Fonds AM953 - A. Stewart McMorran 29th (Vancouver) Battalion collection

The universal war map of Europe The Western Front : situation on September 25, 1918 29th Battalion C.E.F. Annual Reunion Banquet, Hotel Vancouver 29th Battalion C.E.F. Annual Reunion Banquet, Hotel Vancouver

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A. Stewart McMorran 29th (Vancouver) Battalion collection

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1.4 m of textual records. - ca. 280 photographs. - 2 maps

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A. Stewart McMorran collected archival material relating to the 29th (Vancouver) Battalion, CEF. The battalion was formed in 1914 under the command of Lt. Col. Henry S. Tobin. The battalion left in May 1915 and served on the European continent for the rest of World War I. It returned to Vancouver in May 1919.

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The collection consists of the papers of James H. Humphries, Frank Hubert Matthews, Henry Seymour Tobin, Charles J. Garrett, Edmund Taylor, and Henry Cecil Royle concerning World War I, the 29th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, and the 29th (Vancouver) Battalion Association: letters, newsletters, nominal rolls, minutes, reports of annual meetings, financial and general records, newsclippings, artifacts, photographs (including group portrait of various companies and views of various events in the Battalion's history) and printed materials.

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Donated by A. Steward McMorran in 1986 and 1993. Additional donations by Justice McMorran on behalf of Col. F.C. Garrett, CD, Mr. Sydney Taylor and Mrs. L. Savaria in 1990.


Photographs in this fonds have been assigned item numbers with the prefix "CVA 622" or "CVA 735"

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