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Elgin County Museum Press Releases

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2014-2015
Storage Location
Box 270, File 11
M3 S1 Sh2 B2 F11
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
Box 270, File 11
M3 S1 Sh2 B2 F11
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2014-2015
Scope and Content
Press release (April 9, 2014) and poster: "4th Annual Vimy Lecture presented in honour of Victoria Cross recipient Lance-Sgt. Ellis Wellwood Sifton; 1914-2014: What Do We Remember? ; Prof. Jonathan Vance, Professor in the Department of History at Western University, April 9, 2014, Elgin County Museum".
-"Memory keeper: Jonathan Vance, a leading First World War historian, has Vimy Ridge in his DNA: His grandfather fought there. As Wednesday's 97th anniversary of Canada's defining battle hears, the Western University professor reflects on the challenge of keeping alive the memory of a war fought 100 years ago", St. Thomas Times-Journal, April 8, 2014.
Press release (May 30, 2014): "Museum Previews Jumbo Artifacts Heading to Boston".
Press release (January 27, 2015): "Arrow Lands at Elgin County Museum".
Name Access
Elgin County Museum
Sifton, Ellis Wellwood
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
First World War

Ian Cameron's University Certificate of Middle School Standing and Junior Matriculation Pass Examination, January 8, 1917. Also, a letter from Will McLean. Decmeber 26, 1917. Also, a letter from Hugh Cameron, April 14, 1964.

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1964
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh5 B1 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh5 B1 F2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1964
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Historical Records Series
Scope and Content
Ian Cameron’s University Certificate of Middle School Standing and Junior Matriculation Pass Examination, January 8, 1917. Also, a letter from Will McLean. Decmeber 26, 1917, to say that he was sorry to hear that Ian Cameron was lost overseas while on duty in the First World War. Also, a letter from Hugh Cameron, describing why he is sending the certificates, April 14, 1964.
Name Access
Ian D. Cameron
Subject Access
Schools
First World War

Departure of 91st Battalion from Barracks

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1916
Storage Location
Box 145, Envelope 95496 (Negative 5 of 14)
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 145, Envelope 95496 (Negative 5 of 14)
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1916
Scope and Content
Departure of 91st Battalion from its barracks near the Wilson Avenue Armoury, St. Thomas, enroute to the Michigan Central Railway Station for transport to Halifax, Nova Scotia and eventual deployment as part of the C.E.F., First World War, June 25, 1916.
Name Access
91st Battalion
Subject Access
First World War
Military
Departure of the 91st Battalion from St. Thomas, June 25, 1916
Copy Print Number
1091
Images

Newspaper Clippings Relating To The First World War, 1915-1919.

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1915-1919
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh5 B4 F15
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh5 B4 F15
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1915-1919
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Historical Records Series
Scope and Content
This File Contains:
The St. Thomas Daily Times, September 26, 1915: “Great British and French Victories in Northern France”.
Newspaper photograph and caption: “Men who enlisted at St. Thomas for Oversea Contingent”, ca. 1915 (part of photograph and caption missing).
Newspaper photograph and caption: “The Departure of the Ninety-First Battalion”, ca. 1915. The photograph shows the scene on the platform on the south side of the MCR station after the soldiers had taken their places on the train.
Article: “’Well Done, Ninety-First’ says Gen. Sir Sam Hughes; England in two weeks: Final inspection of Elgin Battalion take place in London, and men are now making preparations to start on trip to old country; Battalion makes quick trip to London and back”, ca. 1915.
“Extra”, the newsletter of the Rathbone Lodge, July 19, 1916.
A scrapbook containing the following issues of The Globe newspaper: May 7, 1919; May 8, 1919; May 9, 1919. . All issues relate to the First World War.
Subject Access
First World War

County of Elgin Soldiers' Aid Commission fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
County of Elgin Soldiers' Aid Commission fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1917-1919
Storage Location
R4 S1 Sh1 B4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
County of Elgin Soldiers' Aid Commission fonds
Creator
County of Elgin Soldiers' Aid Commission
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S1 Sh1 B4
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1917-1919
Physical Description
2 volumes (bound)
History / Biographical
The Soldiers' Aid Commission was established by the Province of Ontario through Order-in-Council in 1915 to provide emergency financial assistance to Ontario veterans and/or dependents of the First World War. The Soldiers' Aid Commission Act of 1916 subsequently established a series of local boards under the administration of the Department of the Attorney General to review applications and disburse funds. The County of Elgin administered one of these local boards.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of alphabetical registers listing the name, rank, address, place of enlistment, battalion, areas of service, wounds and date of return to Canada. These registers were compiled for the purposes of determining eligibility for assistance for returning soldiers from the First World War. Details of amounts received or particulars of individual applications are not included in these registers. Residents of both the County of Elgin and the City of St. Thomas are listed. An alphabetical index exists at the front of each register.
Name Access
County of Elgin Soldiers' Aid Commission
Subject Access
First World War
Soldiers
Veterans
Access Restriction
Blanket access restricted under the terms of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Requests for access to specific individuals will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Access will be permitted to individuals deceased more than 30 years.
Conservation
Microfilmed

