Fonds MS-942 - William Mair fonds

202nd Sportsman's Overseas Battalion C.E.F.,  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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William Mair fonds

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  • Graphic material - photograph

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  • 1916 (Creation)
    Mair, William

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1 photograph

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Biographical history

William Mair was born 2 Nov 1895 in Wiston, Scotland to Agnes Gibson Brown and James Mair. The family was in Edmonton by 1911 and lived at 106 Avenue and 123 Street. William worked as a clerk in a hardware store.
In 1915 William enlisted and became a private in the 202 Overseas Battalion (231365). The 202 Overseas Battalion embarked for England from Halifax on 23 Nov 1916 on board the S.S. Mauretania. He saw action in France and was wounded in late 1917 in Etaples, France. He recovered and rejoined his unit. Mair was discharged and returned to Canada in March 1919. He was awarded a military medal in May 1919.
William Mair worked as a clerk for the Canadian National Railway. He married Dora ? and they had two children - Gordon and Elizabeth (Betty).
William Mair died 10 Sept 1965.

Custodial history

Dora Mair was the wife of William Mair.

Scope and content

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

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This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Dora Mair in 1977.


The photograph was assigned the prefix EA-322.

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  • English

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Accession numbers: A77-102

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City of Edmonton Archives

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  • Map cabinet: North B