Fonds Fonds 81 - William Ferguson Gregory fonds

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William Ferguson Gregory fonds

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PPCLI Fonds 81

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  • 1915-1970 (Creation)
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    Gregory, William Ferguson

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1 cm of textual records

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(1891-1969)

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William Ferguson Gregory was born in Collingwood, Ontario 2 May 1891. Prior to enlisting he was a member of the 35th Simcoe Foresters for 2 years and spent one summer as a missionary in Saskatchewan. He enlisted with the 4th University Company 13 October 1915 and was taken on strength with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 28 April 1916. He played violin with the Base Depot Orchestra and the Princess Pat's Comedy Company. Wounded at Sanctuary Wood, 2 June 1916 he was struck off strength 12 July 1916. After 3 months convalescing in England, Gregory sailed for Canada 28 October 1916 and spent a year in hospital in Canada. He was eventually discharged 31 October 1917 as medically unfit. After returning to Canada in 1917 he finished a BA at Toronto University and taught business at the Western Technical-Commercial School in Toronto until his retirement in 1956. He passed away 25 July 1969 in San Diego, California.

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The records were in the possession of Colonel (Ret'd) H. G. Leitch, nephew of William Ferguson Gregory.

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The fonds contains a short memoir, service records, newsclippings, letters to his father, a letter to his son, a program of music, and a blueprint of the kit layout for the First World War.

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Gift of Colonel (Ret'd) H. G. Leitch, 1999.

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Record No. 99.02

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