World War II, 1939-1945 - Correspondence, reminiscences, etc.



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Darrach family fonds

  • CA PCA Acc4770
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1902-1995]

The fond consists of four series of records: Photograph albums of Verna Grant Darrach kept during her nursing sister service in France and Holland in World War II; Darrach family correspondence, primarily from Verna and Gordon to family members during World War II; Darrach family album of photos, newspaper clippings and genealogical information; Miscellaneous postcards and photographs of Prince Edward Island.

Darrach, Angus Neil (Family)

Dr. George Dewar and Jean Dewar fonds

  • CA PCA Acc5018
  • Fonds
  • 1915, 1932-2003

The fonds consists of the records of Dr. George Dewar and his wife Jean Dewar, including diaries, correspondence, research and writings, speeches, photographs, and other material. The fonds has been divided into two sous-fonds: Dr. George Dewar and Jean Dewar.

Dewar, Dr. L. George

Ernest J. Steele collection

  • Collection
  • 2001

The collection consists of twenty-four photocopied pages including handwritten notes by Mr. Steele about his memories of boyhood and the war years, a list of captains serving on the CN ferries during his employment, a list of members of the Crystal Sisters hockey team, a typewritten account of James "Stork" Gillis, and a typewritten list of Summerside policemen from 1876-1969. The four original sheets consist of one page written by Mr. Steele about the guns in Memorial Park and three pages of notes taken by Fred Horne during a December 2001 talk with Mr. Steele. The audiocassette in the collection contains a sixty-minute interview.

Steele, Ernest J.

Frank G. O'Neill fonds

  • CA PCA Acc5020
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1950; Copied 2009

This fonds consists of the records (1940-1950) of Frank "Huck" O'Neill of Prince Edward Island, a prisoner of war in Hong Kong and Japan during World War II. Frank served as entertainment officer at the camps and the fonds includes several records related to his activities in this role (ca. 1941-1945), including scripts, programs, sports schedules, game and tournament information, and lists of officers in the camp. The fonds also includes a detailed personal account of Frank's experience at the Shumshuipo POW camp in Hong Kong. Correspondence with Frank's wife and his mother while he was a prisoner, as well as post-war correspondence with the Department of National Defense, Knights of Columbus, the federal Minister of Finance, fellow POW survivors, and correspondence regarding dependant allowance plans, rental administration, and his brothers Charles and J. R. O'Neill are also included. The fonds also includes a few items relating to Frank's post-war involvement in community theatre.

O'Neill, Frank G.

Rodd family collection

  • CA PCA Acc4724
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1947

The collection consists of military certificates of Thomas Ambrose and George Parker Rodd and correspondence to Thomas in 1900, as well as letters written by George to his father Thomas written from Italy in 1943 and 1944. Also included in the collection is an assessment roll for the Milton School District for 1947, and memorabilia of events commemorating the South-African War.

Rodd (Family)

Royal Canadian Legion Aural History Project

  • CA PCA Acc3881
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1987

This fonds consists of 23 cassettes containing interviews with 9 Legionnaires from 6 Island Legion branches as well as proceedings of the opening and closing ceremonies of the P.E.I. Command Golden Anniversary. Also included are a videocassette with interviews of members of North Rustico branch No.13 and documentation for the tapes. The documentation produced varies; it includes release forms, biographical data sheets, interview indexes, transcripts, and copies of photographs and newspaper clippings. There is also a short final report for the project produced at the national level.

Legion members interviewed include: James William Edward Evans (Kensington branch); J. Alyre Arsenault (Wellington branch); Keith MacGregor Johnston (Charlottetown branch); Grace Nina Roper (Charlottetown branch); Sterling F. Barbour (O'Leary branch); Ruby Irene McInnis (Kensington branch); Ruth J. Carr (Kensington branch); Charles "Wylie" Barrett (Kingston branch); and Chester MacLennan (Elerslie branch). The interviews are comprehensive and topics range from personal history and wartime experiences to attitudes towards gender politics, youth and the Legion.

Royal Canadian Legion Aural History Project

Silliphant family (Hunter River) fonds : [1919-1920; 1941-1945; 1988]

  • CA PCA Acc3481
  • Fonds
  • Copied 1983, 1989

This fonds consists of a copy of the 150 page manuscript entitled "Under the Japs in Bilibid" by Rear Admirable Wm. M. Silliphant; a taped interview with Florence Silliphant Patterson regarding her family and community life in Hunter River ca. 1930's to 1983; and two copy prints of a PEI Cadet Camp and Tuxis boys.

Silliphant (Family), Hunter River (P.E.I.)

Strain family fonds

  • CA PCA Acc4101
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1945

This fonds consists of a series of letters from Edward Joseph Strain and James G. Strain to their parents, James Francis and Agnes Strain, from the time they enlisted, through training and stationing in England. They are supplemented by letters from soldiers trained in Charlottetown and then sent overseas, some letters from a younger son Frank, and from personal friends or relatives to Mrs. Strain and daughter Joan. Also included are a few personal records and war mementos.

Strain (Family)