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Gordon Bradbury POLLEY

Gordon Bradbury POLLEY

Male 1915 - 2006  (91 years)

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  • Name Gordon Bradbury POLLEY 
    Born 20 Apr 1915  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • In his house at 60 Fermanagh Ave
    Gordon Bradbury Polley Birth Certificate.jpg
    Gordon Bradbury Polley Birth Certificate.jpg
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1921  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    60 Fermanagh Ave 
    • Also with Grandparents in same census
    1921 Canadian Census William H Polley Jr and Family.jpg
    1921 Canadian Census William H Polley Jr and Family.jpg
    Residence 1921  Trenton, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Murphy Street 
    • Also with parents in census
    1921 Canadian Census William H Polley Sr and Family.jpg
    1921 Canadian Census William H Polley Sr and Family.jpg
    Residence 1915-1922  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1922-1927  Trenton, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Moved to live with Grandparents 
    Education 1931  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Passed Grade 10 and part of Grade 11 (Commercial) at age 16, quit to go to work.
    Confirmation 20 Mar 1932  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Church of the Epiphany 
    Gord Confirmation Certificate.jpg
    Gord Confirmation Certificate.jpg
    Education 1933  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Completed 3/4 of night school course in Advertising 
    Occupation 1940  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Secretary 
    Residence 1940  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1946 Bloor Street Apt. 14, High Park 
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    1946 Bloor Street.jpg
    Military 14 Jun 1942  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Attestation Paper 
    • Good health. Single, doesn't drink or smoke. Medium build 5'8" and weighs 135lbs. Plays golf but not active in team sports. Has been acting as clerk and would like to continue this work. Seems well suited to it. Alert, "M" score perhaps does not do justice to this man.

      Above average intelligence, possibly better than "M" score suggest. Stability I. Clerk in civilian life and Army.
    Royal Canadian Artillery Logo - Gord Polley.jpg
    Royal Canadian Artillery Logo - Gord Polley.jpg
    Military 14 Jul 1942-27 Jul 1942  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Military Service 2 Jul 1942  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Date Entered Service 
    Gord Army Uniform2-2.jpg
    Gord Army Uniform2-2.jpg
    Residence 14 Jul 1942  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1621 Queen Street West 
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    1621 Queen Street West Toronto.jpg
    Military 1 Aug 1942  Petawawa, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Military 1 Aug 1942-1 Sep 1942  Petawawa, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1 Sep 1942  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    115 Northcliffe Blvd 
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    115 Northcliffe Blvd Toronto.jpg
    Military 2 Nov 1942  Debert, , Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Qualified as Clerk Group "C" 
    • Granted Trades Pay of 25 cents per day. Rank: L/Sgt.
    Military 8 Dec 1942  Debert, , Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Granted Furlough 
    • Furlough 8-12-1924 to 21-12-1942, Christmas leave 22-12-1942 to 26-12-1942 and ration allowance.
    Military 1 Oct 1942-19 Feb 1943  Debert, , Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Military 12 Jul 1943  Tracadie, , New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Military 1 Aug 1943  Petawawa, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Confirmed Bdr.
    Military 6 Oct 1943  Sussex, , New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Suitable for operational duty overseas.

      Bdr. Polley has been a confirmed Bombardier for a year. He held the Acting rank of L/Sgt: had to revert when the 26th Fld. Regt. was disbanded. He had qualified as a Group B Clerk but had never drawn more than Group C in the Regt. He is happy about the opportunity of taking training. Would like to switch to gun detachment duties if he shows up sufficiently well in training. Might be a good candidate for Jr. N.C.O. course. Pulhems profile is sutable for full operational duties.

      Recommendation: Train as gunner. Watch progress carefully.
    Residence 13 Oct 1943  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    384 Armadale Ave 
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    384 Armadale Ave Toronto.jpg
    Military 8 Aug 1943-4 Nov 1943  Sussex, , New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Military 14 Jan 1944  Petawawa, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Awarded Canadian Volunteer Service Medal 
    Military 15 Feb 1944  Petawawa, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Polley has successfully complete Advanced Training in R.C.A. (Fld.). He is now available as an overseas reinforcement.

