Military Service Recognition Book

119 ONTARIO COMMAND GLOVER (ROSS), Jean M. Jean was born in Simcoe, Ontario on August 5, 1921. After completing one year at the University of Toronto, she joined the British Inspection Board in 1942, inspecting tank radios in a factory in Montreal, and then in 1943, enlisted in the Women’s Division of the Royal Canadian Air Force. She served in the Eastern Air Command in Filter Operations in Halifax, Nova Scotia and St. John’s, Newfoundland. Jean was awarded the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Silver Clasp for overseas service and the War Medal 1939-45. After her discharge on October 25, 1945, she returned to the University of Toronto and graduated in 1947. She is president and manager of Gloverwood Acres Inc., a family farming operation near Waterford, Ontario. Her brother, John Ross, served in the Canadian Army during World War II and her sister Margaret also served in the Women’s Division of the RCAF. Jean’s husband Murray was a gunnery instructor in the reserves. Jean has been a member of Waterford Legion Branch 123 for eighteen years. GOHEEN, John John was born in Newmarket, Ontario on January 17, 1924. He joined the RCAF on January 18, 1943 and served overseas with the RAF before being sent to Yorkshire, attached to #432 RCAF Squadron #6, Group Bomber Command, as a tail gunner on a Halifax bomber involved with bombing raids on oil refineries, munitions factories in Holland, Germany and France. John was awarded the 1939-45 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp, the Bomber Command Bar, the War Medal 1939-45 and Canadian Forces Decoration with Clasp. Post war, he served in Communications, mostly in Gimli, Winnipeg, Whitehorse, Edmonton, Trenton and Shilo where he retired on November 29, 1973. He was a Board member with the Halifax Aircraft Association and a member of the Ex-Air Gunners Association of Canada. As a member of Trenton Legion Branch 110 for sixty-four years, he was also a Life Member and President of that Branch from 1995-1996 and 1999-2000. He was awarded the MSM 1996 and the Palm Leaf 1999. Father to five children, John passed away on September 2, 2010. GOHEEN, Gwendolyn Rose “Gwen” Gwen was born on November 15, 1925 in Newmarket, Ontario. She enlisted in the Women’s Division of the Royal Canadian Air Force on November 23, 1943 and was posted to Rockcliffe then to No. 2 KTS in February 1944. She then served at AFHQ Ottawa from April 17, 1944 until her release from service in June 1945. Following the war and a brief marriage to Eric Bilborough and the death of their infant daughter, Gwen moved to Toronto where she worked her way through to a managerial position, retiring after 35 years with the Provincial government. As her three brothers had retired to Trenton, she joined them there with her mother, her older sister Margaret and her niece. She was a member of #413 RCAF Wing and a member of Trenton Legion Branch 110 for more than twentyfive years. She passed away on December 13, 2008.