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Hayward, James G.

  • ppcli
  • Personne
  • [ca. 1937]-

SH206083 James G. "Jim" Hayward completed his basic training with the Flers-Courcelette Platoon at Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) Depot in March 1956. He was taken on strength by the 2nd Battalion of PPCLI. He retired from the Canadian Armed Forces in April 1980 as a Warrant Officer stationed with the Regular Support Staff in Regina, Saskatchewan. With his wife Mona, he became active in the Saskatchewan Branch of the PPCLI Association. In 2017 he was still living in Regina.

Summersgill, William M.

  • ppcli
  • Personne
  • 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.

LaChance, Jack E.

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  • Personne
  • 1931-2018

John Edward "Jack" Croucher was born and educated in Winsdor, Ontario. He adopted the surname of his stepfather, Alex LaChance. He was a Private with the Second and First Battalions of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Korea from June 1951 to June 1952. In early 1951 he trained at Currie Barracks, Calgary; Wainwright, Alberta; Nippon Berra, Japan; and Hara Mura, Japan. After his discharge from the Armed Forces he lived at Sarnia, Ontario where he was a well-known businessman. He was an accomplished writer and poet. His poem "The Korean Veterans Wall" is engraved in granite at the Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance in Brampton, Ontario. He married Frances Deschamps in 1955, and they had five children, Wendy, Patti, Jack II, Thomas, and James.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. 2nd Battalion. Battle Group (Croatia)

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  • Collectivité
  • 1992-1993

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 2nd Battalion Battle Group (2PPCLI BG) was formed from several units of the Canadian Army with 2PPCLI at its core, for the purpose of acting as a peacekeeping force in the new Republic of Croatia following the collapse of the government of Yugoslavia. It was part of the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR).

Ware, Cameron Bethel

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  • Personne
  • 1913-1999

Cameron Bethel Ware was born 9 August 1913 at London, Ontario, the son of Colonel F.B. Ware. He joined Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry upon graduation from Royal Military College, Kingston in 1935. When the Second World War broke out in 1939 Lieutenant Ware was attached to the British Army. He was taken on strength in September 1939 and rejoined the Regiment in England in 1940 as a Major. He was appointed Second in Command of the Regiment 19 February 1942 and on promotion to Lieutenant Colonel 11 August 1943, led the Regiment in the Italian Campaign from the invasion of the mainland until the end of the battle of the Liri Valley 27 June 1944. He was Mentioned in Despatches and awarded the Distinguished Service Order. He was given command of the 3rd North Shore Regiment from 5 June 1945 to 3 November 1945. Following the War he commanded Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry at Camp MacDonald, Manitoba in 1946-1947. He was promoted to Colonel in 1950 and commanded the Calgary Garrison until his appointment as Commandant, Canadian Services College, Royal Roads, British Columbia in 1952. Promoted to Brigadier General in 1954 he headed the Canadian Military Mission, Far East, Tokyo. In 1955 he became Director General, Military Training in Ottawa and was then appointed Commander 1st Canadian Brigade Group in Calgary in 1958. It was during this time that he was appointed Colonel of the Regiment of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), a position which he held until April 1977. In 1960, he was Commander 4th Canadian Brigade Group, Germany and upon promotion to Major General in 1962 he was appointed Commandant, National Defence College, Kingston until his retirement in 1966. He was married to Anne Bethel “Beth” Lind in 1939, and they had one daughter. Major General Ware passed away 21 January 1999.

Chatry, Harry

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  • Personne
  • 1926-2018

Harry Stephen Chatry was born 2 April 1926 in Delisle, Saskatchewan. He joined the Canadian Army 12 April 1945 and was posted to Vernon, British Columbia to become part of the Pacific force. The Second World War ended before he was posted overseas and he elected to remain in the Permanent Force. He was badged to the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Shilo, Manitoba in January 1946 and was promoted to Corporal in 1947. He was posted to Currie Barracks in Calgary in 1947 and made Company Orderly Sergeant. When the Regiment went Airborne in 1948, Corporal Chatry was chosen for Glider pilot training and was sent to the Royal Canadian Air Force School of Aviation Medicine in Toronto and then to Rivers, Manitoba for flight training. He graduated from the #1 Glider Pilot's Course in 1949 and returned to Rivers to join Glider Flight and instruct other pilots. Promoted to Sergeant in the early 50s, he closed Glider Flight in 1955 and returned to Calgary where he was appointed Acting Company Quartermaster of A Company, Second Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. Promoted to Staff Sergeant in 1956 Chatry was posted to Camp Borden as Small Arms Instructor. Posted back to the Second Battalion in 1964 he joined Reconnaissance Platoon and after a jump injury was attached to the Loyal Edmonton Regiment for almost a year. Returning to the Regiment in 1965 Warrant Officer Chatry was posted to the 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade in Germany as Brigade Sergeant Major. Later that same year he was transferred to the First Battalion and posted to Hemer, Germany where he was in charge of C Company and then Headquarters Company. When the First Battalion rotated back to Canada, Warrant Officer Chatry stayed in Germany with the Second Battalion, later returning to the First Battalion now stationed at Currie Barracks, Calgary, Alberta in 1968. After working at Regimental Headquarters for a year, Harry Chatry retired from the military in 1969 and settled in Sardis, BC. He was married to Hope Chatry, and they operated several businesses in the Chilliwack/Sardis area. They had three children, Gordon, Leslie, and Sharron. Harry Chatry died 23 April, 2018.

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