Fonds Fonds 92 - Zeph Porter Broom fonds

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Zeph Porter Broom fonds

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PPCLI Fonds 92

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  • 1915-2010 (Creation)
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    Broom, Zeph Porter

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1 cm textual records. - 1 photograph.

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(1889-1979)

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124056 Zephaniah Porter Broom was born 7 November 1889 in Tennessee and worked as a cabinet maker in London, Ontario before the First World War. He enlisted as a Private with the 70th Battalion 12 October 1915 and joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in the field 9 June 1916. He was wounded 15 September 1916 during the Battle of Fleurs Courcelette and was Struck Off Strength from the Regiment 24 September 1916. He was still with the 3rd Canadian Division in May 1917 but with a different regiment. Later in 1917 he joined Company C of the 117th Infantry of the United States Army, saw action with this unit, and was promoted to Sergeant. After the war he married Bessie Lee Mikels and settled in Knox County, Tennessee. They had three children, Mary Rachel, Charles Richard, and James Robert. He died in 1979 in Knox County, Tennessee.

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The records were in the possession of Mary Rogers, daughter of Zeph Porter Broom.

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The fonds contains a photograph of Private Zeph Broom, souvenir cards, correspondence to Mrs. Broom regarding the death of Private Percival Perry and a letter to Zeph Broom from Ben Baumann of the United States Army. Includes genealogical information on Zeph Broom compiled ca. 2010.

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Gift of Mary Rogers, 2001.

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Record No. 01.03

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