      Recommendation: R.C.A. (Fld.) Gunner Non-tradesmen
    Military 5 Nov 1943-8 Mar 1944  Petawawa, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Military 2 Mar 1944  [3
    • To draw pay at rate of $1.50 per diem
    Military 13 Mar 1944  Debert, , Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From Gord's Diary: "Left Petawawa * Journeying through Que., Maine & N.B. * Arrived in Debert, N.S. - Hostess House for supper * Truro '96 Victoria Park, supper at Scotia Hotel '96 St. John's Church * First United Church"
    Military 17 Mar 1944  Great Village, , Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "All day deployment"
    Military 25 Mar 1944  Truro, , Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bingo at the YMCA 
    Military 10 Apr 1944  Debert, , Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 10 Apr 1944  Halifax, , Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From his diary: "Left Debert for Halifax boarding S.S. Empress of Scotland (formerly Empress of Japan)"
    Military 11 Apr 1944  Halifax, , Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Embarkation 
    • From his diary: "Sailed into the Atlantic during breakfast '96 a beautiful day"
    Military 18 Apr 1944  Liverpool, , Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Disembarked 
    • "Landed at Liverpool in evening"
    Military 20 Apr 1944  Liss, , Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bordon Camp 
    Military 22 Apr 1944  [3
    • States preference for gunnerywork to clerical work. His mother is dependent on him.
    Military 19 Jun 1944  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Awarded the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp 
    Military 17 Jul 1944  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Awarded good conduct badge 
    Military 10 Aug 1944  Eastleigh, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Left by truck in A.M. to Liss, thence to Eastleigh by train, & then to transit camp. Ate 5 meals & saw movie & played bridge
    Military 11 Aug 1944  Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Embarked - S.S. Neuralia 
    • Left transit camp by truck for Southampton & boarded S.S. Neuralia. Did not leave harbour
    Military 12 Aug 1944  Arromanches-les-Bains, , Basse-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Disembarked 
    • On English Channel most of day. Docked in evening at Arromanches les Bains landing by L.C.T. Slept 2 hours at Transit Camp
    Military 15 Aug 1944  Caen, , Basse-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Joined 11 Bty of 17 Fd Regt 3 Div 
    • Left #2 C.B.R.G. to join 11 Bty of 17 Fd Regt 3 Div '96 through Caen & had first baptism of fire by enemy bombers
    Military 18 Aug 1944  Falaise, , Basse-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Moved twice in day to east of Falaise '96 up all night '96 first close enemy shelling
    Military 23 Aug 1944  Orbec, , Basse-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Move down near Orbec '96 saw first dead Germans '96 was shelled out of carriers at cross-roads

