Fonds F2405 - Percy Barton fonds

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Percy Barton fonds


  • 1942-1943 (Creation)

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24 photographs

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Biographical history

Percival Steven Barton, 1916-1975, was born in Hurstville, Sydney, Australia. In 1937 he married Daisy Margaret Parkinson, 1920-1955, and they had four children, Coral Margaret, 1938- , Jacqueline (Griffis), 1939- , Lanham Steven, 1942- , and William John, 1948- . During the Second World War he enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force, and from August 14, 1942 until May 29, 1943 he trained at the #2 Wireless School in Calgary, Alberta. During this time he and other Australians were frequent guests at W.J. Oliver's Diamond L Ranch near Millarville, Alberta.

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Gift of Derek and Jacqueline Griffis, 1999.

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The fonds consists of photographs of the #2 Wireless School, and of social activities at the Diamond L Ranch.

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      The material is in English.

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      Thursday, May 24, 2018




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