Lambton at War


The Second World War

Gordon C. Stinson

Lieutenant Gordon C. Stinson is the father of Linda Croton.  He was born on March 2, 1913 and died on April 16, 2009.  Prior to the outbreak of the war Gordon was a school teacher, graduating from London Teacher’s College and began his teaching career in 1935.

He enlisted in August 1942 as a Private with RCA.  Gordon trained at Petawawa and graduated as Lieutenant Gordon C. Stinson at Brockville Ontario.  Gordon was sent to Shilo, Manitoba and became an artillery instructor and stayed in the army after the war ended as a Veteran’s Guard of German POW in Northern Ontario and Camp 10, who were kept in Kent County after the war’s end to work on farms in the area.   Gordon was discharged from the army in May of 1947.

After his discharge he returned to teach as Principal of Dresden Public School for a year and then retired from teaching in 1948, taking up farming.  Gordon grew corn, soybeans and hay for his beef operation.  He was also employed by Union Gas Co. first in their Oakdale office later to move to present site in Dawn – Euphemia Township, working as fieldman until he retired in 1968.

~ Submitted by Linda Burns, Croton