Fonds fonds 21 - Jack LaChance fonds

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Jack LaChance fonds

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PPCLI fonds 21

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  • 1951, 1995-2006 (Creation)
    LaChance, Jack E.

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0.5 cm textual records. - 1 photograph

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John Edward "Jack" Croucher was born and educated in Winsdor, Ontario. He adopted the surname of his stepfather, Alex LaChance. He was a Private with the Second and First Battalions of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Korea from June 1951 to June 1952. In early 1951 he trained at Currie Barracks, Calgary; Wainwright, Alberta; Nippon Berra, Japan; and Hara Mura, Japan. After his discharge from the Armed Forces he lived at Sarnia, Ontario where he was a well-known businessman. He was an accomplished writer and poet. His poem "The Korean Veterans Wall" is engraved in granite at the Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance in Brampton, Ontario. He married Frances Deschamps in 1955, and they had five children, Wendy, Patti, Jack II, Thomas, and James.

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The photograph was deposited with the Regimental Archives by Hub Gray.

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The fonds contains one photograph of the Second Battalion reinforcement group, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry at Camp Nippon Berra, Japan, June 1951; and 7 original poems.

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Gift of Jack LaChance, 1999, 2000.


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Additional information on Jack LaChance is in the BAJ Franklin fonds and the John Richardson fonds at the PPCLI Archives.

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Accesssions 99.05.01, 20.21, 07.17

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  • English

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