Munro, Donald

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1919-

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Donald Munro was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1919. He immigrated to Canada in 1925 and settled in Carstairs, Alberta. He joined the Alberta Light Horse (militia) in 1936 as a Trooper prior to attending the University of Alberta in 1938-1939. He was commissioned in August 1939 but resigned his Commission to join the Calgary Highlanders 7 September 1939 at the outbreak of World War Two. Re-commissioned in August 1940 he served as a Platoon Leader, Carrier Platoon and served with the Calgary Highlanders in England from December 1940 until August 1943 when he joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Sicily. Lieutenant Munro served with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Sicily, Italy and Holland as a Platoon Leader and Transport Officer until he was Struck Off Strength in May 1945. Following the War Munro saw militia service with the King's Own Calgary Regiment, the Calgary Highlanders and 110 Manning Depot until retiring in 1967 with the rank of Captain. From 1990 until 1993 Don Munro was the Curator of the Calgary Highlanders Regimental Museum. He then assumed the position of volunteer Archivist and acted as a Gallery Host for the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Museum until retiring in April 2003.

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