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Item AAAB0034 - John Crompton interview

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John Crompton interview

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AAAB0034

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  • 1972-04-20 [date recorded] (Creation)

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Transferred in 1974, at the time of the creation of the Aural History Programme, PABC; receipt filed 1982-11-02.

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CALL NUMBER: T0032:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): John Crompton RECORDED: North Vancouver (B.C.), 1972-04-20 SUMMARY: John Crompton was born in 1893 in England and immigrated to Canada in 1906. He gives a personal biography and describes Vancouver of 1906, including its people, industries, port and cultural life. He ;recalls his work with a gas company and his life prior to enlistment in the armed forces for WWI.;

CALL NUMBER: T0032:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): John Crompton (Jack) RECORDED: North Vancouver (B.C.), 1972-04-20 SUMMARY: John (Jack) Crompton describes his enlistment in Vancouver and his service overseas until the time he was wounded in 1916. He covers the movements of his company in Belgium, Hill 60, battles, equipment, trenches, rain, and rats. He was a rifleman at this time.;

CALL NUMBER: T0032:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): John Crompton (Jack) RECORDED: North Vancouver (B.C.), 1972-04-20 SUMMARY: After being wounded in 1916 and convalescence in England, Jack Crompton continues with the forces in France in 1916. He describes the movements in France, encounters with the Germans, gas warfare, machine gunning, and especially his part at Vimy Ridge.;

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Reynoldston Research and Studies, 1974

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  • Transcript on file.
  • Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-003.

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  • Copying Restriction: None.
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  • Copyright Status: RRAS copyright presumably transferred to BC Archives along with physical custody.

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Accession number(s): T0032

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speaker: John Crompton, interviewer: Mara Gagnon

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