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LaChance, Jack E.

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  • 1931-2018

John Edward "Jack" Croucher was born and educated in Winsdor, Ontario. He adopted the surname of his stepfather, Alex LaChance. He was a Private with the Second and First Battalions of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Korea from June 1951 to June 1952. In early 1951 he trained at Currie Barracks, Calgary; Wainwright, Alberta; Nippon Berra, Japan; and Hara Mura, Japan. After his discharge from the Armed Forces he lived at Sarnia, Ontario where he was a well-known businessman. He was an accomplished writer and poet. His poem "The Korean Veterans Wall" is engraved in granite at the Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance in Brampton, Ontario. He married Frances Deschamps in 1955, and they had five children, Wendy, Patti, Jack II, Thomas, and James.

Mullan, James S.

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  • 1915-2001

H 3021 James S. "Jim" Mullan was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on May 26, 1915 to an immigrant family from Scotland. He joined the Winnipeg Light Infantry in 1931 and attained the rank of Sergeant, Vickers Machine Gun Platoon. He joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 24 November 1939 as a Private and was promoted to Corporal the next day. In England he was assigned to the Anti-Tank Platoon, Headquarters Company. Promoted to Sergeant he was Struck Off Strength 5 March 1942. In 1941 he married an Englishwoman, Phyllis Ward. He died in Winnipeg on December 28, 2001.

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