      Another all day move through Orbec where girls gave us flowers, cider given to us by old lady '96 no shelling '96 slept in handsome chateau
    Military 26 Aug 1944  Elbeuf, , Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Moved into Elboeuf on the Seine '96 lots of shelling '96 met Americans
    Military 30 Aug 1944  Boos, , Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On move again spending night in a barn in Boos '96 no excitement
    Military 31 Aug 1944  Neufchâtel-en-Bray, , Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Big move up near Neufchatel unchallenged
    Military 1 Sep 1944  Allenay, , Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Another long motor trip up near Channel '96 passed through En, spent night in Allenay
    Military 2 Sep 1944  Arrest, , Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Move up to Arrest where established in shed '96 saw Channel
    Military 4 Sep 1944  Rue, , Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Moved again '96 crossed Somme near Abbeville & moved march again to Channel '96 slept near Rue
    Military 5 Sep 1944  Boulogne-sur-Mer, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Up early & moved to near Boulogne
    Military 6 Sep 1944  Calais, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Up at 2:30 a.m. for move to Calais '96 shelled all day in just about the hottest so far '96 had to skedaddle back when shelled off road
    Military 1 Oct 1944  Ardres, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Moved today as Calais surrenders. Go to marshaling area in preparation for move to Belgium. Stayed at Ardres overnight
    Military 2 Oct 1944  Poperinge, , West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Crossed Belgium border & stayed at concentration area near Poperinghe (near flores)
    Military 4 Oct 1944  Maldegem, , Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • After a considerable move across Belgium back in action again near Maldegen (pro-German town) not far from Bruges & 1.5 miles from Holland.
    Military 8 Oct 1944  Eecloo, , Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • To Eecloo by jeep for first ice cream since leaving Canada
    Military 21 Oct 1944  Ghent, , Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Went to Ghent to see Canadian Army show with C.W.R.C.s etc
    Military 22 Oct 1944  Aardenburg, , Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Crossed Leopold Canal this morning & moved to new position in Holland near Aardenburg after spending only 3 weeks in Belgium
    Military 9 Nov 1944  Nijmegen, , Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Turnhout, Tillburg etc. & take up position in Holland near Nijmegen just 12 miles from Germany"
    Military 9 Nov 1944  Tilburg, , Noord-Brabant, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Turnhout, Tillburg etc. & take up position in Holland near Nijmegen just 12 miles from Germany"
    Military 9 Nov 1944  Turnhout, , Antwerpen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Turnhout, Tillburg etc. & take up position in Holland near Nijmegen just 12 miles from Germany"
    Military 28 Jan 1945  Brussels, , Brabant, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Went to Brussels for 48-first leave in almost a year-in billets-evening service-piano concert-Canada club-early to bed with hot water in '"loaf of bread"
    Military 29 Jan 1945  Brussels, , Brabant, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Shave-Turkish bath-shine-badges sewn-tour of Brussels in tram with guide-went to opera "Cavalleria Rasticana" & "Paillasse"-Church Army
    Military 11 Feb 1945  Kleve, , Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Communion in morning-we move into first position in Germany near Cleve in afternoon-it catches on fire-sleeping in German officer's house-saw Montgomery
    Military 27 Feb 1945  Uedem, , Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Move at night down near Udam - staying in barn - slept next to black pigs
    Military 10 Mar 1945  Kleve, , Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • German resistance ends west of Rhine - went on recce to Cleve
      Cleve for rest & re-grouping
    Military 14 Mar 1945  Nijmegen, , Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • First visit back to Holland since entering Germany - show in Winter Garden at Nijmegen - Blue Diamond - hair cut
    Military 22 Mar 1945  Wissel, , Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 29 Mar 1945  Rees, , Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Move early in morning to marshalling area at Calcar - cross Rhine on pontoon bridge in bright moonlight near Rees - take up position
    Military 31 Mar 1945  Emmerich, , Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Moved again through Emmerich to position in woods
    Military 1 Apr 1945  Zeddam, , Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Easter Day in Germany - move in evening to Holland (Zedeam)
    Military 4 Apr 1945  Zutphen, , Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Move once more close to Zutphen in Holland - recce at night
    Military 6 Apr 1945  Epse, , Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Move again to between Zutphen & Deventer crossing Twente Canal
    Military 8 Apr 1945  Deventer, , Overijssel, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Move closer to Deventer - met Gem
    Military 12 Apr 1945  Zwolle, , Overijssel, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Long move up between Deventer & Zwolle
    Military 17 Apr 1945  Leeuwarden, , Friesland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Long move up to Leeuwarden near Zuider Zee & North Sea
    Military 19 Apr 1945  Groningen, , Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Another long move to Gronigen - moved also in evening closer to North Sea ahead of infantry close to village with 400 S.S
    Military 21 Apr 1945  Appingedam, , Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Moved closer to coast to shell Delfzijl & Appingedam - got shelled back as we are very close to enemy
    Military 24 Apr 1945  Winschoten, , Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Moved through Winschoten & again closer to German border
    Military 26 Apr 1945  Bingum, , Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Moved back into Germany after 24 days in Holland - on Ems River near Bingum
    Military 2 May 1945  Emden, , Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Finally get out of mud & move across Ems River through Leer to place east of Emden
    Military 3 May 1945  Wilhelmshaven, , Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Move once more half way between Emden & Wilhelmshaven
    Military 5 May 1945  Wilhelmshaven, , Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The end of the war for us - we are 1/2 way between Emden & Wilhelmshaven at the end
    Military 6 May 1945  Grossefehn, , Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Thanksgiving church service - move to Grossefehn on guard at night
    Military 7 May 1945  Aurich, , Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Move through Aurich to German barracks - we wait while Jerries pack & leave so we can take over - bridge at night-on guard at ammo factory
    Military 16 May 1945  Arnhem, , Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Stayed balance of night in field north of Arnhem 0 signed up for Jap war in afternoon - slept in tent at night
    Military 16 May 1945  [3
    Volunteered for the Pacific Theatre 
    Military 19 May 1945  Nijmegen, , Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Left at 0815 via 60 out to Nijmegen - got train at 1630 - travelling through Holland, Belgium & France
    Military 20 May 1945  Lille, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Tea & buns in Lille at 0200 -arrived at Calais at 0600 -after breakfast saw movie -crossed strait in 1 hour -supper in Dover -left by train for Scotland
    Military 20 May 1945  Calais, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Tea & buns in Lille at 0200 -arrived at Calais at 0600 -after breakfast saw movie -crossed strait in 1 hour -supper in Dover -left by train for Scotland
    Military 20 May 1945  Dover, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Tea & buns in Lille at 0200 -arrived at Calais at 0600 -after breakfast saw movie -crossed strait in 1 hour -supper in Dover -left by train for Scotland
    Military 21 May 1945  Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • May 21 '45: Arrived in Edinburgh at 6:30am - staying at boarding house - eating at Cdn legion - went bowling & sightseeing on foot
    Military 26 May 1945  Peterborough, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Had early breakfast & clean up in Peterborough during 2 hour wait for train-met Elmer for lunch in London at Ontario Club-we go to Hampton Crt-saw Blithe Spirit at Duchess Theatre
    Military 26 May 1945  London, , Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Had early breakfast & clean up in Peterborough during 2 hour wait for train-met Elmer for lunch in London at Ontario Club-we go to Hampton Crt-saw Blithe Spirit at Duchess Theatre
    Military 27 May 1945  Aldershot, , Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • After night & breakfast at Premier Hotel Russell Square went to Westminster Abbey with Elmer to service - dinner at Lyon's Corner House - visited Tower of London - went to Aldershot - supper in officers mess
    Military 30 May 1945  Birmingham, , Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • After night at Red Shield left Euston Station for Birmingham -dinner downtown then bus to Hall Green where found Wilkins -walk & movie & meeting family
    Military 31 May 1945  Dover, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Went to see Birmingham with Mrs W & had dinner there -returned to Hall Green until train time -arrived in Dover nearly 1 am
    Military 1 Jun 1945  Brussels, , Brabant, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 2 Jun 1945  Utrecht, , Utrecht, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Arrived in Nijmegen 5am left in afternoon for Utrecht where had supper - rejoined unit in evening
    Military 7 Jun 1945  The Hague, , Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • June 7 '45: Visited The Hague with Frank Odlum - saw Ensa show
    Military 9 Jun 1945  Nijmegen, , Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 10 Jun 1945  Antwerp, , Antwerpen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 10 Jun 1945  Brussels, , Brabant, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 10 Jun 1945  Ghent, , Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 10 Jun 1945  Bruges, , West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 10 Jun 1945  Ostend, , West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 14 Jun 1945  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Emplaned NWE (North West Europe) Disemplaned UK

