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McCulloch, Karl E.

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  • fl. 1969

Karl Everett McCulloch, son of J. Larry McCulloch, attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel with Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.

Tucker, Lloyd

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  • fl. 1940-2000

Lloyd Tucker was a sergeant in the 48th Highlanders of Canada. In 2000 he was a volunteer with the 48th Highlanders Museum in Toronto.

Evans, Lewis

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  • fl. 1950-1999

Lewis Evans of Edmonton, Alberta, was a Sergeant with the Royal Canadian Engineers during the Korean War.

Carvell, George Cecil

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  • 1882-1923

George Cecil Carvell, was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on July 20, 1882. He later lived in Toronto and Montreal, and was a merchant, according to his attestation papers. He joined Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) on August 24, 1914, and held regimental number 136. He was soon promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant, then to lieutenant, as Transport Officer, then to captain as Acting Adjutant. In February 1917 he was seconded to supervise the Chinese Labour Corps. He was struck off strength on April 16, 1918, and served with the Intelligence Branch of the British government with the rank of Major in Tientsin, China. He returned to Canada in 1923 and died in Vancouver, BC on December 16, 1925. On August 15, 1916 he married Ruby Eleanor Coates, and they had one daughter, Eleanor Katherine, born October 14, 1917.

Knight, Arthur

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  • 1925-

Arthur Knight, the son of Corporal Abel Knight, was born in Manchester, England in 1925. He was living in Victoria, BC in 2005.

Knight, Talbot

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  • 1917-1999

Born in Ardley, Alberta in 1917 and raised in England, Talbot Knight joined the Royal Air Force in 1933 and after a 3 year apprenticeship was posted to Egypt. In World War Two he was assigned as a Corporal to 242 Fighter Squadron with other Canadians living in Britain. Narrowly escaping capture at Dunkirque and LeMans, Flight Sergeant Talbot was finally captured by the Japanese in 1942 and spent 3 years in Japanese prison camps in Malaya, Java, and the Molucca Islands. On 21 August 1945 he was released from prison and on 17 September flown out to Calcutta on an American Skymaster. A week later he returned to England on a Royal Air Force Dakota. Following the War Talbot was promoted to Squadron Leader within the Special Air Service and then appointed Chief Technical Officer of the Royal Air Force. He died in 1999.

Knight, Abel

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  • 1883-1938

1755 Abel Brereton Knight was born 26 February 1883 in Manchester, England and left home at the age of 16 to join the Lincolnshire Regiment. He served in the Boer War and in India until his discharge in 1911. He returned to England but was sent to Canada as a remittance man in 1913 and joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 25 August 1914. Promoted to Corporal he was wounded (and gassed) 3 May 1915 and subsequently lost his eyesight. He returned to England to recover before emigrating back to Canada in 1915. As one of the first returned war wounded, Abel fought for benefits for the returning soldiers. He formed the "Overseas Veterans League" which became the British Empire Service League, the forerunner of the Canadian Legion founded in 1925. Abel Knight married Dorothy Fenner in 1916 and had 5 children in Canada, Talbot, Patricia, Ronald, Betty and Edward. Two more children were later born in England, including Arthur. The family moved first to Halifax and then returned to England so that Abel could learn Braille. He died in England in 1938.

Arril, Kenneth

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  • d. 2002

ZP 1463 Kenneth James Arril joined the Canadian Army as an Officer Cadet 13 March 1943. Promoted to Lieutenant in June, he was transferred to the A-35 Canadian Parachute Training Centre to undertake training for the First Canadian Parachute Battalion and qualified as a parachutist 3 September 1943. He embarked for overseas service 15 February 1944 and was wounded 6 June 1944. Returning to Canada 18 April 1945 he was posted to the A-35 Canadian Parachute Training Centre and promoted to Captain 9 February 1946. Captain Arril remained as a parachute instructor at the Canadian Joint Air Training Centre after being promoted to Major in 1952. From July 1956 to August 1957 Major Arril was specially employed in Indo-China. He then joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Depot staff as Chief Instructor 16 January 1960 coming from the Royal Canadian School of Infantry at Camp Bordon. From 1961 to 1964 he served in various Headquarters Staff positions, mainly in Manitoba before being posted to UNTSO in Pakistan in 1965 to 1966. He retired in 1967. He died on March 2, 2002, and was buried in Ottawa.

Burness, Kenneth Charles

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  • 1893-1941

Born 22 July 1893 in London, England, McG144 Kenneth Charles "Casey" Burness was attending the University of Toronto when he enlisted with the 2nd University Company 26 May 1915. He joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in the field 1 September 1915 as a Private but was quickly promoted to Sergeant and obtained his commission to Lieutenant in early 1916. Promoted to Captain 28 June 1916 he was appointed as Regimental Adjutant. He was awarded the Military Cross for his actions at the Battle of Amiens in August 1918 and the Bar to his MC for gallantry during the Pursuit to Mons in November 1918. Struck Off Strength with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 20 March 1919 he attended the Small Arms School in Hythe in 1923 and Staff College at Camberley, England in 1926-1927. Upon returning to Canada he was promoted to Major and appointed Deputy Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General at Halifax from 1928 to 1930 then a General Staff Officer 2 at National Defence Headquarters 1930-1933 and the War Office 1933-1935. In 1937 he was appointed Associate Professor of Tactics at Royal Military College, Kingston. In 1938 he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and appointed Chief Instructor and then General Staff Officer 1, in 1940 in charge of curriculum. In April 1941 Lieutenant Colonel Burness was enroute to England to take up a position as General Staff Officer 1, Headquarters Canadian Base Units, when his ship was torpedoed and sunk and he was reported missing at sea.

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