Military Service Recognition Book

151 ONTARIO COMMAND IZZARD, Arthur G. Arthur was born on March 24, 1890 in Crowland, England. He enlisted in the 100th Winnipeg Grenadiers on July 15, 1915 and sailed for England on May 20, 1916 on the Empress of Britain. He disembarked at Le Havre, France on August 13, 1916 and served in the 78th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Wounded by shrapnel in the left knee at the Regina trench on November 20, 1916, gangrene caused the amputation of his left leg on December 10, 1916. The stump did not heal well and further amputation was done on February 15, 1917, leaving at 5-inch stump. He sailed from Liverpool to Canada on May 11, 1917 on the Hospital Ship Letitia and he convalesced at Toronto, Ontario until his discharge on October 22, 1917. Arthur may have been a member of Fort Frances Legion Branch before he passed away on December 25, 1958. JACKSON, Orval N. Orval was born in Balsam, Ontario on December 3, 1915. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1942 and served as a bomb reader and worked in the dairy. He was also valet to a C.O. after serving in Dauphin, Manitoba and Fort St. John, British Columbia, Corporal Jackson was discharged in 1945. He passed away on December 19, 1988. JACKSON, Kenneth F. “Ken” Ken was born on May 20, 1926 in Blackstock, Ontario. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1941, underage at the time. He served in transportation and remained in the service until the end of the conflict in 1945. Ken returned to Port Perry following the war and was a successful businessman, entrepreneur and founder of Flamingo Pastries Limited and Mother Jackson’s Open Kitchens Limited. He was also a founding member of the Rotary Club of Port Perry and was a member of Port Perry Legion Branch 419. He could always be counted on to support not only the efforts of The Legion but many other community initiatives, from building new ball diamonds, a new hospital and library, to quietly helping those in need struggling to find their way in life. His favourite charity was Big Brothers. Ken passed away on November 10, 1995.