      - This is from his military records, his diary shows he took a boat so this may be in error.
    Military 14 Jun 1945  Tilbury, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Docked at Tilbury - via train around London to Aldershot where moved into barracks - Garrison with Elmer
    Military 14 Jun 1945  Aldershot, , Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 15 Jun 1945  Fleet, , Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Golf at Fleet with Elmer
    Military 18 Jun 1945  Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Arrived Glasgow early in morning - Turkish Bath & sun lamp - party in evening
    Military 21 Jun 1945  Greenock, , Renfrew, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Train to Wemyss Bay - boat trip to Kyles of Bute on Clyde coast - saw Queen Elizabeth at Greenock
    Military 26 Jun 1945  London, , Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Jn 26 '45: Arrived London early in morning - tour of St Paul's Cathedral - variety show - returned to Aldershot in evening
    Military 27 Jun 1945  Aldershot, , Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • M.O., dental etc - Garrison with Elmer & walk
    Military 29 Jun 1945  Farnham, , Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Movie at night - Farnham in afternoon
    Military 30 Jun 1945  Basingstoke, , Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Left on 48 hour pass - bus to Basingstoke - train to Yeovil arriving after midnight
    Military 30 Jun 1945  Yeovil, , Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Left on 48 hour pass - bus to Basingstoke - train to Yeovil arriving after midnight
    Military 3 Jul 1945  Greenock, , Renfrew, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Embarkation - Diary reports it as 4th July, Queen Mary
    Military 11 Jul 1945  New York, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Disembarked

