Fonds 01.02 - Ashworth Thomas Clifton fonds

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Ashworth Thomas Clifton fonds

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PPCLI 01.02

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6 cm textual records. - ca. 85 photographs.

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(d. 1972)

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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.

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The records were in the possession of Mary Waddell, daughter of Ashworth Thomas Clifton

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The fonds contains qualification certificates, citation letters and newsclippings detailing the career of Ashworth Thomas Clifton and the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Korea. Also included are various photographs of parachute training, Arctic maneuvers and the First Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Korea 1951-1952.

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Gift of Mary Waddell, 2001.


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Record No. 01.02

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