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Currie, George Selkirk
ppcli · Pessoa · 1889-1975

George Selkirk Currie was born in 1889 in Glencoe, Ontario. He graduated from McGill University in 1911 and joined his cousin George C. McDonald in an accounting practice. McDonald, Currie & Co. became a multi-branch firm; in 1973 it was renamed Coopers & Lybrand Canada and in 1998 it amalgamated into PricewaterhouseCoopers. At the onset of the First World War the cousins enlisted in the 2nd University Company as Lieutenants and they joined Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) on October 17, 1915. Currie was seconded to the 7th Brigade Machine Gun Company and later to the 2nd and 4th Divisional Headquarters. He was awarded the Military Cross and the Distinguished Service Order and was twice Mentioned in Despatches. He had attained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel by the end of the war. In the 1930s he was an Alderman of the City of Westmount, Quebec. During the Second World War he served as Executive Assistant to the Minister of National Defence (1940-1942) and Deputy Minister of National Defence (1942-1944). In 1944 he was appointed a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. In 1952 he was commissioned to write a report on the Canadian Army works services with special reference to irregularities uncovered at Camp Petawawa. In 1957 he became president of Bowater Corporation of North America, a major Canadian pulp and paper manufacturer. He was married to Louise Currie and they had at least two children, Frances and George N.M. He died in 1975.

Horton, James Henry
ppcli · Pessoa · 1909-1998

James Henry Horton, known as "Jim" or "Harry", was born in Edmonton, Alberta on 4 August, 1909. He completed 10 years of schooling in Edmonton, and worked at a variety of occupations in Edmonton and Winnipeg, including carpenter's helper, draftsman, and salesman. He joined Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) in Winnipeg in September 1939 and deployed to England. He was promoted to Corporal in 1940 and was part of a Pioneer platoon, developing expertise in dismantling ordnance. Leaving PPCLI in September 1942, he attended officer training school in Gordon Head, Victoria, BC. Commissioned in January 1943, he worked as an instructor in Canada and England. In September 1943 he married Betty Crow of Dorking, England. He rejoined PPCLI in Italy as a Captain in July 1944. He was awarded a U.S. decoration, the Bronze Star, for dismantling mines while under fire; and the Commander-in-Chief's Citation for outstanding service in North West Europe. After the war, Jim and Betty settled in Edmonton, where Jim operated Horton's Old Books, a second-hand and antiquarian bookstore. They had two daughters, including Patricia Horton Webb. Jim died on February 5, 1998.

Gault, Dorothy Blanche
Pessoa · 1899-1972

Dorothy Blanche Shuckburgh was the second wife of Andrew Hamilton Gault. They married in 1922. In the 1920s and 1930s they lived at Hatch Court, Hatch Beauchamp, Somerset, England. After Gault retired from the Canadian Army in 1944 they moved to his Canadian estate at Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec. Following Gault's death in 1958, Dorothy returned to Hatch Court. She was often honored at ceremonies of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.

Summersgill, William M.
ppcli · Pessoa · 1938-

SM108233 William M. "Bill" Summersgill was born in Edmonton, Alberta on 29 July, 1938 and completed high school in Edmonton. He enlisted and trained at the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) Depot in Wainwright, Alberta in 1956, and was taken on strength by the 2nd Battalion of PPCLI in 1957. He was soon promoted to Lance Corporal. In 1963 he transferred to the Canadian Intelligence Corps and was promoted to Sergeant, working as an investigator and intelligence analyst in Edmonton, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, and West Germany. He retired from the Regular Force as a Warrant Officer in 1978, but was commissioned a Captain in the Militia, commanding the Intelligence Company, Headquarters Militia Pacific, until his retirement from the Military in 1981. He then worked as an investigator for the Government of British Columbia until 2002. Subsequently he had a career as a manager and consultant in the secured transportation (armoured car) industry. He was a volunteer Board member and president of the George Derby Care Society, which operates an extended care centre for veterans in Burnaby, BC. In 2018 Bill Summersgill was living in North Vancouver, BC.

Campbell, John Alexander
ppcli · Pessoa · 1928-2000

A800432 John Alexander "Ian" Campbell Jr was born in Ingersoll, Ontario. He joined the 3rd Battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (3PPCLI) in the autumn of 1950. He trained in Fort Lewis, Washington, and 3PPCLI rotated into the field from autumn 1952 until armistice was declared in the summer of 1953. He returned to Ingersoll, married on 30 July 1955, and had two children. He was active in the Korea Veterans Association of Canada. He died in Ingersoll on 1 March, 2000.

Erdmann, Joe
ppcli · Pessoa · fl. 1995-1996

Joe Erdmann of Bloomington, Minnesota, USA, was a hobbyist active in organizing reenactments of First World War battles. He was a leading member of the Great War Association (G.W.A.) of battle reenactors. He published a newsletter for its members, The Ric-A-Dam-Doo.