      July 11 '45: Beautiful day as we land at New York - great reception by blimp bands etc
    Military 12 Jul 1945  Buffalo, Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • July 12 '45: Leave Pennsylvania Station 1:30 a.m. via Lehigh Valley going through Buffalo & crossing into Canada via Niagara Falls - reach Toronto 5:30 a.m. - reception mayor etc at grandstand exhibition - home after 1 1/2 years
    Military 12 Jul 1945  Niagara Falls, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • July 12 '45: Leave Pennsylvania Station 1:30 a.m. via Lehigh Valley going through Buffalo & crossing into Canada via Niagara Falls - reach Toronto 5:30 a.m. - reception mayor etc at grandstand exhibition - home after 1 1/2 years
    Military 12 Jul 1945  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • July 12 '45: Leave Pennsylvania Station 1:30 a.m. via Lehigh Valley going through Buffalo & crossing into Canada via Niagara Falls - reach Toronto 5:30 a.m. - reception mayor etc at grandstand exhibition - home after 1 1/2 years
    Residence 27 Jul 1945  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    384 Armadale Ave 
    Military 13 Jul 1945-11 Aug 1945  [3
    Granded 30 days special leave from 
    • plus 2 day travelling time with money in lue of rations.
    Military 10 Oct 1945  Simcoe, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Granted 6 month Long Term LEave, without pay, at own request, from 20 Oct 45 to 19 Apr 46.
    Military 14 Jul 1942-15 Mar 1946  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    10th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery - Gunner - Army Branch 
    • Number: B-47643

      France, Belgium, Holland, Germany

      Operated as part of a Bren Gun Carrier team

      Medals: 1939-45 Star, France & Germany Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal & Clasp
    Military 14 Mar 1946  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Discharge Papers 
    • Overseas 15 months. Trained in R.C.A. as a Gun Number and employed as such for 10 months. Trained and emploued as Cleark (Stenographer) for 11 months. Overseas trained and employed as an Artillery Surveyor 12 months. Served in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany for 10 months. Returned to Canada as a Pacific Force Volunteer and trained as such 2 months. For past 5 months has been on Industrial leave.

      "3 years & 8 months service" - Diary
      Future Plans - Is returning to former employment.

      Basis for counsellor's recommendations:

      Polley impresses as a quiet, clean-cut, efficient young man who has a clear-cut post discharge plan. Having worked for 11 years in the Advertising Department at Goldsmith's Co. of Canada where he rose to the position of Asst. Manager, Polley has his re-employment with that firm arranged. For the past 5 months he has been on Industrial Leave, during which time he was promoted to Manager of the Advertising Dept. Polley appears keenly interested in his job and feels that it is permanent employment. Considering the circumstances of his case, it is felt that Polley's plan is feasible and that he should have no undude problem in rehabilitation.
    Military Discharge 15 Mar 1946  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gord Army Discharge Certificate.jpg
    Gord Army Discharge Certificate.jpg
    Residence 1 Sep 1946  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    65 Marion Street 
    • "moved from 110 Tyndall to 65 Marion" was 110 Tyndall the Watson family home?
    Residence 7 Sep 1946  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    23 Empress Cres 
    Occupation 1931-1960  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Goldsmiths Jewellery 
    • Worked his way up from Clerk to Department Manager
    Occupation 1968  Etobicoke, York County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Wholesale 
    Residence 1968  Etobicoke, York County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    28 Martin Grove Road 
    Occupation 1972  Etobicoke, York County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Wholesale Jeweller 
    Residence 1972  Etobicoke, York County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    28 Martin Grove Road 
    Residence Bef 1954-2006  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    28 Martin Grove Road 
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    28 Martin Grove Road Toronto.jpg
    Occupation 1960-Jul 2006  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wholesale Jewellery Sales - Owned own company 
    • Wholesale Jewellery to jewellery stores from Toronto all the way to the west coast of Canada
    Residence 1927-2006  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Moved from Trenton to Toronto, back with Mom and siblings 
    Died 6 Jul 2006  Mississauga, Peel Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Trillium Health Centre
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    Gordon Bradbury Polley Death Certificate.jpg
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    Gordon Bradbury Polley Obit.jpg
    Cremated 8 Jul 2006  Mississauga, Peel Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    St. John's Dixie Cemetery & Crematorium, 737 Dundas Street East, 
    Military
    • Dated 6 Oct 1943 however that date doesn't seem to make sense given his service.

      Returning to Canada, Served 14 months in U.K. and N.W. Europe. Employed as an artillery surveyor with 12 FD. Regt. R.C.A. Has held rank of L/Sgt. Qualified as an artillery surveyor in U.K. Qualified as a clerk Stens in Canada.

      No Crimes.

      Medium statured healthy appearing man. Above average ability. Good motivation. Anxious to return to Canada and serve in C.F.E.F.
    Religion Christian, Anglican 
    • "When I was 7 years old my father died and I went to live with my grandparents who lived in a town 100 miles away from Toronto. During the school summer holidays I would move back to my home in Toronto to be with my mother, brothers and sister.

