Wednesday, December 11, 1929 The Toronto Daily Star (Toronto) Page 1, col. 2

Child rescued from Reds adopts name of saviour

Barrie, Dec. 10.—A tale of cruel treatment while a child at the hands of the Bolshevists and rescue in Siberia by officers of a Canadian regiment were unfolded by John Petrovskey when he applied before Judge Wismer at Barrie to have his name changed to George Harvey and for Canadian citizenship.

The Russian's new name is that of the C.N.R. stationmaster at Washago, who was Petrovskey's savior. The Russian lad, after his rescue, was accepted as a member of the Canadian regiment and returned with it to Canada.

After his demobilization Harvey continued to look after his ward who, by dint of hard work and night study, is now assistant C.N.R. stationmaster at Longford.

This is one of the most remarkable stories I have ever heard, said Judge Wismer granting the requests.

Railways: C.N.Rys.

Stations: Longford, Washago