Service Men - Golding - Gustafson

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213 – Golding, Gordon – RCAC
214 - Godwin, Ken
- Jun/45, p.3 – (in a letter from Earle Dore) “…By the way, met Ken Godwin the other day in Aldershot.”
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215 - Goldsmith, J.K. (Kent) – Paymaster Lieutenant-Commander
- Vol.16/1940/No.11-Nov. p.15 – “Including Bob Leese, four former employees hold commissions. In the Canadian Scottish, Major MacGregor, VC, MC,DCM, formerly on the millright staff, commands “A” Company. Denny Green, steam plant engineer, is now Lieutenant Green, MC, Transport Officer, Canadian Scottish. And at Esquimalt, Kent Goldsmith of the Kingcome office, takes the salute of many old friends as Lieutenant K. Goldsmith, RCN.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.1-Jan. p.13 – “The excellent photograph on this page was posed specially for THE DIGESTER, and shows Pilot Officer J.A. “Jock” Kyles discussing a recent issue of THE DIGESTER with brother-in-law Lieutenant Kent Goldsmith, RCNVR…Lieutenant Goldsmith joined the Navy in the Fall of 1940, and has been serving as Paymaster-Lieutenant. He had been an employee of the Powell River Company since 1923. For several years he was paymaster at Powell River, and latterly was transferred to a responsible post in the Accountancy Department…”
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.7 – “In the ranks of the bluejackets are scores of former employees, well known throughout the district. There is…Lieut. Kent Goldsmith, Kingcome Navigation accountant…worthy of the tradition handed down and maintained by the Royal Navy.”
- Feb/43, p.3 – “Kent Goldsmith has been promoted to Paymaster Lieutenant-Commander at Halifax.”
- Mar/45, p.2 – “Lieut. Commander Kent Goldsmith dropped in last week to inform us he may be transferred to Niobe in Glasgow, so look out for him.”
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216 - Golley, E.M. (Mert) – Flight Sergeant RCAF Overseas
- May/44, p.2 – “Sgt. Mort Golley is now in Newfoundland (R-128705) CAPO #4 RCAF Overseas.”
- Jan/45, p.3 – “Flight Sgt. Merton Golley dropped in last week. After a long stay in Newfoundland and way points, Mert is on the way to Civvy Street and will be discharged in a few weeks.”
- Feb/45, p.2 – “Laurence “Slick” Hembroff is back in the mill again and chasing ohms, watts and amperes about the place with his old gusto. Slick, after a year’s convalescence, returned to work early in March. And Mert Golley stepped in a couple of days before “Slick”. Back at his old trade of electrician and finds Powell River a pretty good spot. (P.S.) All the lights in town and the mill went out the other night. Don’t know whether “Slick” and Merton were around or not!!”
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217 - Gorbatuk, Steve – Private Canadian Army Overseas
- Oct/44, p.2 – (K-48801) 1
st Bn CSR HQ Coy Signals CAO BWEF “…Steve Gorbatuk, who had been doing some snappy signaling with the Scottish in Belgium and Holland.”
- Oct/44, p.5 – (in a letter from Claude Borden) “Had another surprise while watching a horseshoe game. The chap sitting next to me turned around and said, “I believe I know you”. It was Steve Gorbatuk, so we headed promptly for the nearest pub...”
-Vol.21/1945/No.1-Jan. p.11 – “And Italy, Steve Gorbatuk writes: “Barney MacDonald is with me here-but there are a lot of Powell River boys in the outfit, and we get together for the odd chin-wag as often as possible.”
- Mar/45, p.4 – (in a letter from C.S. Parsons) “…Met Steve Gorbatuk several times in Belgium and he is the only P.R. fellow I’ve met on the continent.”
- Jun/45, p.5 – (in a letter from B.W. MacDonald) “…Quite a few Powell River boys with me here (including) Steve Gorbatuk…Don’t know when we will be coming home but we all hope soon.”
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218 - Gordon, Chas – RCA
219 - Gornall, R.J. (Bob) – Corporal RCAF India Command
- May/43, p.2 – “Bob Gornall is now Corporal with the RCAF Overseas.”
- May/43, p.5 – (R-74519) 416 Squadron RCAF Overseas a more pleasant or more welcome surprise than the Powell River Company News Letter has not come my way for a long time. It is a grand idea…every so often we bump into one of the boys. Only last week I met Father Leo Hobson, who is now a padre on this station. He is looking very fit and has met lots of the boys. He mentioned Harold Foster, among others.”
