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Edmonton Remembers VE Day collection

  • CA EDM MS-669
  • Collection
  • 1939 - 1995

The collection consists of personal items, photographs, stories, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and memorabilia relating to the experiences of some Edmontonians in the Second World War. There are also two books – ‘The Royal Canadian Legion 1926-1986’ (369.271 ROY SWI 1986) and ‘Valour Remembered: Canada and the Second World War 1939-1945’ (940.540 GIE c. 2).

Edmonton Remembers VE Day

Brown, Chorley Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-930
  • Fonds
  • 1915 - 1941

The fonds consists of photographs that reflect the involvement of John Chorley and Thomas Brown in the Canadian military and cover WWI and WWII time periods.
The photographs pertaining to John Chorley are training and parade photos of the 51st Battalion, CEF, based out of Edmonton (1915) (EA-296-1 to EA-296-4).
The photographs pertaining to Thomas G. Brown include group portraits of officers, sergeants and platoons of the 51st Battalion and Edmonton Fusiliers (EA-296-5 to EA-296-8, EB-42).

Brown, Chorley Family

William Mair fonds

  • CA EDM MS-942
  • Fonds
  • 1916

The fonds consists of a panorama photograph of the 202 Overseas Battalion taken at Sarcee Camp on 14 Oct 1916.

Mair, William

Andrew L. Parnham fonds

  • CA EDM MS-674
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900] - 1976

The fonds consists of a documents, photographs, scrapbooks and news clippings related to Andrew Parnham’s military service and the 51st Battalion, C.E.F.
This fonds also consists of records of the 51st Battalion Association, including minutes, correspondence, membership and financial records and the nominal roll of officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the battalion. It also includes the association gavel and the leather briefcase that held the association records.
The material is arranged into two main sections, Andrew L. Parnham and the 51st Battalion Association.

Parnham, Andrew L.

John Matishak fonds

  • CA EDM MS-910
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-1983, predominant ca. 1930

The fonds consists of photographs of early-20th-century images of Edmonton including stores, streetscapes, and parades.

Matishak, John

Kathleen Waddell fonds

  • CA EDM MS-1060
  • Fonds
  • 1915, 1943 - 1945

The fonds consists predominantly of records from Kathleen Waddell’s time in the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service. They include one menu card for the Christmas Dinner 1943 of HMCS Stadacona and photographs of Kathleen as a Wren (EA-557-1 to EA-557-11).
There are also photographs of the 1915 flood of the North Saskatchewan River taken by Kathleen’s father, Robert Waddell (EA-557-12 to EA-557-14).

Waddell, Kathleen

Frank William Wiggins fonds

  • CA EDM MS-754
  • Fonds
  • 1918

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.

Wiggins, Frank William

Orest Myckan fonds

  • CA EDM MS-767
  • Fonds
  • 1916

The fonds consists of a panorama photograph of the 138th ‘O’ Battalion, C.E.F. Sarcee Camp, taken on 11 Aug 1916.
O.C. Lt. Col. Belcher is seated in the front row, centre.

Myckan, Orest

Richard Scragg fonds

  • CA EDM MS-785
  • Fonds
  • 1916

The fonds consists of a photograph of the 202nd ‘O’ Battalion, Machine Gun Section, Scarcee Camp. Richard Scragg is in the photo, middle row, standing on the right.

Scragg, Richard

James W. Taylor fonds

  • CA EDM MS-597
  • Fonds
  • 1901 - 1903

The fonds consists of records of James Taylor’s military career:

  • a notice of parade for the Winnipeg Rifles, 90th Regiment, “A” Company, 1900;
  • a Certificate of Discharge from the Winnipeg 90th Rifles, March 2, 1901;
  • a one-page hand written personal account of James W. Taylor's time in South Africa, 1901-1902 (includes place, date and notes).
  • 7 pages of typewritten accounts from James W. Taylor's diary in South Africa from February 24, 1902 to June 1, 1902; Certificate of Discharge from the South African Constabulary, February 21, 1903;
  • a pass from the South African Constabulary, 1903;
    The photographs are also from James Taylor’s military carrier and include Canadian troops in South Africa.

James W. Taylor

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