Tag Archives: Sicily

Tommy Gets Shot – Published September 10, 1943

…..Here’s how the Toronto newspaper reported the wounds Tommy sustained in Sicily. …..Because Tommy claimed to be eighteen in order to join the army in 1939, his age as reported here was incorrect. He had actually turned twenty only a … Continue reading

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Canadians Land in Sicily – July 10, 1943

Tommy was among the first troops to land on the beach in Sicily

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Toronto – September 10, 1943

(Dodging Shells gave you Tommy’s letters from the front. Here’s another of his twin sister Kathy’s letters in response. More about Toronto during wartime.) September 10, 1943 Dear Tommy, …..I know that you must have gone across into Italy and … Continue reading

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