I met Bill at a New Year’s dance 1941/1942 in Cleethorpes, England I came to Corner Brook in May, the weather was good and my in-laws lived on the west side with a bathroom and running water. We got on well together. What took getting use to was “jiggs dinner”and fish and brews.

Barbara Daphne Rolls

Maiden Name: Peters
From: Healing, England
Husband: Calvin William(Bill) Rolls, F L, RAF
Marriaged: Dec. 12th, 1942, Healing, Eng., St. Peter & St. Paul
Ships Name: Mauritania
Date of Departure: February 23rd, 1945, Liverpool
Port of Arrival: New York, USA
Date Arrived in Canada: March 3rd, 1945
Date Arrived in Nfld.: May 1945 though Port-Aux-Basques
Settled in: Corner Brook
Children: 3, David, 1944

Other Comments : Because my husband Bill was
grounded from flying in Franceand posted to Dorval aerodrome as a Briefing Officer, our 11 month old son and
I were able to travel with him. In May, while living
in Montreal for 6 months, he got leave, so that was
the first time I saw Corner Brook. We had a very warm
welcome from his family and friends on our arrival at the
railway station from Port aux Basque, as their son was
returning after 5 years away and returning with his wife and
their first grandchild.
When Bill was posted to Ganderin September 1945, I
came to Corner Brook to live with his parents where
we raised 3 children.

From the Book, ”We Came From Over the Sea” page 8

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