- Jan/45, p.4 – (in a letter from Don Clarke) “Bob Gornall (is) in this squadron (#435 RCAF Squadron India Command)”
-Vol.21/1945/No.1-Jan. p.10/11 – “Last week from somewhere in India, a letter arrived from Cpl. “Dint” Hunter…Said Dint: “It was just like Old Home Week when I arrived out here. Hardly arrived at the station before I ran into Ivan Hansen, Don Clarke, Bob Gornall and Johnny MacIntosh.”
- Feb/45, p.3 – (in a letter from I.E. Hansen) “I see…Bob Gornall…being in the same squadron (#435 Squadron RCAF India Command)”
- Mar/45, p.2 – “Corp. Bob Gornall, after completing three years overseas (the last eight months in India) has left the land of the Raj and is expected back home within the next month.”
- Apr/45, p.4 – “…Have finally caught up on he smokes and many thanks. They are a godsend out here…Had a leave to Calcutta recently and did some sightseeing. Saw the Kali Hindu Temple where they sacrifice a goat and a water buffalo every morning…Also saw the Botanical Gardens, where I looked over the Banyon Tree, largest in the world. It covers over an acre, a weird picture with its branches sending roots back into the ground. The War Services Auxiliary have done a grand job in setting up Canada House, and it’s a real home away from home.”
- Vol.21/1945/No.4/5-Apr./May p.11– “Out in India working with the swiftly advancing forces of Admiral Mountbatten is the 435
th Squadron, RCAF. In the squadron six Powell River lads are carrying on the fight against the Jap. These are Flying Officers Don Clarke and Jock MacIntosh, Corporals Bob Gornall and Dint Hunter, LAC Ivan Hansen and Ron Smythe. All of these lads were posted seperately to the RAF India Command, and were unaware of each other’s whereabouts. Don Clarke was posted to the 435th Squadron. A few days later Jock MacIntosh turned up to make it a Powell River two-some. Then came along Dint Hunter, wondering what he would find in India. He found Don and Jock, who had been joined by Ivan Nansen, Bob Gornall and Ron Smythe. “It was just like Old Home Week,” reminisced Dint in a recent letter.”It was sure great to see so many of the old gang together, and, believe me, we made the most of it.”
220 - Goulding, Fred
- May/45, p.2 – “Quite a few of the younger lads like Fred Goulding…are probably slated for the Army of Occupation and expect to go over shortly.”
221 - Goulding, G.R. (Gordon) - Signalman
- Apr/45, p.2 – “Quite a few of the younger chaps like…Gordon Goulding…expect to go overseas shortly. Talk about armies of occupation and what not.”
222 - Gowdyk, Chas (Charlie) – PO RCNVR
SM-Gowdyk, Chas (Charlie) – PO RCNVR SM-Gowdyk, Chas (Charlie) – PO RCNVR -2
(PH002113) (PH002113-2)
- Jun/44, p.2 - “And again the Navy with Petty Officer officially confirmed for…Charlie Gowdyk.”
- Jun/44, p.3 – “PO Charlie Gowdyk…(was) among recent “furloughers”.”
He was born May 7, 1920 in Powell River and died June 26, 1972 in Vancouver, BC.
Updated 2013-Feb-14
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223 – Gowdyk, Frank - Canadian Army
He was born Dec 29, 1918 in Powell River.
He was with the Seaforth Highlanders
Updated 2013-Feb-14
224 - Grafton, Gordon
- May/45, p.3 – (in a letter from K. Gustafson) “…have seen…Gordon Grafton…”
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225 - Graham, Bill – (‘E’ Company - ?)
226 - Graham, J.R. (Jack) – Pilot Officer RCAF
- May/43, p.5 – “Recent enlistments in the old home town include…Jack Graham of the Vancouver office is in the Air Force.”
- May/44, p.1 – “And apple-cheeked Jack Graham, former sartorial fashion plate of the Vancouver Office, has recently graduated in air crew. It’s Pilot Officer Jack Graham, fellows.”
