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Fonds F0094 - John McFerran Fonds

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John McFerran Fonds


  • 1940-1945 (Creation)

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ca. 150 photographs
4 pdf files. 57.8 mb

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Name of creator


Biographical history

John McFerran was born on April 20, 1918 in Winnipeg. During WWII he served aboard HMCS Swansea during WWII as Leading Telegrapher and ship's photographer. Following the war he worked as a development manger in Winnipeg and owned several related businesses. McFerran had six children with his wife, Doreen. He died October 24, 1992.

Archival history

Photographs were created and arranged by John McFerran. Transferred to daughter at the time of his death. Digital files were transferred to TMMLA shortly after the album was donated.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Album donated by Loralee Beck, daughter of John McFerran, March 2017. Digital files donated by Loralee Beck and John McFerran (Jr.) June, 2017.

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Scope and content

Consists of one album of black and white photographs attesting to the Naval career of Leading Telegrapher John McFerran aboard HMCS Swansea during WWII. Also includes a digital version of McFerran's journal from 1944. Information includes details of U-Boat engagement and German prisoner's captured and details related to activities prior and during to D Day.

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No further accruals expected.

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Files named and arranged as received.

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No restrictions on access.

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Files are access only. Reproduction may be possible by request.

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  • English

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Existence and location of originals

Journal originals are in the custody of John McFerran's son, John McFerran (jr.).

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Digital files can be accessed via dedicated terminal in the TMMLA reading room.

Original CD is located in singleton box at EW 3-1-6.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Processed by Jason Nisenson, February 2017.




Archivist's note

This AtoM record created by Jason Nisenson, February 2016.

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