Pearkes, George Randolph: my Army recollections


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Interviewee: Pearkes, George Randolph, 1888-1984. Interviewer and date of interview is unknown.

Rank: Major-General. Medals and Honours: Victoria Cross (VC); Order of Canada (CC); Companion of the Bath (CB); Distinguished Service Order (DSO); Military Cross (MC); Canadian Forces Decoration (CD)

ABSTRACT: Maj-Gen. G.R. Pearkes, n.d. 49pp. C.B.C. programme, "Canada in Flanders". Experiences in trench warfare, as bombing officer, Regina Trench, Passchendaele, etc.

An interview/narrative of George Randolph Pearkes's experiences during WWI recorded for the CBC programme "Canada in Flanders". Major-General Pearkes, V.C., C.C., C.B., D.S.O., M.C., C.D. was a Canadian politician, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross and the 20th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.

In Collection:
Contributor Subject Language Relation
Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 1 transcript (50 pages)
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 48.4359, -123.35155
Additional physical characteristics
  • No audio recording held.
Physical repository Collection
  • Canadian Military Oral History Collection
Provider Genre Archival item identifier
  • PGR_232
Fonds title Fonds identifier Is referenced by Technical note
  • Technical and cataloguing metadata provided by JF and JP. WWI Migration metadata by KD and MT. PDF. Technical and cataloguing metadata provided by JF and JP. Migration metadata by KD and MT.
  • This interview has been posted with the understanding that it may be used for research purposes only. Should the interviewee or their heirs have any objections to this interview being accessible on the Internet, it will be removed promptly. Contact UVic Special Collections for permission if using for other than research purposes:

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