Fonds 361 John McLevin fonds

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Summary information

Repository: South Peace Regional Archives
Title: John McLevin fonds
Reference code: 0361
Date: 1940-2002 (date of creation)
Physical description: 0.5 cm of textual records

2 photographs

Dates of creation, revision and deletion: Processed July 2009
Added to new database February 2023 – TD

Administrative history / Biographical sketch

John was born in 1917 in Grande Prairie and raised in Dimsdale, AB. He went to the Hermit Lake School. He was brother to Malcolm, Bruce and Marion. His father and mother were William Robert and Jessie Katherine McLevin. He joined the army in WWII as a motor mechanic in July, 1940, He was posted to the UK in the fall of 1942 and in 1944 served in France and Holland. After the war he and his two brothers formed a business partnership, Mc Levin Bros. In 2002 John was living in Pender Island, BC.

Custodial history

The records were brought to the Peace River Museum by a worker from the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Peace River, AB. They were transferred to the South Peace Regional Archives in June, 2009.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of an army service book, a driving permit, a letter, a page of handwritten notes, and 2 photographs taken while in World War II service.


Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title of fonds based on contents.

Access points

  • Graphic material – photograph (documentary form)
  • Textual record (documentary form)
  • Military (subject)

Series descriptions

Reference code Title Dates Physical description
2009.088.01 Item – John McLevin with His Army Unit  1942 1 photograph : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
  Scope and content:

Group of men in army uniform in front of a brick building. John Douglas McLevin is believed to be one of the men. On the back is written “Number 6 lad”.

2009.088.02 Item – John Douglas McLevin with His Army Partner  1942 1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
  Scope and content:

Copy of a photograph showing John Douglas Mc Levin (right) and an army partner squatting on either side of a bomb.