Re: George Grimshaw, Royal Rifle
Posted by Melissa Grimshaw on December 15, 2008, 9:22 pm, in reply to "Re: George Grimshaw, Royal Rifle"
: Hello Melissa,
: I came across a reference to George Grimshaw
: while researching a book on Griffintown, an
: old Irish neighbourhood in Montreal. The
: reference was in a collection of newsletters
: written for servicemen in World War II by
: the Griffintown Club. It is only a brief
: mention in a list of updates on their
: The quote from Grif News No. 11, Feb. 1944,
: reads: "George Grimshaw is now reported
: POW in Japan. He was with the Royal Rifles
: in Hong Kong. He was taken prisoner on
: Christmas day 1941 and nothing was heard
: from him until Sept. 11, 1943. His letter,
: mailed, June 11, 1942, says he is in good
: health and passed the time by playing
: softball and volleyball."
: I have been trying to find out what happened
: to him and to other members of the
: Griffintown Club who served in the war.
: Do you think this might be your grandfather?
: Lovell's Montreal Street Directory for 1940
: lists two George Grimshaws, one on Seigneurs
: St., the other on Quesnel St. There was also
: a Charles Grimshaw at the Seigneurs St.
: I am learning all over again in my reading
: how much we owe the brave war veterans like
: your grandfather,
: --Previous Message--
: I was just wondering if there was anyone out
: there who knew of, or has any information
: regarding my grandfather/had friendship with
: him. He was a Royal Rifleman and was
: captured and held as a POW until the end of
: the war. He was from Beloiel/Montreal,
: Quebec... Any information would be
: appreciated. Thanks.
Wow! that is amazing!! I definitely think that this would be my grandfather. I will confirm with my grandmother to be sure... That is the date that i have for his departure also. Where could i locate this information? I am going to go through all the information that my grandmother has and see if theres more that i can dig up! Thanks for your response!!
- George Grimshaw, Royal Rifle - Melissa 9/20/2006, 8:10 pm
- Re: George Grimshaw, Royal Rifle - Vince Lopata 9/21/2006, 10:54 am
- Re: George Grimshaw, Royal Rifle - Melissa Grimshaw 9/20/2006, 9:52 pm
- Re: George Grimshaw, Royal Rifle - Phil Doddridge 3/27/2007, 9:15 am
- Re: George Grimshaw, Royal Rifle - Rob Edlefsen 6/19/2007, 12:18 pm
- Re: George Grimshaw, Royal Rifle - Melissa 9/26/2007, 12:44 pm
- Re: George Grimshaw, Royal Rifle - Melissa Grimshaw 9/26/2007, 1:48 pm
- Re: George Grimshaw, Royal Rifle - Vic Gibbs May 5, 2008, 8:03 pm
- Re: George Grimshaw, Royal Rifle - mark edlefsen smith October 6, 2008, 6:18 am
- Re: George Grimshaw, Royal Rifle - Melissa Grimshaw November 23, 2008, 2:10 am
« Back to index