Friday, November 4, 2016

Remembrance Day Legacies: UFV Library Staff Family Histories.

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.  She 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. 

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

This display will be available until the end of November.

Posted by Mary-Anne

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