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Show simple item record Cameron, Chantal 2012-11-23T15:17:18Z 2012-11-23T15:17:18Z 2012-11-23
dc.description Martin “Bud” Walsh served in the Canadian Merchant Navy during the Second World War as a fireman stoking boilers. He continued to serve in the Navy after the war, until December 1948. In 1949, he joined the Crowland Police Department as a constable. He subsequently worked as a constable with the Welland Police Department and was promoted several times, eventually to deputy chief in 1969. In 1971, he became superintendent of the St. Catharines detachment of the regional force. He has been the recipient of several prestigious awards honouring his contributions to his country, including the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977) and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). en_US
dc.description.abstract Consists of correspondence between Martin “Bud” Walsh and his mother, during the time that Martin served in the Navy from 1942-1948. There are a total of 67 letters. Most of the letters are written by Martin, but there is one letter written by Gertrude Walsh to her son. Martin’s letters were mostly written from Montreal, although he also wrote letters from New York, Egypt, England, France, Halifax, St. John (New Brunswick), Norfolk (Virginia), Port-aux-basques (Newfoundland), and Aden (Yemen). The letters are addressed to Mrs. Frank Walsh in Welland, Ontario. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;RG 428
dc.subject Walsh, Martin en_US
dc.subject World War, 1939-1945--Persoanl narratives, Canadian. en_US
dc.title Martin Walsh fonds en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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