SL 105897 Charles H. Lock joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry following World War Two and was a member of the First Battalion during Exercise Sweet Briar in 1950. Staff Sergeant in 1959. Warrant Officer II with the Second Battalion in 1961. Warrant Officer I in 1965. Captain in 1965. Retired in Kamloops, British Columbia.
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David Haas served with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry and attained the rank of Major. Currently he is the Curator of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment, a sister regiment of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, also known as the Fourth Battalion.
David Luxford was born 11 June 1931 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and graduated from St. James Collegiate in 1948. He joined the St. James Cadet Battalion (later the Winnipeg Grenadiers Cadet Battalion) in 1943 and attended Summer Camps in 1949 and 1950. In January 1951 he joined the Canadian Officer's Training Corps and went to Camp Borden where he enlisted in the Canadian Army Regular Force in July. He was sent to Valcartier, Quebec and later joined the 1st Canadian Rifle Battalion for service in Hanover Germany as part of the 27th Canadian Infantry Brigade, NATO Force. In October 1953 the 1st Canadian Rifle Battalion was redesignated as 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Rifles. Luxford was stationed in Germany until November 1953 when he returned with the Battalion to Currie Barracks, Calgary. He attended courses in Demolition and Atomic, Biological, Chemical Defensive Warfare before resigning from the Canadian Army in 1959. He rejoined the Reserves in May 1964 attaining the rank of Captain and Adjutant of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles. He moved to Calgary in 1972 and worked in various sales and morketing positions. Dave is a long time gun collector and volunteer at the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Museum.
The Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, as part of the Canadian Armed Forces falls under the command of the Department of National Defence. Under the direction of the Department of National Defence, the Directorate of History and Heritage (DHH) is mandated to safeguard and disseminate Canadian military history and heritage to meet departmental goals, provide meritorious service recognition, and reinforce Canadian Forces (CF) identity. The Directorate of History and Heritage provides for, administers and maintains the CF museum system and policies for the Canadian Forces. The CF museum system is the collective term for the grouping of CF museums under the supervision of the Staff Officer, Museums and Historical Collections (DHH 5). Each official CF museum (and unaccredited unit/base historical collection) is an independent, self-financed, non-public fund (NPF) institution operating under the authority and direction of its supporting commander. On 1 September, 1996, The Directorate of History (DHist) and, The Directorate of Military Traditions and Heritage (DMTH) were amalgamated to form The Directorate of History and Heritage (DHH). The Canadian Forces Music Centre (CF Mus C) became a sub-unit of DHH on 1 April, 1997. The mission of the Directorate of History and Heritage is to preserve and develop Canadian Forces history, heritage, traditions, military honours, museum and music systems. Official records and photographs are automatically transferred to either the National Archives or the Directorate of History and Heritage. Serving and retired members often obtain copies of War Diaries, their service records and photographs and these items become part of their personal collections.
Brother of Mr. Charles W. Edwards of 16 Brock Avenue, Montreal West, Norman Allan Edwards was born at Reading, Berks, England 17 January 1892 and educated at U.K.C.T.A. School, Pinner, Middlesex, England. Norman Allen Edwards was a member of a prominent Westmount, Montreal family and served four years with the 5th Royal Highlanders of Canada and three years with the Westmount Rifles. He joined the 23rd Battalion in 1914. He qualified as a Lieutenant 8 December 1914 and Captain 14 January 1915. He was commissioned into the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry as a Lieutenant 20 February 1915. During the Battle of Frezenberg at Belewaerde Lake, Belgium, Lt. Edwards was manning a machine gun position when he was killed 8 May 1915. He was Mentioned In Despatches LG 29426, 18 June 1915 and is commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.
K 800111 E. Mel Canfield joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 17 August 1950 as a Private and served with the Second Battalion in Korea, December 1950 to November 1951. He was present at the Battle of KapYong 24-25 April 1951 for which the Second Battalion was awarded the United States Presidential Unit Citation. After attending the Royal Military College, Kingston he was promoted to Lieutenant 12 June 1953 and posted to the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 28 May 1955 until 21 March 1956.
McG71 Ernest Howard Parsons enlisted with the Second University Company in 1915 and joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in the field 1 September 1915 as a Lance Corporal. Promoted to Corporal he was killed 2 June 1916 at Sanctuary Wood during the Battle of Mont Sorrel.
196 Francis George Young immigrated to Canada as a young man and joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in August 1914 as an Original. Promoted to Lance Sergeant, he was wounded 4 May 1915 during the Second Battle of Ypres as the Regiment prepared to occupy uncompleted trenches at Bellaewarde Ridge. He was wounded again 29 June 1916 at Sanctuary Wood and was subsequently Struck Off Strength 8 August 1916. Frank Young returned to England after the War.
1096 George Hancox was born 27 April 1895 in Liverpool England. He served 2 years with the Moose Jaw Collegiate Cadets and was a Moving Picture Machine Operator prior to enlisting with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 25 August 1914 at the age of 19. He served with the Regiment as a Private right through the War and was Struck Off Strength 20 March 1919.
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