The fonds consists of a scrapbook, with photographs, kept by Sergeant Major Dempster of the 1st Battalion's training at Debert, Nova Scotia. It also includes a fonds of newspaper clippings from the First to the Second World War as well as Sergeant Major Dempster's correspondence and poetry.
The collection consists of Downton's handwritten (photocopied) reminiscences of the Great War, 1914-1918. Also included is "A short account of a pilgrimage made by my wife and myself" in 1928. There are two copies of each. The second copy has a handwritten note to Downton from Reg (Roy) in 1968. The first copy has the stamp of G. Smedley Andrews.
The fonds consists of a MS notebook (photocopy) and transcript of Major Charles McDowall Smyth's account of the end of WWI and the Armistice, dated Nov. 12, 1918. Smyth was in the Canadian Engineers in France and Belgium. Biographical materials include photocopies of photographs and obituary.
The fonds consists of six interviews of uneven quality offering interesting details of battle experiences particularly of the difficult in the trenches. The fonds also consists of 30 colour photographs of World War One veterans interviewed by Elizabeth Hazlitte between 1983-1984. The interviews are included in the Military Oral History collection. Photo credits listed as Jill Schwartz.
The fonds consists of the records of Bernard Lunn's military career. It contains hand-written notes on regimental activities. The fonds also includes ephemera collected by Mr. Lunn during the World Wars, programs of the 16th Battalion's re-union dinners, details of his trip to Europe to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Armistice Day, and various newspaper clippings.
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.