Fonds 01.15, 01.83, C70-10.1 - Edward A. Higham fonds

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Edward A. Higham fonds

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PPCLI 01.15, 01.83, C70-10.1

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  • 1918-1976 (Creation)
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    Higham, Edward A.

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1 photograph album. - 174 photographic images. - 4 cm textual records

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([ca. 1926]-2001)

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K800091 Edward A. Higham joined the Canadian Army late in 1944 at the age of 18 and was stationed at Camp Shilo in January 1945 as part of the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps while he awaited his 19th birthday. He volunteered for the Experimental Station at Suffield and was transferred there in February 1945, returning to Shilo a few months later. He was attached to the Second Battalion, Headquarters Company, Admin Platoon, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, 17 August 1950, from the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Craftsman Higham served in Korea with the Battalion from December 1950 to November 1951. Following the Korean War he was employed with Federal Electric in Edmonton, Alberta. Ed Higham passed away 10 April 2001.

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The fonds contains 115 photographs and 15 laser photographs covering various Regimental events Between the Wars and the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry's activities during the Second World War. Highlights include the visit of Lord Byng, 1922, the 8 May 1932 Trooping, the visit of King George and Queen Elizabeth, 1939, training in Canada and the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in England, Italy, France and Holland during the Second World War. Also included are 98 photographs and 19 negatives of Edward Higham's service with the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Korea, 1950-1951 and various documents relating to service in Korea and with the Reserves. Included is a scrapbook possibly collected by Craftsman Higham's parents in Manitoba, documenting activities of 2PPCLI in Korea.

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Gift of Edward Higham, 2001.

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Record No. 01.15; 01.83, C70-10.1

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