Remembrance Day Legacies:

UFV Library Staff Family Histories

UFV library staff have contributed photographs, documents, medals and other family memorabilia for the display. As well, library books about the various wars including World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, and other Canadian peacekeeping missions are on display.  

Brenda Philip, UFV’s Circulation and Data Services Librarian, couldn’t imagine the treasure trove of information she would find when going through a family trunk looking for something to contribute to the display. 


Captain George Morrison Philip was awarded both the Military Cross, with a bar, and the Distinguished Service Order in 1916.  



Brenda found her grandfather Captain George Morrison Philip’s military archive including photographs, transcribed letters written by her grandfather in the trenches of World War I, and other correspondence relating to his military decorations.



Upon closer examination of the supporting documentation of the DSO, library staff were delighted to see signatures from both King George V and Winston Spencer Churchill, the then Minister for War.



University Librarian, Patti Wilson, brought in photos of three family members.  Two photos show relatives who served in World War I, in the naval and land forces respectively, and one dashing photo shows James Frame Morris who fought in the Boer War.



Heather LeGood, UFV’s media technician, brought in two photos of relatives that served in World War I and II.  Jarvis H. McLeod, Heather's uncle, fought in WWII.


Alexander K. McLeod, LeGood’s great uncle, went missing in action near Arras, France during World War I. His body was never recovered.


UFV Library Resources:

Albright, Madeleine Korbel. Prague winter : a personal story of remembrance and war, 1937-1948.  New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2012]. Call number: Just Received (Abbotsford)

Barris, Ted. Deadlock in Korea : Canadians at war, 1950-1953.  Ottawa : Public Affairs Division, Veterans Affairs Canada, [1985?]. Call number:  DS 919.2 B37 1999 (Chilliwack) 

Bercuson, David Jay. Blood on the hills : the Canadian Army in the Korean War.  Toronto : Stoddart, 1995. Call number:  DS 919.2 B47 1999 (Abbotsford) 

Bercuson, David Jay. Maple leaf against the Axis : Canada's Second World War.  Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c1999. Call number:  D 768.15 B47 1995 (Abbotsford) 

Busch, Briton Cooper. Canada and the Great War : Western Front Association papers.  Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2003. Call number: D 547 C2 C344 2003 (Abbotsford, Chilliwack)

Canada. Affaires des anciens combattants Canada. Memorials to Canada's war dead = Mémoriaux aux Canadiens morts à la guerre.  Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2012. Call number: D 680 C2 M46 1985 (Abbotsford)

Carroll, Michael Kiernan. Affaires des anciens combattants Canada. Pearson's peacekeepers : Canada and the United Nations Emergency Force, 1956-67.  Vancouver : UBC Press, c2009. Call number: DT 107.83 C38 2009 (Abbotsford)

Copp, J. T. Affaires des anciens combattants Canada. Canada and the Second World War : essays in honour of Terry Copp.  Ottawa : Public Affairs Division, Veterans Affairs Canada, [1985?]. Call number: D 680 C2 M46 1985 (Abbotsford)

Keery, Paul. Canada at war : a graphic history of World War Two.  Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, c2012. Call number:  D 768.15 K43 2012 (Abbotsford)

Kilford, Christopher R. The other cold war [electronic resource] : Canada's military assistance to the developing world, 1945-1975.  Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, c2012Kingston, Ont. : Canadian Defence Academy Press, c2010. Call number:  Internet (Web)

Hallett, Christine E. Containing trauma : nursing work in the First World War.  Manchester : Manchester University Press, c2009. Call number:  D 628 H35 2009 (Chilliwack)

Layard, A. F. C. (Arthur Frank Capel). Commanding Canadians [electronic resource] : the Second World War diaries of A.F.C. Layard.  Vancouver : UBC Press, c2005. Call number:  E-book on the internet (Web)

Maloney, Sean M. Are we really just peacekeepers?: the perception versus the reality of Canadian military involvement in the Iraq war.  Montreal, QC: Institute for Research on Public Policy, 2003. Call number: JZ 6377 C3 M356 2003 (Abbotsford)

McCrae, John. In Flanders fields : and other poems.  New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1919. Call number:PS 8525 C37 I6 1919 (Abbotsford)

Moodie, Andrew. Afghanada. Vol. 1 [sound recording].  [Toronto, Ontario] :|bCBC Audio,|cc2007. Call number: PS 8309 R3 A442 2007 PT.1 CD (Abbotsford)

Moodie, Andrew. Afghanada. Vol. 2 [sound recording].   [Ottawa] :|bCBC Audio,|cp2007. Call number: PS 8309 R3 A442 2007 PT.1 CD

Pritchard, Garth. Caught in the crossfire [electronic resource].   Montreal : National Film Board of Canada, 2010, c1995. Call number: Video on the Internet (Web)

Sokolsky, Joel J. Guarding the continental coasts : United States maritime homeland security and Canada.   Montreal : National Film Board of Canada, 2010, c1995. Call number: Video on the Internet (Web)

Toman, Cynthia. An officer and a lady : Canadian military nursing and the Second World War.   Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press, c2007. Call number: D 807 C3 T64 2007 (Abbotsford, Chilliwack)

United Publishers of Canada. Canada in the Great World War : an authentic account of the military history of Canada from the earliest days to the close of the war of the nations.   D 547 C2 C35 1917 V.1. Call number: D 547 C2 C35 1917 V.2, D 547 C2 C35 1917 V.3, D 547 C2 C35 1917 V.4, D 547 C2 C35 1917 V.5 (Abbotsford)


Last updated: 29/11/2013, lm.

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