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City of Vancouver Archives photograph collection Canada. Canadian Army. 29th (Vancouver) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force File
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29th Vancouver Battalion regimental brass band and performers album

File is an album showing portrait images of members of the 29th Vancouver Battalion entertainment performers in uniform, identified as: Capt Edmund A. Burke, * ; Sgt. May [Chapham?], comedian ; Leslie Benson, impersonator ; Jack Hogan, comedian ; Harry [Ashton?], impersonator ; John [Banall], stage manager lead ; Alex McKee, comedian ; Ben Charlton, box office ; Bill Marr, bass ; Harold Watts, props, tenor, impersonator ; Geo. [George] Curtis, tenor ; Vic Hagan, tenor ; Dick Tinney, bass, piano ; Ben Skinner, tenor ; [unidentified], baritone ; Geo. [George] Stewart, carpenter etc. ; [unidentified], tailor etc. ; Frenchy, cook ; W. H. [Hoole?], conductor ; Bill [Ericsson?], 1st violin ; Van Velzen, 1st violin ; Murray, 1st violin ; Geo. [George] Robson, 1st violin ; Cahill, 1st violin ; S. Simpkin, 2nd violin ; Tim [Saller], 2nd violin ; [Geo. Harley?], 1st violin ; Geo. [George] Johnson, 2nd violin ; Alex Joss, 2nd violin ; [Schnick?], cello ; [unidentified], centre bass ; Coram, centre bass ; Cooling, oboe ; Bucks Hoster, flute ; Tucker, flute ; Wallace, clarionette [clarinet] ; [?] Read, clarionette [clarinet] ; [unidentified], bassoon ; Dick Paradise, bassoon ; A. Somerset, cornet ; Hall, cornet ; Watson, French horn ; Art Stanford, French horn ; Charlie Williams, trombone, [T-?] Taylor, drums; and two other unidentified men.

Spencer family and 29th Vancouver Battalion regimental band and performers album

Item is an album showing images of family portraits and various family outings as well as images related to 29th Vancouver Battalion performers, such as Edmund A. Burke and other men in uniform as well as scenes of theatre performance with men in costume, the military theatre troupe the "See Toos" of the 2nd Canadian Division. Included in the album is a news clipping of the marriage of Pte. [Private] Joseph Sydney Spencer, member of the 29th Vancouver Battalion, and theatre and concert bills of performances in France including the Bonner Stadt Theatre. An inscription on the album cover states, "[?] With love to [Flo?] from Syd, Aug 26 1919". Some names and places are identified by inscription in the album.