Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. Malcolm Crerar Aviation Chapter

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Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. Malcolm Crerar Aviation Chapter

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1917-1949

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Flt. Lieut. Malcolm Charlton Crerar (1898-1917) was the youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. Peter Duncan Crerar. He was educated at Highfield School, Upper Canada College and the Royal Military College. In May of 1916, he was given a commission in the Royal Field artillery but decided to take aviation. In September of 1916, he left for England and was attached to the Royal Flying Corps at Reading. After 3 months he was sent to Egypt and subsequently participated in the British drive through Palestine. He died on August 3, 1917 at 19 years of age of injuries received in a flying accident when in pursuit of an enemy aeroplane in the Gaza district, Palestine. His grave is D. 34 in the Deir El Belah War Cemetery in Israel. The chapter's motto was: "Per Ardu Ad Astra" [Through difficulty to the Stars]. The Malcolm Crerar Aviation Chapter was disbanded in 1949. The money in the treasury was given for scholarships in music to King Edward School and Queen Mary Collegiate.

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Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE). Wellington Square Chapter (1951-2014)

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Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE). Wellington Square Chapter is the superior of Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. Malcolm Crerar Aviation Chapter

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