Fonds MS-754 - Frank William Wiggins fonds

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Frank William Wiggins fonds

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  • Textual record

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CA EDM MS-754

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  • 1918 (Creation)
    Creator
    Wiggins, Frank William

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0.5 cm of textual records

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Name of creator

(1889-1974)

Biographical history

Frank William Wiggins was born in London, England 3 Oct 1889. He was a civil servant in England before immigrating to Canada. He worked in Manitoba and southern Alberta, then at the Swift Canadian Company in Edmonton, Alberta, as a cashier. He enlisted on 16 Feb 1916, having been a member of the 101st Edmonton Fusiliers. He served in A Company, 49th Battalion, C.E.F., received the Military Medal at the Second Battle of Cambrai for bravery, attained the rank of sergeant and was in Mons at the Armistice 11 Nov 1918.
After the war he homesteaded near Barrhead, Alberta, and later became Secretary-Treasurer for the Lac Ste. Anne School Division.

Custodial history

Scope and content

This fonds consists of a proclamation, “A la population de Mons”, marking the end of World War I on 11 Nov 1918. It was given to Frank William Wiggins by Jean Lescarts, Burgomaster of Mons, Belgium, on that day in appreciation of the ending of WWI, paying tribute to the soldiers of the Commonwealth.

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Immediate source of acquisition

This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Frank W. Wiggins in 1964 via the Northern Alberta Pioneers’ and Old-Timers’ Association (NAPOTA).

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  • French

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There are no restrictions on access.

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Copyright may apply.
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Certificate has been described at the item level and is available in the City of Edmonton Archives Reference Room.

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Accession numbers: A64-155

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City of Edmonton Archives

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Final

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  • Map cabinet: MS Room