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16th Battalion (The Canadian Scottish) fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC338
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1923

The fonds consists of records generated and utilized by the 16th Battalion (The Canadian Scottish). The fonds is arranged into 11 alphabetically organized series. These series include aerial photographs of the Western Front, information of a World War One operation at the city of Lens, orders issued to the Battalion, personnel records, photographs, publications (including early editions of "The Brazier"), reports, scrapbooks, information on training, minutes of meetings of the Veterans Association of the 16th Battalion, and a design for the 16th Battalion war memorial.

Canada. Canadian Army. Battalion, 16th

Florence M. Westman collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC369
  • Collection
  • 1916 - 1918

The collection consists of a photograph album: "My Chronicle of the War," compiled by Florence Westman during and just after the First World War in Ottawa Ontario. The scrapbook contains: photographs; newspaper clippings; postcards; and items of ephemera, including, theater and concert programs, military forms, and menus. Many items relate to her family's involvement in charitable work. Others represent activities organized for the entertainment of the soldiers, including programs for sporting events, theatre and concert performances, and church services. In addition, the scrapbook contains items sent to Florence by soldiers stationed in England and at the Front, such as, photographs, tickets, and military forms, to name a few. The photographs depict soldiers, friends, and family—some formal portraits, and the rest, snapshots of picnics, skating, and additional casual scenes. Sources of news clippings are presumed to be Ottawa periodicals. Similarly, unless otherwise noted, the majority of the photographs were taken in and around Ottawa. Westman filled the scrapbook with personal annotations—often highlighting names in news articles and adding captions to photographs and other items. The Scrapbook pages follow roughly chronological order except for loose items, scans of which are shown after the attached scrapbook pages.

One soldier mentioned throughout the scrapbook is B. C. Hilliam. Bentley Collingwood Hilliam [b. 1890] a native of North Vancouver, took his theatre company on a tour throughout Canada to entertain the troops. An Ottawa news article, published in November 1916, describes him as, “official amusement director of the Canadian army.” The scrapbook also includes several of his humorous cartoon sketches.

Westman, Florence M.

George Randolph Pearkes fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC092
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1890-1986

The fonds consists of records relating to Pearkes' military career, 1933-1976; Pearkes' personal and family papers, 1918-1978; and reference material including newsletters, magazines and other publications, 1906-1985. Records include correspondence between Pearkes and the Royal Canadian Legion, citations and birthday congratulations, Information Documents on the George R. Pearkes Children's Foundation, and a file relating to Mrs. Blytha Pearkes' activities with the Wives of Progressive Conservative Members and Senators, including membership lists and correspondence. Fonds also includes publications collected by Pearkes, programmes for official functions, annual reports of the Union Club of British Columbia and a numerous photographs of his life as a soldier and politician.

Pearkes, George R. (George Randolph), 1888-1984

Hugh MacIntyre Urquhart fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC344
  • Fonds
  • 1914 - 1950

The fonds consists of the notes for Colonel Urquhart's history of the 16th Battalion, his personal diaries from 1914 to 1918, correspondence pertaining to his military career, annotated newspaper clippings, various speeches, and a program for a Canadian Expeditionary Forces' Re-union Dinner.

Urquhart, Hugh MacIntyre, 1880-1950

Theodore Benning Monk fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC081
  • Fonds
  • 1844 - 1959

The fonds consists of Monk's army service and course certificates and correspondence with the Monk family, records of the commander of the Gordon Head camp, and the Seattle liaison officer concerning the 5th Regiment and other army and business matters; personal records, including correspondence regarding a new Canadian flag, notes on the Monk family tree, insurance and investment records; photographs of Monk with officers and with Sir Arthur Currie, and drawings of proposed new flags for Canada.

Monk, Theodore Benning, 1884-1959

Wallace family fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC140
  • Fonds
  • 1917 - 1922

The fonds consists of sixty-two handwritten letters and one postcard to the Wallace family. Most are from Edith J. Lyttleton (godmother) to Paul A. W. Wallace during his service in England during WWII. Lyttleton also wrote a few letters to Dorothy (Mrs. Paul Wallace) and to Professor F. H. Wallace (Paul's father?). The other letters are to Paul from Helena Coleman and Marjorie Pickthall.

Wallace (family)

William Okell Holden Dodds fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC345
  • Fonds
  • 1913 - 1934

The fonds consists of instructional material, much of it technical, pertaining to the training of a divisional artillery and artillery officers; instructions for units proceedings overseas; artillery defence schemes; operation orders, and instructions for activities at the front; including the Ypres area and on the Somme. Notes regarding the establishment of the 4th/ 5th Cdn. Div. Arty.; and relating to forward observation officers (F.O.O.'s); a report covers a visit by Maj. Gen. A. W. Currie to the Verdun battlefield, Jan., 1917. Several instructions relate to the attack on Vimy Ridge: one with maps for Counter Battery operations; reports of the assault April 9,1917; and defence schemes (5th Cdn. Div. Arty) in 1917. There are extracts of instructions for trench mortar officers; material on gunnery, ammunition, maps and air photographs; copies of messages; instruction etc. for Nov. Dec. 1918. There are maps of areas in Germany occupied by the Cdn. Crops. (Cologne and Bonn). Photos relate to Valcartier Camp, 1914, overseas operations including the Western Front and Aerial photos. There is a scrapbook "relating to the life and service of Brig. General W. O. H. Dodds." Others series include military and civilian correspondence and army instruction booklets and pamphlets.

Dodds, William Okell Holden, 1867-1934