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Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Fonds Military
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Alec Herdy fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 115
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2013

The fonds consists of digital images of Alec Herdy's album relating to his 1980-1983 service in PPCLI (located in the Archives Main Computer, Born-Digital Records folder); a binder documenting course development of the Landmine Facilitator Training program of the Canadian Red Cross, Victoria, BC (ca. 2001-2002); notes on development of the education program at The Military Museums, Calgary, Alberta (2007); a poster produced as a tribute to Sgt William Niel Gow, a bugler with 2PPCLI; compilations of PPCLI wartime records produced for families of Sgt George C. Quartly, RSM "Jock" Anderson, Sir A.C. "Batty Mac" MacDonnell, L/Cpl C. Wynne and L/Cpl J.A. Wynne, and Pte L.E. Kramer (2010); and subject files consisting of photocopied articles, etc., on the Airborne Division during World War II, disbandment of the Canadian Airborne Regiment, the Devil's Brigade, Exercise Haines (1947), PPCLI in the Korean War, Korea maps, PPCLI dress, PPCLI history (to 1978), PPCLI in World War I, PPCLI in World War Ii, and Sanctuary Wood (compiled ca, 2009-ca. 2013)

Herdy, Alec

Andrew Hamilton Gault fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 4
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1830-1995]; predominant 1914-1972

The fonds consists of correspondence, certificates, speeches, essays, programs, menus, books, log books, manuals, posters, scrapbooks, newsclippings, photo albums, loose photographs and maps related to the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry and Hamilton Gault's life and his service with the Regiment. Correspondents include Raymond Pelly, Percival Campbell, Princess Patricia (Lady Patricia Ramsay), Agar Adamson, G.R. Pearkes, Prince Arthur (Duke of Connaught), Kate Blackader, Georges-P. Vanier, Ralph Hodder-Williams, Hugh Niven, J.G. Edmonds, Hugh Dyer, M.R. TenBroeke, Cameron Ware, and Sir Adrian Cartion de Wiart. Includes photographs of Hamilton Gault's funeral, correspondence of Dorothy Gault, records of Hatch Court Museum (1972-1995), and research documents collected by Jeffery Williams. Includes files on the Hamilton Gault Skill-at-Arms Trophy, the Hamilton Gault Memorial Fund, and the naming and ascent of Mount Hamilton Gault. Includes collected personal papers of LCol D.H. Rosser, LCol Agar Adamson, and Capt. Talbot Papineau. .

Gault, Andrew Hamilton

Cameron Bethel Ware fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 5
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1999

The fonds contains correspondence, newsclippings, certificates, diaries 1946, 1954-1980 and photographic material covering the military career of Cameron Bethel Ware 1931-1966, his term as Colonel of the Regiment of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) 1959-1977 and his retirement activities in Victoria, British Columbia 1977-1996. Correspondence with prominent members of the regimental family, including Lady Patricia Ramsay, Hamilton Gault, Dorothy Gault and Jeffery Williams, covers a wide range of regimental matters including various anniversaries and events, the appointment of the next Colonel-In-Chief and the Regimental History Book Volume III. Also included are post World War Two reminiscences of regimental officers and discourse on the future of the Canadian Army. Newsclippings were originally collected by Ware's father Lieutenant Colonel F. B. Ware during the Second World War and include his comments. A photograph album covers Ware's term as Commandant of Royal Roads 1952-1954. The remaining photographic material is predominantly post World War Two and highlights Ware's various staff appointments and activities as a general officer, his term as Colonel of the Regiment and his visits to various air force bases and the Far East in the 1950s-1960s. Includes documentation of his funeral, retained by PPCLI Regimental headquarters. Includes a small collection of books, some of them inscribed as gifts from friends or for formal occasions.

