Collection RC0887 - John Wigmore collection

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John Wigmore collection

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  • Textual record

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  • 1942-1944 (Creation)
    Wigmore, John G.

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2 cm of textual materials

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(fl. 1939-1945)

Biographical history

John G. Wigmore was the son of Thomas B. Wigmore of Thorold, Ontario and served as a Leading Aircraftman with the RCAF during the Second World War. His older brother William (Bill) C. Wigmore was a Squadron Leader and flew in England, Gibraltar and Malta and was mentioned in dispatches.

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The collection consists of forty-five letters from John Wigmore to his parents, plus two additional letters from his brother Bill, written between 1942-44.

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The collection (2015-020) was acquired from Gord Russell in April 2015.


The letters are organized chronologically.

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The collection is in Box G043.

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