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Owen Gardner fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 133
  • Fonds
  • 1794, 1924-1989

The fonds contains a copy of the Militia Act of Great Britain (1786) from Gardner's library; his Warrant (1939); his demobilization letter (1945); a transcribed poem; and a menu from the Sir Winston Spencer Churchill Society (Calgary) annual memorial dinner (1984). Includes photographs from Gardner's military career which he had framed (1924-1973); and photographs from his retirement collected by Evelyn de Mille (ca. 1980s).

Gardner, Owen Wallace

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

Robert Byrl Mainprize fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 44
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1994 (predominant 1934-1964)

The fonds contains service records, photographs, pamphlets, booklets, manuals, scrapbooks, speeches, souvenirs, ephemera, maps and prints documenting R.B. Mainprize's military career including: regimental history, parades, mess dinners, trooping the Colour, Work Point Barracks, Second World War England, Operation Varsity (crossing the Rhine), Korea, Airborne training, and peacekeeping in the Middle East.

Mainprize, Robert Byrl

Berkeley Albert James Franklin fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 24
  • Fonds
  • 1888-2015 (predominant 1945-2002)

The fonds contains some of BAJ Franklin's personal and family papers, subject files, manuscripts, newsletters, self-published pamphlets, files on individual Korean War veterans, scrapbooks, visual material, and military manuals compiled or collected by BAJ Franklin including photographs, nominal rolls, personal accounts, and news articles covering many diverse topics such as the Korean War, Korean Voluntary Service Medal, the First Canadian Parachute Battalion, Special Air Service Company, parachute training, training exercises, military discipline and dress, troopings and parades, the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Band, arms training, turbans, women in combat, base closures, and training accidents. Includes a pictorial history of the Special Air Service intended for publication, The Airborne Bridge. Includes papers of Pilot Officer N.R. Fraser (1943-1946), Flight Officer A. Franklin (1940-1941), and Pte Leslie A. White (ca. 1948).

Franklin, Berkeley Albert James

George S. Currie fonds

  • PPCLI C220-2.1, C220-2.2, Coll. 1 file 31(15)-3, Coll. 1 files 31(21)-15
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-1969

The fonds consists predominantly of two scrapbooks, containing portraits, snapshots, newsclippings, letters, speeches, and souvenirs documenting George S. Currie's military, professional, business, civic, and civil service careers, and his family and social life. Also included is a copy of the McGill Daily (3 November 1916) containing news of the achievements and casualties of McGill men serving overseas; the certificate of his investiture in the Order of St. Michael and St. George, a caricature of "Little George", samples of safe conduct passes issued by the Allied forces ca. 1945. Items in Collection 1, file 31(15)-3 include his commission, correspondence, invitations and dance cards. Items in Collection 1, files 31(21)-15 include correspondence, speeches , diary (1941), officer's record of service book.

Currie, George Selkirk

PPCLI general collection

  • PPCLI Collection 1
  • Collection
  • 1894-2018 (predominant 1914-2018)

The collection is classified into 38 series representing broad subjects, periods of regimental history, and units within the regiment. Many of the series are further divided into sub-series. Files are generally described to the item level. Many of the files contain material both "about" and "created by" the subject. The collection consists of correspondence, nominal rolls, ledgers, scrapbooks, war diaries, Part I and Part II Orders, maps, blueprints, annual reports, meeting minutes, newsletters, magazines, newspapers, clippings, programmes, posters, postcards, souvenirs, and personnel documents documenting regimental activities and achievements during war and peace times, and the service of individual members of the Regiment. Also included is biographical information on the Colonels-in-Chief, Colonels of the Regiment and other Regimental personalities. Some series include pamphlets and other ephemera related to military history, regimental traditions, the Regimental Colours, training policies and procedures, uniforms and equipment, allied regiments, the airborne role, the Regimental Band, mascots, and sports. Also featured are records of the Regimental Executive Committee, the 75th anniversary celebrations of the Regiment, the PPCLI Cadets, and the biennial Exercise Ric-A-Dam-Doo conference. Significant personal papers and collections of regimental leaders and personalities include those of Princess Patricia (Lady Patricia Ramsay), Lady Patricia Brabourne (Countess Mountbatten of Burma), Hamilton Gault, Cameron Ware, G.G. Brown, and W.B.S. Sutherland. Individual collections contained within the collection include those of W.E. Bastedo (who corresponded with many Great War veterans in the 1960s), BAJ Franklin, K.F. Bunyan, E.K. Fitzgerald, Hub Gray, Eleanor M. Rieger, John Milburn, Leslie A. White, and Stephen Trache. Significant personal papers within the collection include those of Agar Adamson, Leslie W. Basham, K.C. Burness, George S. Currie, James A. de Lalanne, Walter Draycot, Dorothy Gault, Victor F. Gianelli, Stanley Jones, F.J. Kendall, N.J. McFarlane, Hugh M. McKenzie, Jenny Macgregor Morris, Donald Munro, Hugh W. Niven, D.F. Parrott, John Louis A. Robertson, and Peter Worthington. Generally, documentation of activities more recent than 1994 has been reassigned to other fonds and collections at the PPCLI archives, but some more recent records that document earlier activities continue to be added to the collection.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Association

Howard Ferguson fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 116
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-ca. 1970]

The fonds consists of one album which has virtually no inscriptions or captions but contains items known to be created or collected by Howard Ferguson. Includes a photograph, presumably of Ferguson in his senior years. Includes a group portrait of the P.P.C.L.I. Concert Party (W. James Cunningham, Jack Maclaren, Norman D. Clarke, T.J. Lilly, Fred Fenwick). Includes a card featuring a painting by Ferguson's friend Tom Pritchard. Includes many photos of formal and social events of the PPCLI Association in Ottawa, including visits of Lady Patricia Ramsay and Dorothy Gault, and parades on Parliament Hill and at the National Cenotaph. Includes a story and pictures of the silver bugle that was presented by the PPCLI to the Boy Scouts of Ottawa. Includes postcards of Monaco, France, and Belgium (ca. 1900-ca. 1920). Includes a self-published short story: Shelley Plain / G.R. Stevens ; J.W. McLaren.

Ferguson, Howard

Murray C. Edwards fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 29
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1905]-2016

The fonds consists largely of self-produced booklets of reminiscences and photographs detailing the military service of Murray C. Edwards. Included are descriptions of his childhood in New Jersey and Vermont; enlistment and officer selection during the Second World War; the Battle of KapYong, Korea, 1951; returning from Korea 1951; trans-Atlantic ship travel; courts-martial in Germany, 1954-1955; peacekeeping in Cyprus, 1964; and peacekeeping in Israel and Syria, 1967-1968. Includes correspondence with friends Hub Gray and Tom Rockburne, and a proposed address to the Senate of Canada regarding a proposed National Korean Veterans' Day; correspondence regarding official recognition of the heroism of Lt. Mike Levy at the Battle of KapYong (2016). Includes photographs from the Korean War.

Edwards, Murray C.

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

Jenny Macgregor Morris fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 126, C10-4.3, C10-8.1, C40-1.1 to C40-4.5, C40-5.1, C40-6.1, C60-5.1
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1960

The fonds consists of photo albums from the First World War, the Second World War, Jenny Macgregor Morris's visit to Canada (1938), and her visit to Germany (1957). Includes images of her family and friends, and of her funeral. Includes many images of soldiers, but most are unidentified. Includes a scrapbook and travel diary (with illuminated title page and signatures of attendees of receptions) of her 1938 trip to Canada. Includes a few loose photographs

Morris, Jenny Macgregor

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