Military history, Modern--20th century

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Cyril Marriott Wightman fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC124
  • Fonds
  • 1944 - 1945

The fonds consists of personal diary of Major Wightman, May-August, 1944, and May-July, 1945, plus transcription; letters from Wightman to Mr. Satchell, W.A. McAdam and Sir Charles Davis, Lord Mayor of London, on behalf of the Canadian Scottish Regiment, 1st Battalion, December 1945.

Wightman, Cyril Marrott, b. 1904

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)

Military oral history collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC141
  • Collection
  • 1979 - 2019

The collection consists of records generated by a number of different sources that have been brought together as a collection. The Social Sciences Research Project (1970-75) includes 29 interviews (and transcripts) with Major General The Hon. G. R. Pearkes and significant associates of Pearkes. They cover Pearkes' military career in both World Wars, his political career, particularly as Minister of Defence, and his role in the office of Lieutenant Governor or B.C. (1960-68). Over a number of years, subsequent to the Pearkes interviews, Dr. Roy commissioned several senior students to interview 185 former military personnel, Canadian and Allied. These were funded by the Department of National Defence. The collection offers personal accounts of action in the Great War and in most theatres of the Second War in which Canadians participated, as well as post war peace-time activities in NATO. When Dr. Roy retired in 1988 he gave a number of guest lecture tapes and some C.B.C. military oral history tapes. In 1982, Dr. Barnett B. Singer, a sessional lecturer, donated one interviews with a holocaust survivor, Mr. William Jacobs of Victoria. In 1983, Dr. David Stafford donated nine research interviews (and transcripts) for a book that he was doing on clandestine operations in World War II. In 1984, Elizabeth Hazlitte, a nurse at Victoria's, Veteran's Hospital, gave her interviews with six Great War veterans which she had completed on an L.I.P. grant. In 1990, Robert Winkenhower gave an interview of Olga Ghosh about the experience of a Jew living in Germany in the 1930's (accessioned 1994). In 1993, Cmdr. Hal Lawrence, a naval historian, donated copies of cassettes, summaries and transcripts of 120 interviews with retired Canadian navy personnel. These interviews were conducted between 1980 and 1990 under contract with DND. In 1993, B. Marshall, through Dr. Reg Roy, donated a cassette of an episode of Lister Sinclair's CBC radio programme called "Ideas". The episode was called "A Sense of War" and contains the experiences of Nursing Sisters in W.W. II. In 1997, Dr. Shawn Cafferky donated 22 tapes and transcripts of interview on Naval aviation also commissioned by D.N.D. Directorate of History and Heritage. Interviews with Lt. Col. John Edmonson, M/Gen. Norman Ross and Mr. Geo. Kidd (Major) were added in 2007. "War Stories: A Life Remembered", an audio recording of Thomas Miller's experiences in the Canadian Army during World War II on 2 compact discs was donated in 2008, as well as an interview with Ross Purse describing conditions in Oeyama Camp in Japan during World War II. Will Pratt's interviews of Japanese-Canadian veterans were added in 2009. An interview with LCol Cyril Neroutsos was added in 2010.

Gerald Smedley Andrews collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC142
  • Collection
  • 1981

The collection consists of a photocopy of G.S. Andrew's typescript entitled "Air Photo Beach Soundings for the Normandy Invasion".

Andrews, G. S. (Gerald Smedley)

John Sherlock Gooch fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC216
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1969

The fonds consists of a handwritten bio of Gooch, plus a typed transcription and carbon (possibly by Daphne Fiske). Also included are photocopies of Gooch's handwritten journal comprised of "A 'free run' in the balloon 'Vivid'" [October 18th 1909, 31 l.]. This account was published in The Malahat Review No. 11, 1969; and "Protagonists", his account of moving the artillery battery, of which he was the commanding officer, from England to Salonica and through the campaign there until his discharge [Oct 1915- Dec 1918, 131 l.]

Gooch, John Sherlock, 1866-1929

Thomas Borland Dempster fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC336
  • Fonds
  • 1915 - 1978

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.

Dempster, Thomas Borland, b. 1895

Canadian Scottish Regimental Museum collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC337
  • Collection
  • 1906 - 1992

The collection consists of items pertaining to the Canadian army with a focus on the 16th Battalion (The Canadian Scottish) and the Canadian Scottish Regiment. The collection is arranged into 6 alphabetically organized series. These series include ephemeral items (programs, pamphlets, menus Christmas cards, souvenir orders, and a poster), journals and scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, maps, photographs, and publications.

Canadian Scottish Regimental Museum

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

John S. Adam fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC339
  • Fonds
  • 1945 - 1980

The fonds consists of photographs, booklets, pamphlets, and invitations collected by Brigadier Adam. It also includes ephemera from World War Two, as well as Brigadier Adam's fonds of newspaper clippings, Christmas cards, and correspondence during his term as Officer Commanding of the 25 Militia Group.

Adam, John Stronach

Reginald Biscoe fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC340
  • Fonds
  • 1937 - 1945

The fonds consists of Sergeant Biscoe's records of service from World War II. These include his service and pay books, as well as his notes on the German Army. Sergeant Biscoe's fonds also contains a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and photographs, various ephemera from the war, correspondence, and aerial photographs of Germany.

Biscoe, Reginald, b. 1920

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