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William (Bill) Chalk fonds
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Diary and sketchbook

Consists of one diary recounting Chalk's experience during 1944. Diary is typescript and likely transcribed from handwritten account. File also includes an undated sketchbook, mostly blank; two undated colour photographs of a desk and books...

Loose Photographs

Ten 8”x10” numbered black and white photos detailing the capture of the German submarine U-889 and the transfer of prisoners. One 6”x10” photo of HMCS Caraquet. Ten smaller black and white photos of a number of ships (sizes vary). Six black and...

Photo Album

Consists of black and white photos covering time on the HMCS Malaspina, the HMCS Caraquet, and the HMCS Cape Breton with highly decorated full page designs on certain pages. Album is well captioned in white ink.


Scrapbook consisting of items cut out of magazines and newspapers and a collection of airplane and ship cards printed and distributed by companies such as Players, Cracker Jacks. Contains many loose items.

Training notes

Consists of Chalk's training notebook and two training manuals:1. "Corporal to Field Officer" (Copp Clark, n.d.)2. "Manual of Seamanship, v. 1 (H.M. Stationary Office, 1937)

William (Bill) Chalk fonds

  • CA ACU TMM F0124
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1944

Consists of materials related to the RCNVR career of William Chalk during WWII. Fonds is divided into two series:1. Diaries and training notes.2. Photographs.

Chalk, William J.