Fonds SC346 - A. G. Richards fonds

"Guppie Class", Gordon Head Headquarters Company No. 3 Platoon, The Calgary Highlanders C.A.S.F.

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A. G. Richards fonds

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  • 1939-1944 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records
4 photographs

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Gerald Richards was born in Calgary. After graduating from high school in 1937, he started work at The Calgary Herald. In February 1940 he joined the Calgary Highlanders and was sent to England later in the year. He returned to Canada in 1942 and was commissioned as a Lieutenant, taking his training at the Gordon Head Training Camp, Victoria B.C. He was sent back to England in 1943 and was in several other battalions. Later that year he went to Algeria with the P.P.C.L.I., and then to Sicily and Italy. He was wounded at Ortona and spent his recovery in England and Canada. After the war, he studied medicine and became a doctor of internal medicine.

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The fonds consists of four photographs: one at The Calgary Herald and three of military groups, two of which are at the Gordon Head Training Camp; a military map of part of Italy; Richards' Service Pay Book; and various clippings, newspapers, and magazines.

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Revised by JF, March 8, 2013.

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