The Commanding Officer stated that Lieutenant Finlayson will be missed as he had been with the Regiment through France, Belgium, Holland and into Germany. He also stated that Lieutenant Finlayson was one of the best Troop Commanders in the Regiment.
While in Goderich Kelso lived at 64 West Street. He received part of his education in Goderich and following this he then went to Stanstead Wesleyan College in Stanstead, Quebec.
Following his education and prior to his enlistment he was employed as an accountant.
John earned his primary education at S.S. No. 12 at McKillop and graduated from Grade 8 and then spent two years in High School in Seaforth. Following this he took a 14 week welding course in Owen Sound – Ontario.
Robert attended high school in Goderich for two years and left school at the age of 17 years and then he worked for his brother Gordon who owned a general store and gas station. Robert was an attendant. He also worked for two seasons as a fireman on the lake boats out of Goderich.
Following his enlistment, Private Murray met with Army officials and their observations were that Private Murray had a high learning ability, that he was easy going and that he seemed to always be cheerful and smiling and had a twinkle in his eyes.
In March 1945, Private Ryan’s father received a letter from a comrade of his son stating that when the Regiment was at the front between Nijmegen and Arnhem stating that they used to play cards together. The letter stated that Private Ryan was a member of No. 2 Platoon and that he was a Bren gunner.
George received his primary educated and graduated from Grade 8 and then attended high school for two years up until the age of 17. After school he sailed on the lake boats of the Great Lakes for a season before working full time on the family farm in Auburn.
Prior to his parachute training beginning he was interview by Canadian Army medical staff. In their report they mentioned he was a superb marksman, they felt he took life seriously, he was co-operative, he was determined to fight...
Richard prior to enlistment had worked in construction, in a creamery, in farming, was a truck driver and had been sailing on the Great Lakes for 9 ½ years. When Richard first enlisted he was residing on Trafalgar Street in Goderich.