Fonds Fonds 40 - George Cecil Carvell fonds

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George Cecil Carvell fonds

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PPCLI Fonds 40

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  • 1914-1923 (Creation)
    Carvell, George Cecil

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3 cm of textual records and other material

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George Cecil Carvell, was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on July 20, 1882. He later lived in Toronto and Montreal, and was a merchant, according to his attestation papers. He joined Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) on August 24, 1914, and held regimental number 136. He was soon promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant, then to lieutenant, as Transport Officer, then to captain as Acting Adjutant. In February 1917 he was seconded to supervise the Chinese Labour Corps. He was struck off strength on April 16, 1918, and served with the Intelligence Branch of the British government with the rank of Major in Tientsin, China. He returned to Canada in 1923 and died in Vancouver, BC on December 16, 1925. On August 15, 1916 he married Ruby Eleanor Coates, and they had one daughter, Eleanor Katherine, born October 14, 1917.

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The fonds consists of a scrapbook maintained by George Cecil Carvell, including correspondence with his fiancee Eleanor Coates and others, military papers, excerpt from newsletter published aboard the RMS Royal George, souvenirs of restaurants and entertainment events, demographic statistics on PPCLI, photographs, newsclippings, correspondence with the Toronto Star about conditions in China.

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Provenance unknown, prior to ca. 1990.


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  • English

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