'Elgin Military History'

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Hugh Sims fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1918-ca. 1944
Accession Number
99-11
Storage Location
R6 S5 Sh2 B3 F10
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Hugh Sims fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
99-11
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S5 Sh2 B3 F10
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1918-ca. 1944
Scope and Content
newspaper clippings
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)
Subject Access
Military
First World War
Second World War
Documents

R6_S5_Sh2_B3_F10a.pdf

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War Correspondence

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1899-1946
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1899-1946
Series
Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence of Robert Marshall Anderson and Donald Hume Anderson with various soldiers from the St. Thomas area who served during the Boer War/South African War (1899-1902), the First World War (1914-1918), and the Second World War (1939-1945).
Much of the Boer War/South African War-era correspondence is between Robert Marshall Anderson and his brothers Archie and Duncan, both of whom served in the conflict, Duncan as a physician in the medical corps, Archie in the infantry. In addition, Robert Marshall Anderson corresponded with some of his employees serving as soldiers in South Africa.
The First World War correspondence features letters to and from an employee of the Anderson Department Store, Warren Andrews, who served with distinction and returned to St. Thomas at war's end with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Correspondents include Robert Marshall Anderson and Anderson Department Store employees E.G. Cooper, Ruby Copeman and Donald McCallum.
Much of the Second World War correspondence consists of letters written to Donald Hume Anderson by Anderson Department Store employees injured while serving as soldiers during the Second World War expressing thanks for care packages sent to them during periods of convalescence. Correspondents include Corporal Carlyle R. Taylor, [Petty Officer?] W. Jack Taylor, Sergeant Thomas W. Hanna, Sergeant E.J. (Ted) Higginbottom, Corporal A.W. Shaw, Private F.E. Lapp, and Doug Keith. Includes stationery and envelopes bearing various military insignia. Series also includes correspondence dated 1945-1946 between Donald Hume Anderson, in his capacity as an officer of the St. Thomas-Elgin Rehabilitation Committee, and various individuals and agencies including the Canadian Department of Veterans Affairs.
Series includes the following files:
Correspondence of Private P.H. Stacey, 1900. C5 Sh5 B1 F1
Correspondence of Duncan Anderson, 1900-1901. C5 Sh5 B1 F2
Correspondence of Archie Anderson, 1899-1900. C5 Sh5 B1 F3
Correspondence of Archie Anderson, 1899-1900. C5 Sh5 B1 F4
Correspondence - Anderson Department Store staff to W.A. Andrews, 1916. C5 Sh5 B1 F5
Correspondence - E.G. Cooper to W.A. Andrews, 1917. C5 Sh5 B1 F6
Correspondence - Donald McCallum to W.A. Andrews, 1917. C5 Sh5 B1 F7
Correspondence - Ruby Copeman to W.A. Andrews, 1916-1917. C5 Sh5 B1 F8
Correspondence - Robert Marshall Anderson to W.A. Andrews, 1916-1917. C5 Sh5 B1 F9
Correspondence - St. Thomas-Elgin Rehabilitation Committee, 1945-1946. C5 Sh5 B1 F10
Correspondence - Various Correspondents to Donald Hume Anderson, 1943. C5 Sh5 B1 F11
Name Access
Anderson, Archie
Andrews, Col. W.A.
Anderson, Dr. Duncan
Anderson, Robert Marshall
Anderson, Donald Hume
St. Thomas-Elgin Rehabilitation Committee
Anderson Department Store
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
First World War
Second World War
Conservation
Letters have been placed in melinex sleeves
Related Material
Anderson Department Store fonds

Elgin County Book of Remembrance: The Great War, 1914-1918

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Storage Location
REF 7
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Reference Room
Storage Location
REF 7
GMD
textual records
Scope and Content
A listing of the names and service of Elgin County men and women who served in the First World War.
The transcription is available in the pdf attached to this record.
Subject Access
Military
First World War
Documents

