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'The Way It Was' articles by J. W. Hodgson

  • CA ON00156 2018-048
  • Item
  • 1985-1986

Photocopies of two articles published in 'The Canadian' publication of the Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf concerning the appropriation of the school by the Commonwealth Air Training Programme in 1941.

Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf

Copies of Daily Ontario and Daily Intelligencer articles about Vimy Ridge

  • CA ON00156 2016-89
  • Collection
  • April 1917, May 1932

Copies of Belleville's 'Daily Ontario' and 'Daily Intelligencer' newspaper articles relating to the Battle of Vimy Ridge, published in April 1917 and articles from the 'Ontario Intelligencer' relating to the opening of the Vimy Memorial in May 1932.

Donated by Laurel Bishop, November 2016.

Daily Ontario

Deseronto Archives photographic collection

  • Collection
  • 1860-

The photographs are arranged by subject matter and cover activities in and around the town of Deseronto, Ontario. The majority date from the late nineteenth century and many depict the lumber-related industries of the Rathbun Company in Deseronto. There are also photographs of school groups, churches, railways, First World War airfields and portraits of Deseronto citizens.

Display panels on Royal Flying Corps

  • CA ON00156 DA 2012.08
  • File
  • 2009

Five display panels relating to the activities of the Royal Flying Corps in the Deseronto, Ontario, area during the First World War.

Hunt, C. W. (Claude William)

Earl Wheeler records

  • Fonds
  • 1913-1920

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Earl Gilbert Wheeler of the 13th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force. The folders are composed of personal letters to Gunner Wheeler's friends and family written while he was stationed at various posts throughout World War I. It also includes financial documents, educational certificates and other professional and personal papers. In addition to these records, documents containing correspondence about his injury, the search for his whereabouts, as well as his death certificate.

Wheeler, Earl

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, 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.

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.

J. Allan Smith Royal Flying Corps Training Camps Collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2001.11-14, 16-33
  • Collection
  • 1917-1918, [ca. 1983]

Collection comprises photographs of the two First World War Royal Flying Corps training camps at Deseronto, Ontario and notes for an unpublished book, 'Wings Over Deseronto', on the history of the camps. Camp Mohawk and Camp Rathbun were in operation between May 1917 and November 1918, training men to be pilots for the Western Front. The photographs in this collection are originals and reproductions depicting the aircraft, staff and cadets of the Royal Flying Corps, principally in the Deseronto camps, but also at Camps Borden and Leaside (Ontario) and Camp Taliaferro, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Smith, James Allan

Letter from Frederick Manlis Miller and research materials

  • CA ON00156 2013-34
  • Collection
  • 1915, 2004-2013

Letter from Frederick Manlis Miller to Thomas Henry Coppin, agent, informing him that Miller had enlisted for active service. Several pages and printouts of 2013 research by Richard Hughes on Miller's family history. Also a copy of a newspaper article on a family history story relating to Hughes' grandmother in England and Belleville mayor George Zegouras, with a copy of a photograph of Zegouras and Hughes.

Hughes, Richard M.

Military photographs from World War I

  • CA ON00156 2017-58
  • Collection
  • 1916

Two photographs:

  1. Canadian Expeditionary Force, 155th O.S. Battalion at Barriefield, July 6, 1916 . A cropped version of the same image is available online here: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/155th_Battalion%2C_Barriefield%2C_July_6%2C_1916._No._498_%28HS85-10-32556%29.jpg
  2. Unidentified military unit standing on a large parade ground in an unnamed city, with a water tower in the background carrying an advertisement for Sweet Caporal Cigarettes. This image has been scanned and is available online at https://www.flickr.com/photos/cabhc/35460399302/

Philip Etter records

  • CA ON00156 2012-12
  • Fonds
  • 1935-2012

Photographs from World War Two, Philip Etter's identification cards, literature on the navy and military, correspondence with the Canadian Merchant Navy Veterans Association, newspaper articles, newspapers from World War Two, House of Commons releases, the journal "The Red Duster".

Etter, Philip Herbert

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.

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.

Ponton family records

  • CA ON00156 Fonds 10
  • Fonds
  • 1809-1965

The fonds consists of 10 boxes of textual and graphic material about the Hutton-Ponton family. The fonds is organized chronologically by the following categories: Military and Civilian. The fonds consists of the following categories:
Boxes 1-3 files 1-26 (1879-1916 15th Battalion Argyll Light Infantry- correspondence: telegrams, financial/inspection reports, inventory lists, medal applications, order books, sergeant's mess meeting minutes, service rolls and how the infantry was named)
Boxes 3-5 files 27-46 (1896-1903 Belleville Rifle Range, 1896-1900 Bicycle Corps, 1900 Canadian Patriotic Fund, Deseronto Militia Company, Militia Headquarters-Ottawa: 1895-1906 discharge and pension documents, 49th Hastings Rifles Battalion order book, 1879-1917 infantry tests and military schools: applications, notebook of notes about Toronto School of Musketry, invitations to various events, letters, documents, militia orders and newspaper articles)
Box 5 files 46-53 (empty envelopes, documents about Queen Victoria's Jubilee, The Red Cross: booklet, The School for the Deaf: letters, the South African War: letters, applications and militia orders, World War 1 and "Wrinkles": letters and wall posters, pamphlets and newspaper clippings)
Box 6 files 54-64 (family papers: certificates, letters, notebook, family history:Hutton/Putton house, wills, estate matters and journal/travel/address book)
Boxes 6-7 files 65-76 (family accounts from 1869-1903)
Box 7 files 77-90A (Belleville Industrial Committee: minutes from meetings, letters, newspaper clippings and various documents about opening different factories in Belleville)
Boxes 7-8 files 91-101-2 (Land and Estate Papers: grants, deeds of land and mortgages and sale of part of a cricket field)
Box 9 files 102-106 (Legal papers: daily journal and legal documents)
Boxes 9-10 files 107-112-4 (Programs and invitations to various programs and events)
Box 10 files 113-117-2 (misc correspondence and newspaper clippings: letters, certificate, and notes)
Box 10 files 118-127 (misc business and other items: reports, letterheads, advertisements, postcards and brochures)
3 red books (The Quarterly Militia List:1897-1900)
small reddish brown book (Infantry Drill by Authority-1889)
2nd larger reddish brown book (Field Artillery Training-1914)
greyish book (The Militia Lists-1886)

Ponton (family)

Scrapbook compiled by Alice Deacon

  • CA ON00156 2015-55
  • Collection
  • 1914-1919

Scrapbook compiled by Alice Deacon of 107 Station Street, Belleville, 1914-1919, including newspaper cuttings about Belleville servicemen, theatre programmes and flyers, postcards. The book used to paste the clippings into was Richardson's New Method for the Piano-Forte. The collection also includes 'The Canadian Forces in the Great War' by Colonel A. Foretescue Duguid, 1947, stamped 'Belleville Poppy Committee' on the front cover, 14pp.

Deacon, Alice

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