Two images showing a model bombing trench for troop training exercises at Borden Military Camp, Ontario, ca. 1916. Image 145_95495b includes a background view of a tent encampment. Both images were likely prepared for inclusion in a commemorative booklet similar to the "Badger Album" and include spaces for descriptive labels: the label for image 145_95495a is missing but the label for image 145_95495b reads "Bombing Trench - Camp Borden No. 11".
booklet inside envelope- "RCAF Technical Training School"- photos of daily life for the airmen at the school.
programme: "Airmen's Christmas and New Year's Dinners: 1943-1944".
booklet: "Nominal Roll, 91st Overseas Battalion. The Great War, 1914-1918".
programme: "Graduation Ceremony and Presentation of Wings to Air Bombers and Air Navigators of No.4 Air Observer School, RCAF. By Wing Commander W.R. Kingsland- April 21, 1944". (R6_S5_Sh2_B3_F10a.pdf)
"Elgin-Enlist": Photocopy of a poem that was published in a newspaper, ca.1915. It was written by Roy Stevenson of Dutton High School, to encourage Elgin residents to enlist during the First World War.
"List of Men Who Paid the Supreme Sacrifice in the Two World Wars". Was at one time published in the Dutton Advance. The list is likely of Dutton men who served in the wars. It is also possible that it is a list of Dunwich Township men (2 copies)
Robert and Patricia Moore Local History Collection - Philatelic collection series
0.1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains postcards, envelopes and stamps collected by Robert Moore, showing postmarks from Military Post Offices. The binder was labelled "MPO Book #4" by Moore. Mostly contains postmarks from military camps and stations during the First and Second World Wars. Also includes a souvenir booklet with postcards showing images of of the Petawawa Military Camp.
Envelope 1/2 shows an unidentified man, not scanned. The storage envelope is marked with the name "Richards".
Envelope 2/2 shows a group of unidentified men in First World War soldiers' uniforms, possibly a group of non-commissioned officers and possibly associated with the 91st Battalion, C.E.F., St. Thomas. The storage envelope is marked with the name "Richards". Scanned as 19389.
Seated is Private Peter Powless, 190064. Age 26; He departed St. Thomas on June 25, 1916.
Listed in Nominal Roll 91st Overseas Battalion: Brass Band.
See also: Attestation Papers in Library and Archives Canada Collections - http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=583322.
The soldier standing at right is unidentified, but probably also a member of the 91st Battalion Brass Band.
Elgin Historical Society fonds - Photographs series
7 photographs : b&w
Faded and/or water damaged.
Scope and Content
File contains seven black and white photographs showing various unidentified First World War soldiers and airmen, including one photograph showing two fighter pilots posing with their plane. Photographs were stored in an envelope addressed to "Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morris and family, Iona, Ontario" and postmarked at Wallacetown and Iona Station on December 20, 1934. Verso R7 S2 Sh4 B3 F44a: "A Destroyer somewhere in England". Verso R7 S2 Sh4 B3 F44c: "Two good looking boys". R7 S2 Sh4 B3 F44f, Front: "Taken last time he was home". Verso : "43 Harvey St, Chatham. Dear Mrs. Montgomery, Seasons greetings to all from all. Mrs. Hartwick". R7 S2 Sh4 B3 F44g, Front: "Camp life Petawawa - War Series".