Fonds 18.138 - Lt.COL Otty Corbett

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Lt.COL Otty Corbett

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  • Source of title proper: Museum Created

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CA HM 18.138

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  • 1939-1945 (Creation)
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    Lt.Col Otty Corbett

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5 cm textual records

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(1913-1981)

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Lt.Col O. L. Corbett
"Otty Corbett was born Dec.13 1913 at Dunns Corner, Queens County. He married the former Marjorie Gamblin and they had two daughters and a son. He taught school from 1932-1940 and then entered the Canadian Army, serving the next six years in Canada, the United Kingdom, and northwest Europe.
While in the service he was stationed at base units and training camps in Canada, with the Carleton & York Regiment in England, the Fifth Canadian Infantry Brigade in England and the North Shore (N.B.)Regiment from 1944-1946 of which he was company commander and second-in-command of the battalion. He received his 2 Lieutenancy 18 November 1940.
He was the recipient of many honors and awards in a distinguished army career, and in the service of his community, including the MBE, Order of St. John of Jerusalem (Serving Brother), Canadian Forces Decoration and two bars, C.D., 1939-45 Star, France Germany Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, Defense Medal, Victory Medal, and the Silver Acorn from the Boy Scouts of Canada.
His militia service included: N.B. Rangers 1940-41; N.B. Scottish Regiment 1946-48; the Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise) Militia 1950-1965 as commanding officer for eight years; retired from active militia service in 1965; honourary Lt.-Col 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's) Militia for two terms.
He was named the Sussex and District chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 1980. He died March 10 1981"
(From the Kings County Record Oct 20 1998)

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Otty Corbett
Jim Corbett

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This Fonds consists of War maps from England

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8th Hussars Museum Archives

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Box 49

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