Fonds SC084 - William Cameron Murphy fonds

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William Cameron Murphy fonds

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  • 1945 (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records

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William Cameron Murphy, C.B.E., D.S.O., E.D., Q.C., LL.D (born Ashcroft, B.C., 27 April 1905) was a lawyer in Vancouver, B.C. During World War II, Brigadier Murphy commanded the 1st Canadian Armoured Brigade, 27 February 1944 to 25 June 1945, in Italy and Northern Europe.

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The fonds consists of the holograph diary of Brigadier Murphy regarding his experiences with the 1st Canadian Armoured Brigade during World War II. The fonds also includes a carbon transcript of the diary.

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Revised by JF, August 9, 2013.
Revised by JF, July 28, 2020.

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  • English

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