REF 7_Book of Remembrance.pdf

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Thomas Arthur Jennings

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Storage Location
Box 138, Envelope 7401
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 138, Envelope 7401
GMD
graphic material
Physical Description
Glass-plate negative
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Two studio portraits of a young boy, identified as Thomas Arthur Jennings (born 1910), son of (William) Arthur Edward Jennings and Jeanette Catherine (Belton) Jennings. The boy is dressed in a military uniform, with sergeant's stripes. Private (William) Arthur Edward Jennings, born June 18, 1872, was working as a labourer and residing at 36 Wilson Avenue, St. Thomas, Ontario, with his wife and children, when he enlisted on November 26, 1915, and was assigned regimental number 189480 - see his digitized service file at Library and Archives Canada: http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B4821A-S066.
Jennings is listed as a member of C Company, 91st Battalion C.E.F., among the men departing for service with the 91st Battalion on June 25, 1916 (see St. Thomas Daily Times, issue of June 26, 1916). Jennings was discharged in England on January 18, 1917 without seeing service in Europe. A note in his service file indicates that Jennings died on February 7, 1947.
Name Access
91st Battalion
Subject Access
First World War
Soldiers
Images

Machinists' Dance at the Engineers Building, St. Thomas

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1915
Storage Location
Box 138, Envelope 7402
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 138, Envelope 7402
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1915
Physical Description
Five glass-plate negatives
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Five views of the interior of the banquet hall at the Engineers Building, 561 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, decorated for an event described on the photographer's storage envelope as a "Machinists' Dance". The Engineers Building (later known as Masonic Hall) was commissioned by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BOLE), designed by prominent St. Thomas architect Neil Darrach, constructed 1908-1909, and officially opened on November 3, 1909. These photographs were probably taken during the First World War, as decorations include flags of nations allied with Great Britain and Canada against Germany, including Japan (note the inclusion of the Ensign of the Imperial Japanese Navy amongst the decoration flags). Image 7402c may show the stylized capital letter O from a display of the BOLE acronym.
Name Access
Darrach, Neil R.
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
Subject Access
Heritage Buildings
Architects
First World War
Images

First World War Soldiers - Bloye or Boyle

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1915
Storage Location
Box 138, Envelope 7404
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 138, Envelope 7404
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1915
Physical Description
Glass-plate negative
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Studio portrait of four unidentified First World War soldiers. Two soldiers are wearing Company Sergeant Major rank insignia (three bar chevron, points down, surmounted by a crown), and two are wearing Sergeant Major Bandmaster rank insignia (four bar chevron, points up, surmounted by a crown). According to http://www.canadiansoldiers.com/ranks/staffsergeant.htm, these insignia were used in the Canadian Army from 1900 to May, 1915.
The name "Bloye" is written on the storage envelope. The only person with the surname Bloye in Library and Archives Canada's database of First World War soldiers's attestation papers and service files is Frederick Arthur Bloye, 320851, enlisted at Toronto, Ontario, January 27, 1916: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=49539.
The name "Bloye" on the storage envelope for this negative may be a misspelling for "Boyle", and if so, one of the soldiers shown may be John Alexander Boyle, 189648, enlisted at St. Thomas, Ontario, December 13, 1915, assigned to the 91st Battalion, and listed among the memebers of the 91st Battalion who deployed from St. Thomas on June 25, 1916: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=59199.
Name Access
91st Battalion
Subject Access
First World War
Soldiers
Military
91st Battalion
Images

First World War Soldiers - Bloye or Boyle

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1915
Storage Location
Box 138, Envelope 7409
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 138, Envelope 7409
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1915
Physical Description
2 glass-plate negatives
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Two studio portraits of four unidentified First World War soldiers. Two soldiers are wearing Company Sergeant Major rank insignia (three bar chevron, points down, surmounted by a crown), and two are wearing Sergeant Major Bandmaster rank insignia (four bar chevron, points up, surmounted by a crown). According to http://www.canadiansoldiers.com/ranks/staffsergeant.htm, these insignia were used in the Canadian Army from 1900 to May, 1915.
The name "Bloye" is written on the storage envelope. The only person with the surname Bloye in Library and Archives Canada's database of First World War soldiers's attestation papers and service files is Frederick Arthur Bloye, 320851, enlisted at Toronto, Ontario, January 27, 1916: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=49539
The name "Bloye" on the storage envelope for this negative may be a misspelling for "Boyle", and if so, one of the soldiers shown may be John Alexander Boyle, 189648, enlisted at St. Thomas, Ontario, December 13, 1915, assigned to the 91st Battalion, and listed among the memebers of the 91st Battalion who deployed from St. Thomas on June 25, 1916: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=59199.
Name Access
91st Battalion
Subject Access
91st Battalion
First World War
Soldiers
Military
Images

