The fonds consists of clippings, booklets and correspondence from Reg’s military career and an autobiography. The photographs are of various groups, including the Rotary Club, Edmonton Historical Board, Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association, Northern Alberta Diary Pool Social Club, McKay Avenue School and of the Selkirk Hotel. The books include Tony Cashman’s “A Moving Story” (388.3 CAS) and “Memories Of A Pioneer Schoolteacher” by Maisie Emery Cook (923 COO). File List: File 1:
a letter of reference from W.T. Henry, Mayor of Edmonton, June 3, 1916;
correspondence from William John Horner, A.H. Skanfield, N.E. Mackenzie and Tena [?], to William Reginald Horner, during his military training, 1916;
two military wills, 1916-1917;
a programme for the 196th Battalion reunion, Feb. 6, 1920;
an Instruction book for Ford Model T cars, 1913 (reprinted 1954);
a certificate of meritorious service, City of Edmonton, to W.R. Horner, for his work with the Edmonton Historical Board, May 9, 1973. (o/s – see map cabinets);
‘Rest In Peace’, letter (or speech), opposing the move of the Edmonton Cenotaph, by Reg Horner, Signaler, 5th Battn, 1st Div. C.E.F., & Past President of Canadian Corp Association, September 1977. File 2:
autobiography, ‘W. Reg. Horner – The First 80 Years – Everything You Wanted to Know About Him but Didn’t Dare Ask’, signed, [ca. 1979]. Note – file 2 includes genealogical information on the Horner and Wilkinson families; includes copies of some original records in file 1.
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.
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).
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.