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George Skelly fonds
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PPCLI Fonds 132
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- Skelly, George Alfred
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1 cm of textual records. - 87 photographs. - 1 album (87 photographs).
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Name of creator
TH9438 George Alfred Skelly was born on 25 May, 1929. He married his wife Shirley Mary in 1950, and was living in Winnipeg, Manitoba at that time. He joined Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) and was a Lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion in January 1951. He joined the 2nd Battalion in Korea as a transport officer in March 1951, and was present at the battle of KapYong. He completed his rotation in Korea with the 1st Battalion in March 1952, was promoted to Captain and served in the Canadian Army until 1956. He then undertook studies in medicine, specializing in urology, and practiced as a doctor in Britt, Minnesota, USA and Sun City West, part of metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, USA, where he was still living in 2019. He had at least two children, Diane Laurel and Vera.
The newsclippings, photo album, and loose photographs were given to Hub Gray, who donated them to PPCLI Museum and Archives on George Skelly's behalf in 1997.
Scope and content
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.
Immediate source of acquisition
The cartoon books were donated by George Skelly, ca. 1980s. The newsclipping, photo album, and loose photographs were donated by Hub Gray, 1997.
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The photographs may be reproduced and published only with permission of the PPCLI Museum and Archives.
The loose photographs are described as part of the inventories of P110, 1PPCLI in Korea photo collection; and P130, 2PPCLI in Korea photo collection.
The textual records are located in Collection 1, file 151(8)-1. The loose photographs are located at P110(90-99)-1 and P130(1-9)-1. The album is located at Fonds 132.
Album previously designated TEMP 52.0.
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