227 - Graham, Joseph (Joe) – CSM CITC
SM-Graham, Joseph (Joe) – CSM CITCSM-Graham, Joseph (Joe) – CSM CITC-2
(PH002269) (PH002269-2)
-Vol.16/1940/No.8-Aug. p.16 – “A serious situation confronts Vancouver Island. Unless something drastic is done the Island faces stark famine in certain essential commodities. At least according to Joe Graham, former Beater Room engineer, the shortage of spuds and carrots is something the authorities should seriously consider. “I know what I’m talking about,” Joe writes from the headquarters of the 1st Canadian Scottish Regiment. “I was on kitchen fatique last week and I peeled every spud and carrot on the Island. There isn’t one I missed.”
- Vol.16/1940/No.12-Dec. p.6/7 – “In this article we show some special photographs of the troops and their home in an Eastern Canadian camp. Lance-Corporal Joe Graham, former beater-room engineer, sends them along with the remark that he can’t understand why anyone wanted to take over that country from the Indians. Among Joe’s portraits is one showing the boys of the Canadian Scottish washing their feet in a nice, cool eastern stream-15 degrees of frost. And the camp, like all newly constructed military camps from time immemorial, leaves much to the imagination and the mud. The Canadian Scottish have had their first and second snowfalls. The Powell River boys don’t think much of it, and look enviously at the Anzacs attacking the Italians [in Egypt] in 90 F weather.”
- Vol.17/1941/No.1-Jan. p.9 – “Over the New Year period, scores of the boys were home on furlough-and spent the holiday season with parents, relatives or friends. Several boys, including Joe Graham and George Crockett, made the long trip from Truro, Nova Scotia, to the West Coast, They report snow, and sub-zero temperatures-and wish they could take our BC weather back east with them.”
- Vol.17/1941/No.5-May. p.10 – “Writing from Debert, Nova Scotia, Joe Graham, former Beater Room Engineer, says he met up with Wilf Davis of the Laboratory Staff…According to Joe, the boys aren’t having much rest these days. It’s all training and plenty of it… All the boys from Debert send their regards to Powell River and wish to thank the folks for the parcels and smokes”
- Vol.17/1941/No.9-Sep. p.7 – “…News has come through of the safe arrival in England of Canada’s Third Division…includ(ing) the 1
st Battalion Canadian Scottish, whose nominal roll includes twenty-two Powell River boys. Among these (is) Joe Graham, now sporting full Corporal’s stripes…”
- Vol.18/1942/No.4-Apr. p.10 – “Corporal Joe Graham of the same regiment [Canadian Scottish] has left the battalion to take a special NCO’s course and hadn’t received his cigarettes, but was told they were awating him at battalion headquarters. Incidentally, they were putting Joe through the well known hoops at this instruction school; have night marches by companies, and map reading by flashlight; and mock attacks against some of the best water-filled ditches in England.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.4-Apr. p.10 – “And the Royal Canadian Engineers are doing quite well. Jack Challis and Bob Lye report running into Joe Graham-and the boys staged another of those famous Powell River reunions that are coming to constitute a “major operation” in the Canadian Army overseas.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.8-Aug. p.15 – “Scores of letters are now coming in from the boys overseas, telling of the wonderful time they had at this historic gathering in London on July 26. They tell the story of Corp. Joe Graham and a couple of pals walking into a London pub that night. Joe shouted out at the top of voice, “Powell River ‘’Shun”-and half the population of the pub shouted “Here!”
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.5 – “Scores of letters from the boys telling of the (1942) reunion have poured in. One and all consider it a red letter day in their lives. “We resumed,” said Corp. Joe Graham, “the old arguments we started three years ago!”
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.8 – “Twenty-two Powell River representatives are numbered in the ranks of the First Canadian Battalion, Canadian Scottish, Third Division. They include such stalwarts as Corp. Joe Graham…”
- Vol.18/1942/No.10-Oct. p.8 – “Joe Graham is now a lance-sergeant.”
- Feb/43, p.3 – Canadian Scottish Overseas “Things are changing fast from the days I used to put on weight watching the Beaters run. A few months ago I thought I was a pack horse. Now I know I am one – but they are still trying to make a racer out of me. I’ve got to the stage now, that when they say Quick March, I start to double. Say “hello” to the old gang for me and keep your powder dry.”
- Feb/43, p.3 – “Joe Graham is now a sergeant.”
