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Waddell, A. D.

Lieutenant Alphonse Etienne Thedore Paquet enlisted for overseas service with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 1 September 1939. He was Struck Off Strength to the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Depot 1 November 1939. Promoted to Captain and then Major he did not join the Regiment overseas until 21 January 1941. He sailed with the Regiment to Sicily in 1943 where he was wounded 27 July 1943 while in command of D Company and Struck Off Strength the same day.

Waddell, Boyd
ppcli · Person · 1920-1998

Boyd Waddell, 1920-1998, was born and raised in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. He began an apprenticeship in photography in 1937 at the Swift Current Advocate and Sun. In 1940 he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as an aerial photographer, spending most of his time at Goose Bay, Labrador and Suffield, Alberta. He married Freda Crum, 1917-2009, of Calgary at Suffield. On his discharge Waddell worked for the Alberta Government Publicity Bureau and McDermid Studios in Edmonton. The Waddells then operated the Pauline Photo Studio at Brooks, Alberta. In 1950 they moved to Calgary where Waddell joined the Department of Veterans Affairs as a medical photographer at the Colonel Belcher Hospital. He also freelanced extensively, showing his work in several major exhibitions, including images from several trips to the Canadian Arctic. Waddell received an Alberta Achievement Award in 1980. He was a member of the Biological Photographic Association and was a founder of the Alberta Medical and Biological Photographic Association. He was also a member and director of the McDougall Stoney Mission Society and did photography for the organization. He was a trustee and chairman of the Last Post Fund and the Veterans Field of Honor. He and his wife Freda had two children, Brent and Wendy (Sorensen).

Wake, Charles
ppcli · Person · 1858-1941

Born in 1858, Charles Alexander Wake was a career soldier, joining the York and Lancaster Regiment in 1876 at the age of 18. He received the Distinguished Conduct Medal from Queen Victoria for bravery during the Battle of El Teb in Egypt in 1884 for defending himself single-handedly against 4 Soudanese attackers. He retired from the British Army with 33 years service and immigrated to Canada in 1910. Here he became a member of the Governor General's Foot Guard and enlisted with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in August 1914. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant and appointed the first Regimental Quartermaster. He was Struck Off Strength 24 March 1915 and then joined the 133 Battalion, serving with that Regiment as a Captain from 1916 to 1918. Following the First War he was appointed Quartermaster in the Canadian Army Medical Corps at Spadina Hospital, College Hospital and General Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. In January 1920 he was discharged as medically unfit at the age of 62. He passed away 19 March 1941 at the age of 83.

Ware, Cameron Bethel
ppcli · Person · 1913-1999

Cameron Bethel Ware was born 9 August 1913 at London, Ontario, the son of Colonel F.B. Ware. He joined Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry upon graduation from Royal Military College, Kingston in 1935. When the Second World War broke out in 1939 Lieutenant Ware was attached to the British Army. He was taken on strength in September 1939 and rejoined the Regiment in England in 1940 as a Major. He was appointed Second in Command of the Regiment 19 February 1942 and on promotion to Lieutenant Colonel 11 August 1943, led the Regiment in the Italian Campaign from the invasion of the mainland until the end of the battle of the Liri Valley 27 June 1944. He was Mentioned in Despatches and awarded the Distinguished Service Order. He was given command of the 3rd North Shore Regiment from 5 June 1945 to 3 November 1945. Following the War he commanded Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry at Camp MacDonald, Manitoba in 1946-1947. He was promoted to Colonel in 1950 and commanded the Calgary Garrison until his appointment as Commandant, Canadian Services College, Royal Roads, British Columbia in 1952. Promoted to Brigadier General in 1954 he headed the Canadian Military Mission, Far East, Tokyo. In 1955 he became Director General, Military Training in Ottawa and was then appointed Commander 1st Canadian Brigade Group in Calgary in 1958. It was during this time that he was appointed Colonel of the Regiment of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), a position which he held until April 1977. In 1960, he was Commander 4th Canadian Brigade Group, Germany and upon promotion to Major General in 1962 he was appointed Commandant, National Defence College, Kingston until his retirement in 1966. He was married to Anne Bethel “Beth” Lind in 1939, and they had one daughter. Major General Ware passed away 21 January 1999.