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Fonds RC0402 - J.D.C. McTavish fonds

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J.D.C. McTavish fonds

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RC0402

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  • 1941-1946 (Creation)

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6.5 cm of textual records

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McTavish, John D.C. ([1913-2002?])

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John D.C. McTavish served with the Canadian Intelligence Corps holding the rank of captain. The Corps was founded on 29 October 1942. He served in the military before that although it is not known what unit he was with. McTavish served with the Corps in Singapore, leaving England in December 1946, stopping in Cairo and New Delhi en route. He returned to England and from there sailed for Canada arriving in October 1946. He was married to Estelle Mary McTavish and they had at least one son. They lived in Victoria, BC, and at one point he describes the Thames in relation to the Cowichan River. Although he was married, McTavish became involved with two women while in England. Both of them wrote to him when he left England for the Far East. He had returned to Victoria, BC, by 1949, when he was working for Empire Life Insurance.

Information regarding McTavish's birth and death dates are unknown, however the following obituary appeared in The Times Colonist, 5 July 2002, and given the area, name, and the logical dates, it is presumed to be him:
MCTAVISH John D.C. 1913-2002, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 29, 2002. He will be missed by all his family and friends and will remain in our hearts and minds forever. An afternoon tea party at his home will be held in his honour at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at at 2837 Gorge View Drive.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, as well as some printed materials including souvenirs and news clippings.

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Fonds (58-2008) was acquired from John Rush in January 2008.

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