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Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Military
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Andrew Hamilton Gault fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 4
  • Fundos
  • [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

PPCLI general collection

  • PPCLI Collection 1
  • Coleção
  • 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

Cameron Bethel Ware fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 5
  • Fundos
  • 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

PPCLI colonels-in-chief photo collection

  • PPCLI P11
  • Coleção
  • 1910-2017

This collection consists of images of the three individuals who have held the title of Colonel-in-Chief of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI). In the British Commonwealth military tradition, a regiment is theoretically headed by a colonel-in-chief, who is a member of the Royal Family or is otherwise a person of national prominence. Princess Patricia of Connaught, the namesake of PPCLI, was actually appointed Colonel-in-Chief on 22 February 1918. Upon her marriage to Captain Alexander Ramsay in February 1919 she relinquished the title of Princess and was subsequently addressed as Lady Patricia Ramsay. Upon her death in 1974, she was succeeded by her cousin Lady Patricia Brabourne. In 1979 she inherited her father’s estate and became Countess Mountbatten of Burma, but continued to be addressed informally as Lady Patricia. She retired as Colonel-in-Chief in 2007, and was succeeded by the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson.

Individual Files photograph collection

  • PPCLI P400
  • Coleção
  • ca. 1910-ca. 2000

The collection consists of formal and informal portraits of individual members of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, filed alphabetically by surname.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Museum and Archives

First World War photo collection

  • PPCLI P30
  • Coleção
  • 1912 - 1919

This collection consists of photographs of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) activities from the formation of the Regiment on 11 August 1914 to its demobilization from wartime service on 20 March 1919. Includes group portraits, and photos of unidentified individuals.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Museum and Archives

Gordon McSpadden Craig fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 137
  • Fundos
  • [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

PPCLI portraits of COs and RSMs collection

  • PPCLI Collection 75
  • Coleção
  • 1914-2006

The collection consists of portraits of Colonels-in-Chief, Colonels of the Regiment, Commanding Officers (COs) and Regimental Sergeants-Major (RSMs) of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, its Battalions, and other units, along with short biographical sketches and tables documenting the dates of change of command.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Band photograph collection

  • PPCLI P18
  • Coleção
  • 1914-[ca. 1990]

The collection consists of photographs and photonegatives of the PPCLI Band in its various incarnations. Includes a few images of mascots Citation Mike the horse and Mickey the dog, who were associated with the Band.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. Band

Cecil James Simpson fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 127
  • Fundos
  • 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

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