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Item AAAB0035 - Alfred George Gray interview

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Alfred George Gray interview

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  • 1972-04 [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: T0033:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Alfred George Gray's military service in India PERIOD COVERED: 1889-1918 RECORDED: North Vancouver (B.C.), 1972-04-17 SUMMARY: Alfred George Gray came from a military family and was born in India in 1889. He came to Canada after WWI. His recollections of WWI include descriptions of horse cavalry and artillery activities, equi;pment used, and deprivations incurred. He was primarily in France.; CALL NUMBER: T0033:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Alfred George Gray's experience farming in Canada during the Depression PERIOD COVERED: 1918-1939 RECORDED: North Vancouver (B.C.), 1972-04-17 SUMMARY: Alfred George Gray describes his immigration to Canada, his expectations of the country, his impressions on arrival, his journey on the "Colonial Train", the government plan for farmers, his career as; a farmer through the Depression years: his livestock, his crops, his farming methods, the selling of produce, and collective efforts of community.; CALL NUMBER: T0033:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Alfred George Gray and enlistment in the Veteran's Guards, World War II PERIOD COVERED: 1940-1945 RECORDED: North Vancouver (B.C.), 1972-04-24 SUMMARY: Alfred George Gray discusses the techniques of farming till 1940, when he moved to Vancouver. His brief employment on "the green chain" in King's Sawmill, before enlisting in the "Veteran's Guards" fo;r WWII.; CALL NUMBER: T0033:0004 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Alfred George Gray through the Second World War and after PERIOD COVERED: 1940-1960 RECORDED: North Vancouver (B.C.), 1972-04-24 SUMMARY: Alfred George Gray continues discussing war experiences as a private in the RCOC in England, doing vehicle recovery. He returns to Canada afterwards and talks about his subsequent jobs until age 70.;

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Reynoldston Research and Studies, 1974


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  • Complete 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): T0033

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speaker: Alfred George Gray, interviewer: Mara Gagnon

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