4-C Brick Ramble event at the Jewish Community Centre, Chapel Street to raise funds for completion of the JCC. From l to r: Roz Sternberg, Billy Sternberg, Mel Shecter (buying coupon), Jack Minuk, Eva Minuk, Barry Eisenstat (holding coupon), Judy Sanders (selling coupons), Phyllis Raichman.
Photograph : Paper : Black, White ; Ht: 8 cm x W: 12 cm
Other Title Information
Outdoors, B&W, Border. There are 4 men in the foreground, all wearing military uniforms, 3 men are also wearing hats. In the background are docks, and other military men in uniforms. Narrative: Bertram Ellison (donor's uncle) was born on March 19 1909 in Montreal. He was born into a Jewish family, and was an insurance broker before the war. He joined the Canadian Army on June 5th 1941 as a 2nd Lieutenant. Between 1941 and 1945 he rose to the rank of major, and received 6 medals, including the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire which he received on December 18t 1945. He was part of the 21st Army Group, which was formed on July 9th 1943 by the 2nd British and 1st Canadian Army for a North Western European Invasion. While apart of the 21st Army Group, he saw Bergen-Belsen. Bertram Ellison sailed home on the RMS Queen Elisabeth on December 3rd – 9th 1945.