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Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Association Toronto Branch fonds
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PPCLI Fonds 35
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- Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. Toronto Branch
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10 cm of textual records
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The Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Service Club of Toronto was organized during World War I to provide personal assistance to families and widows of PPCLI combatants and returned soldiers. It was incorporated in 1919 and began organizing annual reunion dinners in 1920. Following the Second World War, on 18 May 1946, Hamilton Gault organized the first meeting of the PPCLI Association which unified the local Patricia Clubs and included soldiers still serving with the Regiment. After the Korean War, on 13 September 1953, the PPCLI Association was incorporated and the PPCLI Service Club of Toronto became the Toronto Branch of the PPCLI Association.
The records were in the possession of James Reid, President of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Association, Toronto Branch.
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The fonds contains correspondence, newsclippings, speeches, programmes, meeting minutes, notices and service records relating to Toronto Branch members and activities. Included are letters and the President's Report from A. Hamilton Gault, obituaries of past members including the will of David James Pearce, a photograph of the Third Battalion Carrier Platton, 1951, the service records of Adam Wolfe and Harold Morden, articles and letters relating to the Dumbells, the London Mother, the Sicily Memorial and Cousins Lake. Also included are materials relating to the University Company Memorial Plaque unveiling with nominal rolls and stats, Patricias buried in Sicily and Italy Cemeteries and the 35th anniversary ceremonies in Amsterdam in 1980.
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Gifts of Charles Nixon, Vince Kennedy, Thomas F. Christian, James Malcolm Reid, and PPCLI Association, Toronto Branch, 1995-2014.
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Collection 20 consists of the James Malcolm Reid collection
Further accruals are expected.
Record No. 98.51(.02-.04), 20.37, 01.18.01, A2015.40
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- Reid, James Malcolm (Subject)
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