A letter in the April 20, 2010, Tomahawk Leader:
(Editor’s Note: Information is sought in this letter about Ray Miller, Tomahawk, or how to locate family members. If anyone has something to share, please contact Kathy Tobin at the Tomahawk Leader at
P.O. Box 345, Tomahawk, WI 54487, phone 453-2151 or email email@example.com
(I’m seeking) information about St. Christopher’s Chapel, an important historic link from World War II. It was built by 542 Eng Ship & Shore Battalion, U.S. Army in 1943. The area around the chapel was largely a convalescent camp for American troops based around Rockhampton (Australia) and other American units who had been sent back to Rockhampton for a rest period after combat operations. During the peak time of the American occupation, there were over 70,000 American troops stationed in the Rockhampton area.
An annual service has been conducted there since 1955, on or near 4th July each year.
Inscribed on the walls of the chapel, for preservation are the names of nine servicemen who competed in various athletic events on a sports oval near the chapel.
Could your paper assist in tracing Ray Miller, or members of his family, who might like to give any information which can be added to the chapel records?
The inscription reads, Ray Miller Tomahawk, Wis., Football throw.
I have also sent a recent article from our local paper about the chapel. I could supply any other info and photos of the chapel if you would like to do an article.
Hoping for your assistance.