Fonds 02.55 - Donald Munro fonds

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Donald Munro fonds

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PPCLI 02.55

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  • 1943-1999 (Creation)
    Munro, Donald

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20 cm textual records. - 116 photographs. - 3 maps. - 3 video cassette tapes

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Donald Munro was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1919. He immigrated to Canada in 1925 and settled in Carstairs, Alberta. He joined the Alberta Light Horse (militia) in 1936 as a Trooper prior to attending the University of Alberta in 1938-1939. He was commissioned in August 1939 but resigned his Commission to join the Calgary Highlanders 7 September 1939 at the outbreak of World War Two. Re-commissioned in August 1940 he served as a Platoon Leader, Carrier Platoon and served with the Calgary Highlanders in England from December 1940 until August 1943 when he joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Sicily. Lieutenant Munro served with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Sicily, Italy and Holland as a Platoon Leader and Transport Officer until he was Struck Off Strength in May 1945. Following the War Munro saw militia service with the King's Own Calgary Regiment, the Calgary Highlanders and 110 Manning Depot until retiring in 1967 with the rank of Captain. From 1990 until 1993 Don Munro was the Curator of the Calgary Highlanders Regimental Museum. He then assumed the position of volunteer Archivist and acted as a Gallery Host for the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Museum until retiring in April 2003.

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The fonds contains correspondence, newsclippings, journal entries, pamphlets, booklets, video footage, travel ephemera and travel maps related to the Canadian Veterans Affairs Pilgrimage to Sicily and Italy in 1999. Also included are small maps of key battles fought by the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Sicily and Italy in World War Two and photocopies from the scrapbook of Donald Munro 1943-1945 depicting the activities of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry during the War. The photographs depict War Graves Commission cemeteries in Sicily and Italy and military members and students on the pilgrimage.

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Gift of Donald Munro, 2002.


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Record No. 02.55

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