Fonds RC0069 - John Edward (Jack) de Hart fonds

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John Edward (Jack) de Hart fonds

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  • 1935-1985 (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records
2,122 photographs.

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Jack de Hart grew up in Lethbridge, Alberta, the son of J.B. de Hart and his wife. As a school boy he represented Lethbridge schools at the Coronation in 1937. He joined the military in 1943 and served until 1971, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in Korea. De Hart also served as Commissioner of the St. John Ambulance Brigade, Federal District (Ottawa) in the 1980s. He died on 6 November 1992. A bursary was set up in his memory by the Royal Canadian Artillery Association. He served as president of this association in 1978-79. His wife Marjory died in 1968 – she was the daughter of Alfred W. and Edith Wright.

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The fonds mainly consists of albums of photographs. The photographs include his Coronation trip, military (including Korea), the Alaska Highway, his involvement with the St. John Ambulance, Prince Richard (Duke of Gloucester) and Governor-General Jeanne Sauve. There are also some printed materials, some of which concern the Wright family. There is one letter.

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Fonds (42-2011) was acquired from Morris Norman on 14 June 2011.


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Further accruals are not expected.

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