Fonds 09.03.00 - 6 Canadian Mounted Rifles

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6 Canadian Mounted Rifles

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CA HM 09.03.00

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    6 Canadian Mounted Rifles

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7 cms of Textual Records , 5 photocopied pages, 7 page pamphlet
, 1 post card, 12 Photographs

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During the period of WWI, the 8th Hussars did not muster as a regiment for service overseas. For controversial reasons, many militia cavalry units were not called for service in 1914. However in 1915, some members of the Regiment, formed a squadron with eight officers and three troops, as part of a Maritime Provinces cavalry unit known as the 6th Canadian Mounted Rifles. Their new regiment mustered at Amherst, NS, in March, 1915, to prepare for service overseas. The 6th CMR was disbanded in 1916, after three months at the front. Many members of the Regiment joined other units early on in the war tired of waiting for the call to muster the 8th Hussars. The 104th Battalion, for instance, become home to many former cavalry soldiers.

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Fonds consists of Photocopies of photographs: Saint John and Sussex Detachments of 2nd Contingent. Hussar Officers of the 26th Battalion in 1914. Regiment training at Valcartier and staff at Shorncliffe. Also includes an original bound copy of Records of Service for 1910-1920. 5 photocopied pages of General Orders for Tank battalion and Machine gun corps, one photocopy of General Orders 1918 re organization of Canadian Tank Corps. Also includes a pamphlet of Canadian Cavalry Association By-laws. One page photocopied from Canada Gazette listing Appointments, Promotions and Retirements in 1918.
Photograph of Canadian Army setting sail October 1914. Included are photographs of officers and men and a photograph of regimental Billets in Belgium, 1915. One pamphlet on the Vimy Ridge Memorial. Cablegram and postcard from J.A. Bain which includes his pay book and service book from 1917. Typed copies of letters written by soldiers, together in a binder. Original Certificates, pay book, berthing card and 2 handwritten notebooks from Sgt. R J Stapleford which includes numerous photographs acquired by him. A original copy of cartoons from the "Bystanders Fragments from France" and a copy of the story of the Fourth Overseas Siege Battery from 1914-1919.

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