- Apr/43, p.5 – “Sgt. Joe Graham of the Canadian Scottish, …will be in Canada for several months as an instructor…Joe spent most of his leave looking up the old gang and wondering what had happened to the liquor board in his absence. Joe is looking fit, and has given us a lot of news of the gang overseas.”
- Apr/43, p.6 – “Even Joe Graham, home on leave, was seen digging potato acreage at the Ocean View hacienda.”
- May/43, p.2 – “Sergt. Joe Graham is now instructing in battle drill tactics, etc., at an advanced training school in Calgary.”
- Jul/43, p.3 – (in a letter from D.A. Jack) “…That big lug Joe Graham is sure lucky. I’ve been trying for three years to make that trip. All the best Joe. Remember the Sunday we had together at the first re-union.”
- Mar/44, p.3 – (in a letter fron W.E. Peebles) “Would like to know what Sgt Joe Graham (is) doing now. (ed: Joe is a sergeant instructor…at Currie Barracks.)”
- Jun/44, p.3 - “Sgt. Joe Graham…(was) among recent “furloughers”. And Joe went out and got drunk when he heard the old “Third” had cracked the Hun line in the first rush. A report just off the wire says a Glengarry hated soldier was stopping all traffic in Calgary, and yelling lustily, “Come on the Scottish!” ”
- Jun/45, p.1 - “About 15 have been discharged in the past month. These include…Joe Graham (Beater Room)…”
228 - Granger, F.D. (Frank) – WO2 RCAF Overseas
- Vol.19/1943/No.11-Nov. p.10 – “Three more of our boys, Flt. Lieut. Tommy Gardiner, Pte. Joe Davenport and Sgt.-Pilot Frank Granger, are prisoners of war.”
- May/44, p.2 - “To date…Frank Granger… (is an) official prisoner.”
- May/45, p.1 - “Good news about our prisoners of war. The whole shebang have turned up and are in England, in Canada or on their way…Frank Granger…(is) out of the woods and safe.”
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229 - Green, F. (Denny) – Major DAQMG Headquarters
- Vol.16/1940/No.11-Nov. p.15 – “Including Bob Leese, four former employees hold commissions. In the Canadian Scottish, Major MacGregor, VC, MC,DCM, formerly on the millright staff, commands “A” Company. Denny Green, steam plant engineer, is now Lieutenant Green, MC, Transport Officer, Canadian Scottish. And at Esquimalt, Kent Goldsmith of the Kingcome office, takes the salute of many old friends as Lieutenant K. Goldsmith, RCN.”
- Vol.16/1940/No.12-Dec. p.7/16 – “And Lieutenant Denny Green, Stem Plant Engineer, 2
nd Battalion Canadian Scottish, has been away on special duty in recent months learning, we understand, something of BC’s great hinterland.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.5-May. p.9 – “Latest Powell Riverite to join the ranks of the Benedicts is Capt. Denny Green, of the Second Canadian Scottish Regiment. Capt. Green was married in Victoria in May, and has been the recipient of many congratulations and good wishes from friends in Powell River.”
- Feb/43, p.3 – “Denny Green is Captain at Pacific Coast Command Headquarters, and is sweating on his Majority.”
- Aug/43, p.1 – “Capt. Denny and Mrs. Green were in for a few days’ visit. Denny is at Pacific Command Headquarters, Prince Rupert.”
- Aug/43, p.1 – “Bill (Clutterbuck) and Denny Green had a couple of beers together or maybe it was four or five.”
- Nov/44, p.3 – (Major Denny Green, DAQMG MD 7 St. John NB) “…This is a dreary looking town, but the surrounding country is lovely…We were making arrangements to come to Powell River for the Paper Makers Ball, but that is all shot now. The refreshment question is better here than in BC, but in a climate like this, that is as it should be!”
- Feb/45, p.4 – “…I am out on a limb away back here and seldom see anyone from the West. Have you got John Dunlop patched up again?”
230 - Gribble, H. (Harold) – Private Canadian Army Overseas
SM-Gribble, H. (Harold) – Private Canadian Army OverseasSM-Gribble, H. (Harold) – Private Canadian Army Overseas-2SM-Gribble, H. (Harold) – Private Canadian Army Overseas-3
(PH002260) (Jean Banham) (PH002300) (PH002300-2)
- Aug/44, p.2 – “…and if any of you fellows are in London, look up Harold Gribble at No. 1 BN & PS Hospital, Canadian Army. Harold is expected home soon, but meantime is progressing okay, and would be glad to hear from any of the old crowd.”
