Liberationchildren and War babies WW11
Liberationchildren and War babies WW11
Please note that it must not be taken that the below mentioned have genealogical connection overseas as result of serving overseas with the armed forces. The possibility may exist. Friendship its also a factor.
Information: John Boers
11 Birch Street, GUELPH, ON. CANADA. N1G 2N2
E-mail: John Boers
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Tracing my Grandfather
I am trying to trace my paternal grandfather. He was a Canadian soldier based in the UK (somewhere near the small town of Farnham in the county of Surrey) at least in 1942 (my father was born July 20th 1943). In a way I am doing this 'on behalf' of my father who died at only 47 in 1991. My father's mother's name was Queenie Hampton and she was, I think, five or six years older than the soldier she met, who was apparently only 19 in 1942. We only know that his first name was Gordon though my mother was once told his surname and thinks she remembers that it "sounded Scottish" (not unusual for a white Canadian I imagine!). We do have a photograph of Gordon in uniform with some of his army pals though.
The Canadian family of Leo Savage
is looking for the lady and the 2 children
he has been photograhed with in the UK.
The children were born in 1945.
For more info please contact: John Boers
and his friend Wally Philion helped to liberate Rotterdam.
Jack became friends of the Schuiermani family and was a welcome guest here.
The family would love get in contact with Mr. M(a)cCormick and/or his family.
He may have been with or attached to the 1st Anti-Tank Regiment and may have been a Cpl or Sgt.
Believed to have served with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals and was from the province of Ontario. Area or city not known. Yes, he was known by his nickname "Ham". Mr. Hamilton was stationed in Utrecht in the Kromhout barracks. He had a friend who served as a MP and was called "Doggie" Douglas. It is here where the 2nd Infantry Division was stationed. Mr. Hamilton was a welcome friend of the Brugman family. See in picture on left.
Hope to get a reply from someone in the Hamilton clan. Your help is highly appreciated as it is important for the Brugmans to get in contact with the Hamiltons.
Danny MacKenzie, as he was known, was stationed in or near Apeldoorn.
Perhaps he was a driver or a mechanic as he was involved repairing trucks. Mr.MacKenzie indicated he was from Nova Scotia. and perhaps from Cape Breton.
At the end of 1945 he left for Canada or Germany but this not sure. Sure could use all the help in Nova Scotia to find Mr. Daniel MacKenzie and their help is greatly appreciated.
This Johnny Johnson served with the RCCS and was attached to the 4th Armoured Division.
On his way to Delden he and his regiment went through the town of Lochem in the mid eastern part of Holland. Was later stationed between Delden and Goor where he met a young lad named Jan Peeters whom he named Jacques. This is where the picture on the right is coming from.
The people here would like to renew contact and find out how he is doing.
Gerald (Gerry or Jerry)Dawson
Served with the 3rd Infantry division of the Canadian Army and it appears he was a cook.
The picture of him was taken in Holland where he made friends with the Van Wijk families. Good cook, fine friends and food was an important item at that time and the Van Wijk family would like to welcome him, should he come to Holland for a visit.
Hope that the Dawson families will check their family tree if their father or grandfather or relative is the above soldier as as their help is most welcome.
This soldier spent a lot of time in Arnhem, Holland area after the WWll ended.
Was friend of William S. Ross and both served in the same regiment, probably were involved in the transportation of heavy army material to and from Germany. The two befriended the De Guess family and were frequent visitors here. They still hope that they can renew contact with the 2 soldiers.
He and his friend left Holland at the end of 1945 or early 1946 for their return to Canada. Looking at all the Quin)n)s for help.
Who knows this Canadian soldier?
Looking for this veteran who was in Belgium during WWII.
Please contact John Boers if you have any info to help.
Who knows this soldier?
This liberator was a great friend of de family of Annie van Veen.
They met in Tilburg, Holland and family would like to renew contact if possible.
Sadly they do not know his name anymore.
Please contact John Boers
Who knows this soldier?
Who knows this Canadian soldier while in Holland during WWII?
The photograph was taken in the place Schagen.
For information, contact John Boers.
