- 1940-1943 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
8 cm of textual records
Name of creator
William Jackson Cummer, the eldest son of John Wellington Cummer and Laurine (Jackson) Cummer, was born in Drumheller on July 6, 1922. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1940 and was initially stationed in Calgary with the 2nd Battalion Calgary Highlanders. He later served with the 6th Division Petrol Company and received a medical discharge in 1943. He found work in the oil patch as a payroll clerk for a small drilling company, General Petroleum of Canada. From 1976 he directed the global operations of Westburne International Drilling Ltd. He passed away in Calgary on May 7, 2013 at the age of 91.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Archival material transferred from the Army Museum of Alberta, 2017. Artifacts to remain with Army Museum - accession # MR 2013-040.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds consists predominantly of training materials with a small collection personal items and Christmas cards and some printed publications - all related to Cummer's WWII experience.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
No further accruals are expected.
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
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.
Language of material