Archive for February, 2013

Private Herbert Ross Clark

Here is an appeal for information about family members of Private Herbert Ross Clark. Please leave a comment if you can help.

Last year I was responsible for researching the names to be included on the new Memorial Wall for the City of Kingston. Among the names included on it is Private Herbert Ross Clark, B 610045, Royal Canadian Infantry. He is commemorated on the Halifax Memorial for those lost at sea. In fact he died in Toronto and is buried in Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston. The entry has been changed on the CWGC web site.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has indicated that they will put the appropriate headstone on his grave if we can prove that there are no living members of his family, and I wonder if you can help me in this.

Private Clark was born in Picton in 1919, the son of Herbert and Gladys. His parents divorced (I presume) sometime before his death on 18 May 1941, when his mother was known as Gladys Boss, and his step-father was Sergeant-Major H Glen Boss. A grandfather was Herbert Brown of Picton. Clark was the brother of Ralph, Muriel and Mildred.

I wonder if any of your members have any knowledge of the family and can help us show CWGC whether or not they are alive.

Thank you for any help members can give.

Peter Gower


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Talk on Rum Running in Prince Edward County

The Canadian Power and Sail (CPS) Bay of Quinte Squadron is delighted to
offer its second Speakers’ Night entitled ‘Rum Running in Prince Edward
County & Area’ featuring author C.W. (Bill) Hunt, the author of four books
on rum running.

The event will be held on Thursday, February 21st, at the Bay of Quinte
Yacht Club, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Bill will present a film about Ben Kerr, King of the Lake Ontario rum
runners, who disappeared mysteriously near Presqu’ile on a dark night in
February, 1929.

After a short break for coffee and muffins, he will answer questions and
spin tales about the dangerous game of “exporting” Canadian booze to the
U.S.A. during American prohibition. In just a few years, Corby
distilleries grew 100-fold and fortunes were made by more than a few
Quinte residents.

Admission will be $5.00 at the door

Date: Thursday, FEBRUARY 21st, 2013

Time: 7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

Place: The Bay of Quinte Yacht Club, Victoria Park, Belleville

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