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Sir Gilbert Parker collection

  • Collection
  • 1902-1915

The Gilbert Parker collection consists of three folders. The first contains pieces of correspondence, primarily to Col. W.N. Ponton. Amoung the items he sent to Ponton were two propogandist pamphlets by Reverend H.M. Gwatkin and William Archer respectively. The second folder contains two of his publications, of which the poem "Was it Some Golden Star" was put to music by Edward Elgar, and two publications directed towards the United States with the aim of bringing them into World War I on the British side. The final folder contains items from the Gilbert Parker Banquet in 1902 with items including a menu and an invitation.

Parker, Sir Gilbert

First World War photographs

  • CA ON00156 2012-14
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1919

Photographs of military personnel, taken during the First World War. Some are signed 'R.G.S.', including a photograph of the Halifax Explosion. The collection also includes a set of Ottawa street scenes.

Individuals identified in the photographs include: Jim Parm, Petty Officer Pace, Ted Lazier, Ted Wallbridge, Keith Petepiece, Reg Stevens [probably Reginald Garnet Stevens, 1896-1971, the R.G.S. who took the photographs], P. Domville, Colonel W. J. McEllinny.

Ottawa street scenes depict: Parliament Hill, Lovers Walk, Government House, Chateau Laurier, the Eastern Departmental Block, Interprovincial Bridge, City Hall Square, the Rideau Canal locks.

Grace B. Waters photograph albums

  • CA ON00156 GBW
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1946

The First World War photograph album contains about 164 black and white or sepia photographs, 1 cartoon entitled "The same old moon", 1 coloured pencil sketch of a nurse. The album is Kodak's "Gallia" model (32.5x26x2cm) in plain black, textured leatherette. The photographs vary greatly in size from 21 x 14.5 cm to 8.5 X5.9 cm. About 40 of the photographs are signed either "E.R. Owen" or "E.R.O.". The first photograph is marked in pencil, "Donor G.B.Waters". Many of the photographs depict the Duchess of Connaught Canadian Red Cross Hospital in Cliveden, England. Many images depict the hospital at the time of a visit by King George V and Queen Mary, a visit by Sir Robert Borden, and a visit by Winston Churchill. There are images of the hospital wards both indoors and out, the cafeteria, the linen supply, and many patients (a lot of the patients seem to be wearing special issue hospital shoes) and nurses. Subjects include: nurses of the Canadian Army Medical Corps; funerals; women ambulance drivers; trenches, military hospitals.

The second album dates from 1916 to 1921. Identified locations include: Athabaska Hall; Banff (Alberta); Red Deer; Lake St. Helena; Edmonton; Sylvan Lake; Mount Royal; Montreal (from M.G.H.); Fort William [Thunder Bay]; Lake of the Woods; Moose Jaw; Markerville; Innisfail; New York. There are several photographs of farm scenes and some of medical personnel in white coats, holding human bones.

The third album includes photographs taken at a graduation at McGill University in Montreal; scenes of Niagara Falls; photographs of cars; two photographs of hospital rooms.

This collection also includes an annual report for Kingston General Hospital, 1906; a brochure for Queen's University Hospital in Cairo, c.1915; five panoramic postcards of Le Tréport, France, c.1915; a letter from 'Elsa' of Dickson, Alberta to Ivy, Clifford and Lloyd, discussing her new job as head of a teacher training department in Ethiopia, dated 5 August 1946, and two sheets of song lyrics for the following songs:
Sheet 1
Cupid is the Captain of the Army
I've Said My Last Farewell
Those Songs My Mother Used to Sing
The Bull-Frog and the Coon
Poker Love
The Good Old U.S.A.
So Long Mary
The Tale of a Stroll
Lazy Moon

Sheet 2
Fishing
I Would Like to Marry You
As We Swing, Sweetheart
Drummer Song
Dear Old Johnstown
When I Rode on the Choo Choo Cars
I Fell in Love With Polly
Hey! Mister Joshua
Hiram Green, Good-Bye
It Makes Me Think of Home, Sweet, Home

Waters, Grace Brown

Digital copies of C. P. Devos photographs of Camp Mohawk

  • CA ON00156 DA 2009.09 & 2009.20
  • Series
  • 1917-1918

Digital copies of photographs taken by Sergeant Christopher Paulus Devos, a flight instructor for 84 Canadian Training Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force at Camp Mohawk near Deseronto, Ontario.

Devos, Christopher Paulus

Digital photographs of Royal Air Force graves and memorials in Deseronto cemetery

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.02
  • File
  • 2014-2015

Photographs:

  1. Memorial to RAF men who died in Canada
  2. Grave of Cadet John Robson
  3. Grave of Private Frederick W. Grand
  4. Grave of 1st Air Mechanic George Marshall
  5. Grave of Sergeant John Holland
  6. Grave of Lieutenant Colin G. Coleridge
  7. Grave of Lieutenant C. J. Humphreys
  8. Grave of Cadet Carl A. Bender (taken in April 2015)

Hill, Amanda

Stapley family Royal Flying Corps photograph collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2013.06
  • Collection
  • 1918

Photographs depicting aircraft and airmen of the Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force, principally taken in and around Camp Rathbun, the pilot training camp situated to the north of Deseronto, Ontario. The majority of individuals pictured are not identified, although the captions 'Jimmie Russell' and 'Cadet Mitchell' appear on two of the photographs.

