Fonds Fonds 110 - Lorne L. Cosford fonds

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Lorne L. Cosford fonds

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PPCLI Fonds 110

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  • 1947, [ca. 2001] (Creation)
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    Cosford, Lorne

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0.5 cm of textual records. - 27 photographs

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(d. 1988)

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L 104095 Lorne L. Cosford joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 28 October 1944 as a Private. Promoted to Lance Corporal he was wounded 16 December 1944 in Italy. He was Struck Off Strength 17 June 1945 but re-enlisted with the Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) after the Second World War. In February 1947 he was a part of the Haines, Alaska Cut Off Expedition, which included 5 members of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, to establish a supply transportation route from Whitehorse, Yukon through the Haines Cut Off Pass into Haines, Alaska. He died on December 2, 1988 and was survived by his wife Dagmar Cosford of Arborg, Manitoba.

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The photographs were in the custody of Dagmar Cosford, wife of Lorne Cosford. The reminiscence by Jim Shinn was recorded by Ron Fraser, possibly in 2001.

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The fonds contains an account of the Haines, Alaska Cut Off Expedition by Jim Shinn, ca. 2001, and 27 photographs of the expedition, February 1947.

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Gift of Dagmar Cosford, 2001.

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Record No. 01.54

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