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Evans, Lewis

  • ppcli
  • Person
  • fl. 1950-1999

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

Ferguson, Howard

  • ppcli
  • Person
  • 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.

Franklin, A.

  • ppcli
  • Person
  • fl. 1940-1941

A. Franklin was a Flight Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. He may be the same person as Arthur Franklin, the father of Berkeley Albert James Franklin.

Franklin, Berkeley Albert James

  • ppcli
  • Person
  • 1927-2003

SK10560 Berkeley Albert James Franklin, also known as "Bark", "BAJ", or "Badge", was born 19 February 1927 at Drumheller, Alberta. He enlisted for the Pacific Force and joined the Second Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in 1945 at Currie Barracks, Calgary. He was detailed to the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Police at Camp Shilo, Manitoba from January to June 1946 and was based at Currie Barracks, Calgary from July 1946 until the end of his military career. He participated in Exercise Haines #1 in the Yukon, February/March 1947, and was a member of the Special Air Service Company from 8 January to September 1948. In August 1949 he participated in Exercise Eagle, an airborne assault on the Fort St. John airstrip. He served with both the First and Third Battalions, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry as a Platoon Sergeant in Korea, 1952-1953. Later promoted to Staff Sergeant, he served with the First Battalion, D Company as Battalion Orderly Sergeant in Fort MacLeod, Germany in 1955-1957. BAJ retired as a Master Warrant Officer in 1970 and resided in Calgary, Alberta. In his retirement he was active in the Korea Veterans Association of Canada and the PPCLI Association. He volunteered in the PPCLI Museum and Archives, and was an activist advocate for the rights of veterans. He was married to Enid Marion Franklin and they had two children, Gordon and Marilyn. Among other decorations, awards, and honours he was awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002. He died on 13 April 2003.

Fraser, N.R.

  • ppcli
  • Person
  • fl. 1943-1946

N.R. Fraser was a Pilot Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force, 1943-1946.

Fraser, Ronald Dale

  • ppcli
  • Person
  • 1934-

Born 15 December 1934 at Regina, Saskatchewan, Ronald Dale Fraser joined the Royal Regina Regiment (militia) in 1949 and then enlisted with the Royal Canadian Regiment in 1951. He served with the Second Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment beginning in 1952 and was promoted to Lance Corporal in 1954 and Corporal in 1955 while on NATO duties with the Second Battalion in Germany. When he returned to Canada he received his jump training (parachute) and glider training in 1955. He rebadged to the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in 1957 with the rank of Corporal and was an Observer with the Canadian Delegation 1958-1960 in Vietnam. Corporal Fraser was then posted to Camp Borden, Ontario for advanced training and was promoted to the rank of Lance Sergeant and assigned administrative duties there. In 1965 he was confirmed in the rank of Sergeant and then transferred to the First Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in 1967. While in Edmonton, Alberta, he completed the Stewards Course and then went to Cyprus for a 6 month United Nations tour prior to moving with the First Battalion in 1968 to Currie Barracks in Calgary, Alberta. In 1971 Sergeant Fraser completed another tour in Cyprus with the First Battalion and then transferred to the Third Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1973. He retired from the military in 1974. Following retirement Fraser held various management positions and joined the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, eventually receiving the Long Service Medal from that organization. He was an active member of the PPCLI Association and a volunteer with the PPCLI Museum and Archives.

Frost, Charles Sydney

  • ppcli
  • Person
  • 1922-2009

Charles Sydney Frost was born 21 June, 1922 in St. John's Newfoundland. He received his high school education in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Saint John, New Brunswick. He enlisted with the Canadian Army as a Lieutenant in 1942 after graduating from the Royal Military College of Canada. After spending some time training in North Africa he joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in the field 11 April 1943. He was badly wounded in the face 26 October 1943 in Italy and spent several months in hospital. Returning to the PPCLI he was promoted to Captain and again wounded in Italy 14 December 1944. In 1945 he was appointed Acting Second in Command, remaining with the Regiment for the North West Europe campaign until struck off strength 25 September 1945. Following the Second World War, Sydney Frost joined the Royal Regiment of Canada (Militia) in 1947 and was appointed Commanding Officer from 1959 until 1962 when he retired from active service. He was appointed Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Canada from 1967 to 1974 and then Honorary Colonel from 1974 until his death. He married Margaret Cabeldu in 1948, and they had three children, Norman, Janet, and Catherine. Colonel Frost authored three books, Once a Patricia (1988), A Life Worthwhile (1994), and Always a Patricia (2004). He was also an amateur musician and composer of military marches. He died on 6 August, 2009.

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