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Soldier Story – I was There ,Pamela Proctor speaks to the Royal Canadian Legion

January 4, 2013 1 comment

Listen to Pamela Proctor, daughter of Frank Proctor former resident of Ushaw Moor who left for Canada, remembering his story while fighting in WW2, speaking to the Royal Canadian Legion.
Download Pamela Proctor speaks to the Royal Canadian Legion

A Canadian Soldier’s Real Life Adventure Story

Summary: Frank Proctor grew up in a coal mining town near Durham, England, came to Saskatchewan to work in the grain harvest, enlisted in the Regina Rifles on the outbreak of war, trained in Canada and England, landed in Normandy on D-Day, fought through France and Holland to Germany, returned to Canada and moved to Mission, B.C., where he raised his family and operated his own business until retirement to the beauty of his art.

Read this gripping first hand account by a Canadian infantryman of his personal experiences in the tremendous events resulting in the liberation of Europe.

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via Soldier Story – I was There , an autobiography by Frank Proctor.

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Autobiography of Frank Proctor

March 9, 2010 1 comment

Brian McLoughlin 23rd June 2004

I read the “Autobiography of Frank Proctor” some time ago and I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I would recommend this book to any of the older generation in Ushaw Moor.

Frank was a very strong character who went as a very young man with a number of friends to work on the farms in Canada. He suffered homesickness as one by one his friends returned to the Ushaw Moor area and he was left alone in a strange country thousands of miles away from his home.

He was a very strong Christian and it was his faith that carried him through these difficult times. He was, as a young man, very strongly influenced by Vicar John Welby who was the vicar at Saint Lukes CE Church on the Esh Winning road.

He married in Canada and shortly after joined the Regina Rifles and served with the Canadian Army in Europe throughout the entire Second World War. He managed to visit Ushaw Moor on leave a couple of times during the War.

This man was a tribute to his home village and the hard times he suffered as a young man. His faith in God had a major bearing on his life but this book is about Franks’ life and his family.

His early memories of Ushaw Moor are fascinating, his mother was stewardess at the “Bush” at the bottom of the village for a while.

Again I would recommend anyone of the older generation to read the book.

From OLD Ushaw Moor Memories BLOG

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