Fonds A2017-029 - Walter Eggertson fonds

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Walter Eggertson fonds

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CA UMASC A2017-029

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  • 1917-1918 (Creation)
    Eggertson, Walter

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0.03 m of textual records

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Walter Eggertson was born in Winnipeg on September 2, 1896, the youngest of four children born to Mr. and Mrs. Gudvaldur Eggertson.
Eggertson's studies at Wesley College were interrupted in 1916, when he enlisted in the army to serve overseas in France during the First World War. During his service with the 27th Battalion, he was wounded in 1918.
In the postwar period, Eggertson spent some time in Florida, working in real estate, Eggertson returned to Winnipeg where he worked for Security Land Company, and later, the City of Winnipeg's Assessment Department. In 1922, he married his wife Elizabeth (nee McGillivray) and together, they had one daughter: June.
Walter Eggertson died on May 1, 1977.

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The diaries were donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Walter Eggertson’s grandson, Grant Sveinson in 2017.

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The fonds consists of two diaries written between 1917 and 1918 which record Walter Eggertson's military service throughout the First World War.

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A transcription of Walter Eggertson's diaries by Christine Bone is available online at:

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No further accruals are expected.

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A story on the transcription of the Walter Eggertson diaries is available at:


The diaries are fragile and should be handled accordingly.

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Created on February 16, 2017 by Natalie Vielfaure

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