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.
Audio recordings of Bill Sharpe's recollections of the Second World War, made for the sound archive of the Imperial War Museum in London, England. The photographs show Bill Sharpe meeting Queen Elizabeth II at Canada House in London.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Copies of textual materials relating to Harty Wilson Morden, a First World War veteran born in Deseronto: a letter of recommendation written by Morden about Barry Barnes’ father (Morden’s batman) and copies of British Army materials relating to Morden.
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.
Digital copy of a photograph of Henry Thompson, member of the 49th (Belleville) Regiment during the Fenian raids of 1866. His entry in the Canada General Service Medal Register, 1866-1870 (RG 9, II, A 5 Vol. 4 at Library and Archives Canada) is available online at http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&id=e008681734
Information provided by donor about this individual: Born 1 May 1835 In Wexford Ireland Arrived in Canada 1851 First daughter born Aug 1862 Served in military June 1866 Fenian Raids Found on the 1871 Census in Thurlow First wife Ann Casey died 1 Feb 1875 Married Mary Frances O'Conner 16 May 1876 in Belleville Found on the 1881 census in Thurlow Found on the 1891 census in York West, Found on the 1901 census in Toronto Juction Found on the 1911 census in York South Died 6 March 1914 at home 2119 Dundas Ave (St) W
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.
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.