Fonds F0155 - Walter Gibson fonds

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Walter Gibson fonds


  • 1938-2009 (Creation)

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278 photographs
2 cm textual
1 beret

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Biographical history

Walter Harry Gibson was born on March 19, 1918, in Montreal. Gibson enlisted with the Canadian Army at the start of World War Two, in September of 1939. He served with Les Fusiliers Mont Royal through to the end of the war. Together with his Regiment, Gibson took part in the Dieppe Raid where Gibson was wounded, also earning the Military Medal for attempts to save a drowning fellow soldier. After convalescing Gibson returned to Canada in August 1943 and served domestically until the end of the war. He died on February 28th, 2009.

Archival history

Material held by Gibson's son, the donor, until time of donation.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received from donor September 2021.

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Scope and content

Consists of a variety of material related to the service of Walter H. Gibson during WWII. Of particular note is a photograph album, largely containing images of domestic service.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Appraisal complete. Duplicates removed. March 2022 - JN


No further accruals expected.

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Conditions governing access

No restrictions on access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Archival materials do not circulate and must be consulted in the TMM Library and Archives Reading Room. Duplication of materials in the collection may be subject to copyright and other restrictions. Please contact TMM Library and Archives staff for guidance on reproduction.

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  • English

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    The John Mellor Dieppe Raid Collection contains an audio interview with Gibson.

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    Fond processed March 2022 by Jason Nisenson.




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        This AtoM record created by Jason Nisenson, March 2022.

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