- Sep/44, p.2 – “Harold Gribble, wounded in Normandy, is home and keeping cheerful and fit, despite his wounds. Sends his best to all his old pals Overseas.”
- Vol.20/1944/No.10-Oct. p.6 – “Pte. Harold Gribble, who fought to Caen with the Canadian Scottish has been sent home for further treatment. He will probably be discharged on recovery.”
- Oct/44, p.3 – “Harold Gribble was in last week. Has returned to Calgary, but expects to report to Shaughnessy shortly. He will probably be discharged after convalescence.”
- Nov/44, p.2 – “Harold Gribble has finally been discharged and is back in Powell River. Taking a short rest before going back on the job. Harold is fine, and sends his best to all his friends in the forces.”
- Dec/44, p.2 – “Harold Gribble is back in the Machine Room and getting along fine. Sends his best to all the crowd.”
- Vol.21/1945/No.2-Feb. p.11– “…Pte. Harold Gribble (has) been recently discharged following on severe wounds suffered in action. Harold Gribble lost an eye, serving with the famous Canadian Scots in the fighting around Caen.”
- Mar/45, p.2 – “And the best from Howard Gribble to the old “Scottish” gang, and especially Cece Poole.”
- Jul/46, p11 - (re: D-Day) “Hitting the beaches in that first unstoppable assault with the Scottish…(was)…Howard Gribble.”
231 - Grundle, A. (Bert) – Sergeant RCAF North African Forces
- Vol.18/1942/No.2-Feb. p.8/9 – “In the RCAF are Leading Aircraftsmen Bert and Jack Grundle, prominent in local athletic circles, and both on duty in the British Isles.”
- Vol.19/1943/No.1-Jan. p.10 – “Bert Grundle and other Air Force lads are somewhere in the Middle East preparing for the final push against the Hun in Africa.”
- Vol.19/1943/No.2-Feb. p.6 – “Leading Aircraftsman Bert Grundle, well-known Powell River sportsman and lad about town, stepped off a transport somewhere in North Africa…he was wishing, “Gee, if some of the old gang were around, we could do this place right.” Anyway, Bert stepped ashore-and ran straight, or nearly straight, into the arms of Cpl. Bruce Patterson…it’s the first time the lads have met in several years-and in Africa of all places. They almost turned in the hat trick –but not quite. First-class Stoker Jack Carruthers had been around earlier in the day-but his ship had just left port.”
- Apr/43, p.1 – “Bert Grundle (is a) full Corporal.”
- May/43, p.2 - “Stoker Petty Officer Scotty Abbot…ran across Jack and Bert Grundle…in Ireland…”
- Vol.20/1944/No.2-Feb. p.13 – “Among Air Force personnel serving in the (Mediterranean) (is) Cpl. Bert Grundle…”
- Feb/44, p.4 – (R101085) #5 BAPO CAN SEC BNAF (…Sorry couldn’t make the reunion in London this time. I was informed a while back by RCAF records I have been promoted to Sgt. On the Canadian roster (May 1, ’43).
- May/44, p.2 – “And Bert Grundle, still tied to the RAF in North Africa, has a sergeant’s pay in the RCAF but has to hang around as LAC with the RAF. No room in the establishment or something.”
- Sep/44, p.2 – “Bert Grundle, still in the Mediterranean area, has gone and done likewise (pulled two stripes out of the hat)”
- Sep/44, p.4 – (in a letter from R.R. Craig) “…Met Bert Grundle over there (Algiers), and we had a real reunion…”
- Dec/44, p.2 – “Expecting quite a few more of the boys home soon…Bert and Jack Grundle …are among the immediate prospects.”
- Jan/45, p.2 – “Corp. Bert Grundle, from (a) Mediterranean station, (is) on the way back after three years overseas.”
- Jan/45, p.2 – (re marriages) “In fact, this marriage business has become so contagious that we can’t keep up with it. The only fellows that seem to be safe are the lads in India and the Mediterranean, where the marriage opportunities are not quite so promising. We breathed a sigh of relief when…Bert…crawled out of the East intact.”
- Feb/45, p.1 – “…LAC Bert Grundle finally made it…due in Vancouver this week.”
