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Welsh, Frederick S.

  • ppcli
  • Persoon
  • 1893-1970

707059 Frederick Sylvian Welsh was born in Dublin, Ireland on 14 August 1893. His surname was often misspelled as Welch. He was living in Victoria, BC when he joined the 103rd Battalion on 6 March 1916. He was transferred to the 29th Battalion and served as a stretcher bearer. He was gassed three times, and was awarded to Military Medal with bar for caring for the wounded while under fire. In 1933, assisted by his mother Florence and wife Lucy, he opened a small cafe known as Welsh's Hamburgers on Esquimalt Road. It was a popular hangout for members of B Company, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) and other units stationed at the nearby Work Point Barracks. When the Second World War broke out, Welsh volunteered for service with the PPCLI but was rejected because of the effects of the gas attacks on his health. He sent gifts of tobacco to the troops overseas and corresponded with them. His mailing address was simply "Welsh's Hamburger Joint, opposite Half Way House, Esquimalt Road, Victoria, B.C." He displayed the correspondence in scrapbooks and on bulletin boards in the hamburger stand. He closed the business in 1947. He became an active member of the Victoria Branch of the PPCLI Association. He died in Victoria on 26 January, 1970.

Shawcross, C.S.

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  • Persoon
  • d. 1987

P22278 C.S. "Stafford" Shawcross joined Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in 1937 or 1938 and trained in Winnipeg and Shilo, Manitoba. He was a Bandsman and attained the rank of Sergeant, but left the regiment in November 1939 to attend military college in Victoria, B.C. He was a Lieutenant and later a Major with the Third Battalion PPCLI in Korea in 1952-1953. He died in October 1987 in Victoria.

Young, James Harris

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  • Persoon
  • 1897-1968

145762 James Harris Young was born in Whitney, Ontario on 10 November 1897. He was working as a bookkeeper in Renfrew, Ontario when he enlisted in the 77th Battalion on January 7, 1916. He was transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in the field on March 18, 1918. He was wounded on August 12, 1918 during the battle of Amiens. He was awarded the Military Medal with clasp for participating in a small party of soldiers who captured enemy machine gunners and their weapons during the battle of Canal du Nord in September 1918. He apparently lived in the Ottawa Valley after the war and died in Ottawa on August 17, 1968.

Green, Joseph E.M.

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  • Persoon
  • fl. 2002-2004

Joseph E.M. Green of Edmonton, Alberta, felt moved by the "friendly fire incident" of April 17, 2002, in which four Canadian soldiers lost their lives in Afghanistan. He compiled and produced a book of condolences, "April 17th: in the name of Canada: in memory of the Canadians killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire, 17 April, 2002".

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. Home Station Warrant Officers' and Sergeants' Mess

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  • Instelling
  • 1914-

In Canadian military tradition, senior non-commissioned officers (sergeants and warrant officers) normally dine separately from officers and from junior ranks (privates and corporals). The Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) Sergeant's Mess was established in 1914 shortly after the founding of the Regiment. By the 1970s it was known as the Home Station Warrant Officers' and Sergeants Mess. The Home Station of the PPCLI was considered to be Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Calgary from 1968 until 1997 when it was moved to CFB Edmonton. Under the authority of the Queen's (or King's) Regulations and Orders, it governs itself under a Constitution and Bylaws. In addition to dining, the Mess provides social and recreational services to its members and their families.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. Home Station Officers' Mess

  • ppcli
  • Instelling
  • 1914-

In Canadian military tradition, officers normally dine separately from non-commissioned officers and junior ranks. The Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) Officers' Mess came into being in 1914 shortly after the founding of the Regiment. An Officers' Mess could be established in any location where there were a significant number of officers. The PPCLI Home Station Officers' Mess was located at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Calgary from 1968 until 1997 when the PPCLI Home Station was moved to CFB Edmonton. Under the authority of the Queen's (or King's) Regulations and Orders, it governs itself under a Constitution and Bylaws. In addition to maintaining facilities for dining, it provides social and recreational services to its members and their families.

Ferguson, Howard

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  • Persoon
  • 1892-1975

411018 Peter Howard Ferguson, known as Howard, was born 28 July 1892 in Moorefield, Wellington County, Ontario. He moved with his family to a farm near Sedley, Saskatchewan. While a studying at Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph, he enlisted in the 1st University Company of the 38th Battalion on 16 March 1915. He joined Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) in the field on 28 July 1915. During the Battle of Vimy Ridge he worked as a runner, sometimes venturing into exposed positions in order to deliver messages. For this, he was awarded the Military Medal. He was promoted to Lance Corporal in February 1918 and to Corporal in October 1918. After the war he married Marjorie Emigh, and they had two sons, Graham and Malcolm. He was active in the PPCLI Association, serving as president of its Toronto Branch in 1945. He later lived in Ottawa, and was active in the Patricia Club branch, composed of First World War veterans. He became Secretary-Treasurer of the Canada Ypres Memorial Fund. He died in Ottawa on 5 February, 1975.

Royal Australian Regiment

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  • Instelling
  • 1948-

The Royal Australia Regiment (RAR) is the parent administrative regiment for Australian infantry battalions. The Australian Regiment was formed in 1948 from amalgamation of three infantry battalions occupying post-war Japan. In 1949 it was given permission to use the Royal title. During the Korean War, the 3rd Battalion of RAR joined the 2nd Battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) in stopping the advance of the Chinese Army at KapYong. Both units were awarded the U.S. Presidential Unit Citation. As a result of this shared experience, RAR and PPCLI are allied regiments. RAR has also seen active or peacekeeping service in Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam, Somalia, Cambodia, Rwanda, East Timor, Solomon Islands, Iraq, and Afghanistan. As of 2017 it consisted of six battalions.

Gault, Leslie Henderson

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  • Persoon
  • 1927-2014

Leslie Henderson Gault, 1927-2014, was a first cousin once removed of Andrew Hamilton Gault, the founder of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), although he referred to Hamilton Gault as his uncle. He lived and worked in Montreal and in Calgary as a real estate developer. In 1986 he approached PPCLI with the idea of erecting a statue of Hamilton Gault in Ottawa, a project that was realized in 1992. He contributed to historical research on Hamilton Gault and on the Gault family. He was married twice, to the former Judith McDougall, and to the former Carol Mary Lascelles Carr, and had three sons, Nicholas, Alexander, and Sebastian.

Turnbull, T.J.

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  • Persoon
  • 1871-1954

Tom James Turnbull was born in July 1871 in Hartlepool, Durham, England. In 1894 he enlisted in the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders. He served in the South African War, and was wounded at the battle of Paardeberg. In 1904, as a Sergeant, he transferred to the Royal Inniskillen Fusiliers, and saw service in Cairo, Egypt. He was promoted to Drum Major and to Regimental Sergeant-Major. In 1920 he emigrated to Canada and was appointed Regimental Sergeant-Major of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) in Winnipeg. He retired in 1934, intending to settle in his childhood home of Tunbridge Wells, England, but instead returned to Winnipeg in 1935. In 1900 he married Mary Norris Hamilton, and they had 7 children, Mary Margaret "Molly", Jeannie Hamilton, Tom James, Alice Hamilton, Dorothy Rowell, Mabel, and Robert. He died in Winnipeg in 1954.

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