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Of the 4th Concession of Chatham Grove. The son of Mr. and Mrs. William Benedict.
The WN 12/08/43 was home on leave from RCAF-Centralia on a leave. While training at various RCAF training facilities he occasionally got home to visit with his parents and at times other Benedict boys home on leave, as was the case in September 1943 when he and brother Elmer and his wife were also home on leave. WN 23/09/43 John was home again in November of 1943 this time on a week end leave from Centralia. WN 11/11/43
He enlisted in 1942 and went overseas in 1944. John spent his first few months in England before going on active service. He saw service in France, Belgium and Holland. After 14 months overseas he arrived in Chatham shortly after three A.M. Stay with his parents, he had last seen them in December 1943. John had to report to Toronto for a medical examination later in April. WN 12/04/45