      While living with my grandparents I formed a regular pattern of attending Church and Sunday School and sang in the Choir.

      While I was 12 years old I moved back to Toronto to live permanently and then reversed the former procedure by spending the summer school holidays with my grandparents. At that time I stopped attending Sunday School but did attend Church. The services seemed to have little meaning. At 16 I was confirmed by again although it was a moving experience I feel there was something lacking.

      I as invited to attend the young peoples meetings at that Church which I did. This was where I met my wife to be.

      I heard the gospel preached in Church regularly but I did not respond and resisted the invitations to attempt the Lord Jesus as my Saviour.

      At the Church and young peoples we had a succession of Curate assistants. Finally a C.A. by he name of Maurice Murphy arrived and dramatic changes began to be made. As I look back I see how the Holy Sprit was at work in my life and before very long through the ministry of Maurice Murphy I was no longer resisting the Holy Sprit and the gospel messages and gave my life to the Lord Jesus. My wife to be, Betty, was also converted at this time.

      During the years which followed the hand of God guided me along the path of my life and Bible study and prayer became important parts of my daily life.

      I had 4 years of service in World War 2 where I was protected by the hand of God.

      Returning from the war years in Europe Betty and I were married in 1946 and were blessed with 2 children - a boy and a girl both of whom committed their lives to Christ.

      In 1960 I lost my job as the firm I was working with went out of business as they were no longer operating at a profit. After much prayer God directed me to start my own business which I am still doing.

      In 1976 our son was killed in a car accident. Our faith in God was such we accepted this as part of His plan. At this time we felt the power of prayer as our friends upheld us before God.

      The Christian life of course just goes on and on and each day there is a new opportunity to serve God. Each one of us is given certian talents and capabilities and we should be ready to be used by Him as opportunities arise. With our lives yielded to Him and praying for guidance day by day He will direct our paths."
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    _UID C4FAE19C79C849CE871EC5D96A1722B8314A 
    Buried 12 May 2008  Etobicoke, York County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Glendale Memorial Gardens, Ressurection Gardens, 1810 Albion Road Lot 705-A4
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    Person ID I2107  Ryeland Family Tree
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2016 

    Father William Harrison POLLEY,   b. 6 Aug 1880, Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1923, Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Frances May Gertrude NASH,   b. 19 Apr 1876, Dulwich, , Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1965, Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 24 May 1906  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • Date & location recorded on William Francis Harrison Polley's birth certificate (1907 on this certificate but 1906 on marriage certificate)

