Military Service Recognition Book

173 ONTARIO COMMAND LEIER, Thomas R. “Tom” Tom was born on January 30, 1940 in Indian Head, Saskatchewan. He enlisted in October 1960 and served with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals in Canada and the Middle East/Gaza Strip. During his time in the Canadian Army, Tom spent a total of two years serving in the Middle East. He was discharged in October 1969. Tom has been a member of St. Mary’s Legion Branch 236 for forty-one years. LOGAN, Maclaren D. Maclaren was born in Marmora, Ontario on June 21, 1924. He joined the Army in 1941 in Petawawa and served in England and Europe during WWII. He picked up wounded soldiers while driving an ambulance and also rode motorcycles through the lines, carrying messages while being shot at by the Nazis. Logan met his future wife, Kathleen Beatrice Plumley, in Swindon, England in 1942 when he was 15 years old and working in a bomb factory. They both survived the bombing of England and were married in 1946 after which they came to Ontario, Canada and lived in Ottawa, then in Peterborough. Maclaren was discharged in 1954 and he drove trucks and tractor trailers after the war. He was a member of Peterborough Legion Branch 52 for twenty years before he passed away on June 8, 2004. LISCOMBE, Ira “Harry” Harry was born in Omemee, Ontario on June 10, 1893. He joined the CEF during WWI and served with the Royal Canadian Engineers after which he moved to northern Ontario and became a hard rock miner in the gold mines around Larder Lake. This is where he was living when WWII began. He had frozen his feet, lost part of his big toe, had four young children and was 47 years old, but felt compelled to join up. His unit was sent directly to Gibraltar and for the next two and half years, he worked making tunnels in the rock to hold emergency supplies in case of a direct attack. His unit then moved to Europe where they set up Bailey Bridges to temporarily replace those which had been destroyed. He came back to Canada in June 1945 and was discharged a month later. A special medal was awarded to his unit when they left Gibraltar and he has the Angel of Mons Medal from World War I as well as other service medals. Harry passed away on October 9, 1967.