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Guide to the Whitfield T. Ganong World War I Diaries, 1917-1919
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
0.38 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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.
Availability
The collection is open for research use.