Fonds SCM-RG-0063 - Noble Irwin fonds

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Noble Irwin fonds

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  • 1938 - 1995 (Creation)
    Irwin, Noble
    Swift Current (Sask.)

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8 objects

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Biographical history

Dr. Noble Totton Irwin was born November 15, 1921in Swift Current. He received his formal education at Central Public School and the Swift Current Collegiate Institute in this city and St. John's Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Noble Irwin was married to Irene Spence on June 7, 1945. He attended the University of Saskatchewan and received his pre-medical training.

Following this he served in the Canadian Army during World War II as a member of the 8th Reconnaissance, 14th Canadian Hussars Regiment and was severely wounded during the Allied invasion of Normandy. After his discharge in 1945, he entered medical college at the University of Manitoba. Upon graduation in 1950 and following a year of internship, he returned to Swift Current to work at the Swift Current Clinic as a general practitioner.

In 1957 he began four years of training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1961. He returned to the Swift Current Clinic where he practiced until his retirement in 1986. Dr. Noble Totton Irwin passed away in Swift Current June 29, 1998 and, wife Irene passed November 20, 1999. Both husband and wife are buried in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

Custodial history

On September 25, 1995 the records were transferred to the Swift Current Museum.

Scope and content

The fonds, related to Noble Irwin and the 8th Recce, were accumulated by the source over his military service lifetime. No other information was captured at the time of transfer to the Swift Current Museum.

The content has not been professionally appraised, arranged, or described. The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents:
1 - 8th Recce Jacket
2 – Ribbon bar (for right sleeve of jacket)
3 – Sleeve badges

  • 2 pants and belt
  • Jacket (in a green bag)
  • Hat (Black cap on left?)

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No formal arrangement has been applied to the items in this fonds.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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No restrictions on access.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Use, reproduction, and/or publication of records are subject to the Copyright Act and the Terms and Conditions of the Swift Current Museum. Please consult the Swift Current Museum for further information.

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Minimal fonds level description is listed in AtoM. Until fully appraised and arranged record lists are available through the Swift Current Museum.

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