      Recorded at May 24 1907 on Alice's birth certificate as well
    William Harrison POLLEY and Frances May Gertrude NASH Marriage Certificate.jpg
    William Harrison POLLEY and Frances May Gertrude NASH Marriage Certificate.jpg
    Family ID F717  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bettina Mae WATSON, UE 
    Children 
     1. Donald Gordon POLLEY,   b. 29 Mar 1951, Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1976, Malahat, , British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    +2. Lynn May POLLEY
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Apr 1915 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 60 Fermanagh Ave - 1921 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Murphy Street - 1921 - Trenton, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Moved to live with Grandparents - 1922-1927 - Trenton, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1931 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsConfirmation - Church of the Epiphany - 20 Mar 1932 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Completed 3/4 of night school course in Advertising - 1933 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Secretary - 1940 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1946 Bloor Street Apt. 14, High Park - 1940 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Attestation Paper - 14 Jun 1942 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 14 Jul 1942-27 Jul 1942 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1621 Queen Street West - 14 Jul 1942 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 1 Aug 1942 - Petawawa, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 1 Aug 1942-1 Sep 1942 - Petawawa, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 115 Northcliffe Blvd - 1 Sep 1942 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Qualified as Clerk Group "C" - 2 Nov 1942 - Debert, , Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Granted Furlough - 8 Dec 1942 - Debert, , Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 1 Oct 1942-19 Feb 1943 - Debert, , Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 12 Jul 1943 - Tracadie, , New Brunswick, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 1 Aug 1943 - Petawawa, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 6 Oct 1943 - Sussex, , New Brunswick, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 384 Armadale Ave - 13 Oct 1943 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 8 Aug 1943-4 Nov 1943 - Sussex, , New Brunswick, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Awarded Canadian Volunteer Service Medal - 14 Jan 1944 - Petawawa, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 15 Feb 1944 - Petawawa, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 5 Nov 1943-8 Mar 1944 - Petawawa, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 13 Mar 1944 - Debert, , Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 17 Mar 1944 - Great Village, , Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Bingo at the YMCA - 25 Mar 1944 - Truro, , Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 10 Apr 1944 - Debert, , Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 10 Apr 1944 - Halifax, , Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Embarkation - 11 Apr 1944 - Halifax, , Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Disembarked - 18 Apr 1944 - Liverpool, , Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Bordon Camp - 20 Apr 1944 - Liss, , Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Awarded the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp - 19 Jun 1944 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Awarded good conduct badge - 17 Jul 1944 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 10 Aug 1944 - Eastleigh, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Embarked - S.S. Neuralia - 11 Aug 1944 - Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Disembarked - 12 Aug 1944 - Arromanches-les-Bains, , Basse-Normandie, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Joined 11 Bty of 17 Fd Regt 3 Div - 15 Aug 1944 - Caen, , Basse-Normandie, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 18 Aug 1944 - Falaise, , Basse-Normandie, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 23 Aug 1944 - Orbec, , Basse-Normandie, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 26 Aug 1944 - Elbeuf, , Haute-Normandie, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 30 Aug 1944 - Boos, , Haute-Normandie, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 31 Aug 1944 - Neufchâtel-en-Bray, , Haute-Normandie, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 1 Sep 1944 - Allenay, , Picardie, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 2 Sep 1944 - Arrest, , Picardie, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 4 Sep 1944 - Rue, , Picardie, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 5 Sep 1944 - Boulogne-sur-Mer, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 1 Oct 1944 - Ardres, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 2 Oct 1944 - Poperinge, , West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 4 Oct 1944 - Maldegem, , Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 8 Oct 1944 - Eecloo, , Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 21 Oct 1944 - Ghent, , Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 22 Oct 1944 - Aardenburg, , Zeeland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 9 Nov 1944 - Nijmegen, , Gelderland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 9 Nov 1944 - Tilburg, , Noord-Brabant, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 9 Nov 1944 - Turnhout, , Antwerpen, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 28 Jan 1945 - Brussels, , Brabant, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 29 Jan 1945 - Brussels, , Brabant, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 11 Feb 1945 - Kleve, , Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 27 Feb 1945 - Uedem, , Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 14 Mar 1945 - Nijmegen, , Gelderland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 22 Mar 1945 - Wissel, , Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 29 Mar 1945 - Rees, , Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 31 Mar 1945 - Emmerich, , Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 1 Apr 1945 - Zeddam, , Gelderland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 6 Apr 1945 - Epse, , Gelderland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 8 Apr 1945 - Deventer, , Overijssel, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 12 Apr 1945 - Zwolle, , Overijssel, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 17 Apr 1945 - Leeuwarden, , Friesland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 19 Apr 1945 - Groningen, , Groningen, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 21 Apr 1945 - Appingedam, , Groningen, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 24 Apr 1945 - Winschoten, , Groningen, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 26 Apr 1945 - Bingum, , Niedersachsen, Germany Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 6 May 1945 - Grossefehn, , Niedersachsen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 7 May 1945 - Aurich, , Niedersachsen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 16 May 1945 - Arnhem, , Gelderland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 19 May 1945 - Nijmegen, , Gelderland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 20 May 1945 - Lille, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 20 May 1945 - Dover, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 21 May 1945 - Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 26 May 1945 - Peterborough, , , England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 26 May 1945 - London, , Greater London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 27 May 1945 - Aldershot, , Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 30 May 1945 - Birmingham, , Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 31 May 1945 - Dover, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 1 Jun 1945 - Brussels, , Brabant, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 2 Jun 1945 - Utrecht, , Utrecht, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 7 Jun 1945 - The Hague, , Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 9 Jun 1945 - Nijmegen, , Gelderland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 10 Jun 1945 - Antwerp, , Antwerpen, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 10 Jun 1945 - Brussels, , Brabant, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 10 Jun 1945 - Ghent, , Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 10 Jun 1945 - Bruges, , West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 10 Jun 1945 - Ostend, , West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 14 Jun 1945 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 14 Jun 1945 - Tilbury, , , England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 14 Jun 1945 - Aldershot, , Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 15 Jun 1945 - Fleet, , Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 18 Jun 1945 - Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 21 Jun 1945 - Greenock, , Renfrew, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 26 Jun 1945 - London, , Greater London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 27 Jun 1945 - Aldershot, , Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 29 Jun 1945 - Farnham, , Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 30 Jun 1945 - Basingstoke, , Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 30 Jun 1945 - Yeovil, , Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 3 Jul 1945 - Greenock, , Renfrew, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 11 Jul 1945 - New York, New York, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 12 Jul 1945 - Buffalo, Erie, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 12 Jul 1945 - Niagara Falls, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 12 Jul 1945 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 384 Armadale Ave - 27 Jul 1945 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 10 Oct 1945 - Simcoe, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 10th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery - Gunner - Army Branch - 14 Jul 1942-15 Mar 1946 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Discharge Papers - 14 Mar 1946 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Discharge - 15 Mar 1946 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 65 Marion Street - 1 Sep 1946 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 23 Empress Cres - 7 Sep 1946 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Goldsmiths Jewellery - 1931-1960 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Wholesale - 1968 - Etobicoke, York County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 28 Martin Grove Road - 1968 - Etobicoke, York County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Wholesale Jeweller - 1972 - Etobicoke, York County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 28 Martin Grove Road - 1972 - Etobicoke, York County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 28 Martin Grove Road - Bef 1954-2006 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Wholesale Jewellery Sales - Owned own company - 1960-Jul 2006 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Moved from Trenton to Toronto, back with Mom and siblings - 1927-2006 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Jul 2006 - Mississauga, Peel Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - St. John's Dixie Cemetery & Crematorium, 737 Dundas Street East, - 8 Jul 2006 - Mississauga, Peel Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 May 2008 - Etobicoke, York County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    William H Polley Sr Mary nee McGuire and Gordon Polley.jpg

