Fonds 2003/15 - Francis S. Dowe Card collection

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Francis S. Dowe Card collection

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CA ON00093 2003/15

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  • 1914-1976 (Creation)

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1.335 m of textual records

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Francis S. Dowe (1920- ) was a Captain with the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps during the Second World War and an author. He wrote four books on the topics of military foreign decorations, the mission at Gloucester and Saint James-Leitrim, and St. Peter's Church in Coburg Ontario. He was a member of the London branch (Victory Branch) of the Legion.

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Collection consists of five drawers of cards, arranged alphabetically by surname, pertaining to foreign decorations received by the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), Canadian Army (Cdn Army), Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), and Canadian Air Force (CAF) between the years of ca.1914 and 1976. They include decorations from Belgium, China, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand, Soviet Union, and United States of America. The cards include the name, regiment/unit, rank, source of citation, and type of decoration for each individual. Some cards also include the service number.

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The immediate source of acquisition is unknown.

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  • English

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Unclassified

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None

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Copies of the finding aid are located in the Reading Room at the Directorate of History and Heritage. Electronic copies are also available.

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The immediate source of acquisition is unknown.

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The card file was compiled in preparation for Francis S. Dowe's book The Canadian Register of Foreign Awards. There are approximately 5,340 cards in the fonds. The cards are stored in Cabinet 16 Drawers 1-5.

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Originally titled Foreign Decorations 3 Services

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The card file was compiled in preparation for Francis S. Dowe's book The Canadian Register of Foreign Awards. There are approximately 5,340 cards in the fonds. The cards are stored in Cabinet 16 Drawers 1-5.

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