Fonds Fonds 89 - Willis Lumgair Clark fonds

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Willis Lumgair Clark fonds

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PPCLI Fonds 89

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12 photographs

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Born in Brampton, Ontario 11 December 1897, #411080 Willis Lumgair "Lum" Clark enlisted with the First University Company 17 March 1915 and trained at McGill and Niagara Camp. He joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 28 July 1915 and was a part of #3 Company, 12 Platoon. He acted as a runner for Major (later Lieutenant Colonel) Stewart and was wounded 2 June 1916 at Sanctuary Wood during the Battle of Mount Sorrel. He was awarded the Military Medal for his actions during that action. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant 21 November 1917 and then served with #2 Company 8 Platoon. Struck Off Strength 20 March 1919, he later became Editor of the Windsor Daily Star. He died in 1975 in Windsor.

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The photographs were copied and deposited with the Regimental Archives by Hugh McMillan, great nephew of Willis Lumgair Clark.

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The fonds consists of photographic copies of 12 photographs of Willis Lumgair Clark during his service in the First World War, 1915-1919. Included are images of members of the First University Company at Niagara Camp, patients at Wharnecliffe Hospital in Sheffield, the Victory Parade in Mons, 1918 and the Guard of Honour following the War.

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Gift of Hugh McMillan, 2001.


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Record No. 01.80

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