  • Notes 
    • At the age of 7 (approx) went to live with his paternal grandparents in Trenton, back to Toronto to go to High School

      POLLEY, Gordon Bradbury: Peacefully, at the Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga, Thursday, July 6, 2006, at the age of 91. Beloved husband of Betty for 60 years, loving father of Lynn and the late Donald. Cherished grandfather of Timothy (Elana), Jonathan, and Sarah. Adored great- grandfather of Jackson. Gordon will be lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers Bill and Bob, his sister Alice. Funeral Services will be held at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, 3962 Bloor Street West, Etobicoke, on Monday, July 10th at 11:00 a.m. If desired, a memorial fund has been established with Camp Koinonia, P.O. Box 815, Adelaide Street Post Office, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 2K1, 416-522-1949. For I am not ashamed of the gospel; It is the power of God for salvation To everyone who has faith. Romans 1:16

      Gord Polley was born on April 20«sup»th«/sup» 1915 in Toronto. The son of William and May, he had two brothers Bill and Bob and a sister Alice. When Gord was a boy his father passed away and he went to Trenton to live with his paternal grandparents. Returning to Toronto, Gord went to Western Commerce High school and was very involved in the youth group at Church of the Epiphany, where he met the vivacious Betty Watson and other wonderful friends who helped to establish Camp Koinonia. Gord joined the army during the war feeling it was great opportunity to travel and see Europe. He served in a Bren Gun carrier group, and spoke often of his war time memories. Upon his return he and Betty got married and Gord went back to his job at Goldsmiths in Toronto. Their children Don and Lynn arrived and the families close association with Camp Koinonia continued. Gord started his own business in 1959 and although he was nervous it turned out to be a great success. There was nothing he liked better in his recreation time than to go hiking on the Bruce Trail or at Camp. Gord and Betty enjoyed traveling and journeyed far and wide together while also assisting the Rev Marney Patterson of Invitation to Live Ministries. Gord thought that retirement was a dirty word and continued his business right up until his last days. A faithful member of St. Matthews Anglican Church, Gord was superintendent of the Sunday school for many years. Gord loved being a grandfather and watching Tim, Jon, and Sarah through his 30 years of being a grandfather and recently enjoyed playing with his great grandson Jack.
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  • Sources 
    1. [S657] Gordon Bradbury Polley.

    2. [S652] 1921 Canadian Census.

    3. [S658] Gordon Bradbury Polley Army Records.

    4. [S659] All Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980, (Digital images.), digital images (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S660] Lynn May Polley's Birth Certificate.

    6. [S106] Ancestry.ca Ontario Birth Records.

    7. [S23] Ancestry.ca Ontario Marriage Records.


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