Fonds SC003 - Ronald Okeden Alexander fonds

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Ronald Okeden Alexander fonds

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CA UVICARCH SC003

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  • 1915 - 1942 (Creation)

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10 cm of textual records and other materials

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Ronald Okeden Alexander was a noted army leader in World War I and World War II. He was a member of the following regiments: the Victoria Rifles of Canada, 1908; Royal Canadian Regiment, 1910; 24th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1917; 2nd Canadian Division, 1917-1919; Canadian Army, Permanent Force, 1919-1939. He was General Officer Commanding (GOC) in the Canadian Pacific Command, 1940-1942; and Major-General, 1942-1945.

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The fonds consists of records documenting the following World War I campaigns: Kemmel, St. Eloi Craters, Somme, Regina Trench, Hill 70, South Arras, Lievin, March to the Rhine from Mons, the Rhine-Bridgehead Cologne-Bonn, and Waterloo. The fonds includes trench maps and orders. The fonds also includes miscellaneous maps and research material relating to the collapse of New France. Also included is a staff photo of officers at Pacific Command (Work Point Barracks) when Alexander was General Officer Commanding.

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Includes 30 maps; 18 photographs.

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ronald-okeden-alexander-fonds-2

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Revised by JF, August 8, 2013.

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  • English

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