Shinn, James Herbert

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Shinn, James Herbert

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H17417 James Herbert Shinn was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on February 23, 1920 and joined Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 Jul 1945 and was promoted to Corporal before the end of the Second World War. He was a member of the Haines, Alaska Cut Off Expedition tasked in 1947 with developing a land route from Haines, Alaska to connect with the Alaska Highway at Whitehorse, Yukon. He served with the PPCLI in the Korean War, and attained the rank of Warrant Officer 2 before retiring. He volunteered at the PPCLI Regimental Museum and Archives. he was married to Barbara Shinn, and they had four children, Jimmy, Gary, Debra, and Barbara. He died on January 28, 2005 and was buried in Calgary.


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