“Nanny Shail’s Nephew”– Gerald Whyte World War 2 Veteran

“Nanny Shail’s Nephew”– Gerald Whyte World War 2 Veteran


Gerald Whyte– Photo-Debbie Roy

Debbie Roy put this up yesterday.

This is a photo of my Nanny Shail’s nephew, Gerald Whyte. He was killed during World War II and is buried in France. His Mom, my Great Aunt Bertha, was able to visit her son’s grave a couple of times before she died. He lied about his age when he enlisted – he was only 17.

Gerrie Dryden Thanks for sharing this picture Debbie. He was only 18,  I was named after him. (I was supposed to be a boy)!!



5d811209-e411-4e1c-9398-49af122f9125                                        Carleton Place Trivia-November 11th 1940

 - Given Certificate ; For Life Saving . CARLETON...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  29 Nov 1939, Wed,  Page 12

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Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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