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Conrad Stephens fonds

  • PPCLI C130-2.1
  • Fonds
  • 1918 - 1955

The fonds consists of Conrad Stephens' memorabilia from the Dumbells, the musical and comedy troupe formed by the 3rd Canadian Division during the First World War which amalgamated with the PPCLI Comedy Company. After the War the troupe continued to tour Canada and the United States until 1929. Consists predominantly of publicity photos and portraits of the performers, many of them autographed. Includes a portrait of Stephens in his wartime uniform, a portrait of him as a veteran in the 1950s, and newsclippings about a reunion concert of the PPCLI Comedy Company mounted in 1955.

Stephens, Conrad

Ernest Charles Copp fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 129
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1950]-2004

The fonds consists predominantly of copies of photographs documenting Copp’s experiences in parachute training, in the Korean War, and on leave in Japan. Includes a few original photographs; copies of caricatures; copies of North Korean propaganda leaflets; copies of Japanese handbills and business cards; a copy of a map of South Korea (ca. 1950); a copy of a guide to the United Nations Military Cemetery, Tanggok (Pusan), Korea [ca. 1952]; and a few newsclippings (2003). Includes pamphlets, envelope, and souvenir paper shopping bag

Copp, Ernest Charles

First World War photo collection

  • PPCLI P30
  • Collection
  • 1912-1919

This collection consists of photographs of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) activities from the formation of the Regiment on 11 August 1914 to its demobilization from wartime service on 20 March 1919. Includes group portraits, and photos of unidentified individuals

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Museum and Archives

George Skelly fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 132
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1952

The fonds consists of two copies of a newsclipping about George Skelly's return home to Winnipeg in 1952; two collected books of First World War cartoons by Bruce Barnsfather, Fragments from France and More Fragments from France; an album of photographs of Skelly's experiences in the Korean War, 1951-1952; and 87 loose photographs of the Korean War.

Skelly, George Alfred

PPCLI Comedy Company collection

  • PPCLI C130-3.1
  • Collection
  • 1968

The album largely consists of publicity photographs (many autographed) and programs documenting the activities of the PPCLI Comedy Company and its successor, the Dumbells. Includes a nominal roll (compiled 1968) of all members of the Comedy Company from its formation on 1916 May 16 to its amalgamation with the Dumbells on 1918 Nov 12. Includes materials created 1916-1968. Includes published magazine articles: Jack McLaren, "Mirth and mud", Maclean's Magazine, 1929 Jan.1, Mar. 1, May 15; Alan Murray, "The Dumbells", The Legionary, 1952 May, reprinted 1965 Jan.; Jack McLaren, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Trenches", Weekend Magazine, 1967 Nov 25. Includes a brief by Norman D. Clarke to the Historical Section, Army Headquarters, 1963, protesting the omission of references to the Comedy Company in the official history of the First World War.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Museum and Archives

PPCLI Individual Files photograph collection

  • PPCLI P400
  • Collection
  • ca. 1910-ca. 2000

The collection consists of formal and informal portraits of individual members of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, filed alphabetically by surname.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Museum and Archives

PPCLI biographical sketches collection

  • PPCLI Collection 71
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1958-ca. 2005]

The collection consists of biographical sketches and résumés of senior officers and senior non-commissioned officers of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), as well as a few notable war heroes and other personalities associated with the Regiment. It became customary in the Canadian Armed Forces to distribute résumés of the careers of senior officers for purposes of reference. Appointments or retirements of senior officers were often publicized in media releases containing biographical information. The PPCLI Regimental Museum collected these résumés and media releases, as well as newsclippings and other types of biographical articles.

PPCLI obituaries collection

  • PPCLI Collection 65
  • Collection
  • 1976-2016

The collection consists of obituaries, death notices, funeral programs, honour rolls, in memoriam lists, cemetery records, and correspondence documenting the deaths of members and former members of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. Most of the files are arranged by year of death.

PPCLI portraits of COs and RSMs collection

  • PPCLI Collection 75
  • Collection
  • 1914-2006

The collection consists of portraits of Colonels-in-Chief, Colonels of the Regiment, Commanding Officers (COs) and Regimental Sergeants-Major (RSMs) of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, its Battalions, and other units, along with short biographical sketches and tables documenting the dates of change of command.

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