The Saint Croix Courier:  Journey Through Time edition

Issue 4 of 6:  Good Times, Hard Times:  1926-1945

transcribed by Charlene Beney with permission of The Saint Croix Courier


St. George Returnees

May 17, 1945

Gnr. E. F. Mullin, St. George

Pte. H. G. Frost, Bonny River

Pte. M. Murray, St. George

Pte. O. Hooper, Back Bay

Soldiers Wives;

Mrs. K. L. Dodds and child, St. George

Mrs. Kathleen Mullin, St. George

May 24, 1945

Cpl. R. S. Patterson, St. George

June 28, 1945

C. S. M. A. Drysdale, St. George

L/Cpl. F. H. McAleenan, St. George

L/Cpl. H. D. Falloone, St. George

Gnr. H. B. Seamans, St. George

Gnr. K. M. Fraser, M. M.

July 5, 1945

Pte. F. J. Harmon, St. George

Pte. E. Bass, St. George-returned on the Lady Nelson which docked on Friday, June 29.

August 2, 1945

Troopships docking during last weekend brought back several more soldiers, along with some Nursing Sisters, to their homes in Charlotte County and district.  Those arriving were;

On the Duchess of Bedford;  Ltd. R. S. Wadup, St. George

Pte. D. W. McGrattan, St. George

Pte. F. H. Patterson, St. George

August 9, 1945

Lt. J. B. O'Neill, St. George-Landed in Halifax on Sunday aboard the Ile de France

Bdr. H. A. Maxwell, St. George -Landed in Halifax on Sunday aboard the Ile de France

August 30, 1945

Cpl. D. K. Goodeill, St. George

Pte. A. Norman, St. George

October 11, 1945

Many men from this district were aboard the 'Ile de France' when she docked at Halifax October 1.  As this troopship is no longer being used to bring Canadian fighting men home, it was her last voyage in that capacity.

Sgt. S. H. Allen, St. George

L. Cpl. M. F. Kernighan, St. George

December 13, 1945

Spr. R. F. Allen, St. George-from Troopship Mauritania, which docked at Halifax 1 a.m. Tuesday.  Arrived at St. Stephen 9:45 p.m. by bus.

Pte. W. C. McLean, St. George-from Troopship Mauritania, which docked at Halifax 1 a.m. Tuesday.  Arrived at St. Stephen 9:45 p.m. by bus.

December 27, 1945

When the Duchess of Bedford docks at Halifax this Saturday, she will be carrying home to Canada the personnel of  two well-known New Brunswick units, the 105th Anti-Tank Battery, and the North Shore (N.B.) Regiment.  The following men from this district are listed as coming home with the North Shore Regiment;

Pte. G. E. Dick, St. George

January 24, 1946

Sgt.  G. W. Eldridge, DCM, St. George was among the repats who returned to Canada on the Lady Rodney, scheduled to dock at Halifax yesterday.

March 21, 1946

Pte. A. Duguay, St. George-returned from overseas on the Ile de France which docked at Halifax earlier this week

Pte. G. Herbert, St. George-returned from overseas on the Ile de France which docked at Halifax earlier this week

Pte. J. M. Johnson (CWAC), St. George -returned from overseas on the Ile de France which docked at Halifax earlier this week

April 4, 1946

Mrs. Mary Seamans, St. George-British bride on Ile de France, docking in Halifax tomorrow.

April 25, 1946

Flt. R. C. Lockharts, St. George-R.C.A.F. member returning on the Ile de France this week

LAC A. A. Reid, St. George-R.C.A.F. member returning on the Ile de France this week

May 9, 1946

Dependents of Canadian servicemen arriving shortly, having sailed on the Lady Nelson and Queen Mary, which were scheduled to dock in Halifax this week.

Mrs Rita Hooper- going to Back Bay [sailed on the Lady Nelson]

May 16, 1946

When the Ile de France docked in Halifax this week, carrying the personnel of the 3rd Battalion North Shore Regiment, she brought also several smaller drafts of Canadian Army personnel as well as dependents of  Canadian servicemen.  Among those from this district were;

Pte. C. J. Steen-St. George

British wives on board the liners included;

Mrs. Betty Irene Miller-going to St. George

May 30, 1946

The Queen Mary, which docked at Halifax early this week, brought a large number of wives and children of Canadian servicemen to their homes in Canada.  Among those who will reside in this district are;

Mrs. Doris M. Kernighan and daughter Pearl- going to St. George

July 25, 1946

S.S. Aquitania, docking at Halifax on Saturday

Dependent;

Mrs. Eunice Coutts- going to St. George


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