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Clapp Brothers

Source: Fort William Daily Times Journal Feb 24, 1942

Five Stalwart Sons of Mr., Mrs., John Clapp Serving in the Army Few families in this district, indeed in Canada can boast a prouder record for an all-out war effort than the Clapp family, of Moose Hill, which has five sons serving with the Canadian Army. Privates Phillip, Willet, Lloyd, Robert and Harry Clapp are sons of Mr. and Mrs. John Clapp lived in their their home in Fort William, before moving to Moose Hill with the family in 1934. All five boys have been educated in this city and are well known here. There are two other brothers and four sisters in the Clapp family. Kenneth, the oldest son, is now employed with the C.N.R. and makes his home at Moose Hill. Edward the youngest son, who is living at home, attends school. The second son, Pte. Phillip Clifford Clapp who is 26 enlisted less than two weeks ago with the Canadian Forestry Corps in Port Arthur. He is still at the lakehead. Previuos to enlistment he was employed at the Great Lakes Paper company. His wife and baby son reside at 128 Leith Street.

In Forestry Corps Pte. Willet E., Clapp, 24 years of age, enlisted with the Forestry Corps in Port Arthur in the last week of December, 1941, and is now stationed at Valcartier, Quebec. He was employed at the Canadian Car and Foundry when he enlisted. Pte. Harry G. Clapp, who is 22, enlisted here with the First Lake Superior Regiment when it first mobilized and is now serving at St. John, New Brunswick. He was working at home on the farm when he joined up. Pte. Lloyd D. Clapp, now 20 years of age, enlisted with the Forestry Corps in April, 1941 and is now overseas. He was employed at the Canadian Car Plant here. Robert G. Clapp, who left the farm to enlist with the Second Lake Superior Regiment, some months ago was recently transferred to the Forestry Corps, and is now in training at Valcartier, Quebec. He will be 19 in March. Jock Brown, a brother-in-law, who married Mary Clapp, is serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force in Trenton.

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Source: Fort William Daily Times Journal Jan 24, 1942
Blake - The Moose Hill social club met at the home of G. Strandberg on Tuesday evening, Jan. 20, with Mrs. J. Price presiding. One new member was welcomed. Letters of thanks were read from boys overseas. More wool for knitting purposes will be purchased. The members were divided into three groups, and each group will make one quilt out of old woolens for war purposes. The hostess, Miss Elsie Strandberg, served lunch. The contest was won by Mrs. Ed. Bunt. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mr. Stranberg on Tuesday, February 24. The Golphy brothers have purchased the Mud Lake store from R. Sedor. Privates Willet and Bob Clapp, Frank Faye and Jack Price, of this district are in the Canadian Forestry Corps. Mrs. Ed Bunt and daughter, Helen, returned home after a week's visit spent with her parents at Stanley. The North Blake Women's Institute held the regular meeting at the home of Mrs. E Larson on Wednesday, January 21, with Mrs. H. Robbins presiding. Fourteen members and two visitors were present. Letters of thanks were read from local boys in Canada and overseas. Money in the sick fund will be used for war purposes. One dollar's worth of War Savings stamps each month will be purchased. The Institute plans to start a quilt at the next meeting. Lunch was served by the hostess as slated by Miss Elsie Strandberg. The contest was won by Mrs. A. Bunt on Wednesday, February 18. A number of cases of measles and mumps have been reported in this district.

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Private Lloyd "Jack" Clapp
Lloyd Clapp & Catherine Cunningham
Wedding Picture, Scotland 1942
Photos From the Collection of Jude Mitchell

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Source: Fort William Daily Times Journal
June 13, 1942

ARRIVES OVERSEAS
Private Robert G. Clapp
,
Canadian Forestry Corps, who has arrived
safely Overseas according to word received
here by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
of Moose Hill

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Source: Fort William Daily Times Journal Thurs July 9, 1942
Brothers Arrive Overseas
Private Harry G. Clapp (left) and
Private Willett E Clapp, both of
the Canadian Forestry Corps, who
have arrived safely overseas according
to word received by their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J Clapp of Moose Hil

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Pte Willet Clapp - John Rollo Brown - Pte. Robert Clapp

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L-R Bill Clapp, Frank Faye, Jack Clapp, Charlie Clapp, Bob Clapp,

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