Ware, Cameron Bethel

Cecil James Simpson fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 127
  • Fonds
  • Copied 2008 (originally created 1914-1919)

The fonds consists of copies of 8 pages from Cecil Simpson's notebook containing a chronology of his military service and nominal roll of 6 Platoon; uncaptioned photographs (copied from the original negatives) of Simpson, his wife, comrades, and family members; and copies of two items of French and Canadian currency autographed by Simpson and comrades.

Simpson, Cecil James

Charles Petrie fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 134
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2006

The fonds documents Charles Petrie's experiences during the Korean War. Includes LCol Jim Stone's Order of the Day at the outset of the 2nd Battalion's deployment (1950 Nov 19); Charles Petrie's account of the Battle of KapYong (1951 Apr 25-26) based on his field notes and diary (1951 Mar 28-May 6); pass and photographs of the opening of armistice talks (1951 Oct 22); menu and magazine from Christmas Day spent in the British Commonwealth Hospital Kure; shipping schedule, Kure-Pusan; newsclippings; photographs; slides; and North Korean propaganda, safe conduct passes, and soldiers' documents.

Petrie, Charles A.

Conrad Stephens fonds

  • PPCLI C130-2.1
  • Fonds
  • 1918 - 1955

The fonds consists of Conrad Stephens' memorabilia from the Dumbells, the musical and comedy troupe formed by the 3rd Canadian Division during the First World War which amalgamated with the PPCLI Comedy Company. After the War the troupe continued to tour Canada and the United States until 1929. Consists predominantly of publicity photos and portraits of the performers, many of them autographed. Includes a portrait of Stephens in his wartime uniform, a portrait of him as a veteran in the 1950s, and newsclippings about a reunion concert of the PPCLI Comedy Company mounted in 1955.

Stephens, Conrad

Ernest Charles Copp fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 129
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1950]-2004

The fonds consists predominantly of copies of photographs documenting Copp’s experiences in parachute training, in the Korean War, and on leave in Japan. Includes a few original photographs; copies of caricatures; copies of North Korean propaganda leaflets; copies of Japanese handbills and business cards; a copy of a map of South Korea (ca. 1950); a copy of a guide to the United Nations Military Cemetery, Tanggok (Pusan), Korea [ca. 1952]; and a few newsclippings (2003). Includes pamphlets, envelope, and souvenir paper shopping bag

Copp, Ernest Charles

George Skelly fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 132
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1952

The fonds consists of two copies of a newsclipping about George Skelly's return home to Winnipeg in 1952; two collected books of First World War cartoons by Bruce Barnsfather, Fragments from France and More Fragments from France; an album of photographs of Skelly's experiences in the Korean War, 1951-1952; and 87 loose photographs of the Korean War.

Skelly, George Alfred

Gordon McSpadden Craig fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 137
  • Fonds
  • [Ca. 1913]-1919, [ca. 1960]

The fonds includes Gordon Craig's documents while he was a prisoner of war at Stendal, Germany. Includes an album consisting mostly of postcard photographs of fellow prisoners. Includes a note indicating that Craig was bayonetted while carrying Maj Stanley Jones off the battlefield. Includes a presumed high school graduation portrait of Gordon Craig; and album pages showing Gordon with his friends, and training at Niagara-on-the-Lake with the 1st University Company. Includes a letter, Clifford T. Jones (brother of Maj Stanley L. Jones) to William McSpadden expressing appreciation for Craig's kindness to Stanley Jones while in prison camp.

Craig, Gordon McSpadden

Hub Gray fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 42
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2003

The fonds contains photographs (prints and negatives) of Exercise Sweetbriar and the Korean War (1950-1951); 31 slides illustrating Hub Gray's PPCLI service from 1950 to 1953; 13 photographs of the dedication ceremony of the Radar Hill Memorial, Tofino, BC (1998); and 11 photographs of the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Trooping (2001). Includes researched reports on the events of the Battle of KapYong; and a copy of Gray's book Beyond the Danger Close.

Gray, Hub

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