Collection 2012/25 - John H. Riley collection

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John H. Riley collection

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ON00093 2012/25

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  • Transcribed in [20--] (originally created [19--] (Creation)
    Riley, John H.

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1 file of textual records

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John H. Riley was a Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant (RQMS) in the Canadian Army. He collected information, including maps and photographs, on the Canadian Railway Troops.

Custodial history

Document found in the effects of RQMS John H. Riley and transcribed by Ted Leaker, Director of the Ashton Armoury Museum.

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Collection consists of a document entitled “Transcription of ‘History of 4th Battalion Canadian Railway Troops Since Organization’”. It traces the history of the CRT throughout the First World War. The author is unknown.

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Copy of the transcription sent to Michel Litalien, DHH5 (Museums) on 6 Sep 2012 and donated to the DHH Archives on 10 Sep 2012.


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  • English

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No further accruals are expected.

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