Peregrine Acland

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Peregrine Palmer Acland Born: May 15th, 1891. Toronto, Ontario Died: May 11th, 1963. Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Ontario. Occupation: Soldier, Teacher, Writer, Advertising, Prime Minister’s Secretary. Nationality: Canadian Alma Maters: Upper Canada College & University of Toronto Literary Movement: War Novel Notable Work: All Else is Folly (1929) Military Career: Allegiance: Canada Service/Branch: Canadian Army Rank: Major Unit: 48th Highlanders (Toronto) Awards: Military Cross

Peregrine Palmer Acland (15 May 1891 – 11 May 1963) was a Canadian soldier of the First World War, novelist, and member of the Secretarial Staff of Canadian Prime Minister W.L. Mackenzie King.  He is best known for his 1929 war novel All Else is Folly.

Early Life:


First World War:


All Else is Folly:

Mackenzie King:



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Born: May 15th, 1891.

Height: 6’1″

 June 4th, 1913-September 3rd, 1913

August 29th 1914 left for Valcartier.

September 19th 1914 signed Attestation papers.

October 6th, 1914 –Publishes “With the Highlanders En Route to England” in Toronto Globe

February 27th, 1915 –Publishes “The Reville of Romance” in Toronto Globe.

August 14th 1916 –Announcement of Military Cross in Toronto Globe

October 1916 —

November 28th, 1916 (approx) –moved from Rouen to London hospital.

1927 – 1929 – Writes & re-writes All Else is Folly.

September 1929 All Else is Folly.

1 Response to Peregrine Acland

  1. Emily says:

    Hello, I am curious as to where you found this photograph: If you could please respond via email, that would be great, thank you!

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