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Gordon Appelbe Smith fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 15
  • Fondo
  • 1942-2016

The fonds contains 8 photographs of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry officers prior to inspection by Lady Patricia Ramsay at Seaford, Sussex England and prior to embarking for Sicily in June 1943. Also included are 2 photographs of Lieutenant Gordon Smith wounded in Sicily, 2 of him sketching and resting during a bivouac, one of his friend Capt. George Corkett; an obituary of Rowan Coleman; a 1996 photocopy of regimental history pages which mention Gordon Smith; and 3 messages delivered to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry while enroute to and after landing in Sicily, June/July 1943. Includes 4 photographs of wartime paintings, an autobiographical sketch, and a reminiscence on the invasion of Sicily. Includes 2 photos of him at work in his art studio in his late 90s; and obituaries written after his death.

PPCLI Comedy Company collection

  • PPCLI C130-3.1
  • Colección
  • [ca. 1968]

The album largely consists of publicity photographs (many autographed) and programs documenting the activities of the PPCLI Comedy Company and its successor, the Dumbells. Includes a nominal roll (compiled 1968) of all members of the Comedy Company from its formation on 1916 May 16 to its amalgamation with the Dumbells on 1918 Nov 12. Includes materials created 1916-1968. Includes published magazine articles: Jack McLaren, "Mirth and mud", Maclean's Magazine, 1929 Jan.1, Mar. 1, May 15; Allan Murray, "The Dumbells", The Legionary, 1952 May, reprinted 1965 Jan.; Jack McLaren, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Trenches", Weekend Magazine, 1967 Nov 25. Includes a brief by Norman D. Clarke to the Historical Section, Army Headquarters, 1963, protesting the omission of references to the Comedy Company in the official history of the First World War.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Museum and Archives