collection Fonds 69 - Alexander Munro fonds

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Alexander Munro fonds

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PPCLI Fonds 69

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  • 1916-1917 (Production)
    Munro, Alexander

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0.5 cm of textual records

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Notice biographique

411062 Alexander Munro was born 26 December 1890 in Boissevain, Manitoba. He enlisted with the First University Company 5 March 1915 as a Private and joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in the field 28 July 1915. He was taken prisoner during the Battle of Mount Sorrel (Sanctuary Wood) 2 June 1916. He was held at Dulmen Camp from 1 October 1916 until 5 May 1917 when he was moved to Sennelager Bei Paderborn (Camp). While Private Munro was at Dulmen he acted as British Chaplain under the Prisoner's Church Committee and was therefore allowed to visit prisoners in the hospital. Appalled by the conditions under which prisoners were kept, Alexander Munro saw that a report was sent to the Holland Ambassador in Berlin and conditions were improved. Private Munro was punished by being sent to Sennelager Camp to dig the Geseke Cannal. Due to ill health he could not work and reverted back to Chaplain duties at Sennelager. In April 1918 Private Munro was reclaimed by the British Government for exchange to Holland and proceeded to Aachen only to be told by a German Horse Surgeon that he was too healthy to be released. He was finally repatriated 8 December 1918 and returned to Canada 11 April 1919. Following the War Munro returned to the University of British Columbia to continue his studies to become a Presbyterian pastor. He died in 1921 from tuberculosis.

Historique de la conservation

The letter was kept by Mrs. Anderson, the sister of Alexander Munro and deposited with the Regimental Archives by Donald Anderson, nephew of Alexander Munro.

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The fonds contains an 11 page letter detailing the treatment of prisoners at Dulmen Camp, 1 October 1916 to 5 May 1917.

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Gift of Donald Anderson, 2001.


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Further accruals are expected.

Note générale

Private Munro notes that during March and April 1917 a total of 178 prisoners died and he lists the names and the fate of 37 prisoners, mostly British and Australian, who died after they arrived at Dulmen Camp due mainly to neglect.

Record No. 01.08

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  • anglais

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