Sous-fonds 034 - Alfred Richardson fonds

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Alfred Richardson fonds

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CA SWM RG4-034

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  • 1945-1946 (Creation)
    Richardson, Alfred

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1 file of textual records

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Sergeant Alfred Francis Richardson of the Canadian Infantry Corps led a distinguished career in the Second World War, serving in Western Europe. In the fighting at the Leopold Canal and the Scheldt Pocket during October 1944, Sergeant Richardson of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles demonstrated great leadership and devotion to duty under fire. Sgt. Richardson was part of the Number 9 Platoon in Company A of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, and later acting Platoon Commander.

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Record PA93.2.1 was donated to the Sam Waller Museum by Alfred Richardson on the 13th of May, 1993.

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The Alfred Richardson fonds consists of a variety of certificates and letters concerning notification of military honours. The first two items are certificates of honour for outstanding service in the campaign in North West Europe during WWII from a Field Marshal and Secretary of State for War. The remaining items are letters concerning awards and medals for Richardson’s actions from various government departments including the United States Embassy, and a write up on what Richardson did to deserve these medals and awards.

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Papers relate to Alfred Richardson's medals, which are also in the Sam Waller Museum collection.

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Sam Waller Museum

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Created October 14, 2011.

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