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Chrysler, William J.

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  • fl. 1950-2006

800764 William J. "Bill" Chrysler joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in 1950 and served with the Second Battalion, D Company, 12 Platoon in Korea, 1950-1951. He was living in Ridgeway, Ontario in 2006.

Clark, Willis Lumgair

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  • 1897-1975

Born in Brampton, Ontario 11 December 1897, #411080 Willis Lumgair "Lum" Clark enlisted with the First University Company 17 March 1915 and trained at McGill and Niagara Camp. He joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 28 July 1915 and was a part of #3 Company, 12 Platoon. He acted as a runner for Major (later Lieutenant Colonel) Stewart and was wounded 2 June 1916 at Sanctuary Wood during the Battle of Mount Sorrel. He was awarded the Military Medal for his actions during that action. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant 21 November 1917 and then served with #2 Company 8 Platoon. Struck Off Strength 20 March 1919, he later became Editor of the Windsor Daily Star. He died in 1975 in Windsor.

Clavett, Marty

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Clifton, Ashworth Thomas

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  • d. 1972

SP 28012 Ashworth Thomas Clifton joined the Permanent Active Militia 9 November 1935 and became a member of the Canadian Army 1 September 1939. During the Second World War he was a Master Sergeant with the First Canadian Parachute Battalion, qualifying as a Parachutist 11 September 1942 with the first Fort Benning, Georgia Class. Promoted to Sergeant Major he was a Jump Master at Fort Benning and Chief Dispatcher for 1 Can Para. He qualified as a Canadian Army Parachute Instructor 23 July 1954. He served with the First Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry as a Sergeant Major in Korea from 1951-1952 and then served with the Regiment as a Warrant Officer II until retiring 30 January 1961. Mentioned in Dispatches for service in Korea, awarded 23 March 1953. He died in Calgary on May 15, 1972.

Colquhoun, William Gourlay

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  • 1888-1966

William Gourlay Colquhoun was born in Hamilton, Ontario on 9 August 1888. He was educated at Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario, and from 1906 he served as a Lieutenant in the Canadian Highlanders and the 29th Light Horse. He joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in August 1914 as a Lieutenant. He was taken prisoner of war 27 February 1915 while on a reconnaissance with Major Hamilton Gault near St. Eloi. He was awarded the Military Cross as well as being mentioned in dispatches for this daring foray into enemy territory. He was finally repatriated in November 1918 and brought to the attention of the Secretary of State for his many attempts to escape captivity. Promoted to Captain at the end of the First World War he was appointed the first Regimental Adjutant of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry after reorganization and the establishment of the Permanent Canadian Militia. He was promoted to Major in 1932 and then Lieutenant Colonel in 1937. He was appointed Commanding Officer of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 16 February 1937 and went overseas with the Regiment in December 1939. Promoted to Brigadier General 14 September 1940, Colquhoun returned to Canada to command the 7th Canadian Infantry Brigade at Debert Camp, Nova Scotia. He later commanded the Vernon Military District in British Columbia and then the 13th Infantry Brigade in Camp Nanaimo. "Shorty" Colquhoun retired in 1946 and resided in Victoria, until his death on 18 November 1966. He was married to Jean Colquhoun.

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