First World War Soldier and Family - Powless

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1915
Storage Location
Box 138, Envelope 7437
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 138, Envelope 7437
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1915
Physical Description
Glass-plate negative
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Studio portrait of an unidentified First World War soldier with the surname Powless and his wife and child. The woman shown here also appears in a Scott Studio portrait of "Georgie Powless" and family (146_6203). Based on a review of digitized attestation papers and service files at Library and Archives Canada, it is most likely that the soldier shown is Fredrick Powless, 802776; born on the Oneida Settlement, Delaware Township, May 24, 1886; enlisted at Muncey, Ontario, January 19, 1916, and assigned to the 135th Battalion, C.E.F.; next of kin reported as his wife, Julia Powless, residing in Southwold Township, Ontario.
Subject Access
First Nations
Aboriginal Peoples
Native Peoples
First World War
Soldiers
Military
Images
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Storage Location
Box 138, Envelope 7458
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 138, Envelope 7458
GMD
graphic material
Physical Description
Glass-plate negative
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Studio portrait of an unidentified boy, possibly with the surname Palmer, shown wearing a First World War soldier's uniform.
Possibly a son of Pte. George Palmer, 189777, born August 12, 1876, living in Fingal, Ontario with his wife and 4 children and working as an electrician when he enlisted January 3, 1916: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=553284. He is listed among the men departing with the 91st Battalion C.E.F. on June 25, 1916, as a member of C Company.
Alternatively, the boy shown in the photograph may be associated with Spr. George Palmer, 189970, born January 9, 1886, living in Highgate, Ontario and working as a labourer when he enlisted on February 10, 1916, also listed among the men departing with the 91st Battalion C.E.F. on June 25, 1916, as a member of C Company.
Name Access
91st Battalion
Subject Access
First World War
Soldiers
Images

91st Battalion bugle band

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1916
Storage Location
Box 139, Envelope 7546
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 139, Envelope 7546
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1916
Publication
Printed in the St. Thomas Times-Journal: November 7, 2006
Physical Description
Glass-plate negative
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Members of the 91st Battalion bugle band are shown ca. 1916 with their dog mascot.
Name Access
91st Battalion
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Military
First World War
Copy Print Number
1064
Images

Unidentified military camp

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1916
Storage Location
Box 139, Envelope 7564
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 139, Envelope 7564
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1916
Physical Description
Glass-plate negative
Physical Condition
Faded
Scope and Content
Copy negative showing soldiers in an unidentified military camp, probably during the First World War. Note the dog mascot. The name Marsh appears on the storage envelope.
Subject Access
First World War
Soldiers
Military
Images

First World War soldier - C. Mann

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Storage Location
Box 139, Envelope 7645
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 139, Envelope 7645
GMD
graphic material
Physical Description
Glass-plate negative
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Portrait of unidentified First World War soldier: name on envelope is "C. Mann".
Subject Access
First World War
91st Battalion
Images

St. Thomas Metallic Vaults - making munitions during the First World War

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1917
Storage Location
Box 140, Envelope 95481
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 140, Envelope 95481
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1917
Publication
Published in "The Scott-Sefton Collection: Elgin's History Through A Photographer's Lens, Volume 1", pg. 22.
Published on the Archives' flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/4325139423/in/set-72157623335565870/.
Physical Description
2 negatives : glass-plate
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Two views of the interior of the St. Thomas Metallic Vaults plant, with workers making munitions (shell casings) during the First World War.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Metallic Grave Vaults Limited
Subject Access
Business and Industry
First World War
Images

Borden Military Camp - Bombing Trench

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1916
Storage Location
Box 145, Envelope 95495
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 145, Envelope 95495
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1916
Physical Description
2 negatives: glass-plate
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
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".
Subject Access
First World War
Military
Images
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Storage Location
Box 147, Envelope 7093
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 147, Envelope 7093
GMD
graphic material
Physical Description
Glass-plate negative
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Studio portrait of an unidentified First World War soldier named on the negative storage envelope as George Palmer.
Possible Identification: Pte. (later Lance Corporal) George Palmer, 189777, born August 12, 1876, living in Fingal, Ontario with his wife and 4 children and working as an electrician when he enlisted January 3, 1916. See 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=553284.
Palmer is listed in the June 26, 1916 issue of the St. Thomas Daily Times among the men departing with the 91st Battalion C.E.F. on June 25, 1916, as a member of C Company.;
Listed in Nominal Roll 91st Overseas Battalion: "C" Company
Listed in Elgin County Book of Remembrance: The Great War 1914-1918: "Son of John and Ann. Enl. Jan. 1916. Served in Canada 91st Battalion; England 4th Reserve; France 1st Battalion. Battles: Somme, Vimy Ridge. wounded. Disch. Jan. 1916".
Name Access
91st Battalion
Subject Access
First World War
Soldiers
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