Fonds Add. MSS. 483 - 29th (Vancouver) Battalion Association fonds

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29th (Vancouver) Battalion Association fonds

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CVAN Add. MSS. 483

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  • 1915-1919, 1981, 1992 (Creation)
    29th (Vancouver) Battalion Association

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70 cm of textual records;47 photographs

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The 29th (Vancouver) Battalion Association was established after World War I by members of the 29th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. The 29th was formed in 1914 made up of detachments from four regiments - the 11th Irish Fusiliers, the 6th Duke of Connaughts Own Rifles, the 104th Westminster Fusiliers, and the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. In 1915 the Battalion left Vancouver for England, then France and Belgium to participate in the battles at the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Ypres, St. Eloi and others.

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The fonds consists of 29th official war diary, postmaster's register, nominal rolls, personal diaries of Joseph Falconer, Fred Hinchcliffe (P.O.W.) and John F. Frost (stretcher-bearer) and miscellaneous papers and photographs. Also included is a list of 29th Battalion members compiled in 1981.

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BCAUL control number: CVAN-273

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