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John (Jack) Metcalfe – Section 5

This section contains eight miscellaneous World War 2 era photos. They belonged to Jack Metcalfe so were probably friends or acquaitances. Some are unidentified. Three pertain to the same person.

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Unidentified Soldier

Unidentified soldier. His cap badge indicates he was in the artillery.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-10 (7.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Heather Almon, Sydney, NS, 2015
 


Unidentified Soldiers

Unidentified soldiers. They appear to be Cape Breton Highlanders.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-10 (8.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Heather Almon, Sydney, NS, 2015
 


Allistair Walker

Royal Canadian Engineers

February 7, 1942

This is a photo of Allistair Walker from Glace Bay, NS. He was nicknamed “Nacky”. The back of the original photo was date stamped February 7, 1942. The location is not identified. He was a friend of Jack Metcalfe.  His cap badge appears to be that of the Royal Canadian Engineers.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-10 (14.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Heather Almon, Sydney, NS, 2015
 


Sniper School Graduating Class

England

Circa 1943-1944

This is probably a graduating class from a sniper school. It would have been taken on a base in England before the Normandy invasion. The men are wearing camouflaged Denison smocks and camouflaged helmets, and are holding Lee Enfield No. 4 MK1 T rifles. The only man identified in the photo is Allistair “Nacky” Walker from Glace Bay (refer to the previous photo). He is in the back row, third from the left.  

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-10 (15.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Heather Almon, Sydney, NS, 2015
 


Allistair “Nacky” Walker and Jack Metcalfe

On the left is Allistair “Nacky” Walker from Glace Bay, NS. Refer to the previous two photos. On the right is Jack Metcalfe. The photo was probably taken in England between 1941 and 1944.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-10 (16.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Heather Almon, Sydney, NS, 2015
 


Unidentified Soldier

Studio portrait photo of an unidentified soldier.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-10 (13.1)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Heather Almon, Sydney, NS, 2015
 


Eating Ice Cream Cones

Two unidentified soldiers and a civilian woman eating ice cream cones. The location and date are unknown.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-10 (24.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Heather Almon, Sydney, NS, 2015
 

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