Looking for Jim
Margaret is looking for her Canadian father, she thinks his name is Jim but has no surname as yet. She has been told that father Jim may have been in the Lorne Scots Regiment during WW2. Margaret was born in September 1947 and was adopted shortly afterwards. Her name at birth was Rosemary Fuller but was changed at the time of adoption. Jim was stationed in Aldershot and the Abingdon area where he met Margaret's mother Mabel Ethel Fuller.
If you know Margaret's father Jim please contact John Boers. As Margaret would love to meet Jim's Canadian family. Even if you recognise him and can confirm his full name and regiment we would love to hear from you. Please make Margaret's life complete.
Olaf Morken. Was in Nederland en het vermoeden bij familie in Canada dat hij in Nederland getrouwd is, maar dit staat niet vast. Familie zoekt contact met de mensen die hem gekend hebben.
Served with the 48th Highlanders of Canada. Signed up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1939. Returned to Canada in June of 1945. Was a cook in the army. Was discharged on January 1947 in Toronto, Ontario.
Served with the famous tank unit, The Ontario Tanks, a regiment from Oshawa, Ontario. He may have been regimental police. He had access to a jeep and him and another soldier were using this to go around in the City of Harlingen. Stationed in Harlingen, a small town in the Province of Friesland, Holland before returning to Canada. It is here where he met a young lady Grietje Monsma.
As he was known, was stationed in Brunsum. He became a friend of the Geurten family. The family would like renew contact with him. His function was chauffeur and may have attached to the Canadian Scottish.
George Graham MacLeod
Served with the Royal Canadian Air Force as a rear gunner during WW11 and was discharged at Lachine, Quebec. Mr. MacLeod died on January 26, 1974. I am looking for his family. Mr. MacLeod did live in Toronto after returning from overseas. Was discharged in Lachine, Quebec.
Possible Sgt. Leigh was stationed with the 4th Armoured Division. He and his regiment were stationed in or on the outskirts of Hengelo, Holland, a city near the German border. Mr. Leigh, according to information was involved in the food supply administration and may have been attached to the 119th Field bakery which is a British Regiment. The food supply depot was stationed in an area along the canal in that city. Mr. Leigh was a very welcome guest at the De Haan family.
Johnny Arthur Jones
Stationed in Utrecht after the war ended. Relatives worked for the Ford Motor Company in the Toronto area. Mr. Jones who is not from Ontario, made friends like all Canadians did. The Ockhuisen family would like to renew contact with the Johnny. He returned to the southern region of the province of Quebec. May have died the village of Sutton, Quebec.
Was stationed in Amersfoort and may have a maintenance engineer with an armoured regiment. Recollections are that he may have worn a black beret. May have been attached to an Armoured regiment. Gilbert became friends of the Tier family in Amsterdam whom are looking for renewed contact if possible. His address may have been Ontario. Your help is highly appreciated.
Stationed in Amersfoort, Holland. Mr. Everett may have served with the RCCS or RCASC. They were part of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. Here he met the Batenburg family and due to the fine relationship with him they would like to renew contact with him. Hope the Everett(e)'s can help in locating him or his family.
Stationed in Offerden in the province of Gelderland for the months Febr/March/April of 1945 and then he and his regiment moved on. Billeted with the Verhoeven family. May have been with the Ordinance troops. Like to renew contact.
William (Bill) Black
Served in Holland with the Canadian Army and was billeted in the Kromhout Armoury in Utrecht. He had a friend named Charlie. His last name is not known. Bill was friend of the Rieder family which likes to renew contact.
Willy or William Allen
5th Armoured of the Canadian Armed Forces. Stationed in the cities of Leeuwarden or Sneek in the Province of Friesland. Became friends of the Boot family in Sneek. Rank: Non-commissioned officer, corporal or sergeant. In Canada: From the Province of Ontario.
Served with the Canadian Army in WW11 in Holland. Leonard Barratt was a WW11 officer with the RCASC or the Royal Canadian Engineers.
Ken was stationed in England during WW11. Made friends here and would like to renew contact.
Was in the Netherlands and believed to have served with the "B" Sqnd of 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards, a Reconnaissance unit. Stationed at Overschie which is near the City of Rotterdam. His first name is believed to be Jack or John. Made friends here and contact with him very is very important.
This soldier served with the Ontario Regiment, a famous armoured unit from Oshawa,
which was stationed in the Province of Friesland in the northern part of Holland.
He is known as Wilbur.