- Mar/45, p.1 – “Bert Grundle, who dropped in on us after nearly three years in the “Med”, was awarded a long delayed third stripe.”
- May/45, p.2 – “…so is Bert Grundle (still at Sea Island). Being a Radar man, (he is) being retained indefinitely.”
- May/45, p.2 – “…Ray Raimondo…ran into…Bert Grundle just before he left for home.”
- Vol.21/1945/No.6-Jun. p.15– “Two other Powell River brothers, Bert and Jack Grundle, have returned after three years overseas; Jack in France with the RCAF, and Bert in the Mediterranean with the Radar division of the Air Force. Bert took part in the original landings in Africa in November, 1942.”
232 - Grundle, J.L. (Jack) – Corporal RCAF Overseas
SM-Grundle, J.L. (Jack) – Corporal RCAF OverseasSM-Grundle, J.L. (Jack) – Corporal RCAF Overseas-2
(PH002159) (PH002159-2) (Mildred Grundle)
- Vol.18/1942/No.2-Feb. p.8/9 – “In the RCAF are Leading Aircraftsmen Bert and Jack Grundle, prominent in local athletic circles, and both on duty in the British Isles.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.4-Apr. p.11 – “Jack Grundle is at an Air Force camp in the north of Scotland…”
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.5 – “Jack Grundle came down from Scotland (for the 1942 London reunion.)”
- May/43, p.2 - “Stoker Petty Officer Scotty Abbot…ran across Jack and Bert Grundle…in Ireland…”
- Vol.19/1943/No.6-Jun. p.14/15 – “Had a chat with Bert Grundle in Algiers,” writes another local boy. “Saw him in Londonderry a few months before. We had a couple of beers and talked about Powell River and the folks at home.”
- Feb/44, p.2 – “We have official confirmation on Jackie Grundle. His wife is LAW Mildrer Grundle, and the picture we have shoes Jack can pick ‘em.”
- Vol.20/1944/No.3-Mar. p.12 – (photo caption) “(Mrs.) LAW Mildred Grundle and Jackie Grundle, just married overseas.”
- Vol.20/1944/No.3-Mar. p.12/13 – “And there is chubby-faaced Jack Grundle, who has beaten brother Bert to the draw and has come out well in the lottery. Jackie is the latest, but not the last of our boys to pick up a bit of old England.”
- Dec/44, p.2 - “Expecting quite a few more of the boys home soon…Bert and Jack Grundle …are among the immediate prospects.”
- Jan/45, p.2 – “A few days later…Corp. Jack Grundle (popped in)…Jack (is) awaiting discharge.”
- Vol.21/1945/No.2-Feb. p.10/11– “…Cpl. Jack Grundle…arrived home…Jack was sent back after three years’ service with ground and repair crews.”
- Mar/45, p.1 – “Jack Grundle not out of the service and intends to continue his Art studies.”
- Apr/45, p.3 – (in a letter from Claude Borden) “…give my congratulations to Jack Grundle in bringing his English bride safe and sound to Canada.”
- May/45, p.2 – “And speaking about British brides. Must say that thus far our lads have done some slick picking. All the girls seem to like Powell River and are settling down fine. (Jack Grundle and Martin Naylor and families out shopping is quite a sight.)”
- Vol.21/1945/No.6-Jun. p.15– “Two other Powell River brothers, Bert and Jack Grundle, have returned after three years overseas; Jack in France with the RCAF, and Bert in the Mediterranean with the Radar division of the Air Force.”
233 - Gustafson, K.M. (Kurt) – Private Canadian Army Overseas
- Jan/45, p.2 – (K-574406) 18th Btn. #2 Coy. #9 CITR CAO
- Mar/45, p.4 - #11 CIT Btn A Coy #6 CITR “…Changed my address again and will probably have another change in the near future, but the News Letter is so welcome over here that I don’t want to miss an issue. So far haven’t run into any Powell River boys but am waiting and hoping.”
- May/45, p.3 – 14
th Cdn. Army Auxiliary Centre CAO “Note my new address. Will be here for several months. Am traveling as driver with the best Swing Band in the country. The “Swing Patrol” it is called and the boys have made a big “rep” themselves. Have played in Belgium, Holland and expect to finish off in Germany and then France. Have seen Dick Jacobs, Vince Forbes, Gordon Grafton and a couple of other boys from Powell River.”