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Colwyn James Greenwood
Bandsman Colwyn James Greenwood, third son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Greenwood, 88 Park Road, Echo Place, was drowned on August 12, 1945, in Paper Mill Lake, N.S. He enlisted on October 15, 1943, in the R. C. N. V. E., and trained at Toronto and in Halifax. It was while in Halifax on off duty hours that he went picnicking with the family with whom he lived and part of the pleasure of the outing was to be the swimming. Colwyn was not as strong a swimmer as his friends believed and when seized with cramps, he was unable to secure help. He was buried with full naval honors in the Fort Massey Naval Cemetery, Halifax. Born in Echo Place, on February 12, 1925, he was educated at the Echo Place School and spent two years at the Brantford Collegiate Institute and Vocational School. He then attended the gardening school at Niagara Falls and had completed a year and a half of his course there when, at the age of 18, he joined the Navy. Well-known and popular in his own district, he had been active in the Elm Avenue United Church Sunday School. He was the musical member of his family and as a youngster joined the Brantford Boys' Band, playing the euphonium. While he was in Niagara Falls, his interest in music continued and he found a new circle of friends when he played with the Citizens' Band there. On entering the naval service, he became a bandsman aboard H.M.C.S. York, Toronto, and H.M.C.S. Stadacona, Halifax.