Dr. Fred Wigmore, was a well-known and highly respected surgeon in Saskatchewan beginning in 1939. He became a member of the Moose Jaw Clinic in 1941, joining Dr. Thomas McCrea Leask, Dr. H. Gordon Young, Dr. George Parkins, and Dr. Fred Heal.
Prior to WW2, Dr. Wigmore served as the medical officer for KORC (The King’s Own Rifles of Canada) the local Moose Jaw reserve infantry battalion at that time). During the war, he served overseas with the #7, #6, and #22 Canadian General Hospitals of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. Fred was interviewed and recorded in 1980 by his youngest daughter Connie. The following transcription is edited from the original tape recordings. The personal photos included in this transcription were provided by his daughter Barbara.
The first edition of this booklet was edited by Gerry Carline, whose idea it was to focus on the wartime experiences; the second edition (2019) was edited by Connie Wigmore.