athlete Fred Thomas also served his country in WWII as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Remember Poppy

Pte. C.L. Thompson

Pte. C.L. Thompson served in the Essex Scottish Regiment of the Canadian Army.

Remember Poppy

Pte. E. J. Thompson

Pte. T.B. Vincent

Pte. T.B. Vincent – Killed

Private Thomas Bernard Vincent, Son of Benjamin and Aida Vincent, of Windsor, Ontario; husband of Vilma Mae Vincent, of Windsor. He was originally listed as Missing in Action at the time of publication of this photograph. Private T.B. Vincent was serving with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders R.C.I.C. when he was killed August 22nd, 1944. He was interred in Bretleville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery. Private Vincent was survived by his wife Velma Mae Vincent of Windsor. He was 32. To view the Commonwealth War Graves Commission certificate honouring Private T.B. Vincent please click here:


In Memory of

A/114085, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Remembered with honour

Remember Poppy

Pte E.J. Walls

Pte. E.J. Walls served in the Canadian Army.

Lloyd Watkins

Lloyd Watkins

AC2 Lloyd Watkins of Windsor is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Watkins of 375 Watkins Street, a street named after Homer Watkins. Lloyd went on to work as a draftsman for the Canadian Bridge Co. and married Dorothy McCurdy.

James E. Watson - clipping from Windsor Star courtesy of Mrs. M. Martin

James E. Watson, Q. C.

James E. Watson of 4375 Pleasant Place in Windsor served in both the army and the airforce. He was a Lance Corporal and a Pilot Officer (aircrew) and served in the Canadian forces in World War II.

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