The collection consists of two
handwritten diaries written by Canadian Private Whitfield T. Ganong from 1918-1919,
which document the daily experiences of his battalion in Europe during World War I. Also
included is Ganong’s pay book, which states his rate of pay as well as all advances
taken by Ganong while on active service from 1917-1919.
Whitfield T. Ganong was born on August 1st, 1895 in New Brunswick, Canada. He joined the
Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Forces in 1915, and was sent to France with the 26th
Canadian Infantry Battalion in 1918. He served overseas until March of 1919, when he was
discharged. He passed away in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1989.
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s)
of this collection has not been transferred to California State University,
Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or
reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond
that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.
Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of
the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
The collection is open for research use.