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Donald Arthur Massie fonds
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PPCLI Fonds 41
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1931-1963 (predominant 1937-1952) (Creation)
- Massie, Donald Arthur
Physical description area
3 cm of textual records and other material. - 1 album (ca. 160 photographs)
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Name of creator
21433 Donald Arthur "Dan" Massie was born in Grand Forks, BC on 5 March 1917. He was living in Chilliwack, BC in 1937 and was a member of the Westminster Regiment there. He joined Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry at Work Point Barracks, Esquimalt, BC on 20 October 1937. He trained at Work Point Barracks and in England was promoted to Corporal. He married Helen Edith Almond of Brighton, England in 1942. He participated with the PPCLI in the Sicilian and Italian campaigns of World War II. He was wounded in Italy on 2 September 1944 and was struck off strength on the same day. He recovered from his injuries at Shaughnessy Hospital in Vancouver. He was promoted to Sergeant ca. 1946, and served in the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps in Montreal. He retired from military service in 1962 and subsequently worked for a sand and gravel outlet, auto parts store, and dairy. He was living in Grand Forks, BC in 1989. He died in Victoria, BC on 2 December 1994.
Scope and content
The fonds includes an album maintained by Pte Donald A. Massie documenting his training and recreational experiences as a young member of the PPCLI at Work Point Barracks, Esquimalt BC, and other locations in British Columbia,1937-1939; includes two images from England, 1940, 1942. Includes a scrapbook (1931-1963) containing service records, postcards from friends, newsclippings, programs, business cards, ration cards, membership cards, handbills, receipts, bus tickets, table napkins, and other memorabilia of his military service and of his life.
The scrapbook is in fragile condition.
Immediate source of acquisition
Possibly donated by Donald A. Massie, ca. 1989, or by Fred S. Welsh, ca. 1963-ca. 1970.
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Reproduction of scrapbook may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Item-level inventories of the album and scrapbook are included in the Scrapbooks/Albums finding aid. Album is located at C10-4.2. Scrapbook is located at C180-4.3
A biographical questionnaire completed ca. 1989 is in Collection 1, file 71(95)-2.
Title based on name of creator of album inscribed on inside front cover and on contents of scrapbook.
Creation of the album was formerly attributed to B Company, PPCLI. Creation of the scrapbook was formerly attributed to Fred S. Welsh.