Fonds P043 - Harry Roland Cleveland Jr. fonds

McGill University Comparative Medicine class of 1894 Captain Harry Roland Cleveland Sr. Captain Harry Roland Cleveland Sr. and unidentified man Harry Roland Cleveland Jr.

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Harry Roland Cleveland Jr. fonds

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CA ETRC P043

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  • 1847 - 1986 (Creation)

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0.03 l.m. of textual records. - 3 photographs.- 37 photographs (composite photograph).

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(1899-1972)

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Harry Roland Cleveland Jr. was born in Danville, Quebec on 9 January 1899 to Harry Roland Cleveland Sr. and Mary Isabel Macdonald. He was enrolled in his second year of Arts Courses at Bishop’s College when he enlisted in WWI with the Royal Flying Corps on 31 May 1917 in Toronto. In 1918, Harry Roland Cleveland Jr. was commissioned to the Royal Air Force. In September 1939, during WWII, Cleveland Jr. enlisted once again and and served in the Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers as a Major. He received the British War Medal, the Defense Medal, the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, the War Medal 1939-1945, and the Efficiency Decoration. Cleveland Jr. was honorably discharged on 16 April 1945. Harry Roland Cleveland Jr. was married to Clara Champange in 1940. He passed away on 10 November 1972 and is buried in the Danville Protestant Cemetery.

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The fonds contains source material on the Cleveland family, mainly Harry Roland Cleveland Sr. and Harry Roland Cleveland Jr.'s involvement in the First and Second World Wars. It consists of photographs from both Cleveland Sr. and Jr.’s time at war, Cleveland Sr.’s composite graduation photograph from McGill University, a diary belonging to Cleveland Jr. describing his everyday life in the Royal Flying Corps before he left for Europe and then when he was on active duty in Europe during World War I, certificates of appointments, discharge papers, correspondence, research notes and a certificate of appointment given to Nelson Cleveland, the first Mayor of Cleveland township. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Nelson Cleveland (1847), Harry Roland Cleveland Sr. (1916-1920), Harry Roland Cleveland Jr. (1917-1958) and Research Notes (1986).

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The fonds was donated in 1987 by Herbert Derick.
The documents are in English.

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28 janvier, 2016

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