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Victoria Cross Holders - World War I and II

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
textual records
objects
Date Range
1955-1979
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
W3 B1 F16
  6 images     11 documents  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
W3 B1 F16
GMD
graphic material
textual records
objects
Date Range
1955-1979
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14.9 x 14 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 8.3 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.1 x 9.7 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.1 x 14.4 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.3 x 14.1 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 13.5 x 9.5 cm
11 p. textual records
Scope and Content
One black and white photograph of Victoria Cross winners used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published August 18, 1967. (16a)
One black and white photograph of the Victoria Cross used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published August 19, 1967, with caption:
"Coveted decoration - This is the Victoria Cross, instituted by Queen Victoria to honor outstanding acts of bravery. The first awards were made in 1865 by the Queen to 62 men for brave deeds in the Crimean War. The cross, awarded to 102 Canadians, is cast in bronze from Russian guns captured at the Battle of Sebastopol. A rampant lion and the words For Valour are on the front with the name of the winner and the date of his award on the back. It is suspended from a brass bar and maroon ribbon." (16b)
One black and white photograph of Victoria Cross winners used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published August 19, 1967. (16c)
One black and white photograph of Victoria Cross winners used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published August 19, 1967. (16d)
One black and white photograph of Victoria Cross winners used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published August 19, 1967. (16e)
One black and white photograph (of Ellis Wellwood Sifton?) used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published on an undetermined date. (16f)
Article, St. Thomas Times-Journal, December 5, 1955, "Victoria Cross 100 Years Old". (W3_B1_F16a)
Article, The Legionary, January 1956, "The V.C. Centennial". (W3_B1_F16b)
Clipping, St. Thomas Times-Journal, January 26, 1956, "Victoria Cross". (W3_B1_F16c)
Article, St. Thomas Times-Journal, January 28, 1956, "The V.C. Centennial - 1,347 Awards". (W3_B1_F16d)
Booklet, "The Victoria Cross: 1856 - One Hundred Years of Valour - 1956". (W3_B1_F16e)
Article, St. Thomas Times-Journal, May 10, 1961, "Will Unveil Plaque to Elgin V.C. Winner". (W3_B1_F16f)
Article, St. Thomas Times-Journal, June 13, 1961, "Ellis Sifton Attacked German Post Single-Handed to Win Victoria Cross". (W3_B1_F16g)
Article, St. Thomas Times-Journal, August 18, 1967, "Wooden Cross Very Often Accompanies The Victoria Cross". (W3_B1_F16h)
Articles, St. Thomas Times-Journal, August 19, 1967, "Victoria Cross Holders Regard Award as Battlefield Accident; 21 of Canada's 102 VC Winners Are Alive". (W3_B1_F16i)
Article, St. Thomas Times-Journal, December 1, 1979, "Elgin won't forget Victoria Cross winner". (W3_B1_F16j)
Typewritten notes detailing the actions of Canadian troops during the First World War, date undetermined. (W3_B1_F16k)
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
World War One
Second World War
Elgin Regiment
91st Battalion
Sifton, Ellis Wellwood
Subject Access
Newspapers
91st Battalion
Elgin Regiment
Military
Soldiers
Images
Documents

The Elgins: From Armour to Engineers, 1977-2016

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2016
Storage Location
Box 217, File 31
R11 S4 Sh5 B3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Creator
Author: Major (retd) L.A. Curchin CD
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 217, File 31
R11 S4 Sh5 B3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2016
Physical Description
1 volume
Scope and Content
One copy of Leonard A. Curchin, "The Elgins: From Armour to Engineers, 1977-2016" (St. Thomas, Ontario: Aylmer Express Ltd., 2015). Updated history of the Elgin Regiment and its successors, including the 31 Combat Engineer Regiment ("The Elgins"). Publication includes numerous images from Elgin County Archives collections, used with permission and under license.
Name Access
31 Combat Engineer Regiment (The Elgins)
91st Battalion
Elgin Regiment
Subject Access
Military
Elgin Regiment
91st Battalion

The Elgins: From Armour to Engineers, 1977-2016

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2016
Storage Location
REF 12
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Creator
Author: Major (retd) L.A. Curchin CD
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Reference Room
Storage Location
REF 12
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2016
Physical Description
1 volume
Scope and Content
One copy of Leonard A. Curchin, "The Elgins: From Armour to Engineers, 1977-2016" (St. Thomas, Ontario: Aylmer Express Ltd., 2015). Updated history of the Elgin Regiment and its successors, including the 31 Combat Engineer Regiment ("The Elgins"). Publication includes numerous images from Elgin County Archives collections, used with permission and under license.
Name Access
31 Combat Engineer Regiment (The Elgins)
91st Battalion
Elgin Regiment
Subject Access
Military
Elgin Regiment
91st Battalion