The collection consists of two
handwritten diaries written by Canadian Private Whitfield T. Ganong from 1918-1919, which
document the daily experiences of his battalion in Europe during World War I. Also included
is Ganong's pay book, which states his rate of pay as well as all advances taken by Ganong
while on active service from 1917-1919.
Whitfield T. Ganong was born on August 1st, 1895 in New Brunswick, Canada. He joined the
Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Forces in 1915, and was sent to France with the 26th
Canadian Infantry Battalion in 1918. He served overseas until March of 1919, when he was
discharged. He passed away in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1989.
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