Fonds Fonds 45 - Ralph Edward McArthur fonds

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Ralph Edward McArthur fonds

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PPCLI Fonds 45

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  • 1952-1974 (Creation)
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    McArthur, Ralph Edward

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1.5 cm textual records. -- 19 photographs. -- 3 photograph albums

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(1931-2000)

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Born 15 June 1931, SH 877 Ralph Edward McArthur enlisted 20 October 1952 and joined the Second Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 31 October 1952. He transferred to the First Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 18 May 1953. Arriving in Korea 26 May 1953 he was transferred to the Third Battalion 15 June 1953 and then to Canadian Infantry Brigade Headquarters following the Ceasefire in July 1953. Upon returning to Canada in May 1954 he was attached to the First Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry and attended the Canadian Army Jump Training Centre in Rivers Manitoba where he completed his jump course in September 1954. Transferred to the Royal Canadian Airforce 25 November 1954. Mr. McArthur died in 2000.

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The records were in the possession of Ralph Duncan McArthur, son of Ralph Edward McArthur.

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The fonds contains the service records of Ralph Edward McArthur, 3 ration books, a safe conduct pass (to encourage desertion of communist troops), various souvenir handbills and propaganda leaflets, a copy of the Sentinel (1975), a Trooping the Colour program (1966), a newsclipping of the 1954 Remembrance Day parade in Calgary, and 19 photographs and 3 photograph albums containing 22 additional photographs of the Third Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Korea 1953.

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Gift of Ralph Duncan Mcarthur, 2000.

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Record No. 20.14;20.31

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  • English

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