In Remembrance: Sgt. Lloyd Millon

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    PHOTO: Sergeant L.F. Millon of the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit with a group of British Army photographers, Bruges, Belgium, 29 October 1944. (L-R): Sergeants R. Stiggins, J. Connolly, L.F. Millon, E. Smales, C. Crocker - Credit: Sgt. K.B. Dougan / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-150149 / Restrictions on use: Nil / Copyright: Expired

Remembrance Day in Canada is a day to reflect on the sacrifices of Canadian soldiers; to those who have fallen, are presently serving, and to honour and say thank you to the many veterans. To commemorate Remembrance Day, November 11, 2016, I am reposting an article I had posted previously on September 8th, 2014 (on the old CFPU website). Documented with the help of two excerpts from the War Diary of the Public Relations Group overseas, is the unfortunate tale of Sgt. Lloyd Frank Millon, a member of the Canadian Army Film & Photo. In an undated letter, (sometime in early 1943) to then Captain Lawrence Audrain*, Lloyd Millon expresses an interest in joing the CFPU;…

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W/O Frank Hall RCAF: Canadian Medical Photographer

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    Sgt. Frank Hall with camera (Photographer Unknown) courtesy Shelley Scurrah.
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    W/O Frank Hall (left) Unknown (right) ~ (Photographer unknown) courtesy Shelley Scurrah.
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    Anson Accident Jan. 31st 1941 ~ Photo credit W/O Frank Hall : courtesy Shelley Scurrah.
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    Modified 35mm Bell & Howell Eyemo, 'Moanin Minnie' invented by W/O Frank Hall; Photo credit: W/O Frank Hall.
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    Modified 35mm Bell & Howell Eyemo, 'Moanin Minnie' invented by W/O Frank Hall; Photo credit: W/O Frank Hall.
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    Modified 35mm Bell & Howell Eyemo, 'Moanin Minnie' invented by W/O Frank Hall; Photo credit: W/O Frank Hall.
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    Frank Hall at the University of Toronto setting up the lighting to film the autopsy of the Egyptian mummy Nakht. Photo credit: Ian Whan.
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    Frank Hall with camera films while medical staff work on the autopsy of the Egyptian mummy Nakht. Photo credit: Ian Whan.
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    Frank Hall inspecting a reel of 16mm motion picture film

Earlier this year I had been contacted by Shelley Scurrah, whose great grandfather Frank Hall was a photographer during WWII with the RCAF. Frank Hall went on to shoot motion picture film for medical procedures in Toronto, and in 1974 filmed the autopsy of Nakht an Egyptian mummy currently at the Royal Ontario Museum.  Frank also invented a photo enlarger while in the RCAF, using a Bell & Howell Eyemo, which they affectionately called Moanin’ Minnie. Many thanks to Shelley Scurrah and the Hall family for sharing Frank Halls many accomplishments with me for use on this website. * * * *   FRANK HALL – Date of birth: October 23,…

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