Stapley (family)

Digital copies of Royal Flying Corps photographs from George Edward Munk

  • CA ON00156 DA 2011.20
  • File
  • 1917-1918

Photographs from an album compiled by George Munk during his time with the 85th Canadian Training Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force at Camp Mohawk near Deseronto and CampTaliaferro in Fort Worth, Texas.

Munk, George Edward

Materials transferred from Deseronto Town Hall

  • CA ON00156 DA 2007.04
  • Collection
  • 1931-1951
  1. Plan of the Town of Deseronto, with lot numbers, 1931
  2. File of correspondence labelled 'Police Court' containing letters relating to fines issued for speeding in Deseronto, 1950-1951
  3. Printed copy of The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan broadcast by Mackenzie King on 17 December 1939

Town of Deseronto

Hobbs family Royal Flying Corps photograph collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2012.10
  • Collection
  • 1917 - 1918

Album of photographs compiled by a member of the Hobbs family. Teddie Hobbs appears in one of the photographs and there is also a photograph of the grave of J. E. Hobbs. The majority of photographs are of the First World War Royal Flying Corps training camps in North America: Camps Borden and Mohawk in Ontario and Camp Taliaferro in Texas.

Flying Officer Lawrence collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2011.22
  • Collection
  • 1917-1918

Scanned copies of five photographs collected by Flying Officer Lawrence, an instructor at one of the Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force pilot training camps in Deseronto, Ontario, during the First World War.
1) Aircraft being recovered from the Bay of Quinte by a launch
2–4) Aerial photographs of aircraft C187 with a man ‘wing-walking’ [Lieutenant Ned Ballough]
5) Three men standing next to crashed aircraft C245

Digital copies of photographs relating to Sergeant Reginald Lickfold

  • CA ON00156 2020-034
  • Series
  • c.1940

Scanned copies of 25 photographs taken during Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment training exercises in Petawawa during the Second World War, with transcription of notes made on the reverse of the photographs.

Lickfold, Reginald John

Digitized photographs taken by Harry McBride of the Royal Flying Corps

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.20
  • Series
  • 1917-1918

Scanned images of two photograph albums compiled by Harry McBride while he was serving as a rigger in the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force at Camp Mohawk near Deseronto, Ontario, and in Texas. Includes a copy of his discharge papers.

McBride, Harry

Photographs and papers from Bev Boomhour

  • CA ON00156 DA 2010.27
  • Collection
  • c.1917-1958

Photographs, postcards, and school reports from members of the Covert and Cole families of Deseronto, Ontario. Some photographs are from the First World War training camps in Deseronto.

Digital reproductions of 155th Battalion photographs

  • CA ON00156 2019-097
  • File
  • 1916

Two digital reproductions of photographs of the 155th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, raised in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties in 2015. The Battalion sailed for Europe on October 18th 1916.

Photograph of Royal Air Force Headquarters staff, Toronto

  • CA ON00156 2013-10
  • Item
  • 4 December 1918

Panoramic group photograph. Names supplied:
Front row
Corporal C. V. Wakely
Corporal A. Heatley
Corporal H. Paterson
Sergeant R. J. Stevenson
Acting Sergeant G. F. Low
2nd Lieutenant W. J. Scott
2nd Lieutenant R. Hamilton
Lieutenant F. D. Williams
Lieutenant S. J. Lee
Captain W. H. Marnell
Captain M. A. Seymour
Major J. Rubie
Brigadier General C. G. Hoare, C.M.G.
Lieutenant Colonel F. R. G. Hoare
Lieutenant Colonel A. K. Tylee
Major J. Inwood
Lieutenant G. J. Blackmore
Captain J. W. Langmuir
Captain B. F. Bainsmith
Captain F. H. Hawksford
Sergeant Major W. Manners
Flight Sergeant C. A. Hepworth
Flight Sergeant F. V. Tree
Flight Sergeant H. H. Atkinson
Sergeant F. A. Cassore

Second row
Mrs Russell
Miss Carmen
Miss Hennessy
Mrs Cody
Miss Newbury
Mrs Ratcliffe
Miss Russell
Miss White
Miss West
Miss Padbury
Miss Wilson
Miss Major
Miss Bullock
Miss Pugh
Miss Martin
Miss McEachern
Miss O'Biren
Miss O'Loane
Miss Harper
Miss Humphrey
Miss O'Brien
Miss McInnes
Miss Hogan
Miss Melville
Miss Steele
Miss Dwyer
Mrs Weiss
Corporal H. G. Wade

Back row
2nd Airman A. Dowell
2nd Airman C. T. Boughner
2nd Airman W. B. Cole
2nd Airman T. A. H. Morrow
2nd Airman L. Landymore
2nd Airman F. Aldridge
2nd Private G. T. Beatty
3rd Airman S. T. Walton
2nd Airman F. C. Baker
2nd Airman R. J. Derry
1st Airman R. Turner
1st Airman J. D. Brown
2nd Airman R. B. Abell
2nd Airman N. Stonehouse
2nd Airman M. D. Fauman
3rd Airman F. O. Basing
2nd Private G. Worrall
3rd Airman Stebbing
2nd Private H. J. McKenzie
2nd Airman J. Kingston
2nd Airman P. W. G. Willey
2nd Private A. Beecher
2nd Private R. J. Luton
2nd Airman M. H. McLean
2nd Private W. J. Lakeman
3rd Airman J. A. McEachon
1st Airman J. Preston
Corporal C. W. McPherson

Latta, George W.

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